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Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage Half Day Turnagain Arm Tour

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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


2 total


Fang X

On Aug 2023

Friendly and knowledgeable guide! Enjoyed the tour.

Carmine G

On Jun 2023

It was a beautiful trip and the driver was very nice. He gave us a lot of information as we drove. He also gave us time to stop at locations for pictures.


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Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Adult: $72.00

Child (3-12): $64.00

sit on parent's lap

Infant (2 and Under): $0.00

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