Salmon Berry Tours was founded in 2005 and at that time offered walking tours of Anchorage. This past year it earned Anchorage's Tour Operator of the Year Award. Learn more about our great story!READ MORE
This is the spectacular Turnagain Arm tour, where some of the best scenery in Alaska resides. We start the day off in Anchorage, heading south to Mt. Alyeska. The summit of Mt. Alyeska is almost 4,000 feet high and its slopes average 54 feet of snow every year. We’ll take a tram up to 2,280 ft and the viewing decks of the Roundhouse Museum. Weather permitting, we’ll see several glaciers from this viewpoint, as well as Turnagain Arm from the museum’s viewing decks. Then we’ll take the...
This is the spectacular Turnagain Arm tour, where some of the best scenery in Alaska resides. We start the day off in Anchorage, heading south to Mt. Alyeska. The summit of Mt. Alyeska is almost 4,000 feet high and its slopes average 54 feet of snow every year. We’ll take a tram up to 2,280 ft and the viewing decks of the Roundhouse Museum. Weather permitting, we’ll see several glaciers from this viewpoint, as well as Turnagain Arm from the museum’s viewing decks. Then we’ll take the tram back down the mountain for lunch at our favorite eatery at the base of the Chugach mountains. You’ll feast on the bottomless soup of the day, famous sourdough bread, and delicious desserts (Note: seasonally, our lunch venue may occasionally change. Please let us know your dietary restrictions in advance). Non-alcoholic beverages are included. Enjoy lunch family-style: indoors, or outside among the beautiful flowers.
After an Alaska-sized lunch, we’ll travel on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rescue and rehabilitation organization for Alaska’s wild mammals. Here we’ll view grizzly bears, eagles, families of elk and bison, wolves and other furry friends.
Up next it’s glaciers! We’ll get up close and personal with Portage Glacier on a 1-hour cruise across Portage Lake. An on-board naturalists will share interpretive facts and stories about the land, the local flora and fauna, and the beautiful glaciers of the Portage Valley. Together we’ll learn about glaciers and watch (and listen) to Portage Glacier, which once filled the entire valley and connected what are now five separate glaciers. Your captain aboard the MV Ptarmigan will take you to a safe distance from the edge of the glacier so you can experience its radiant hues and ancient power.
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.
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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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