Anchorage Glacier Turn Tour

3 reviews

Excursion Overview

Get ready for a true Alaskan adventure on this full-day tour!

We'll start the day off by heading to Mt. Alyeska via the beautiful Seward Highway. We'll take the tram up to 2,280 ft and (weather permitting) view several glaciers, incredible alpine scenery, and potentially wildlife!

Then we'll take the tram back down the mountain for a delicious complimentary lunch in Girdwood. After an Alaska-sized lunch, we'll travel on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rescue and rehabilitation organization for Alaska's wild mammals. Here we'll view grizzly bears, eagles, families of elk and bison, lynx and other furry friends.

Up next it's glaciers! We'll get up close and personal with Portage Glacier on a 1-hour cruise across Portage Lake. An onboard naturalist will share interpretive facts and stories about the land and the local flora and fauna. Together we'll learn, observe, and even possibly hear massive chunks of ice that fall from the glacier in a process called calving.

Your captain will take you to a safe distance from the edge of the Portage Glacier so you can experience its radiant hues and ancient power.

Things You Need to Know


  • Entrance tickets
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Complimentary snack and bottled glacier water
  • Hotel pick-up on request


  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book

Duration: 8 hours (Roundtrip from local tour office.)

  • 8 hour - narrated tour
  • Up to 30 minutes - transportation

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the tour operator's office in downtown Anchorage. 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.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lunch and snacks/water are included.

Gratuities are not included. The suggested gratuity for our tour guides is 10 USD per guide.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Syed H

On Sep 2023

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.

Angele B

On Sep 2021

Arturo was great and our guide made the best out of a bad situation. Weather was not the best so we were unable to view the glaciers from the boat. There was a partial refund for that section of the tour. But our guide took us to a place where a few of the glaciers had already calved and we're sitting in a Cove. They were beautiful. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories

Khalid H

On Aug 2018

A well conducted tour. Enjoyed all sites included in the tour especially the visit to the glacier.


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Duration: 8 hours

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Duration: 8 hours

Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Adult (12+): $249.00

Child (8-11): $199.00