Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour

Outdoor Activities in Girdwood
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Tour description

Explore the beautiful Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley with a private and local guide.

From Anchorage, we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of "All American Road". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautiful Hotel Alyeska and the ski town of Girdwood. Take an optional scenic tram to the top of Mt Alyeska for lunch with a view. Next stop Portage, where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise, stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round, providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards, head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places. Whats Included:      Services of a professional private tour guide      Door to door round trip transportation from Anchorage      A customized itinerary of stops and activities to suit your group's interests Whats Extra:       Alyeska Scenic Tram:  $25 pp  $12.50 child      Portage Lake Glacier Cruise:  $39 pp  $19 child (Available May-Sep)      Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center  $12.50 pp  Children Free

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Local guide

What's not included

  • Alyeska Scenic Tram: $25 pp $12.50 child
  • Portage Lake Glacier Cruise: $39 pp $19 child
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center $12.50 pp Children Free
  • Food


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small-group tour