Guided tours drive along the Turnagain Arm for stunning mountain scenery, views of the Cook Inlet, and sightings of whales and eagles
About This Deal
- $154 for admission for three to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Turnagain Arm tour with hourly departures ($328.50 value)
During this four-and-a-half-hour tour, a Turnagain Arm Shuttle guide narrates the history of the area as they drive along the Turnagain Arm. As visitors admire views of the mountains and inlet, while wildlife is never guaranteed, they’ll likely catch sight of Dahl sheep, Beluga whales, and eagles. Customers will also be able to walk through the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on their own for one hour and see animals up close. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round that cannot be released into the wild while providing a permanent home, spacious enclosures, and quality animal care. Tours are available year-round and depart at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pick up location for this tour is the Anchorage Downtown Visitor Center.
This tour involves mild walking and is not recommended for families with infants, as the vehicle has no storage for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs.
About Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises
Take a shuttle transfer along Turnagain Arm and Portage Glacier Valley hassle-free and at your leisure with the Turnagain Arm Shuttle service. Discover the beauty of the Turnagain Arm where you can choose to visit Indian Valley Goldmine, Alyeska Resort and take the Tram for stunning views of Turnagain Arm, or choose to hike the trail to the top and take the free ride down or take a helicopter ride/dog sled tour with Alpine Air. The town of Girdwood has a free bus service that is FREE and you can literally spend the entire day sightseeing at this ski resort town. You can also choose to visit the Alaska Wildlife Center at a leisurely pace. We also take you to Portage Valley Road where you can hike or bike -- The Trail of Blue Ice. The newest trail in the valley is a stunning walk or bicycle ride through the rainforest which is being used by many people; and the positive feedback has been tremendous! The Trail of Blue Ice stays on the valley floor and links all the developed recreation sites in Portage Valley where you can view several hanging glaciers during your excursion or veer off and enjoy the hike at Byron Glacier Trail. The Portage Valley Lodge is a great place to stop and enjoy lunch or rent a bike for use on the many trails in Portage Valley. When you’re ready, simply hop back on a shuttle back to the Anchorage downtown visitor’s center. Shuttles leave every hour from the Anchorage Visitors Center at 8 a.m with the last return to Anchorage at 8 p.m. This gives you plenty of flexibility with your schedule to take in famous Turnagain Arms top attractions located along Turnagain Arm one of Alaska’s most scenic drive.