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Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

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Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

Currently planning a trip to Alaska next Sept and was planning on doing cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage and then spending a few nights their. Where is the best place to stay and see wildlife. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Healy, Alaska
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1. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

Denali National park is often the best place to see large land mammals - and a boat tour in Kenai Fjords is a great way to see the ocean life, though if you are going thru Juneau, you may also have that opportunity for a good whale tour. :)

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2. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

The more time you can spend here, the better.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is the only guaranteed spot for wildlife: http://www.alaskawildlife.org/

The shuttle bus into Denali usually results in animal sightings: www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/shuttles.htm

A more expensive option is a fly-in bear viewing trip. https:/…index.html

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3. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

Also...

The Alaska Zoo.

http://alaskazoo.org/

The Alaska SeaLife Center.

http://www.alaskasealife.org/

Edited: 27 August 2014, 20:17
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4. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

(1) wildlife in natural habitat = Denali (2 or 3 days)

(2) wildlife anywhere = Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

(3) if coming to Anchorage area for only 3 days, don't stay in Anchorage. Either head south to Girdwood &/or Seward or head north to Denali

(4) your cruise won't technically be going to Anchorage. The ship will be going to Seward or Whittier (both good places to start a 3 day land vacation from). You will be flying out of Anchorage.

(5) take a look at a map of AK to see where these (above mentioned) places are so you can see where they all are in relation to each other and how far apart they are.

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5. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

Thank you much appreciated.

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6. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

If your docking in Seward/Whittier, a trip to Denali will take some time, if you are limited...but certainly your best shot at seeing animals. You can see them anywhere....or not. Just depends on the timing. I day cruise out of Seward would get you a variety of sea animals, whales, otters, etc..but after getting off a cruise that may not be what you want to do. Alot just depends on how much time you have when you hit land.

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7. Re: Best place to see wildlife in Alaska

We experienced a fantastic concentration of wildlife in Glacier Bay - bear, mountain goats, puffins, whales, sea lions, Birdlife including eagles. It all depends on the type of wildlife you are looking for and the time of year you are travelling and the timing of the salmon runs.

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