Alaska-Wildlife

Tour the Scenic Turnagain Arm and Visit a Local Wildlife Center

Start your day with a tour of Turnagain Arm and a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then head out to enjoy all the sights Anchorage has to offer.

Price: $79.00

Duration: approximately 3.5

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 purchased online as an addition to your shuttle ticket.

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Things to Do

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a highlight of any trip to Alaska. See native wildlife up-close and learn more about the center’s conservation and research efforts through exhibits and educational programs. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned and injured animals who can’t survive in the wild.

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. Your driver will point out areas of interest and make a short stop at Beluga Point where whales and Dall sheep are often spotted.

Next, it’s on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have one hour to explore on your own. See wildlife such as black and brown bears, moose, and wood bison and learn more about the center’s conservation efforts.

Trust us when we say this trip is a treat you won’t want to miss! Highlights of the tour are listed below.

Highlights

Beluga Point: A 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.

You will spend approximately one hour at the Alaska Wildlife Center and will be free to roam on your own during that time. The driver will instruct you where to be when the shuttle is ready to leave. Please be on time since your driver will need to remain on schedule for their next tour.

Price: $79.00

Duration: approximately 3.5

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 purchased online as an addition to your shuttle ticket.

DEPARTS DAILY AT 8AM

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At a Glance

  • Departure Times

    Departs daily at 8 am

  • Duration

    Approximately 3.5 hours roundtrip

  • Cost

    $79.00 per person
    Entrance fee to Wildlife Conservation Center

Sights/Things to Do

  • Shuttle tour of Turnagain Arm
  • Beluga Point – popular photo stop along Cook Inlet, possible sightings of Dall sheep and beluga whales
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – separate entrance ticket required
  • Girdwood – explore the best of Alaskan scenery in the shadow of the Chugach Mountain Range