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Glacier & Wildlife Discovery Tour provided by Planet Earth Adventures

Glacier & Wildlife Discovery Tour

Glacier & Wildlife Discovery Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
After morning pickup at your Anchorage hotel, soak in the scenery as you head towards the Portage Glacier. Along the way, stop at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge and Beluga Point for photo ops of the Turnagain Arm, a narrow waterway that is part of the Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, moose, and eagles that live in the Chugach National Forest. Continue to the US Forest Service visitor center near Portage Glacier. The glacier is no longer visible from the visitor center due to its retreat, however, your cruise across Portage Lake takes you within 300 yards (100 meters) of the glacier, where you can snap photos and watch for chunks of ice crashing into the water. Once you have seen the glacier, drive to the nearby Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a large nature reserve situated at the entrance to Portage Valley. The center rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals, including some of Alaska's largest land animals such as elk, moose, deer, caribou, bison, bears, musk ox, and birds of prey. Learn about these amazing creatures. In the afternoon, wind up the road into the Chugach Mountains for panoramic views of the Turnagain Arm and beyond. At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to your hotel in Anchorage.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33156P4
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Local Guide • Professional photographer guide (when available) • Bottled water • Light snacks • Spanish-speaking guide (when available) • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Pickups from private homes, apartments or B&B's. If this is your case, please contact the supplier for the nearest pick up location
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ Hotel pick-ups for this tour start approximately 30 minutes prior to the tour time on your voucher. Tour will begin after all pick ups are complete. Tour times are approximate and can be affected by accidents on the road and/or road construction. ABOUT HOTEL PICK-UPS & LOCATIONS Hotel pick ups are limited to three (3) hotels per tour. Actual pick up location may change even though you selected a hotel from the drop-down menu. You will be advised of the alternate pick up location if we have reached our maximum 3 pick up hotels. Please note that we do not pick up at private homes, businesses, apartments or B&B's, if this is your case, please call about alternate pick up location. Drop off at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport may be available upon request. PLEASE PROVIDE US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION It is important for us to know the location of your hotel and also a way to call you. Please provide a good cell number to call you while you are traveling in Alaska. Your home number or land line does not help us in contacting you. Also know that sometimes cell phones do not work well while in Alaska and if we cannot get in touch with you, we will not know where to pick you up!! CONFIRMATIONS - REMINDERS - PICK UP TIME - PICK UP LOCATION We will use the cell phone number that you provide us to text you and update you with any changes to your tour and also to confirm the pick up time. We will send you a text to confirm your pick details about 24 hours prior to your tour. You may also get another text message from your guide on the day of your tour. CANCELLATIONS If you need to cancel your tour, please do not call us. For cancellations you will need to contact VIATOR directly. We are unable to cancel a booking made through VIATOR on your behalf. Please do not send us text messages, emails or leave phone messages if you are trying to cancel your tour. Doing any of these does not constitute a cancellation. Due to the amount of emails and calls that we receive on a daily basis, we cannot not reply to cancellation messages & phone calls.
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional Local Guide • Professional photographer guide (when available) • Bottled water • Light snacks • Spanish-speaking guide (when available) • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Pickups from private homes, apartments or B&B's. If this is your case, please contact the supplier for the nearest pick up location
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ Hotel pick-ups for this tour start approximately 30 minutes prior to the tour time on your voucher. Tour will begin after all pick ups are complete. Tour times are approximate and can be affected by accidents on the road and/or road construction. ABOUT HOTEL PICK-UPS & LOCATIONS Hotel pick ups are limited to three (3) hotels per tour. Actual pick up location may change even though you selected a hotel from the drop-down menu. You will be advised of the alternate pick up location if we have reached our maximum 3 pick up hotels. Please note that we do not pick up at private homes, businesses, apartments or B&B's, if this is your case, please call about alternate pick up location. Drop off at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport may be available upon request. PLEASE PROVIDE US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION It is important for us to know the location of your hotel and also a way to call you. Please provide a good cell number to call you while you are traveling in Alaska. Your home number or land line does not help us in contacting you. Also know that sometimes cell phones do not work well while in Alaska and if we cannot get in touch with you, we will not know where to pick you up!! CONFIRMATIONS - REMINDERS - PICK UP TIME - PICK UP LOCATION We will use the cell phone number that you provide us to text you and update you with any changes to your tour and also to confirm the pick up time. We will send you a text to confirm your pick details about 24 hours prior to your tour. You may also get another text message from your guide on the day of your tour. CANCELLATIONS If you need to cancel your tour, please do not call us. For cancellations you will need to contact VIATOR directly. We are unable to cancel a booking made through VIATOR on your behalf. Please do not send us text messages, emails or leave phone messages if you are trying to cancel your tour. Doing any of these does not constitute a cancellation. Due to the amount of emails and calls that we receive on a daily basis, we cannot not reply to cancellation messages & phone calls.
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
A minimum number of people per booking is required for this tour to operate.
Glacier Cruise portion of the tour is subject to weather conditions.
Activity level: EASY.
Guests should be able to walk short distances on uneven ground. Trail 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. We strongly recommend that guests requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing assistance. Neither Planet Earth Adventures nor our suppliers may physically lift or assist guests onto transportation vehicles or otherwise.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
We have limited number of infant/child seats. These must be requested in advance if you have a child. If it is NOT requested at the time of booking, we will NOT have them on the day of the tour.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Beluga Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Seward Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Portage Glacier
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chugach State Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Resort643844
4 contributions
This was well organized and multiple stops all very interesting. Our guide Tanner was excellent
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This was well organized and multiple stops all very interesting. Our guide Tanner was excellent. He is a local and pointed out many interesting facts along the way as well as personal experiences.The transport van was very comfortable.
Written 29 August 2021
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LoveTravel425
Snoqualmie, WA32 contributions
Great glacier tour!
Our tour guide Matt was fantastic! He was very friendly and shared a wealth of information about the sites. The tour group was a total of 8 so very manageable and Matt was great at making sure everyone had a chance to take pictures, have restroom stops and good places to eat! I would highly recommend our tour guide to others as well as the tour company!
Written 27 August 2021
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Steve J
Yorkville, NY9 contributions
MUST-DO TOUR!
Aug. 2021
You might think that a 6-hour tour in a Mercedes-Benz transport would be an extremely long day. Well, ditch that assumption and sign up for this tour as a MUST DO while in Alaska. Scott, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing - had tons of information about geography, wildlife, and glaciers. Scott made this excursion so much fun that time literally flew by. As other reviewers noted, our group was never limited on time at any location nor rushed around in a hurried manner. We absolutely loved this trip and would highly recommend it without hesitation.

*The van is very comfortable and spaced out. My wife and I sat in the last row and did *not* get motion sickness when we have in the past. Dress in warm, removable layers and bring a winter hat because the breeze off of the glacier is a bit chilly.

Amazing job, Scott!! Thank you for making our experience second to none!!!
Written 24 August 2021
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a3potter
7 contributions
Fun Adventure Packed Day!
Aug. 2021
This was an awesome tour. Zac our tour guide was very informative and made this a really fun, adventure packed day! Each stop was an adventure and we were never pushed to leave too quick or there for too long. The Portage glacier cruise is something we will never forget. Seeing a glacier up close is awe inspiring! We did not feel like a sardine on the bus ride either.
Written 24 August 2021
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Escape604326
1 contribution
Nice tour
We have a wonderful time with Scott. Portage glacier is beautiful. We watched salmon migration and wild animals such as moose; bear; eagle and other animals. The view of city of Anchorage is great. Thanks Scott for everything.
Written 23 August 2021
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RandSand
Poway, CA273 contributions
Fun day
Aug. 2021
Well, it seems you can't go wrong with whoever you get for a guide, but we had Zac. He was terrific, although as it turned out it was also his last day, so our pace was very relaxed. This is a great way to get out of Anchorage for a day and see the sights, especially the Portage Glacier.
Written 22 August 2021
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kristi
Carlsbad, CA2 contributions
Fantastic tour
Scott was our tour guide and did a fantastic job of engaging the entire group. From older adults to my young children. He educated us on a lot of the history which was just fascinating. The views were breathtaking and the trip was overall just amazing. My kids loved everything about it which is saying a lot. The glacier boat tour was fantastic and very educational. We loved the animal refuge as well. The Bears were so delightful and we were way closer to wildlife than we ever would be in a zoo. Highly recommend this tour and will definitely be using this group again next time we come to Alaska
Written 17 August 2021
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Kimberly G
1 contribution
Amazing Glacier Tour
This tour was so informative and a great way to see the glaciers and Turnagin peninsula. 10 people max on the tour ride. The driver LeLinda was so nice and informative. It was a beautiful day!
Written 15 August 2021
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Turtle Traveler13
2 contributions
Go on this tour!
Aug. 2021
What an awesome excursion! We booked this tour based on the description and reviews we read from other travelers. We had a fantastic experience! Our tour guide was LeLinda, and she rocked it! She texted us about an hour before she picked us up at our hotel in Anchorage, at 8:45 am. Such a smart and helpful courtesy. We were immediately impressed with her professional and friendly demeanor. Her knowledge of Alaska, and everything about our tour was so helpful and presented in such a welcoming and approachable way that it felt more like we were driving around with an old friend who knew a lot about Alaska and loved living there. We stopped and picked up another couple and a family at another hotel, and were on our way. The day was full and a great balance of driving, sightseeing, stops, photo ops, walking, riding on a ferry to see Portage Glacier, seeing wildlife, and a shopping opportunity at the Conservation Center gift shop. We highly recommend this excursion tour to anyone who has the 7 or so hours of time in Anchorage. And, we hope you are lucky enough to get LeLinda as your guide! She was the best!!! Thank you so much!
Written 15 August 2021
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kgkrivin
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Awesome!
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing! LeLinda was a wonderful guide sharing huge amounts of information! Had a great time!
Written 15 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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5/5 stars
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Great wildlife tour
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Great value!
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Alaska is a gem
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Amazing tour
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