No tour of Anchorage is complete without visiting Alaska's majestic glaciers and admiring the local fauna, and the Glacier and Wildlife Day Tour offers the perfect opportunity to do just that! This family-friendly excursion will take you to the famous Portage Glacier and the incredible Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, making it the best choice for those who want to get the full Alaskan experience in a single-day tour at an affordable price.
Your tour begins in Anchorage, where you'll be picked up by your knowledgeable guide at your hotel or a convenient meet-up spot before heading straight to the Portage Glacier, driving through scenic highways and panoramic views that perfectly encapsulate the rugged beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Upon arriving at the Portage Glacier, you'll board a large boat that will take you up close to the icy giant and several small icebergs that dot the lake. You can choose to relax in the heated cabin and take advantage of the big viewing windows, or you can head up to the topside deck for an unobstructed, albeit chilly, view of the glacier. As the boat gets within 300 yards of the icy blue face of the legendary Portage Glacier, you'll witness an incredible spectacle. If you're lucky, you might even see chunks of ice fall into the lake, a truly unforgettable sight!
After a quick lunch stop at the Portage Glacier lodge (lunch not included in the tour price), your tour of Anchorage continues with a visit to the incredible Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you'll get to spend 90 minutes walking from enclosure to enclosure, learning about the rescued animals that call this place their home. Orphaned and injured big game come to this incredible rehabilitation center to heal, and while some return to nature, most become permanent residents and members of the AWCC family. Here, you'll see black and brown bears, moose, caribou, wolves, musk ox, lynx, wood bison, and many more, making this an ideal destination for animal lovers of all ages.