**Offering private tours only for the 2020 season**
Begin your transfer tour with a pick-up at your downtown hotel at around 10 am. Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided for your comfort. During our scenic drive down Turnagain Arm, your guide will point out possible wildlife like sheep, mountain goats, beluga whales, and eagles. We'll make a photo stop at the famous Beluga Point for some beautiful views and a great backdrop for stunning photography!
Next, we'll visit the quaint town of Girdwood for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers and the farthest northern reaches of a temperate rainforest that stretches from here all the way south to Northern California. On select days our guests visit the Roundhouse Museum. This museum is perched on the mountainside and surrounded by a panoramic viewing deck for your viewing pleasure.
Then we'll visit our favorite Girdwood bakeshop for lunch (included) and bottomless homemade soup, sourdough bread, beverages, and dessert. Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provides wildlife education and awareness, and care and rehabilitation for Alaska's wildlife. Get close, safely observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, and musk ox. Our guests also enjoy seeing small mammals like lynx, and stunning birds of prey, such as bald and golden eagles.
Then we'll explore Portage Valley. Several Alpine glaciers can be seen here and, depending on the season, you may be able to view salmon spawning in one of the small creeks! Finally, enjoy a ride through the 2.5 mile Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest one-way train and vehicle tunnel in North America. We'll arrive in Whittier at approximately 3:30 pm and transfer you directly to your cruise ship. Have plans to stay at a Whittier hotel? We'll be glad to drop you off at the hotel of your choice.
Included: Lunch. Entrance tickets.
Hotel Name Request: Please provide us with the name of the hotel you will be staying at in Anchorage. This will let our operator know where to pick you up on the day of your tour.
Duration: 6-6.5 hours (Transfer from Anchorage to Whittier Port of Call.)
- Hotel pick-up service
- Entrance tickets
- Lunch: Soup, local bread, dessert, a beverage
- Complimentary snack and bottled glacier water
Duration: 6-6.5 hours.
- Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
- This tour meets in front of your hotel. 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?
A lunch of soup, local bread, dessert and a beverage are included on this tour as well as complimentary snacks and water throughout the tour.
Is there a place to store my luggage during the tour?
Our tour vans are able to accommodate 1 full-size suitcase per person as well as 2 personal items. If you or your party is expected to have additional luggage, then please leave us a comment. We will contact and review your options.
Will the tour operator pick me up from my hotel?
Yes! The operator provides pick up from major hotels located within Anchorage.
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