Southern Glaciers Tour

Glacier Tours near Anchorage & the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Our Southern Glacier tour will take us from Anchorage, southeast, along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. We’ll stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to tour the vast variety of wildlife. Then, continue to see multiple glaciers near Anchorage, including Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns, Portage Glacier, and more.

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Detailed Description:

Our glacier tours from Anchorage start southeast along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet.  We often see Dall Sheep, mountain goats, moose, beluga whales, bald eagles, both black and brown bears, and, at times, other wildlife along the way. 

This day trip includes a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you’ll see various Alaska wildlife.  We’ll then travel to Portage Valley, the isthmus that connects the mainland of Southcentral Alaska with the Kenai Peninsula.  

Portage Valley is home to multiple glaciers near Anchorage, which are visible on our journey. 


A guide will pick you and your group up at your hotel. We’ll make several stops as we travel south, to take full advantage of the best scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities along the way.

Our Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center tour checks ALL the boxes on your Alaska wildlife viewing checklist!  You’ll have an opportunity to see brown and black bear, moose, wolf, reindeer, elk, blacktail-deer, wood bison, muskox AND MORE!

After visiting AWCC, we’ll travel on to see glaciers near Anchorage. The Portage Valley takes us to some breathtaking scenery and numerous glaciers, including Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns and Portage Glaciers, among several others. 

You can expect to be back at your Anchorage hotel between 3 & 4pm.  

Glaciers Near Anchorage & the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Notes:

  • This Anchorage area glacier tour is less restrictive regarding schedule than our other tours.  If you’d like to go TODAY, but online booking is closed, give us a call to book in person at 907-302-0245
  • We’ll cover a fairly wide geographic area, so you’ll want to be prepared for varying weather conditions.
  • Dress in layers. When the weather turns out a little different than forecast, the sun comes out, or the wind picks up, the ability to adjust to the conditions can make your time out much more enjoyable.
  • Items to pack: a hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle, for example.
  • With over 20 hours of light per day, it’s a good idea to keep your eyes protected. 
  • We’ll provide bottled water, bug spray, and sunscreen in the van.  You’re welcome to bring your preferred variety. 
  • Feel free to call us if you have additional questions or concerns. 

Prefer less driving and more hiking?

Check out our partner, Alaska Wildlife Adventures, for additional options for more remote trips and specific wildlife viewing opportunities. 

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