Glacier Discovery Tour - Anchorage

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Overview

Experience Portage Glacier on this tour! This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. See stunning scenery along the scenic Seward Highway. Photo Opportunities along the way with stops at Beluga Point and Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.  Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Enjoy Wide-Open Panoramic vistas high above the Chugach Mountains.

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Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
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Your tour guide will meet you between 8-9am at your Anchorage area hotel, and get you prepared for a full day adventure of exploring the Anchorage wilderness.

The fun begins when you leave the city and drive down the Seward Highway, which is often regarded as one of America's most beautifully scenic roads. Take in the beauty of the Turnagain Arm—a narrow channel of the Cook Strait—and at roadside stops like Beluga Point, snap some photos and keep an eye out for moose, eagles, or caribou. Continuing south you'll make a stop at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, before continuing on to Portage Lake for a cruise to Portage Glacier.

Because the glacier is currently retreating, you can no longer see the glacier itself when standing in front of the visitor center, but by taking a boat across the lake you get a front row view. Hear the shifting river of ice as it cracks, rumbles, and groans, and if you're lucky you'll see some ice go calving into the lake. 

You'll next have the chance to get up close to wildlife, and see injured, orphaned, and rehabilitated animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Spread out over 140 acres, this facility is meant to raise awareness toward Alaska's native wildlife, and spend time with bison, elk, caribou, muskox, eagles, and moose. 

Enjoy lunch in the town of Girdwood at the base of Mt. Alyeska, and enjoy the scenic, winding driving as you pass through the Chugach Mountains. After seven hours of watching glaciers and snapping dozens of photos, your tour finishes when you're dropped off at your Anchorage area hotel. 

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Inclusions for Glacier Discovery Tour

  • Professional guide

  • Professional photographer guide

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks

  • Small-group tour

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Exclusions for Glacier Discovery Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • So much fun! Will and Lisa were very professional and made the day fun and exciting. They made sure to clearly instruct us before starting and they both connected with everyone personally and individually throughout the zip line experience. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and had a blast! Thank you!

  • This was an amazing tour and a great way to see a glimpse of what the Anchorage area has to offer. Albert was an awesome tour guide who shared lots of great stories and information along the way. A great experience in every way!

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