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Per Person $270 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $2794 USD
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This tour is one way to assure yourself that wildlife and animals will be part of your Alaskan experience, even in spring!

You’ll start your day in the beautiful city of Anchorage, heading south down the Seward Highway, a "National Scenic Highway," to Beluga Point for more scenic views and possible wildlife sightings. This is a beautiful drive along the coastline.

Next on the agenda is Girdwood, a center of winter activities all year round. It is a small community anchored by the wonderful Alyeska Hotel, which is also the location of the aerial tramway up Mt. Alyeska! At the top, your tour guide will show you around and tell you about the area and the exhibits in the Roundhouse Museum. From the viewing decks and Roundhouse at Mt. Alyeska, you can see several glaciers, as well as the Turnagain Arm and the northern-most temperate rainforest. After descending the tram, lunch is included at one of our favorite spots.

After lunch, you’ll continue on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rescue and rehabilitation organization for injured and orphaned animals. There you'll visit with orphaned bears, injured eagles, families of elk and bison, and many other Alaskan wild animals. Keep your camera handy. The baby animals are as cute as buttons!

Next up is a one-hour cruise across Portage Lake to Portage Glacier - an absolutely breathtaking experience! An on-board naturalist will only enhance the experience as you cruise.

  • This tour includes:
  • Pickup at your downtown Anchorage hotel and transfer to the airport or return to your hotel
  • Sightseeing tour along the Turnagain Arm, south of Anchorage
  • Seward Highway, a "National Scenic Highway"
  • Aerial Tram up Mt. Alyeska
  • Roundhouse Museum (top of Mt. Alyeska)
  • Lunch in Girdwood (included in price)
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • 1 hour cruise on Portage Lake Glacier

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Food, beverages, and admissions are included in your cost.
• Passengers coming off the cruise ships that arrive into the Anchorage cruise ship port (not Whittier or Seward) can do this excursion. You will need to take the shuttles the cruise line provides to downtown Anchorage.


• A minimum of 2 passengers is needed to operate this tour. There is a maximum of 13 guests per departure.
• This tour operates May 16 - September 15th, 2020.
• This tour is not available on July 3rd or 5th, 2020.
Occasionally weather or equipment may interfere with your tram tour or other parts of this excursion. In the event that happens, your local guide will provide an alternative of equal value to create an enjoyable day.