Alaska's Seward Highway "voted one of the most scenic byways in America" climbs over mountain passes where you're surrounded by jaw-dropping views of jagged peaks, rain forests, crystal lakes and an inlet that pours out into the Pacific Ocean with tides of 35 feet. This highway truly is a photographer's dream. Potter Marsh marks the end of city views and the beginning of wilderness, it is absolutely a "birder's, wildlife and beluga whale paradise" While driving along this road, we stop at many opportunities which include Beluga Point, Indian Valley Gold Mine, Turnagain Gallery, Girdwood/Alyeska, and Portage Valley with an opportunity to take in the Portage Glacier Cruise and on the way back stop and walk the board walk at Potter Marsh.
Customers can create itineraries utilizing our suggested packages located above. Many choose to use us up to three days in a row just to make sure they see it all. Be sure to plan enough time to get the full soul healing experience you deserve! The one thing activity you MUST do is plan to spend time on Turnagain Arm seeing Portage Valley and Girdwood/Alyeska.
For those who just do not have the time to get off and EXPLORER you will not want to miss our Turnagain Arm Tour because many customers describe Turnagain Arm as "A MUST SEE DESTINATION" they even go so far as to say if you missed Turnagain Arm "YOU MISSED ALASKA." Taking our Turnagain Arm Tour gives you the "BEST OF TURNAGAIN ARM." Those customers must take our 4.5 hour tour just to take it all in.
This tour offers the most value for the money…
Take our breathtaking ride down the Seward Highway voted top scenic byways in America where you will view awe-inspiring stops along Turnagain Arm.
Alaska's Seward Highway climbs over mountain passes where you're surrounded by jaw-dropping views of jagged peaks, rain forests, crystal lakes and the Pacific Ocean. This highway truly is, a photographer's dream. Potter Marsh marks the end of city views and the beginning of wilderness—it's absolutely a "birder's" paradise! While driving along this road, we stop at many opportunities with ample time to take in the breathtaking views that will make your soul sing.
Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Girdwood/Alyeska a small resort, quaint, alpine ski village. This self-guided tour to Girdwood is truly ideal for the independent traveler who enjoys breathtaking views and the chance to spend time in Girdwood, hiking or the many other adventures offered here. Please do your homework and explore exciting adventure found here in Girdwood.
Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to the Portage Glacier Lodge. This self-guided Portage Glacier adventure is truly idea for the independent traveler. Your shuttle will take you directly to Portage Glacier Lodge at Portage Valley where you can enjoy a meal and enjoy stunning hiking trails like the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail. You may even want to hike the trail of blue ice and take in the 7 other hanging glaciers in the area.
We'll let you in on a little secret:
The Best Animal Sightings are found at the popular Alaska Zoo which has the most stunning variety of Alaska's largest, smallest, exotic, and most endangered Alaskan wildlife. The Alaska Zoo provides unprecedented access to captivating wildlife with habitats to mimic their natural setting. The Alaska Zoo is nestled under the Chugach Mountain Range and is near the entrance of the Chugach State Park and Turnagain Arm. The park contains approximately 495,000 acres of land and is one of the four largest state parks in the United States. The region contains extensive ocean shoreline, abundant lakes, massive glaciers and ice fields. Lined with rainforests strings, mountains, nearby inlets and glaciers—home to the land's distinctive animals—it's the ideal location for spotting Alaska's "Big Five": grizzlies, caribou, Dall sheep, grey wolves and moose.
Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Girdwood/Alyeska Resort, a small, quaint, alpine ski village. This self-guided Alyeska Tram ride is truly ideal for the independent traveler who enjoys breathtaking views.
Your shuttle will take you directly to Girdwood after a jaw dropping tour of Turnagain Arm where you can take the free Glacier Valley Transit shuttle to the Alyeska Resort and ride the Tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy stunning hiking trails and views that will take your breath away and make your heart palpitate. If you are adventuresome and can catch the spirit of Alaska, which challenges others to climb, -- you can hike the trail up and catch a FREE ride down the tram.
Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to the Portage Glacier Cruise. This self-guided Portage Glacier Cruise is truly ideal for the independent traveler.
Your shuttle will take you directly to Portage Glacier Lodge at Portage Valley where you can enjoy a meal and stunning hiking trails like the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail. You can also take the one-hour cruise on Portage Lake up to the face of Portage Glacier.
This tour offers wildlife encounters up close!
Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for the guided drive along spectacular Turnagain Arm. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountains and the scenery of Cook Inlet. At the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center [AWCC], jaws drop in awe-even those of seasoned longtime Alaskans.
Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Indian Valley Gold mine. This self-guided Goldpanning adventure is an opportunity to visit a real mine that helped shape the area. The Goldpanning Tour is truly ideal for the independent traveler who enjoys breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm.
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Shuttle prices are based on roundtrip and designed for you to get from point A to Point B and back.
Most places you will want to visit take at least 5 hours and the roundtrip without getting off takes 4.5 hours. So plan your day wisely.
Remember you are going into the Chugach State Park it's one of Alaska's largest parks. The park has Snow capped mountains, breathtaking scenery with non stop outdoor beauty. It can take up to three days to see it all!
It's often said, if you miss Turnagain Arm you missed Alaska!
All shuttle passengers must have their printed vouchers with them to board the shuttle and while on-board,
as voucher checks are periodically completed. Driver has no capability to issue vouchers and does not carry money or vouchers.
Three day passes
There is so much to see and do along Turnagain Arm.
Do you have three days and more in Anchorage?
Then you may want to purchase our most economical option of a three day Turnagain Arm Shuttle Pass so you can do more at your leisure.
Three day passes are designed to be used by the purchaser or designated name on the pass. ID will be required to use three day passes.