Portage Glacier Turn Excursion

Portage Glacier Turn Excursion

Departs from Anchorage. Approximately 8 hours.


$262 pp


This full-day tour from Anchorage includes a local guide, an aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, fresh lunch in Girdwood, a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a Portage Glacier cruise, and scenic photo-stops along the way! Following your pickup at your hotel in downtown Anchorage, sit back in our comfortable and clean sprinter vans as your Alaskan driver guides you down Turnagain Arm, an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway. Look out for alpine scenery, hanging glaciers, and potential wildlife! Visit the quaint town of Girdwood and a favorite local eatery for lunch (provided).

After lunch, ascend up the side of Mt. Alyeska on an aerial tram. From the top (weather permitting) take in views of several glaciers and the upper reaches of a temperate rainforest. Next, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a 200-acre natural habitat that provides wildlife education and rehabilitation for some of Alaska’s favorite animals! We will drive and walk approximately 2 miles through the Conservation Center’s trails as you get close enough to observe some of our favorite land animals such as moose, reindeer, bison, wolves, and more! While we cannot guarantee bears due to the size of their habitat, it is common to see both brown and black bears at the Conservation Center!

Make sure to take photos of wildlife with the amazing backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Turnagain Arm! Finally, take a one-hour cruise across Portage Lake to Portage Glacier before making the return drive to Anchorage! Your captain aboard the MV (Motor Vessel) Ptarmigan will guide you to the face of the glacier for photo opportunities! An on-board naturalist guide will share facts about the Portage Valley and answer any questions you may have!

Complimentary snacks and water are provided throughout your tour.

Operates daily from May 16 to September 15