ANCHORAGE TOURS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Train from Anchorage to Whittier via Glacier Discovery Train

  • 5.0
  • 2.25 hrs

  • $101 / person

Scenic views and glaciers galore is what you can expect on this beautiful train ride from Anchorage to the port of Whittier. You'll have a photo stop at the famed Portage Glacier before arriving at your final destination of W READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier Half Day Turnagain Arm Tour

  • 4.5
  • 3-3.5 hrs

  • $72 / person

This is the perfect way to start your Alaska cruise. Visit the Alaska Conservation Center on your way to Whittier. Pick ups are available from the airport and the selected hotels in Anchorage. Enjoy the photo stops at Beluga READ MORE...

Anchorage Matanuska Glacier Walk Tour

  • 5.0
  • 9 hrs

  • $299 / person

Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is a frozen 27-mile-long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportu READ MORE...

Train from Anchorage to Denali National Park via Denali Star Train - Alaska Railroad

  • 7.5 hrs

  • $193 / person

Have you been asking, how do I get to Denali National Park? Your answer is this flagship train. The northbound Denali Star Train departs Anchorage for the 356-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Denali, with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna READ MORE...

Train from Anchorage to Seward via Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic Train

  • 5.0
  • 4.25 hrs

  • $124 / person

Considered by many to be the most scenic rail route, the Coastal Classic is ideally suited for day trips from Anchorage to Seward. Discover for yourself why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Coastal Classic Train among READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Seward to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

  • 8 hrs

  • $259 / person

Introducing a smarter way to travel from Seward to Anchorage, complete with walk-up views of Exit Glacier, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, lunch in Girdwood, and wild and scenic stops along the way. Conti READ MORE...

Train from Denali National Park to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

  • 7.5 hrs

  • $193 / person

The southbound Denali Star Train departs Denali for the 265-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Anchorage, with stops in Talkeetna and Wasilla. This daily route spans two of Alaska's five geographic regions - Southcentral and Interior READ MORE...

Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • From: $617 / person

The classic Alaskan adventure and the only dogsled tour in North Anchorage! Experience the thrill of flightseeing via helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. Visit our musher's camp on the Troublesome Glacier. Take the pr READ MORE...

Anchorage Mush Your Own Dog Sled Tour

  • 9 hrs

  • $440 / person

Get ready for a true Alaskan adventure with this dog sledding experience of a lifetime! Start with a beautiful scenic drive as your expert local guide navigates the snowy winter roads from Anchorage to Talkeetna. Once you arr READ MORE...

Anchorage Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1 hrs

  • From: $442 / person

You will fly over the majestic Chugach Range, Whiteout Glacier, and landing on Knik Glacier. Enjoy the birds-eye views of glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers, and waterfalls! You will have enough time to walk on the gl READ MORE...

Anchorage Prince William Sound Glacier Tour

  • 3 hrs

  • $545 / person

Explore the Chugach Mountains and the pristine Prince William Sound. Soar above the blue face of a 3,000 ft. thick glacier and view some of Alaska's most rugged mountain peaks on this 3-hour Prince William Sound seaplane tou READ MORE...

Anchorage Grand Knik Glacier Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • From: $720 / person

Experience three separate landings on this unbelievable glacier helicopter tour. Don't miss this opportunity to stand on the surface of the massive, 25-mile-long Knik Glacier. You'll also have the chance to see wildlife like READ MORE...

Anchorage Heli Hiking

  • 5 hrs

  • $699 / person

During this tour you will see wildlife, flora, fauna, as well as glaciated peaks and waterfalls. Your guide will take you on the tour of your choice into the mountains while sharing knowledge of the surrounding areas. This is READ MORE...

Anchorage Ice Climbing

  • 4 hrs

  • $999 / person

Experience the thrill of ice climbing! Take a flight over the Knik Glacier and land at our ice climbing location. This half day adventure is completely unique to guests visiting Alaska. Your guides will equip you with everyth READ MORE...

Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Experience

  • 10-12 hrs

  • $1,295 / person

Accessible only by air, the Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-famous for its astounding wildlife sightings. Our flightseeing tour focuses on the bears, who at the peak of their feeding season, can be seen catching sa READ MORE...

Lake Clark National Park Bear Viewing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 11 hrs

  • $1,195 / person

Enjoy an hour and ten-minute stunning flightseeing tour via floatplane from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. You'll land and meet your bear viewing guide who will escort you by covered pontoon boat to lakes READ MORE...

Anchorage Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing

  • 6 hrs

  • $995 / person

Get a birds-eye view of Alaskan black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided, fly-out Alaska bear watching trip at Redoubt Bay Lodge, located on over 171,000-acre habitat area. As your Alaska bear watching trip READ MORE...

Anchorage Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing Tour

  • 6 hrs

  • $1,045 / person

Located on the southern end of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Chinitna Bay is a very active feeding spot for brown bears. They can be seen from May all the way until the end of August! With a breath-taking flight to t READ MORE...

Anchorage Extended Glacier & Wildlife Tour with Lakeside Landing

  • 5.0
  • 2.25 hrs

  • $445 / person

Fly over the great Alaskan expanse and see the natural wildlife that roams there. With a birds-eye view, you will be able to see the wilderness from the comfort of your own window seat and guided narration from your pilot. A READ MORE...

Anchorage Glacier & Wildlife Flightseeing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $375 / person

Fly over the great Alaskan expanse and see the natural wildlife that roams there. With a birds-eye view, you will be able to see the wilderness from the comfort of your window seat and guided narration from your pilot. Depen READ MORE...

Anchorage Discover Denali Flightseeing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $575 / person

Experience Denali's vast and untouched wilderness in one day via floatplane! This 3-hour excursion departing from Anchorage provides a tour around Denali and its amazing landscape. Photo stop lake landing is available in summ READ MORE...

Anchorage Flightseeing Tour via Floatplane

  • 4.8
  • .5 hrs

  • $175 / person

Experience the thrill of taking off from the water with this Anchorage floatplane excursion. Head towards either the lower ranges of the Chugach mountains or the valley across the Cook Inlet. This tour is perfect for a quick READ MORE...

Anchorage Flightseeing and Guided Fishing Tour

  • 12 hrs

  • $795 / person

From new fishermen to the most veteran, Alaska is the dream destination for jumping salmon and plentiful trout. After a scenic 30-minute flight to a crystal clear lake, your dream fishing trip has begun! Trained to guide e READ MORE...

Anchorage Knik River Valley Half Day ATV Excursion

  • 2.5-3 hrs

  • $245 / Vehicle

Looking for an Alaskan off-roading playground? The Knik River Valley is the place to go! This half-day ATV tour allows you to ride halfway to the Knik Glacier, catching glimpses of it in the distance (Alaskan weather permit READ MORE...

Anchorage Dryland Dog Mushing

  • 9.5 hrs

  • $349 / person

Join us for a full day trip from Anchorage to the beautiful Talkeetna area. First enjoy a scenic drive with views of North America's tallest peak, Mt. Denali (weather permitting). Savor a complimentary lunch from a local Talk READ MORE...

Anchorage Scenic City Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $59 / person

Check out this lovely scenic tour of Anchorage, highlighted by stunning city views from atop the Chugach Mountains! Relax and enjoy this excursion while you travel through the ages to learn about the Anchorage area's storied READ MORE...

Anchorage Craft Beer Tour

  • 4 hrs

  • $169 / person

Come experience the booming Anchorage craft beer scene in style as you join your knowledgeable guide for an off-the-beaten path tour of Anchorage full of sudsy fun. Guests are introduced to some of Anchorage's finest brewerie READ MORE...

Anchorage Wildlife Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $125 / person

We'll journey alongside the Turnagain Arm waterway as we travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This 200-acre habitat is home to many of Alaska's wild animal species including musk ox, bears, moose, and more! Alas READ MORE...

Hatcher Pass Hike and History Tour

  • 5.0
  • 5.5 hrs

  • $129 / person

Climb aboard a small group tour for a fully guided Alaskan experience unlike any other! We'll head north from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway to Independence Mine State Park, where you'll experience some true Alas READ MORE...

Anchorage Turnagain Turn Tour

  • 4.7
  • 6 hrs

  • $179 / person

The Seward Highway is classified as an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway, and for good reason! Experience scenic photo opportunities as you traverse the shoreline of the unforgettable Turnagain Arm. You'l READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

  • 6-6.5 hrs

  • $199 / person

The perfect way to travel from Whittier to Anchorage, featuring wildlife viewing at the Alaska Conservation Center, lunch in Girdwood, and wild and scenic overlooks along the way. Drive through iconic Alaskan landscapes on y READ MORE...

Anchorage Glacier Turn Tour

  • 4.7
  • 8 hrs

  • $249 / person

First you'll travel the stunning Seward Highway, considered an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway, along the shoreline of scenic Turnagain Arm! Then you'll head up Mt. Alyeska for 360-degree views in the aeria READ MORE...

Anchorage Glacier Paddle Boarding

  • 3-4 hrs

  • $999 / person

Enjoy this 3-4 hour adventure on the Knik Glacier Pools. Guests will be given a dry suit to wear while taking on an adventure in the freezing cold glacier water. You and your guide will participate in a few jumps into the g READ MORE...

Anchorage Heli Packrafting

  • 6 hrs

  • $999 / person

This tour will take you to a remote river between three different glaciers in the South Central Alaska region. After a scenic helicopter flight over the Knik Glacier, float down the Class 1 water and enjoy the mountainous vie READ MORE...

Anchorage Bears, Trains, & Icebergs

  • 5.0
  • 9.5 hrs

  • $375 / person

Take a ride on the Glacier Discovery Train and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Then, enjoy a 2-hour float by icebergs on Spencer Glacier Lake and travel for 7 river miles down the Placer River Valley on the mos READ MORE...

Anchorage Prince William Sound Glacier Day Cruise

  • 8 hrs

  • $330 / person

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Blackstone Bay on a 3.5-hour glacier cruise, starting with a scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm and through North America's longest highway tunnel. Board the small group charter as your READ MORE...

Anchorage Greenbelt Bike Tour

  • 5 hrs

  • $159 / person

Take advantage of all that Alaska's largest city has to offer with this beautiful biking tour. You'll see unbelievable views all around as you pedal through 30 miles of greenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially majes READ MORE...

Anchorage Coastal Cruise Bike Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $129 / person

Take a leisurely bike ride through the Cook Inlet forested hills on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Learn about the history of Anchorage and the surrounding area. Keep your eyes open for chances to see Denali, moose, and oth READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier with Scenic Tour

  • 6-6.5 hrs

  • $199 / person

Your Alaskan adventure begins as you tour the scenic city of Anchorage and depart for Whittier. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have the opportunity to view and photograph Alaska's largest land an READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier

  • 5.0
  • 2.25 hrs

  • $48 / person

Hop on our most direct transfer from Anchorage to the Whittier Cruise Ship terminal. This small group bus service picks up guests from ten local Anchorage hotels and the Anchorage International Airport for an hour-and-a-half READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier Wildlife Adventure

  • 3 hrs

  • $69 / person

Sit back and unwind during your comfortable journey from Anchorage to the Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal. Along the scenic Seward Highway, you'll marvel at Alaska's stunning topography. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the READ MORE...

Anchorage Deluxe City Trolley Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5-2 hrs

  • $50 / person

Come check out the highlights and experience Anchorage like a local. This 1.5-2 hour deluxe trolley tour will teach you about Alaska's largest city's rich history and natural beauty. Ride the trolley to 4+ stops throughout READ MORE...

Anchorage City Trolley Tour

  • 1 hrs

  • $25 / person

Hop on our enclosed heated trolley to explore Alaska's largest city. This historic and scenic 15-mile Anchorage trolley tour will take you to the cultural and historical sites of Anchorage. Relax while your Alaskan guide shar READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward Wildlife Adventure

  • 4 hrs

  • $89 / person

Whether you are embarking on your Alaskan journey or exploring Southcentral Alaska, this one-way transfer promises breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters. Hop on board the transit van en route to the Seward Cruise Ship READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward

  • 4.5
  • 3.5 hrs

  • $64 / person

This is our fastest and most affordable option between Anchorage and Seward providing direct bus service to the Seward cruise ship terminal with pick-ups at major Anchorage Hotels and the Airport. Includes narration from you READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward with Scenic Tour

  • 5.0
  • 7 hrs

  • $259 / person

Travel from Anchorage in our comfy van while you experience Turnagain Arm, Girdwood, Alaska, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and Exit Glacier on your way to Seward! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provides w READ MORE...

Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward with Wildlife Tour

  • 4.5 hrs

  • $95 / person

Start your cruise off right with this easy transfer from your hotel in Anchorage (or the airport) to the Seward Cruise Terminal. This tour includes a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see their resident anima READ MORE...

Private Transfer from Anchorage to Denali National Park

  • 5 hrs

  • From: $699 / Vehicle

Let your guide handle the logistics of navigating your group from Anchorage to beautiful, Denali National Park. Pick-up is offered from local accommodations and the Anchorage International Airport with drop-off in Denali at READ MORE...

Train from Seward to Anchorage via Coastal Classic Train

  • 4.25 hrs

  • $124 / person

Considered by many to be the most scenic rail route, the Coastal Classic is ideally suited for day trips from Seward to Anchorage. Discover for yourself why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Coastal Classic Train among READ MORE...

Train from Fairbanks to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

  • 11.75 hrs

  • $277 / person

Take the 12-hour, 356-mile journey to Anchorage via the Denali Star Train. Along the way are several stops including Denali National Park, Talkeetna, and Wasilla. Travel through two of the five geographic regions in Alaska, t READ MORE...

Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali Star Train on Alaska Railroad

  • 11.75 hrs

  • $277 / person

Take the 356-mile, 12-hour journey to Fairbanks. There are stops along the way in Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park. Take in the beauty that Alaska offers and get your cameras ready for a chance to see the tallest READ MORE...

Anchorage 10 Night Alaska by Daylight Tour Package

  • 10-days/10-nights

  • $3,799 / person

**This tour is not offered by Alaska Shore Excursions in 2024** Experience 'Alaska by Daylight' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, and Denali Star trains to transport you between adventures along your 10-day journe READ MORE...

Anchorage 5 Night 'Just the Basics' Tour Package

  • 5-days/5-nights

  • $1,129 / person

**This tour is not offered by Alaska Shore Excursions in 2024** Experience 'Just the Basics' as the Denali Star train transports you between adventures along your 5-day journey. Some highlights include a visit to downtown READ MORE...

Anchorage 7 Night Deluxe Alaska Sampler Tour Package

  • 7-days/7-nights

  • $2,879 / person

**This tour is not offered by Alaska Shore Excursions in 2024** Experience the 'Deluxe Alaska Sampler' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery and Denali Star trains to transport you between adventures along your 7-day j READ MORE...

Anchorage 5 Night 'Taste of Alaska' Tour Package

  • 4.5
  • 5-days/5-nights

  • $1,956 / person

**This tour is not offered by Alaska Shore Excursions in 2024** Experience the 'Taste of Alaska' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery and Denali Star trains transport you between adventures along your 5-day journey. S READ MORE...

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About Anchorage

Best Anchorage Tours & Excursions:

1. Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

2. Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

3. Anchorage City Trolley Tour

4. Anchorage Wildlife Tour at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

5. Turnagain Turn Tour

6. Mantuska Glacier Walk

7. Coastal Cruise Bike Tour

8. Anchorage Eco Tour 

9. Mountains & Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley Tour

10. Bike and Tram Girdwood Tour

 

In addition to everything you can see within and near Anchorage, some of the best train tours in Alaska on the Alaska Railroad depart from here. You can travel to Denali or Fairbanks via the Denali Star Train. You can also check out our guide for all the best things to do in Anchorage.

 

Anchorage Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Anchorage has to offer. When you buy Anchorage shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!

 

FAQ about Anchorage

What are the best tours in Anchorage?

The best Anchorage tours are:

 

Can I see bears in Anchorage?

Yes! Anchorage is a great place to view bears and other wildlife. The top tours are:

 

What are the best Anchorage train routes?

The Alaska Railroad departs from Anchorage. The best Anchorage train routes are:

 

Reviews for our Anchorage Tours

Anchorage Scenic City Tour:

“Our guide Josh was very entertaining and full of great info! We would recommend this tour of Anchorage. Great way to start our 4 days in Anchorage.”

Mary

 

Wildlife Tour:

“This trip was fantastic! I highly recommend it. Our guide, Robbie, was very knowledgeable and friendly. In fact, everyone we met in Alaska was friendly. The wildlife we saw were great. This was our first time to Anchorage, but we will definitely be back.”

Robert

 

Glacier Turn Tour:

“The tour took us to four different sites - aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, fresh lunch in Girdwood, an Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center tour, a Portage Glacier cruise, and scenic photo-stops along the way. It was a whole day tour. Our guide was Sarah who was just excellent in providing a detailed narrative. She answered many of our questions about Alaska lifestyle and places we visited. The tour was most enjoyable. A must for all new visitors.”

Syed 

 

Anchorage to Seward Scenic Bus Tour

I cannot praise this tour enough. Our tour guide was so incredibly knowledgeable of both Anchorage and Seward and really helped get us into that Alaskan feel. She stopped at several locations and allowed for many photo ops. The tram ride up the resort was nice. We saw a wild bear and her 3 cubs. We went in early June and there was still plenty of snow to play in at the top of the mountain. The lunch was great. Soup was good. Everything about this tour was great. If you may not go to Alaska again, take this for your transportation to the cruise port over the train. We are so glad we did!”

Michael

 

Discover Denali Flightseeing Tour:

“This was an absolutely fabulous trip! The pilot (Ed) was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We did luck out and have a rare cloudless day and we were able to see for miles!!”

Mary

 

Anchorage to Seward Train:

“This was a fantastic way to get to Seward from Anchorage and an amazing introduction to Alaska. The train was very comfortable and the Gold Star service with 360 view via the domed car was well worth the additional $$ for our bucket list trip. We thoroughly enjoyed this train ride and highly recommend.”

Sandra