Spencer Glacier Sightseeing & Float Trip

10 hours | Anchorage | 1 A K - A N C - 7 4 0
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$ 289.95
Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Glaciers
  • Chugach National Forest
  • Prince William Sound
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Leave Anchorage by train following the shoreline of Turnagain Arm where beluga whales feed on small fish and salmon head to spawning grounds. This area is part of the Chugach National Forest the-second-largest National Forest in the U.S. You'll pass Girdwood then into the port of Whittier, passing through two tunnels. Whittier is the gateway to Prince William Sound and its magnificent glaciers. The train continues south down the Placer Valley leaving the highway behind and heading into an area only accessible by train. You'll stop at Spencer Glacier among habitat populated by bear, moose, coyotes and wolves. Your adventure operates under permit from the Chugach National Forest and your professional guide will meet you while on the train before you disembark at Spencer. Then, you will begin your raft trip on Spencer Lake formed by Spencer Glacier. Float among the icebergs as your guide explains the natural history of the area. The trip ends with a gentle raft trip down the Placer River where you will meet up with the Alaska Railroad for your trip back to Portage. You will then board a deluxe motor coach for the transfer back to Anchorage.

Special Notes:

Guests need to make sure they do not reserve Land Excursions on the day of cruise tour arrival or departure that will conflict with their air schedules. Please allow at least two hours between the time your land excursion begins or ends and your flight.

Minimum age is 5. Dress in warm layers. Bring a raincoat. A light snack and bottled water will be provided at Spencer Lake. Additional snacks and beverages available for purchase onboard the train (at own expense). Travel time is approximately 1½ hour each way.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Lunch

Time at site:
00:30

Train ride to Spencer Glacier

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
150
Time at site:
3:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Spencer Glacier Scenic Float

Transport type:
Raft
Time at site:
02:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Train ride to portage

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
150
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Motorcoach ride to Anchorage

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
1:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes