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Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier Half Day Turnagain Arm Tour

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Excursion Overview

Perfect add-on for your upcoming Alaskan cruise

Introducing a half day transfer tour from Anchorage to Whittier with a visit to the Alaska Conservation Center along the way. This 3-3.5 hour tour is a great add-on to your upcoming Alaska Cruise.

Your tour starts with a pick up from your hotel (around 12:30pm to 1pm) or at the airport (around 1pm to 1:15pm). Enjoy the beautiful scenic view of Turnagain Arm along the way and listen to your professional guide's live tour commentary. Stop at Beluga Point for a short break and photo opportunities.

Next, we'll head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to view Alaska's most famous animals up close in their near natural habitat. During this visit, you can take great pictures of wildlife including black and brown Bears, elks, moose, muskox, caribou, bison, lynx, and many more. Admission to the Wildlife Center is included.

Wrap up your transfer with a magnificent view at Portage Lake overlook before getting off at the cruise terminal in Whittier. Glaciers can be seen at the overlook depending on the weather conditions.


Things You Need to Know


  • Transportation from Anchorage to Whittier Cruise Terminal
  • Airport or Hotel (listed below) pick-up service:
    - Anchorage International Airport
    - Captain Cook Hotel - 939 W 5th Ave
    - Courtyard Anchorage Airport - 4901 Spenard Rd
    - Fairfield Inn & Suites Midtown - 5060 A St
    - Four Points by Sheraton Downtown - 325 W 8th Ave
    - Hilton Anchorage Downtown - 500 W 3rd Ave
    - Hilton Garden Inn - 4555 Union Square Dr
    - Marriott Downtown - 820 W 7th Ave
    - Sheraton Anchorage Downtown - 401 E 6th Ave
    - Springhill Suites Midtown - 3401 A St
    - TownePlace Suites Midtown - 600 E 32nd
  • Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Live tour narration


  • Pick up is only available at the airport and the hotels listed above. If you are staying at a different hotel than the ones listed, you can choose the nearest one to your hotel, or take your hotel’s shuttle to the airport, if offered.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours (Transfer from Anchorage to Whittier Cruise Terminal)

  • Up to 30 minutes - Pick up at hotels and airport in Anchorage
  • 1.5 hours - Turnagain Arm tour by bus
  • 10 minutes - Beluga Point photo stop
  • 1 hour - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • 10 minutes - Portage Lake photo stop
  • 10 minutes - Drop off at Whittier cruise ship terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of your hotel or at the 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 three 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

Yes, you can go ahead and make your reservation and contact us later to update your pick up location. That way you'll secure your spot before the date fills up. If we haven’t heard from you within about a week of your trip, we will try to contact you.

No, we do not have any luggage limitations.

The shuttle buses hold up to 28 passengers.

There are bathrooms at the cruise terminals and at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Also, the driver can always make an unscheduled stop if there is an urgent need.


Guest Reviews


2 total


Richard K

On Jun 2024

Great experience and staff very helpful.

Ireta J

On Jun 2024

A fun way to get to the ship!


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Age: 13+

Adult: $72.00

Child (3-12): $64.00

sit on parent's lap

Infant (2 and Under): $0.00

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