Alaska-Wildlife

Wildlife Encounters and Breathtaking Views with Six Departures Daily

Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for a guided drive along the spectacular Turnagain Arm. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and the stunning shoreline of Cook Inlet.

Your shuttle will take you directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you can see Alaskan wildlife up-close and learn more about the center’s conservation and research efforts. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned and injured animals who can’t survive in the wild.

Price: $99.00

Duration: approximately 4.5 hours

Included: Round-trip shuttle service with a tour of Turnagain Arm.

Excluded: Entrance fee into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Entrance fees are charged separately and can be purchase online once you get your shuttle ticket.

Tour Times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

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Things to Do

This tour includes a trip along the picturesque Turnagain Arm with opportunities to see Alaska wildlife.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center gives visitors the opportunity to see black and brown bear, elk, reindeer, wood bison, lynx and a number of other native animals in their natural habitat. Unique educational programs allow visitors to learn more about the conservation and rescue efforts of the center and get up close to some of their inhabitants.

What You Can Expect

Your journey to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center begins with a custom tour along Alaska’s scenic Seward Highway in a picturesque area known as Turnagain Arm. As we journey south there will be photo opportunity stops along the way.

This tour includes one hour at the wildlife center where you will be free to explore on your own.

Highlights of the tour are listed below.

Highlights

Beluga PointA popular photo stop with rich archaeological history. Enjoy panoramic views of Turnagain Arm and the chance to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales surfacing just off the rocky outcropping. Beluga whales are often sited during the latter part of July through August when the salmon are spawning in the area streams.

Portage ValleyHome to the 5-mile long Trail of Blue Ice and pristine Portage Lake. Enjoy breathtaking views of Explorer Glacier, walk through a local rainforest, and visit an overlook above Portage Lake that offers views of the many glaciers in the area.

CHOOSE FROM SIX DEPARTURES DAILY

Price: $99.00

Duration: approximately 4.5 hours

Included: Round-trip shuttle service with a tour of Turnagain Arm.

Excluded: Entrance fee into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Entrance fees are charged separately and can be purchase online once you get your shuttle ticket.

Tour Times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

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At a Glance

  • Departure Times

    Departs daily at
    9 am, 10 am, 11 am,
    Noon, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

  • Duration

    Approximately 4.5 hours

  • Cost

    $99 per person
    Additional ticket cost for entrance to Alaska Wildlife Center

Sights/Things to Do

  • Alaska Wildlife Center
    (requires ticket purchase)
  • Native Alaskan wildlife such as Dall sheep and Beluga whales
  • Portage Lake
  • Cook Inlet
  • Glaciers
  • Rainforest