Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Self-Guided Tour

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Self-Guided Tour
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$75
Duration: 3 to 8 hrs
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Description

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Turnagain Arm Shuttle Pass 

Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Center.  This self-guided Wildlife Tour is truly ideal for the independent traveler.  The self-guided Wildlife Tour allows you freedom to break away from tour groups and explore on your own and return when you want.  On the way down to the Wildlife Center you will be traveling down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway known as Turnagain Arm. You will make a stop at Beluga Point, Turnagain Art Gallery and then on to the Portage Glacier Lodge where you can enjoy lunch or a snack.  The return journey back to Anchorage is simple: just hop on any shuttle back to Anchorage.  It’s that easy.

Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle on the hour that you choose and return when you want.  

Highlights

Beluga Point:  Popular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm.  Possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales. 

Turnagain Art Gallery:  Owned and operated by professional, competitive wood carvers, the gallery is full of stunning sculptures, jewelry, paintings and photographic prints. 

Portage Valley: Enjoy a meal at Portage Day Lodge and enjoy stunning hiking trails like the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail.  You can also rent a bicycle for a relaxing tour of the Valley. Other activities include taking the one-hour cruise on Portage Lake up to the face of Portage Glacier or discovering the geology and natural history of Portage Valley at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. (Additional fees apply) 

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: One of the top-visited attractions in Alaska.  View Alaska's most famous animals in a natural, open setting.  During your visit, you'll have a chance to get great pictures of Grizzlies, Moose, Musk Ox, Caribou, Bison, Wolves, and more. (Admission to the Wildlife Center is included in price of tour) 

Here is what you'll get:

Round-trip shuttle service between Anchorage and Portage Glacier Valley, the Crowning Jewel of Alaska, and shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Enjoy the flexibility and the many sights and scenic adventures offered along Turnagain Arm, an area known as one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Allow approximately 4-6 hours for this self-guided tour.  There are shuttles departing and returning every hour. (please check the schedule) Seats are first-come, first-serve. Your shuttle ticket will be confirmed on the outbound for this hop on hop off shuttle instantly after making a booking. (Note to customers who are not flexible:  You can upgrade to a confirmed reserved seat at our website at TurnagainShuttle.com.) During the 1- hour drive to Portage, you will be awe inspired by the scenery which is a jaw-dropping experience in itself.  On the return trip, listen for recommendations on where to grab a bite to eat in Anchorage. With shuttles departing and returning every hour, coming and going on the Turnagain Arm Shuttle couldn’t be easier. Seats on the return are first-come, first-serve.  

What is so great about this tour is when your done with your adventure you have the choice of going on to another.  Your Turnagain Shuttle Pass is an all-day pass. 

How great is that?

So join us for the scenic drive along the famous Turnagain Arm to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Turnagain Arm Shuttle Pass 

Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Center.  This self-guided Wildlife Tour is truly ideal for the independent traveler.  The self-guided Wildlife Tour allows you freedom to break away from tour groups and explore on your own and return when you want.  On the way down to the Wildlife Center you will be traveling down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway known as Turnagain Arm. You will make a stop at Beluga Point, Turnagain Art Gallery and then on to the Portage Glacier Lodge where you can enjoy lunch or a snack.  The return journey back to Anchorage is simple: just hop on any shuttle back to Anchorage.  It’s that easy.