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Most Popular Anchorage Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Anchorage sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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Day Trip to Denali National Park from Anchorage Including Scenic Flights
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Venture into the stunning interior of Alaska on this full-day tour from Anchorage to Denali National Park. A 75-minute scenic flight from Anchorage, including a Mt McKinley fly-by, will take you to the heart of Denali, from where you will explore the park in a comfortable coach. Learn about the park from your driver-guide, spot wildlife and see all the can't-miss sights before heading back to Anchorage the same way you came – by plane!

Experience the splendor of Denali National Park from the air and the ground on this day trip from Anchorage. Your 13-hour tour begins bright and early with a scenic 75-minute flight to the park. As the plane approaches North America's highest mountain, Mt McKinley (the English name for Denali), watch for climbers on their way to the summit and enjoy bird's-eye views of multiple glaciers.

Once you've landed inside the park, board your coach to begin your comprehensive park tour. Denali National Park contains more than 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares) of Alaskan wilderness, including Mt McKinley, and is home to an abundance of Alaskan birds and mammals, some of the largest being caribou, moose, Dall sheep and grizzly bears. During the bus portion of the tour (six to eight hours, depending on traffic or animal sightings), your driver-guide will help you spot wildlife and answer questions about the park.

Then, once you have a good feel for the area, you will have free time to explore on your own. Use the park's shuttle (included) to start a hike or find the perfect spot for a picnic. You'll receive a box lunch with a sandwich and snacks, and there are gift shops and snack shops throughout the park if you'd like to purchase more food or souvenirs.

After your day of sightseeing in Denali National Park, take a second flight back to Anchorage. This flight will take a different route than the first one, giving you a new perspective of the area.

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Mt McKinley (Denali) Flightseeing Experience from Anchorage
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Mt McKinley is a sight not to be missed during your visit to Anchorage, and this 3-hour flightseeing experience is the ideal way to get up close to the mountain, known as Denali or ‘The High One' in the indigenous Koyukon language. Board a comfortable floatplane and soar through the air as you take in awe-inspiring aerial views of the mountain and the surrounding areas, including Ruth Glacier, the Great Gorge and Denali National Park. Take your pick of a morning or afternoon departure and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Known as ‘The High One,' Mt McKinley (Denali) is an impressive Alaskan icon. Get within 6 miles (9.6 km) of the 20,320-foot (6,194-meter) summit on this flightseeing tour! Board a floatplane at Anchorage's Lake Hood, the world's busiest seaplane airport, and soar over the foothills of Denali National Park to view the entire length of Ruth Glacier, the Great Gorge and the massive south face of Mt McKinley.

During your air tour, the plane will come down for a lake landing within Denali National Park (weather permitting). This is an ideal time to take photos of Alaska's impressive remote wilderness and scenic landscapes. Take off again and begin the scenic flight back to Anchorage.

This is truly a spectacular way to get up close to Mt McKinley and take in the vast, stunning wilderness of Denali National Park.

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Alaska Railroad Adventure with Spencer Glacier Float Trip
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From Anchorage, depart on a fun-filled tour in the Alaskan outdoors! Ride the Alaska Railroad and hug Turnagain Arm as you head toward Spencer Glacier, where you'll get off the train for a rafting trip down the Placer River, in Chugach State Park. Enjoy a buffet deli lunch in the serene environment, and then hop in your raft for a leisurely float among icebergs.

Get a sense of real Alaska on this full-day Alaska Railroad Adventure with Spencer Glacier Float Trip. Start your tour from Anchorage with a relaxing and scenic train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad, which dates back to the early 1900s and stretches from Seward in southern Alaska all the way north to the inland city of Fairbanks. During your 2-hour journey, hug the waters of Turnagain Arm, a picturesque inlet just south of Anchorage, as you make your way to Chugach State Park and Spencer Glacier.

When you reach the glacier, hop off the train and enjoy a full buffet deli lunch on the shores of the water before boarding your raft for a leisurely yet exciting float trip down the Placer River, past impressive icebergs, snow-dotted mountains and the Spencer Glacier.

After your 2-hour raft trip down the river, return to Anchorage via climate-controlled motor-coach along picturesque roads.

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Glacier and Wildlife Flightseeing Experience from Anchorage
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When you think of Alaska, glaciers and abundant wildlife often come to mind. On this scenic flightseeing tour from Anchorage, admire breathtaking views of multiple glaciers, Chugach State Park and pristine lakes as you fly by floatplane over the vast, scenic region. Along the way, spot abundant wildlife in their natural environment, including moose, mountain sheep and other large animals. If you want the ultimate experience, choose to include a lake landing for a unique photo opportunity within the remote Alaskan wilderness.

See the natural beauty of Alaska on this 1.5-hour glacier and wildlife flightseeing adventure from Anchorage. Take a thrilling sightseeing tour by floatplane and soar over Chugach State Park, the country's third-largest state park, and enjoy a bird' s-eye view of multiple glaciers. See Knik Glacier, rimmed with spectacular hanging glaciers, and fly over Colony Glacier to pristine Lake George.

While in the air, keep your eyes peeled for roaming wildlife. Moose and Dall sheep, a long-horned white or brown mountain sheep, are common sights. Brown and black bears are more rare to see, but can be spotted during the summer months.

If you choose the tour with a lake landing, your plane will land in secluded lake within the Chugach State Park. This is the perfect opportunity to be in the midst of Alaska's famous wilderness. Get out and walk around on shore and take amazing photographs of the wilderness before heading back to Anchorage.

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Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing and Seaplane Tour from Anchorage
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Combine picturesque vistas and Alaskan brown bears on this full-day or half-day adventure from Anchorage. Start with a scenic seaplane flight from Anchorage and admire the incredible landscapes from the air. After landing at Big River Lake at the Redoubt Bay Lodge, board a pontoon boat and float along the chain of Big River lakes. Watch for brown bears as they feed on coho and sockeye salmon on shore, a truly unique opportunity! A fully prepared lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Start your day with a floatplane flight from one of the most bustling seaplane airports in the country -- Lake Hood in Anchorage. After a comfortable, scenic 50-minute ride over the Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula, land on Big River Lake at the Redoubt Bay Lodge. After a 30-minute orientation, set out on the lake aboard a pontoon boat, your bear-viewing vessel.

The Redoubt Bay Lodge is located in a 171,000-acre (69,201-hectare) habitat full of wildlife, making it a prime bear-spotting location. Take a 3- or 6-hour cruise along the lake and soak in superb views of the scenic, tranquil landscape. Your local guide will help point out bears on shore in their natural habitat. Spot bears feeding on coho and sockeye salmon, wading in the shallow waters, or frolicking in the meadow – a truly unique sight!

After, head back to Redoubt Bay Lodge for a fully prepared lunch. If you opt for the half-day adventure that departs at 8am, eat lunch and then enjoy the 50-minute seaplane ride back to Anchorage. Those on the half-day trip in the afternoon will eat lunch when they land and then embark on the bear viewing adventure. If you choose the full-day experience, set out on another adventure after lunch in search of more brown bears! Then, relax on the return seaplane ride and arrive back at Lake Hood at around 7pm. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for both the half-day and full-day tour.

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Chugach State Park Hiking Tour from Anchorage with Full-Day or Half-Day Option
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Embark on a hiking tour of the third largest state park in the United States – Chugach State Park! Encompassing nearly 500,000 acres (202,300 hectares), Chugach State Park boasts dozens of picturesque mountain peaks, rivers, lakes and valleys and is filled with a variety of wildlife including moose and eagles. On this half-day or full-day tour from Anchorage, a naturalist guide will lead you on a hike to explore some of the park's impressive sights!


Chugach State Park is Alaska's most accessible state park and is filled with enough scenic vistas and exotic wildlife to keep you busy! On this hiking tour from Anchorage (choose either the 4-hour or 7-hour option) follow your naturalist guide on an outdoor adventure to see the best of this expansive state park.

Chugach spans nearly 500,000 acres (202,300 hectares) and has hiking trails of all levels, from easy to strenuous. Your naturalist guide will focus your hike to match the fitness level and interests of your group (please provide your preferred level of hiking difficulty when you book). As you hike, your guide will point out and discuss with you the various flora and fauna you'll encounter, from mature spruce forests to marmots, eagles or moose!


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Salmon-Fishing Day Trip to the Kenai or Kasilof River from Anchorage
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While in Anchorage, take a trip to Sterling, Alaska for a full-day fishing adventure. Spend a relaxing four to five hours fishing for Alaskan salmon on either the Kenai River or Kasilof River, both known for some of the best fishing around the Kenai Peninsula. With all fishing equipment included, try your hand at catching silver, king, sockeye and pink salmon on board a drift boat. Your knowledgeable guide will select which river has the best conditions for the day and will accompany you on your fishing trip. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Appreciate Alaska's beauty and take home some fresh fish! Enjoy a full-day fishing trip from Anchorage to the Kenai River or the Kesilof River, both known for their abundance of king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon and sockeye salmon. Generally, the months of June and July are great for Alaskan king salmon, while August and September are great for silver salmon.

After pickup from your hotel in Anchorage in the morning, make the 2.5-hour journey to Sterling, Alaska. Your guide will select the river with the best fishing conditions for the day. You'll enjoy lunch at a local lodge before boarding a drift boat and setting out onto the glacier-fed, salmon-rich river for a 4- to 5-hour fishing adventure, exploring the waters at your leisure. All fishing equipment and lunch are included.

At the end of the day, head back to the lodge where any fish you choose to keep will be filleted. You may have them packaged and shipped overnight to your home for an extra cost. After, you'll be taken back to your Anchorage hotel.

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Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise
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On this tour to Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, you'll travel along the incredibly scenic Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 All-American Roads in the US. This means you'll be treated to some of the country's most spectacular landscapes as you travel to the Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, stopping at Mt Alyeska along the way for lunch and a tram ride up the mountain. You'll also take a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see bears, moose, elk and more.

You'll be picked up from your downtown Anchorage hotel in the afternoon for a scenic drive to Turnagain Arm. This popular landmark is an extension of the Cook Inlet, which extends toward Anchorage and then branches into two arms that nearly surround Anchorage. 

Travel along the beautiful Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 roads in the US designated as an All-American Road. You'll be astounded by the Alaskan scenery as you pass mountain slopes, marshes, rocky outcrops and dramatic coastlines on your way to Mt Alyeska. 

Hop on an aerial tram for a ride up to the top of the mountain, where you'll enjoy views of alpine glaciers and learn about the surrounding area from your guide. You can also visit the Roundhouse Museum, Alaska's only mountaintop museum, featuring exhibits about pioneer skiers as well as awesome 360-degree views.

Afterward, head to The Bake Shop at the foot of the mountain to enjoy lunch including soup, sourdough bread and desserts. You'll then be taken to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided tour. This privately owned non-profit organization rescues orphaned and injured animals. On your tour, get up-close views of bears, moose, elk, caribou and other Alaskan animals.

Continue your drive along the Cook Inlet and around famous Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic spots in Alaska. Watch for the incoming tide – the second-largest tide in North America – and keep an eye out for the wildlife such as sheep, beluga whales and eagles.

After some time here, relax on the journey along the Seward Highway back to Anchorage.

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Upgrade to include a 1-hour cruise to Portage Glacier, one of Alaska's most-visited attractions! Travel along Portage Lake and hear interesting facts and stories about the surrounding area and wildlife from your onboard guide. Your captain will take you close to the glacier face, giving you great photo opportunities.

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Anchorage Transfer: Anchorage Airport to Seward Cruise Port
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Skip the stress of shared transportation for the long drive from Anchorage International Airport to your cruise ship in Seward. Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to the Port of Seward.

Upon arrival at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), you'll be met by your professional driver. Once you're settled comfortably in your spacious private vehicle, you'll be driven straight to the Port of Seward for your cruise departure.


Choose from a sedan, for up to three passengers; an SUV, for up to five passengers; or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers.

When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to the Port of Seward, you will need to advise your flight details and your destination details to complete your reservation. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following details in the Special Requirements box:
  • Airline
  • Flight number
  • Departing city/arrival city
  • Arrival time
  • Pier information
  • Ship information

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If your flight lands on time at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, we will ensure your timely arrival at the Port of Seward for this transfer. In the rare event your cruise ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. However, if your flight is delayed, your transfer is no longer covered by our worry-free policy. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.

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Anchorage Transfer: Anchorage Airport to Whittier Cruise Port
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Skip the stress of shared transportation for the long trip from the Anchorage International Airport to your cruise ship in Whittier. Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to the Port of Whittier.

Upon arrival at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), you'll be met by your professional driver. Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers; an SUV, for up to five passengers; or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers. Once you're settled comfortably in your spacious private vehicle, you'll be driven straight to the Port of Whittier for your cruise departure.

When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to the Port of Whittier, you will need to advise your flight details and your destination details to complete your reservation. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following details in the Special Requirements box:

  • Airline
  • Flight number
  • Departing city/arrival city
  • Arrival time
  • Pier information
  • Ship information

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your flight lands on time at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, we will ensure your timely arrival at the Port of Whittier for this transfer. In the rare event your cruise ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. However, if your flight is delayed, your transfer is no longer covered by our worry-free policy. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.

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