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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

by Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises Duration 5h 30m Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $89

Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for the guided drive along Alaska’s most scenic highway. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and the Cook Inlet. 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. Your shuttle will take you directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you can witness Alaskan Wildlife up-close. We have timed this tour so that all customers will enjoy the bear feeding!

Your journey to include a one-hour visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center begins with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm and is a treat you won’t want to miss. On the way to the wildlife center you will be traveling through the Chugach State Park down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway.

Turnagain Arm is a “Must See destination” via The Turnagain Arm Shuttle.

HIGHLIGHTS YOU WILL SEE IN ADDITION TO WILDLIFE:

Beluga Point:Popular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm. Many are lucky, having made their “offerings to the Sheep and Whale Gods” for possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales passing through. It’s luck of the draw, we’ll do our best to sync you up for a once in a lifetime rendezvous with these enchanted creatures of the land and sea.

Portage Valley: You will see Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, Byron Glacier and Take a Walk through a Rainforest. Next grab a snack or meal to enjoy on your ride back to Anchorage at Portage Day Lodge.

Potter Marsh:With its nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm, Potter Marsh, peppered by spruce, cottonwoods and alder trees, is one of the most accessible and scenic wildlife viewing areas in Anchorage. About halfway along the boardwalk, Rabbit Creek flows underneath and provides a good spot to see spawning chinook, Coho, or humpback salmon from May to August, depending on the species. Moose also frequent the marsh year round.

Alaska Wildberry Products: See the World’s Largest Chocolate Water Fall! The store hires locals to pick “Alaskan Berries” to make into the wonderful delights. You can also watch the workers make these delights through the glass wall. At the chocolate display case there is a tray of sample chocolates and if you did not sample the item you wanted to try just ask they want to satisfy.

Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for the guided drive along Alaska’s most scenic highway. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and the Cook Inlet. 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. Your shuttle will take you directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you can witness Alaskan Wildlife up-close. We have timed this tour so that all customers will enjoy the bear feeding!

Your journey to include a one-hour visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center begins with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm and is a treat you won’t want to miss. On the way to the wildlife center you will be traveling through the Chugach State Park down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway.

Turnagain Arm is a “Must See destination” via The Turnagain Arm Shuttle.

HIGHLIGHTS YOU WILL SEE IN ADDITION TO WILDLIFE:

Beluga Point:Popular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm. Many are lucky, having made their “offerings to the Sheep and Whale Gods” for possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales passing through. It’s luck of the draw, we’ll do our best to sync you up for a once in a lifetime rendezvous with these enchanted creatures of the land and sea.

Portage Valley: You will see Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, Byron Glacier and Take a Walk through a Rainforest. Next grab a snack or meal to enjoy on your ride back to Anchorage at Portage Day Lodge.

Potter Marsh:With its nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm, Potter Marsh, peppered by spruce, cottonwoods and alder trees, is one of the most accessible and scenic wildlife viewing areas in Anchorage. About halfway along the boardwalk, Rabbit Creek flows underneath and provides a good spot to see spawning chinook, Coho, or humpback salmon from May to August, depending on the species. Moose also frequent the marsh year round.

Alaska Wildberry Products: See the World’s Largest Chocolate Water Fall! The store hires locals to pick “Alaskan Berries” to make into the wonderful delights. You can also watch the workers make these delights through the glass wall. At the chocolate display case there is a tray of sample chocolates and if you did not sample the item you wanted to try just ask they want to satisfy.

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12:30 PM, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Arm Tour in English

Duration 5h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

Activity Location

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Mile 79 Seward Highway

Portage

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from our central pick up the Anchorage Downtown Visitors Center

    524 West 4th Avenue

    Anchorage 99501


Highlights

  • Engaging trip along the scenic shores of Turnagain Arm

  • Native moose & bear at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

  • Chance to learn about center's animal rehabilitation efforts

  • Opportunity to spot beluga whales, eagles & Dall sheep

  • Comfortable ride & entertaining guide providing commentary


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Turnagain Arm

  • Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from our central pick up the Anchorage Downtown Visitors Center


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from the Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin.

  • Please be prepared to walk through wildlife on your own.

  • Not recommended for strollers, wheelchair or walkers.

  • You must be ready at time the driver informs you for the drive back.

  • You will have approximately one hour at the Alaska Wildlife Center,

  • Please take everything with you at Wildlife Center. You will be taking another van back.

  • Tour time is approximately 4.5 hours


Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Arm Tour ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

3/5 Feb 17, 2019

We had been staying in Girdwood for a wedding at the conservation center so there wasn’t much new to see. Probably would have booked the tour otherwise.

Marlene H

United States

3/5 Aug 12, 2018

Make sure you tell your guide exactly what tour you signed up for and when you have to be back. They just pick up all kinds of people for different tours and drop them off and pick them up along the way with little planning. This tour was for Turnagain Arm and the AWCC, and we had to drop people are for various other things in the area. We were supposed to depart at 10am and return before 3pm. We left after 10:30am, because the guide had to keep driving around trying to pick up people who hadn't reserved. Then, at about 2:15pm, we picked up some people from their location and started driving back in the opposite direction of town. Our guide informed us that we were dropping people off for a cruise at 3, then they would be done at 4pm, and then we would head back to town and get there around 5pm. We had already made reservations at 5:30 (thinking we ended around 3) that we would not make, so we (and another group of 3 that was not as polite as we were...) had to complain, It sucked.