TURNAGAIN ARM SHUTTLE SERVICE
EXPLORE ANCHORAGE'S MOST SCENIC HIGHWAY KNOWN AS TURNAGAIN ARM:
TURNAGAIN ARM TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
This drive is the crown jewel of the Anchorage area and is not to be missed. On this tour you will see these highlights.
Beluga Point: Popular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm where it's possible to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales.
Portage Valley: Visit Explorer Glacier and witness the Middle Glacier, Byron Glacier, Burns Glacier, Shakespeare Glacier, walk through a Rainforest and then stop at Portage Glacier Lodge to grab a bite to eat and enjoy on our ride back towards Anchorage. These views are life altering and change every day.
Turnagain Art Gallery: Owned and operated by professional, competitive wood carvers, the gallery is full of stunning sculptures, unique jewelry, deeply touching paintings and photographic prints. The highlight of Turnagain Gallery is seeing the world class, life size chain saw carvings of Alaskan Animals. If you're lucky the artist will be on the grounds carving, filling the air with the scent of fresh pine.
Potter Marsh: With its nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm, Potter Marsh is peppered by spruce, cottonwoods and alder trees. It's one of the most accessible and scenic wildlife viewing areas in Anchorage. About halfway along the boardwalk, Rabbit Creek flows underneath and provides a good spot to see spawning chinook, coho, or humpback salmon from May to August, depending on the species. Moose also frequent the marsh all year long. May and June are good times to see these large ungulates, standing in the marsh foraging for new growth.
VISIT TURNAGAIN ARM AT YOUR LEISURE:
Round-Trip Turnagain Arm Shuttle Service: Visit Indian Valley Goldmine, Girdwood/Alyeska, Alaska and Portage Valley. On this journey you will get the Turnagain Arm Tour described above and be dropped-off at any of the locations mentioned below. Please visit our packages tab located above for suggested itineraries and additional information.
Portage Valley: Enjoy a meal or snack at Portage Day Lodge and enjoy stunning hiking trails like the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail. You can also rent bicycles for a relaxing tour of the Valley. Other activities include taking the one-hour cruise on Portage Lake up to the face of Portage Glacier and discover the geology and natural history of Portage Valley at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. -- The Trail of Blue Ice.
Girdwood: This beautiful valley is home to the Alyeska Resort where you can take the Aerial Tram up Mount Alyeska for breath taking views of mountains, ocean, and glaciers. You can also hike up Mount Alyeska and take the Tram ride down, or enjoy the Winner's Creek Trail through pristine temperate rain forest. Some other activities include helicopter glacier landings and guided glacier hikes. Please visit the concierge desk at the Alyeska Resort for more info on other activities.
Indian Valley Mine: Try gold panning and visit the museum to get a taste of gold mining history at this National Historic Site.
What You Can Expect when you take the Shuttle to these drop off and pick up locations:
Pickup and drop-off points are the Anchorage Visitors Center. Your shuttle ticket will include a tour of Turnagain Arm. During the drive to Portage, you will be awe inspired by the scenery which is a jaw-dropping experience. Once we reach your desired drop off location you will be able to get off and enjoy any self-guided excursions you wish. All customers will have pre-arranged pick up times and must have a cell phone so that drivers can reach you, which ensures your enjoyment.
Drop off locations:
Portage Valley Road where you can take in the five mile hike along the Blue Ice Trail, Hike Byron Glacier Trail or Take the Portage Glacier Cruise, the mini mall at Girdwood is where you can take the town's free bus service and Indian Valley Mine.
So join us for the scenic drive along Alaska's most famous drive. Cheers and tears of joy are welcome!
Turnagain Arm Tour customers will not be getting off the shuttle, it is a round trip tour. If you would like to get off the shuttle you may upgrade your ticket online. To upgrade your ticket there is a $15.00 change fee. Those who disembark and have not booked a return trip, will be responsible for your own return arrangements. We want to ensure you have a pleasant experience so please remain aware of this.
If you have booked a Turnagain Shuttle ticket you will be on the tour until your drop off location. To enhance your experience, please remind your driver of your drop off location.
Note: Please ensure you have a working cell phone if you plan to utilize the shuttle. Sprint cell phone service is spotty and often does not work. International customers, it is recommended that you buy a SIM card or purchase cell phone service while in Alaska. Remember the Shuttle Service is a transport service and does not seek out or look for people. Situational awareness, self-responsibility and civility are respected and appreciated in Alaska. We offer this to our guests in the spirit of goodwill and appreciate these courtesies from your tribe too!
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