This tour follows the City of Lights & Flowers impressive greenbelt while highlighting organizations such as the Alaska Botanical Garden and the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in addition to estuaries and wildlife preserves all within the city limits - this is not your average City Tour, because Anchorage is not an average city!
Guests will experience an eco tour within the city limits of Anchorage on this excursion. Led by a naturalist, this half-day tour brings guests to explore the ecological treasures of Anchorage. Stroll along the boreal forest trails and learn about the varied ecosystems, plant, and animal species that make living in the boreal forest such an adventure. A unique experience awaits guests as they walk in the woods through Alaska's largest city.
Next, guests will get a close look at the influence of fish on the Alaskan ecosystem at the Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery. The tour finishes at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge for ample opportunity to observe birds and plant species in an estuary bordering the Cook Inlet.
During the tour, guests will activate all of their senses while sipping the sustainably-harvested wild Alaska Chaga mushroom tea and an Alaskan salmon treat. A comfortable ride and enjoyable snacks along with glacier wellness water are complimentary to guests while their local Alaskan guide regales them with the vast ecological knowledge of the area. Please note: Transportation is not included with this tour. The tour meets at the operator's office in downtown Anchorage.
Duration: 4.5 hours
- Light snacks: Alaska native Chaga tea, salmon jerky, and other complimentary snacks
- Bottled glacier water
Duration: 4.5 hours
- Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
- This tour meets at the Cruise Train Terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
Are food and drink included?
Yes, a light snack of local salmon and Chaga mushroom tea is provided, as well as bottled water
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Aug 2018 - Gail P.
Great way to wrap up our tour of Alaska - with a tour of the Salmon Hatchery, local Botanical Garden and then finally a bird estuary to get up close with some of the local wildlife.