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Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour

  • 4.5-hour tour to the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage
  • Scenic drive through the Turnagain Arm
  • Learn about the local ecosystem as you go
Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour
From US$49.00
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From US$65.00
Board your Turnagain Shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Spend approximately one hour viewing Alaska wildlife up close.
From US$59.00
11:00 a.m.
Board your Turnagain Shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Spend approximately one hour viewing Alaska wildlife up close.
From US$59.00
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The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included in this 4.5-hour tour.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitors Center to at your appointed tour departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment.

Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx.

After your visit, travel down Portage Glacier Road to view some of the glaciers in the area, and optionally enter the Portage Glacier Visitors Center for a look at the displays and a short film about the area ($5 admission not included).

Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.
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Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Nice way to spend an afternoon before a cruise

Our tour guide, whose name I now can't recall, was professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. He was exactly what you want from a tour guide: providing information without droning on too much. Starting with a pick up from our hotel, we visited the Aleshka Tram, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Different to what was advertised but better.

We booked the Wildlife and Turnagain Arm tour because we wanted to visit the Wildlife Conservation Centre. Our tour got changed to an hour later to that than planned and was advertised as a 4.5 hour tour. We drove around Turnagain Arm which was scenic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable. Lots of opportunities to get off the bus, see lots of different things, and do a bit of walking here and there. The guide did a nice job answering all questions, gave good info throughout. He even offered to make the tour a...More

Thank yellow5ds
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour

Our tour was the highlight of our trip. Our driver and tour guide was the owner Ben, a native Alaskan. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area, it's history, it's culture and the amazing scenery we encountered. We got to see a great deal of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 September 2018
Fantastic Tour!

I had one day in Anchorage and was looking for something to do. I came across this tour from Alaska's Finest Tours and booked on-line for the next day. Ben our guide, quickly texted me to be certain I knew our meeting location and time....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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