Turnagain Arm Tour

Turnagain Arm Tour
Outdoor Activities > Nature & Wildlife > Nature & Wildlife
$149
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

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. Enjoy lunch in the town of Girdwood and 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.

From the time your guide meets you at 9am in front of your Anchorage hotel, this tour is full of the wildlife and scenery that made you want to visit Alaska.

Leave the rush of Anchorage behind as you drive on the Seward Highway, where the Chugach Mountains dramatically rise up from the waters of Turnagain Arm. Because this tour is only for small groups, you're ensured an intimate, personalized experience with your local Alaska guide, who can also provide tips on wilderness photography and how to capture the beauty. At scenic stops like Beluga Point, scan the horizon for caribous and moose and snap a couple of photos, as you drive toward the edge of Portage Valley and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Inside this 140-acre compound, learn how injured and orphaned animals are cared for and rehabilitated, and observe moose, muskox, bears, eagles and deer. After experiencing Alaska's largest land mammals you'll continue the tour in Girdwood—a small but popular ski resort town at the base of Mt. Alyeska. Purchase lunch in a local eatery and explore a bit around town, before making the drive through the Chugach Mountains for unforgettable views. 

At the end of six hours, this tour finishes when your guide drops you back at your Anchorage hotel. 

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. Enjoy lunch in the town of Girdwood and 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.