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Glacier Turn Tour

An all inclusive and locally guided tour for guaranteed Alaskan wildlife, a glacier cruise, and aerial views! 

Price Per Person
$225
Duration
8 hours
Group Size
13
Dates
May 16 – September 15
Time(s)
10:45AM - 7:00PM

Glacier Turn Tour

Description, Itinerary, Tour Map, Details, Cancellation Policy, Travel Insurance

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 pick up at your hotel or the Salmon Berry office 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 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, however, 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!

Before containing our tour, stop at the Conservation Center's Gift Shop.

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.

To better the guest experience of everyone on tour, hotel pick ups are limited three hotels per tour, based on a first come first service basis. Book now to confirm your hotel pick up!

Overnighting at Alyeska Resort? Consider this tour as a great way to drive between Anchorage and the Resort in Girdwood! 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED


  • Local Alaskan Guide(s)

Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide (English Speaking)

Narration provided by the Boat Captain and National Forest Rangers onboard (English Speaking)

  • Small Group

A more personal experience of up to 13 guests in our clean and comfortable sprinter vans

  • All Inclusive

Admission into Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Guided tour through the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Time to visit the Gift Shop

Mt. Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride

Admission into Roundhouse Museum (when open to the public)

Portage Lake Glacier Boat Ride 

Lunch at a local eatery

  • Photo Stops

Stretch your legs for up close views or simply look through our panoramic windows

  • Snacks & Water

An assortment of complimentary snacks and water are available throughout the tour

  • Gear (Complimentary)

Access to our gently used gear (boots, snowpants, winter coats, raincoats, mittens, hats, etc.) is available

*Gear must be requested at time of booking to assure gear available during your tour

  • Hotel Pick Up (3 Hotels Per Tour)

Pick up available from major hotels and inns located within Anchorage or Girdwood

*Please note that we do limit pick ups to 3 hotels per tour. BOOK NOW TO CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP

  • Office Pick Up

Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage

*Please select "Meet at Salmon Berry Tours Office" at time of booking to confirm

  • Drop Off

Drop off is available from major hotels and inns located within Anchorage or Girdwood

*Drop off at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport may be available if requested in advance

NOT INCLUDED


  • Guide Gratuity

Tipping Recommendation: 10% - 15% of Tour Price

Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.

Day Tour Cancellation Policy: For cancellations outside of 14 days before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside of 14 days, no refund applies.

Salmon Berry Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Salmon Berry Tours is not affiliated with TravelSafe Insurance, nor do we offer any special discounts with them. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry Tours guest is instructive:

Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.

She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately. 

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