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Itinerary
Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitors Center to at your appointed tour departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment.

Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx.

After your visit, travel down Portage Glacier Road to view some of the glaciers in the area, and optionally enter the Portage Glacier Visitors Center for a look at the displays and a short film about the area ($5 admission not included).

Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.
Locations visited
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Chugach State Park
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Overview
The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included in this 4.5-hour tour.
Highlights
  • 4.5-hour tour to the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage
  • Scenic drive through the Turnagain Arm
  • Learn about the local ecosystem as you go
  • Visit the 12 endangered species housed at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Drive down Portage Glacier Road included
  • Round-trip transportation from Anchorage included
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Affordable tour

Great affordable tour as a student, Laura was very knowledgable and helpful. We were able to see a moose and her calf at potter marsh, glaciers and all sorts of wildlife at the conservatory.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting tour with a friendly knowledgeable tour guide.

This was a small tour group with a knowledgeable tour guide. It was well planned out. And, we got to see a lot around the city of Anchorage.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago
No Show

My party booked this tour months in advance. They decided to cancel at the last minute but word did not reach us in Anchorage. They chose to call my mother's home in New Jersey. We are still working on getting a refund.

Thank DrLeeB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OK way to venture out of Anchorage for a short tour

This short tour is a nice way to see the Alaska Wildlife Center and Portage Lake. The tour was easy to book and the van was comfortable. The tour could remove the stop on the return at the Artist Gallery (chain saw figures and local...More

1  Thank WGSparty
Reviewed 22 June 2018
schedule changed 3 days before tour date, no drive pick up back, self-help tour

It is nothing like the description and the previous review. We received a time and pick-up location change notice from Ben 3 days before the tour. A possible guess is they have more guests booking so decided to scattered the original one tour to several...More

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