Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience. Best Anchorage Value

6 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


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.


  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional local guide & scout
  • Entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Chugach National Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

Guided Tour within conservation park to see brown bear, wolves and bison.

Photography lessons offered.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chugach National Forest, Alaska

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.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Beluga Point, Mile 110, Seward Hwy Mile 110 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99516

Scenic Viewpoint to Beluga whale watch

Free photography lessons offered.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Portage Glacier, Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chugach State Park, Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

Bird Point and selective Viewpoints to photograph soaring eagles, mountain goats, whales or walk upon alpine meadows.

Free photography lessons offered.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Girdwood, Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska

Girdwood, Alaska will be featured during this tour. With a rich gold mining history, Girdwood, Alaska is a milestone during this trip.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Glacier Cruise Upgrade Available Summer months Only
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • all individual personal seating areas are completely sanitized including air conditioning system..
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 105 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

We had a great time and learned quite a bit from Josh and Linda. The weather was rainy/sleet but Josh was quick to recommend finding other cool spots along the route. Aside from the amazing views and cool wildlife— we learned a ton about the history of Alaska too. The trip was well worth it!

April 2022

Great excursion, especially for people short on time, the incredible vistas of the mountains, lakes, rivers are breathtaking!!!! Hats off the guide Brooks, very informative comments, a gentleman and scholar..

May 2022

This tour is highly recommended, with guide Tim, he is very professional and provides a lot of information for us tourists, explains all the history and also gives very beautiful and amazing places. Anchorage is a beautiful city and the team is very helpful and explains this city, as well as natu...

Rebecca T
May 2022

I can honestly say this trip was totally worth every penny! Tim was a fantastic tour guide who is very very knowledgable and a lovely friendly person. He’s the best tour guide I’ve ever had and I’ve done a lot of tours! I have learnt so much about Alaska today, as well as seeing lots of wildlife...

Caryn M
April 2022

We had a wonderful day with Josh! We were able to spot Dall sheep, bald eagles, and a moose in the wild. The wildlife conservation center was amazing. I loved how Josh knew all of the animals names, ages, and a little bit about them. We couldn’t see the glacier because of weather but instead Jos...

April 2022

Our guides were knowledgeable, helpful and funny! Thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour. Gorgeous country, friendly people, beluga whales and eagles, dall sheep and moose - all in the wild.

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