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Bears, Trains & Icebergs Tour provided by Chugach Adventures

Bears, Trains & Icebergs Tour

Bears, Trains & Icebergs Tour
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from £242.95 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Dec 2020
A note from Bears, Trains & Icebergs Tour
Chugach Adventures' was one of the few adventure tour companies that fully and safely operated in 2020. We created an extensive COVID-19 mitigation plan to successfully operate in 2020 for both our travelers and our employees; and are committed to continuing with our plan in 2021.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 118099P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Sack lunch included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or requests ahead of time. • Snacks • Air-conditioned vehicle • Restroom on board • Entry/Admission - Spencer Glacier
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
Anchorage Depot, 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA 9 AM- Start from the Anchorage Downtown Train Station. Your Chugach Adventures Guides will meet you on the train at 11 AM, after boarding in Girdwood.
Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska, 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA 11 AM Pick Up at the Front on the Hotel Alyeska, or other location in Girdwood.
Inclusions
Sack lunch included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or requests ahead of time. • Snacks • Air-conditioned vehicle • Restroom on board • Entry/Admission - Spencer Glacier
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Departure details
Anchorage Depot, 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA 9 AM- Start from the Anchorage Downtown Train Station. Your Chugach Adventures Guides will meet you on the train at 11 AM, after boarding in Girdwood.
Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska, 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA 11 AM Pick Up at the Front on the Hotel Alyeska, or other location in Girdwood.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Take a brief shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided & interpretive tour of the animals. The center is Alaska’s premier rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife. AWCC Tour runs 1.5 hours and includes walking and driving options to view the animals. A sack lunch is provided with this tour.
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cheyenneOhio
ohio12 contributions
Bears, trains & icebergs
Jun 2021
My Favorite part of this trip was the Spencer Iceberg Float! We were served a nice lunch outdoors before our float ride. Was so much fun from touching an iceberg to holding a piece of one and to our excellent guide, Kendal Stephens, giving us hot chocolate while rafting. Very nice rafting not rough at all! So much fun! Kendal was the BEST! I just loved it and suggest a must! The train ride was excellent also.
Written 14 June 2021
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arene_18
New York City, NY68 contributions
Loved it.
Jun 2021
This was an amazing tour. The staff is very nice.
It included the conservation center, a nice lunch, rafting tour (lovely views of glacier, then down mild rapids, hot cocoa/snacks provided when water was calm). Ben was amazing as our boat guide.
If you have mobility issues, speak them prior to booking (as some may have issues getting out of boat to get to train).
Written 14 June 2021
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Mark S
14 contributions
Great experience. Highly recommended!
May 2021
Absolutely GREAT day! We went with our 5 year-old daughter and our guide kept ensuring that she was comfortable and warm (it was a cold day with light rain). He had an extra blanket for her. The scenery is breath taking! We saw a lot of the Alaskan beauties during that tour! The lunch was generous, healthy and tasteful. To get close to the glacier for us, being from New Mexico, was an amazing experience! We learned a lot about the wildlife at the conservation center. How and why they do what they do, and how they work to preserve wildlife over there. The whole thing was well organized and we highly recommend this tour to anyone who visit Alaska!
Written 10 June 2021
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BP Denver
Denver, CO133 contributions
Favorite memory of Alaska
Jul 2020
This trip was easy, accessible, and breathtaking. You get onto the train from downtown Anchorage (it's very easy, there's only 1 train). On board you are greeted by the tour company and they personally check in with you to review your itinerary for the day. Meanwhile you pass some of the most picturesque views along the Seward highway until you eventually arrive in parts of Alaska that are only accessible by train and by plane. Now in the remote part of the state, you get to see bald eagles, moose, and perhaps other wildlife if you are lucky. A guide meets you on board to take you to the wildlife conservation center - and they actually guide you through the center (the know the names of the animals, their backstories, and other information you wouldn't get if you just visited on your own). We took a break for lunch (they prepare a sack lunch that is actually a substantial sandwich, healthy sides, several treats, and even hot cocoa/tea/apple cider). You then get on the train and head to a remote glacier where the guide rafts you through a glacier with ice bergs and down a glacial river. Truly it is my favorite memory of Alaska and it was breathtaking. It is absolutely worth the money, it is very accessible to children, adults, and even older adults (there was a 70 year old woman on my raft and she did great the whole time). The guides truly do all of the work - all you have to do is make sure your camera battery is charged so that you can snap pictures.
Written 14 July 2020
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Tiffany M
15 contributions
Beautiful tour and excellent guide
We took the train from Anchorage and then did the iceberg and river float and it was so pretty. We got lucky and the weather was perfect. Our tour guide was Ilya and he was AMAZING! He was super knowledgeable about the glacier, river, lake, rafting and happily answered all of our questions. Apparently he’s been doing this tour for 14 years so he really knows his stuff! If you plan on going definitely request him!
Written 9 July 2020
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Sumerae R
1 contribution
Best tour ever
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our guides Brooke and Corey were amazing!! They gave us a fun and unforgettable experience. They were kind, knowledgeable, and fun. They answered our questions and shared their experiences with the glacier. We were given time to enjoy the beautiful scenery around us but also kept us on our schedule so we could see all of the incredible sights to see. A fantastic experience I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Alaska.
Written 17 September 2019
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TKirk
9 contributions
Spencer Glacier kayaking and train tour
Aug 2019
My husband and I had a great time on our tour, which included kayaking on Spencer Glacier lake, a short close-up hike of the glacier, and a train ride to grand view. Our guides were Kendall and Stuart and they were both excellent!
Written 12 August 2019
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Cari Keys
Rancho Cucamonga, CA48 contributions
Wildlife and Iceberg kayaking adventure
Aug 2019 • Couples
Worth every single penny and more! It was a wonderful day that included a train ride to the wildlife conservation center, a hike in Grandview, then back on the train to Spencer Glacier where we kayaked in Spencer lake around icebergs. Sadie was our tour guide for the day! She was amazing! She met us during lunch (provided) after the conservation center. She gave us directions on what we were to expect so we were prepared. She then met us at the Spencer Whistle Stop for our kayak tour. Sadie was very informative. She gave us a very informative tutorial on glacier, iceberg and just general kayaking safety. We then floated off with her as our guide. I learned so much about glaciers that day. She offered to take pictures of us which was appreciated. We stopped at a small beach off to the side of the glacier and hiked up a bit. Couldn’t go to far because we were short on time. We sat and had some cocoa with beautiful views of the glacier and the lake. It was a great trip! Ask for Sadie!
Written 11 August 2019
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Kelly K
Palm Springs, CA30 contributions
Glacier Helicopter & river run
Justin made this trip. He was very knowledgeable on all areas of the wilderness and with a sense of humor. It is a trip of a lifetime highly recommend it to all. The river ride was incredible with lots of wildlife-Eagles & fish & other animals. Book your trip. Kelly
Written 8 August 2019
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Doug F
Boston, MA80 contributions
Helicopter hiking and rafting
Jul 2019 • Friends
Did an all day trip - starting with a helicopter ride to the glacier and ending with a relaxing raft ride. Erin our guide was fabulous. The hike down via 58 switchbacks was arduous but filled with awesome views of the glacier and the lake below.
Written 31 July 2019
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Spencer Iceberg and Placer River Float...the BEST!
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Amazing Service & Advice in Planning an Epic Proposal!
Worked with Ari and Corey to plan an epic engagement proposal atop Spencer Glacier, as part of a private Heli-Hikin
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Chugach was the best in every way
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I did this on August 14, 2020 and it was a blast. Honestly, this was probably like the main highlight in Anchorage
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Fantastic and unique experience!
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Gorgeous float, great guide!
The Portage Float was our very first activity in Alaska and wow! First, Kendall was an amazing guide. She was reall
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Holy COW! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My husband and I booked a 5 night mini honeymoon to Girdwood A
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Once in a lifetime experience
I spent the last two weeks in Alaska with my father in Anchorage and Juneau, and this tour stands out as the cooles
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Best experience of everything we did in Alaska
This was the most amazing experience we had while in Alaska/Anchorage area! It beat the dogsledding/helicopter rid
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Amazing guided camping trip
We went on the overnight camping trip to Spencer Glacier and it was unforgettable. Our guides were amazing and so
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Spencer glacier tour was fantastic
My wife and I and our kids aged 15 and 11 took the Spencer glacier rafting trip and salmon bake. It was one of the
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Fantastic scenery
We started our journey at Girdwood Depot and took the train to Spencer Whistlestop with views of glaciers along the
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