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Anchorage Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Value

By PicTours Alaska, Inc.
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Experience the Big Outdoors and Portage Glacier Cruise!
See the amazing beauty that surrounds Anchorage.

This special tour does not follow any set route. Nor does it follow a time table.

Use your time wisely by going into the wilderness to see wildlife and view glaciers. Summer only: an option, on a 80 ft. cruise ship. (available 11am departure only and May 24 - Sep 21.)

We follow the sun, the wind and our hearts to navigate your vacation towards the most scenic locations capable for the day of your tour.

The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience includes entrance into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. During summer you'll have an option to include a glacier cruise on the mv Ptarmigan.

Learn about our rich history and see the Ring of Glaciers. This award winning tour can not be replicated by any other service or shuttle.

The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience offers highly trained Adventure Guides who's sole purpose is making your vacation memories last a lifetime.

Activity location

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    • Mile 79 Seward Highway,
    • 99587, Girdwood, Alaska, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
    • 600 West 7th Avenue
    • 99501, Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedBottled water
  • What's includedWhat's includedDriver/guide
  • What's includedWhat's includedSnacks
  • What's includedWhat's includedEntertainment
  • What's includedWhat's includedProfessional local guide & scout
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive commentary on board
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedPtarmigan ship - $49 will be excluded from ticket if not specifically selected while booking.
  • What's excludedWhat's excluded$49 Glacier Cruise ship upgrade may be added directly from PicTours Alaska's website.

Know before you book

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Glacier Cruise Upgrade Available Summer months Only

Activity itinerary

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • 1h
  • Admission ticket included
Guided Tour within conservation park to see brown bear, wolves and bison. Photography lessons offered.
Chugach National Forest
  • 50m
  • Admission ticket included
Ring of Glaciers. A wonder of glaciers that surround a lake filled with pure glacial run off. As we return to Anchorage, live entertainment is offered.
Beluga Point
  • 15m
Scenic Viewpoint to Beluga whale watch Free photography lessons offered.
Portage Glacier
  • 1h
  • Admission ticket not included
Available only during summer, from June to August, optional-Upgrade. Glacier Cruise to be upclose to Portage Glacier. See up close the face of Portage Glacier on the Ptarmigan Cruise ship. See up to 14 glaciers embedded within rugged mountains of the Chugach National Forest, that form the Ring of Glaciers. This Cruise, can be upgraded for an additional $45--this is not included in the regular tour cost. The Portage Glacier cruise is in conjunction with the U.S. Dept of Agriculture and hosted by a U.S. Park Ranger. This boat ride is NOT included in Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience basic tour. The regular tour, without cruise ship upgrade, still views glaciers within Glacier Valley. Free Photography Lessons offered.
Chugach State Park
  • 10m
Bird Point and selective Viewpoints to photograph soaring eagles, mountain goats, whales or walk upon alpine meadows. Free photography lessons offered.
Cook Inlet
  • 10m
Our tour will view the Cook Inlet. We will discuss the history of the Inlet as well as, Captain Cook who the Cook Inlet is named from.
  • 10m
Girdwood, Alaska will be featured during this tour. With a rich gold mining history, Girdwood, Alaska is a milestone during this trip.
Downtown (Pass by)
Anchorage City Tour as we exit into the wilderness/
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary (Pass by)
See amazing flying wildlife as well as the marsh areas that are home to moose, salmon and other migrating wildlife.
Indian Valley Mine, National Historic Site (Pass by)
Learn and see the historic Gold Rush of 1890, Eureka!
Bird Creek (Pass by)
See the scenic valley views. Look for seasonal bears and eagles.
  • 10m
Once an active gold mining community is now home to a large ski-resort
Alyeska Ski Area (Pass by)
See the mountains that host a double-black ski run.
Byron Glacier Trail
  • 15m
  • Admission ticket included
Seasonal Self-Guided walk to the foot of Byron Glacier. Typically, later May to mid Sept.
Whittier (Pass by)
See the tunnel entrance to one of America's longest shared rail-and-road tunnel.
Explorer Glacier
  • 15m
See the scenic glacial ponds of Explorer Glacier. When seasonally available we walk on the Blue Ice Trail.
Williwaw Campground (Pass by)
See Glacier Valley campgrounds
Trail of Blue Ice (Pass by)
Walk on America's most northern rain forest
McHugh Creek Recreation Area (Pass by)
Wonderful viewpoint of Chickaloon Bay
Dimond Center Mall (Pass by)
See our states' largest indoor mall.
Flattop Mountain Trail (Pass by)
Above 3000 feet, a notable mountain peak viewable throughout Anchorage
Alaska Railroad (Pass by)
With a rich historic footprint in Anchorage the rail system is viewable during our tour


Activity location

  • LOB_ACTIVITIESLOB_ACTIVITIESAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    • Mile 79 Seward Highway,
    • 99587, Girdwood, Alaska, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEDena'ina Civic and Convention Center
    • 600 West 7th Avenue
    • 99501, Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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