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Glacier & Wildlife Explorer Tour
This tour offers everything you came to see!

Portage Glacier Cruise

Take an unforgettable glacier cruise right up to the face of a glacier, just 50 miles south of Anchorage. Motor to within 300 feet of the mammoth wall of ice called Portage Glacier. Listen for the unmistakable rumbling of a calving glacier, waiting for the movement when a huge block of ice crashes into the lake.

Motor Vessel Ptarmigan Highlights

Experience the sheer awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier on your one-hour cruise aboard the mv Ptarmigan. Standing just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watching for icebergs to break off the glacier and crash into the water below. You will find out why Portage Glacier is Alaska's second most visited attraction.
  • mv Ptarmigan is the only boat operating on Portage Lake
  • Fully enclosed, heated cabin comfortably seats 200 people
  • expansive windows for enhanced viewing
  • topside view deck offers a great vantage point for watching the glacier "calve," and for visitors to enjoy the fresh air
  • 80-foot vessel was built on site at Portage Lake to U.S. Coast Guard specifications
  • 6.5-foot draft for minimal environmental impact
  • Operates on national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest and is operated under a special-use permit from the USDA Forest Service
  • The mv Ptarmigan's sound system cannot be heard from the shore, ensuring preservation of this naturally peaceful setting for wildlife and for other visitors
  • Hull designed for safety in ice-filled waters
  • Operates daily mid-May through mid-September

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

At the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, jaws drop in awe-even those of longtime Alaskans. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals-those that can’t survive in the wild.

The center also educates visitors about Alaska’s Wildlife

Turnagain Arm Tour

This tour offers everything you came to Alaska to see!

Board your shuttle for the guided drive along spectacular Turnagain Arm. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and the Cook Inlet.

There’s a good chance of viewing Dahl sheep, as well as some chance of seeing some of Cook Inlets 350 Beluga whales and an eagle or two. Your guide will share with you interesting facts about the history of the area from discovery by Captain Cook to the Gold Rush in in the late 1800’s to the devastating ’64 9.2 earthquake

Tour includes

  • Guide deluxe van tour along Turnagain Arm.
  • Take a one-hour boat cruise to the face of Portage Glacier -- Alaska's second most visited attraction!
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an up close look at Alaska’s most spectacular animals.
  • Return transportation to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops.
 
Average price for this tour is $199.00
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  • Entrance to the AWCC Adult: $12.50 per person, Child: $9.00 per person (ages 4 – 12)
  • Great discount Must book online to receive this great discount.
  • FREE PICKUPFree pickup from Anchorage area Hotels.

Gratuities not included.

(The vehicle Stops at convenient locations for snacks and beverages) We encourage you to book early as we only allot a limited amount of seats per day at this low rate.

Tour includes

  • Guide deluxe van tour along Turnagain Arm.
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an up close look at Alaska’s most spectacular animals.
  • Return transportation to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops.
Tour operates daily starting May 15th - Sep 15th
  • From
  • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Total approximate duration: 5.5 hours

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Glacier and Wildlife Explorer

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Wildlife and Turnagain Arm

1:30 PM
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