Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage Half Day Turnagain Arm Tour

9 reviews

Excursion Overview

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on your way from Whittier to Anchorage

Are you looking for an efficient transfer service from Whittier to Anchorage? Our half-day transfer tour can satisfy your needs! Spend an hour at the Alaska Conservation Center and enjoy the views of Portage Lake and Bird Point photo stops.

Meet your tour guide inside the Whittier Cruise Terminal after debarkation. Load your luggage and hop on our comfortable bus to start your half-day journey. Stop at Portage Lake overlook to observe the glacial lake in the Chugach National Forest of Alaska.

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 pictures of many wildlife including black and brown Bears, elks, moose, muskox, caribou, bison, lynx, and many more. Admission to the Wildlife Center is included.

Enjoy the panoramic mountain and ocean view at Bird Point and Turnagain Arm. The Turnagain Arm shoreline scenery from Alaska Route 1 (AK-1) Highway is one of the most beautiful drives in America.


Things You Need to Know


  • Transportation from Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal to Anchorage Airport and Hotels
  • 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


  • Drop off is only available at the airport and the hotels listed above. If yours is not listed, you can choose the closest location, or take a shuttle from the airport if your hotel offers that.

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

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

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets inside the Whittier Cruise Terminal. 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 drop-off location. That way you 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.

Our shuttle buses hold up to 28 passengers.

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


Guest Reviews


9 total


Patricia E

On Jul 2024

This excursion is exactly as promoted. We were greeted inside the port terminal by our exuberant guide and driver. She guided us to her bus and loaded all our luggage in the back. She had interesting commentary about Alaska and our route. We stopped for pictures or a closer look a few times. Our major stop was the Wildlife Refuge and was terrific. We got to see up close many Alaska animals that we had seen at a distance or not at all! The kids were thrilled to see bears, moose and yaks etc up close. We were dropped off at the air port about noon and it was a wonderful way to pass the time until our late day flights.

Allison H

On Jul 2024

Great tour and driver

Melissa F

On Jun 2024

We had a wonderful time on this excursion. All of the stops were worth seeing and we took a ton of beautiful pictures. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was our favorite stop and it was cool to see all of the Alaska animals in nice habitats. We will definitely recommend this excursion to others who have extra time to get to the airport after the cruise docks in Whittier.

Betzy I

On Jun 2024

The excursion was great! The bus was great and so was our driver & tour guide, Frank. We got to see a lot of places and Frank was a wealth of information. We also got to the airport on time despite all the little stops that Frank took us to.

Debbie O

On Jun 2024

The views were stunning. We got to see so much wildlife up close in the Conservation Park. Our guide was a lot of fun, and tried to pack in as much as possible. She even dropped us off right at our hotel!


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Duration: 3-3.5 hours

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Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Adult: $72.00

Child (3-12): $64.00

sit on parent's lap

Infant (2 and Under): $0.00