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Enjoy your hour long guided drive along Turnagain Arm to the scenic town of Girdwood where your Salmon Berry...

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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
Full Day
Season(s)
DatesMay 17 – September 18
Time(s)10:30am - 6:30pm

This full day tour from Anchorage includes a local guide, an aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, fresh lunch in Girdwood, a visit to 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...

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This full day tour from Anchorage includes a local guide, an aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, fresh lunch in Girdwood, a visit to 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, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a 200-acre natural habitat that provides wildlife education and rehabilitation for some of Alaska’s favorite animals! This is Alaska’s only guaranteed wildlife viewing! Get close enough to observe and photograph some of our favorite land animals such as Bald Eagles, moose, reindeer, bison, wolves, and more!

Then, take a one-hour cruise across Portage Lake to Portage Glacier! 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 bottled Alaska Glacier Wellness 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! 

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. 

Live Chat Salmon Berry experts can assist with information and recommendations for your trip.

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