Excursion Details

Turnagain Arm, Wildlife Conservation Center & Tram

WH1-100 | Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Mt. Alyeska Tram Mt. Alyeska Tram
  • Seward Highway Seward Highway
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Anchorage Anchorage
  • Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
You will see:
  • Turnagain Arm Turnagain Arm

Accessibility for people with disabilities Easy Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 6 hours

Tour Overview

Your first stop is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where animals unable to survive in the wild are given refuge in spacious habitats. Here, you can safely get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska's biggest land mammals, including moose, bison, bears and musk ox. You'll have 45 minutes at the non-profit center, including time for shopping in the gift shop.

Next, journey 30 minutes to the base of mighty Mt. Alyeska, home to one of the most breathtaking year-round destination resorts in the world. Ride Alyeska Resort's Glacier Express Tram and take in panoramic views of Turnagain Arm and the surrounding valley from 2,300 feet above its floor. You'll have 60 minutes here, including time for shopping.

The next stop on your journey is the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Located at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, it's a photographer's paradise with chances to see rare migratory birds, spawning salmon and other wildlife surrounded by the beauty of the Chugach National Forest and Cook Inlet.

The last leg of your adventure continues along the Seward Highway-Alaska's "Scenic Byway." Enjoy picturesque mountains as you travel 60 minutes en route to Anchorage. You'll be transferred to the downtown hospitality center or airport, depending upon your itinerary.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Tour to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Details:
Travel time: 00:50 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):55
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Details:
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):300
Time at site:01:10 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):100
Total number of steps:3
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):70 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour to Alyeska Resort

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):55
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Alyeska Resort & ride Tram

Details:
Transport type:Aerial Tram
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60
Time at site:01:40 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):50
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):100 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):55
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

Details:
Time at site:00:45 Inside Visit :No
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:No
Free Time at Site (minutes):45 Shopping available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour to Anchorage Airport or Hospitality Center

Details:
Travel time: 0:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):55
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This tour is available to passengers disembarking in Whittier with an overnight stay in Anchorage after their cruise or departing on flights after 4:45pm on the day of disembarkation. It is not available to passengers on back-to-back voyages who will stay onboard the ship and cruise back to Vancouver. The tour ends at the hospitality center at 2:15pm and at the Anchorage airport at 2:45pm. If you book this tour and already purchased a transfer, contact the onboard Tour Office so they may refund the transfer.

Whittier tours are only available to cruisetour guests who spend the first night of their package in Anchorage. Other cruisetour guests cannot take an excursion as they would miss the transfer to their next destination. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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