Tour of Turnagain Arm 7 reviews
 
Anchorage, United States

  • Operates Daily - 5 hours
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
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Stop At: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural “wild” behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures and more.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Beluga Point, Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99516

This is a popular stop as you travel the Seward Highway. Here you'll find 180 degree views of Turnagain Arm. There's an extensive viewing area with spotting scopes and interpretive signs. This is an excellent spot to watch the bore tide. The incoming tide stretched the entire width of Turnagain Arm and can be six feet high as it rushes in. Watch for kayakers and surfers riding the wave for several miles. Look for beluga whales rolling in the surf (starting in September)

Duration: 15 minutes

Activity Details
Spend 5 hours on a half-day tour of the scenic Turnagain Arm—a narrow branch of the Cook Inlet that's backed by the Chugach Mountains. Drive on America's most scenic road, the famous Seward Highway, and stop at spots like Beluga Point to scan the landscape for wildlife. At the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, see where injured and orphaned animals are brought to be rehabilitated, and observe large mammals like caribou, bison, and elk. Lunch is not included but available for purchase at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Later, drive through the Chugach Mountains, before finishing the guided, small group tour with a hotel drop-off in Anchorage.

Activity Level: EASY

Guests should be able to walk short distances on uneven ground. Trails surfaces vary from paved to uneven natural terrain. Tour participants must be able to walk a short distance and be able to get in/out of the tour vehicle with minimal assistance.
Departure & Return
Departure PointAnchorage, Anchorage, Alaska Traveler pickup is offered IMPORTANT PLEASE READ Hotel pick-ups for this tour start approximately 30 minutes prior to the tour time on your voucher. Tour will begin after all the hotel pick ups are complete. Tour times are approximate and can be affected by accidents on the road and/or road construction. ABOUT HOTEL PICK-UPS & LOCATIONS Hotel pick ups are limited to three (3) hotels per tour. These pick ups are based on a first-come first-serve basis so book early to confirm your pick up. Actual pick up location may change even though you selected a hotel from the drop-down menu. You will be advised of the alternate pick up location if we have reached our maximum 3 pick up hotels. Please note that we do not pick up at private homes, businesses, apartments or B&B's, if this is your case, please call about alternate pick up location. Drop off at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport may be available upon request. PLEASE PROVIDE US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION It is important for us to know the location of your hotel and also a way to call you. Please provide a good cell number to call you while you are traveling in Alaska. Your home number or land line does not help us in contacting you. Also know that sometimes cell phones do not work well while in Alaska and if we cannot get in touch with you, we will not know where to pick you up!! CONFIRMATIONS - REMINDERS - PICK UP TIME - PICK UP LOCATION We will use the cell phone number that you provide us to text you and update you with any changes to your tour and also to confirm the pick up time. We will send you a text to confirm your pick details about 24 hours prior to your tour. You may also get another text message from your guide on the day of your tour. CANCELLATIONS If you need to cancel your tour, please do not call us. For cancellations you will need to contact VIATOR directly. We are unable to cancel a booking made through VIATOR on your behalf. Please do not send us text messages, emails or leave phone messages if you are trying to cancel your tour. Doing any of these does not constitute a cancellation. Due to the amount of emails and calls that we receive on a daily basis, we cannot not reply to cancellation messages & phone calls. Departure Time9:00 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • We were so lucky to have a driver as knowledgeable as Scott. He has a vast knowledge of the Turnagain Arm and Anchorage.

    He stopped the van when we had opportunities to view wildlife and we got some great photos.

  • I loved our tour guide, friendly and showed us the best time and experience. The boat ride was awesome to see portage glacier and we had so much great scenery and we even got to see animals. Great experience and would highly
    Recommend.

  • Great day trip. My wife and I took the Turnagain Arm Tour with two other couples. Julie was our guide. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. She did a wonderful job taking us to great spots and explaining so much about each area and about Alaska. Well worth the experience.

  • Knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful scenery, and tasty treats. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was awesome!

  • Everything on our bucket list was touched on by our personable and knowledgeable guide. Leah gave us 100% and then some! Wildlife, geographies, history and gorgeous views. We had perfect weather and a perfect hostess! Highly recommend this tour.

  • Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and informative. The group was small and all questions were answered with details. It was pleasant and easy to interact the tour guide.

  • Matt was an extraordinary guide. We were small group and he was flexible in the tour schedule allowing us to see and understand more than one could expect. Absolutely the best day of the trip.

  • Excellent experience with a very knowledgeable guide.

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