Mt. McKinley Flightseeing, Knik Glacier, Gray Whale Watching – Alaska Tours

ANCHORAGE WINTER EXPERIENCES

Iditarod Starting Line Event

Experience the official start of the world famous Iditarod Race. Every year hundreds of people come out to line the start of the race and cheer on the mushers and their dogs as they begin their long journey north. Share this exciting experience with the added comfort of a warm up tent and hot food, drinks and snacks. Tour includes: Roundtrip transportation from Anchorage to the starting area on Willow Lake, access to a warm up tent and hot food and drinks.

 

Date: March 8, 2015
Departure Time: Between 9:00 & 10:00am (9:00H & 10:00H)
Duration: 10 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 150 per person

Turnagain Turnaround Tour from Anchorage
Take a small group tour along Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you south along the Seward Highway toward Girdwood. A professional Alaska tour guide will tell you all about the area and share personal knowledge of Alaska on the way to Mt. Alyeska. Take in the spectacular views as you ride an aerial tram to the top of the mountain. Lunch is included in Girdwood. Afterwards, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where your guide will introduce you to Alaskan animals including moose, bears, elk, caribou, owls and more! As you travel back to Anchorage, keep your eyes open for Dall sheep and bald eagles!

Required at time of booking: Hotel Information

Season: Daily departures November 28, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (no departures on Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1)
Departure Time: approx. 11:00am (11:00H)
Duration: 6 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 149 per person

Wildlife Turnagain Turnaround Tour from Anchorage
Take a small group tour along Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you south along the Seward Highway toward Girdwood. A professional Alaska tour guide will tell you all about the area and share personal knowledge of Alaska on the way. You will visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where your guide will introduce you to Alaskan animals including moose, bears, elk, caribou, owls and more! As you travel back to Anchorage, keep your eyes open for Dall sheep and bald eagles!

Required at time of booking: Hotel Information

Season: Daily departures October 13 - November 26, 2014
Departure Time: 12:00pm (12:00H)
Duration: 3-4 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 99 per person

Mt. McKinley Flightseeing Tour from Anchorage
This scenic flight takes you within six miles of McKinley's 20,320 ft. summit. Fly by floatplane from Anchorage's Lake Hood, the world's busiest seaplane airport. Aerially tour over the foothills of Denali to view the entire length of the Ruth Glacier, the Great Gorge and the massive south face of McKinley. This is a truly spectacular way to get up-close to "The Great One!" A lake landing inside Denali National Park provides an opportunity for photos of the remote wilderness (weather permitting). Tour includes: Transfers to and from most local hotels from mid-May to mid-September.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights and hotel information if pick-up is required.  A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate between September 1 - May 31.

Season: Daily departures January 1 - December 31 , 2014 (weather permitting) (No departures on Dec 25)
Departure Time: Morning/Afternoon (Morning departures only, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)
Duration: 3 hours

Price:
 USD 427 per person

Knik Glacier Flightseeing Tour from Anchorage
Enjoy a flightseeing tour of the majestic Chugach State Park! On this flight you will travel over the expansive Knik Glacier rimmed with spectacular hanging glaciers. Sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the land, then fly over the Colony Glacier to Lake George where it spills into the winding Knik Glacier Gorge. Look for moose, Dall sheep, and other wildlife as you fly over pristine lakes and past snow capped mountains. Tour includes: Transfers to and from most local hotels from mid-May to mid-September.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights and hotel information if pick-up is required.  A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate between September 1 - May 31.

Season: Daily departures January 2 - December 31, 2014 (weather permitting) (No departures on Dec 25)
Departure Time: Morning/Afternoon (Morning departures only, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)
Duration: 1.5 hours

Price:
 USD 263 per person

A Taste of Winter - Alaska's Great Outdoors Tour from Anchorage
Alaska's favorite outdoor winter activities, all wrapped up in one exciting adventure. Get picked up from your hotel and taken to the trail where you will enjoy a 40-minute dog sled ride, an all-ability-levels snowshoe walk or winter walk, depending on snow conditions and making s'mores. No need to worry about driving on the snow covered roads or bringing your own dog team, it's all provided for you as well as complimentary water & snacks. Supplemental warm weather gear is available if you need more layers.

Required at time of booking: Hotel Information 

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2014 - April 15, 2015 (depending on snow conditions)(no departures on Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1)
Departure Time: 9:30am (9:30H)
Duration: 4 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 199 per person

Full Day Dog Sledding Adventure Tour from Anchorage
You will be picked up from your Anchorage hotel for a scenic drive north to dog mushing country! After an early lunch, arrival at the kennel where you will meet a veteran dog musher for an authentic Alaskan experience. Meet the sled dogs, learn the ropes, and ride through the wilderness with the team! This tour provides an excellent opportunity to hear stories from the trail and learn about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and mushing basics. Enjoy hot chocolate before your return to Anchorage. Lunch and transfers from Anchorage are included.

Required at time of booking: Hotel Information

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (depending on snow conditions) (No departures on Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1)
Departure Time: Typically 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: 8 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 299 per person

Spring Gray Whale Watching Cruise with roundtrip transfers from Anchorage
Witness this amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California, to the nutrient rich waters of Alaska's Bering Sea! You will depart this morning from Anchorage on a motorcoach to Seward. At noon you will depart on a 4 hour cruise, where you will have a front row seat as these magnificent mammals pass by the mouth of Resurrection Bay. Watch for their bushy, heart shaped blow rising up to 13 feet in the air. A hot lunch is included. Following the cruise, you will return by motorcoach to Anchorage, arriving in Anchorage between 6:30pm and 7pm.  Tour includes: 4 hour cruise, lunch and roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Anchorage.

NOTE: whale sightings are common but not guaranteed.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information

Season: March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2014 and daily departures April 25 - May 16, 2014
Departure Time: 7:30am (7:30H)
Duration: approx 11.5 hours including 4 hour cruise

Price:
 USD 175 per adult / USD 90 per child (0-11 years)

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