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Glacier Turnagain Arm Tour

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A cruise to see a glacier, majestic mountain views, stunning Alaska vistas from a mountain top and guaranteed wildlife sightings, all in one fun-packed afternoon.

Glacier Turnagain Arm Tour

Setting out from your hotel in Anchorage, you will travel an All American Road with highlights along the way! This is a spectacular Turnagain Arm tour where the best scenery in Alaska resides. Overall, this tour provides the most activities in one full day round trip from Anchorage.

After a mid day pickup in Anchorage, we will head south hugging the shores of Turnagain Arm heading to Mt. Alyeska, approximately 40 minutes south of Anchorage. Upon arrival, you will take the tram 2,280 feet up Mt Alyeska to the top where you will find Alaska's only mountain top museum. From the viewing decks at the Roundhouse Museum, we can see several glaciers as well as the Turnagain Arm and the territory we covered.

Descend the tram and enjoy lunch at our favorite eatery at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Bottomless soup of the day, sourdough bread, one of their famous desserts and a beverage are included.

After an Alaskan sized lunch, continue on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned animals from all over Alaska. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. There we visit with orphaned grizzly bears, injured eagles, families of elk and bison, and many more Alaskan wild animals.

Then we are off to get up close and personal with Portage Glacier on the 1-hour cruise through Portage Lake. An on-board expert will share facts and stories about the land, the local flora and fauna, and glaciers of the Portage Valley. You will learn some things while watching and listening to this amazing glacier! Your captain, weather and ice conditions permitting, will lead you up to within 300 yards of the Portage Glacier face as you take pictures from the boat.

After your glacier cruise, you will begin the drive back to Anchorage, where drop offs will be made at several hotels.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $279.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Tour Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Several Anchorage locations.
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch and a beverage are included.
Special Instructions
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are also suggested. A light jacket may be appreciated on the cruise portion and on the mountain top.
The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Guests must be able to step up onto and off of the tour vehicle, and walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.