Anchorage Area Tours & Activities

For those of you who are extending your stay to Anchorage in conjunction with Active America China,  Visit Anchorage has  provided us with a list of tours, activities and partners .  Please see a list of suggestions and referrals below:

Activities & Attractions: Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Salmon Berry Tours
515 W Fourth Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501-2211
Phone: (907) 278-3572
Website: http://www.salmonberrytours.com
Contact: Candice McDonald
Phone: (907) 278-3572
Email: candice@salmonberrytours.com
Description:
Amazing Alaska tours with Salmon Berry charm. Year-round adventures available with Salmon Berry’s professional guides and tour vehicles. Glaciers, mountains, wildlife, dog sledding, and custom. Experience Alaska’s glaciers, encounter wildlife, ride a dog sled or play in the mountains. Our fully-guided small group tours include hotel pick up as well as water and snacks in the touring vehicle. Simply bring your camera and escape into the Real Alaska! Already in Anchorage? Find us right across the street from the Log Cabin Visitors Center in the heart of downtown! Our knowledgeable team can get you set up with a day tour or make a customized multi-day package for your time here in Alaska…come on in! Planning your Great Alaskan Adventure? Ask us about our year round adventures including our unique Iditarod packages! Customized and private tours can also be arranged by calling us in advance! We hope to see you on tour soon!
Greatland Adventures
410 K St
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 980-8179
Website: http://www.greatlandadventures.com
Contact: Steve Busby
Phone: (907) 980-8179
Email: info@greatlandadventures.com
Description:
We specialize in custom and private small group adventure tours from Anchorage to the best parts of Alaska.

Accommodations: Resorts & Lodges

Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Ave
Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone: (907) 754-1111
Website: http://www.alyeskaresort.com
Contact: Eric Fullerton
Phone: (907) 382-0442
Email: efullerton@alyeskaresort.com
Description:
Alaska’s premier year-round resort destination. Your base camp for summer and winter adventures. Alyeska boasts 650″ of annual snowfall, 1,400 skiable acres, and 60-passenger scenic aerial tram. Alyeska Resort is the perfect adventure base camp year-round. In summer, the Resort offers convenient access to Alaska’s most scenic spots with luxurious accommodations and award-winning restaurants. The travel experts at the concierge desk can help plan your signature Alaskan activities from world-class fishing, rafting, glacier and wildlife viewing, flightseeing and more. During the winter season, Alyeska Resort transform into a bustling ski area with 1,400 skiable acres and classic Chugach snowfall (translate as: deep). The Resort is also home to the North Face – North America’s longest continuous double black diamond run. Offering full-service ski amenities such as ski in/out lodging, PSIA-certified instruction from the Mountain Learning Center, and demo rental equipment.

Activities & Attractions: Adventure & Eco Tours

Anchorage Helicopter Tours
2400 E Fifth Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501-3038
Phone: (907) 272-7777
Website: https://anchoragehelicoptertours.com
Contact: Peter Schadee
Phone: (907) 203-0005
Email: peter@anchoragehelicoptertours.com
Description:
Alaska’s premier helicopter tour company, Anchorage Helicopter Tours specializes in creating exceptional sightseeing and glacier landing tours in the greater Anchorage area. Open year-round. Convenient transfers from your hotel, the Egan Center and the Visitor Information Center. We offer glacier flightseeing and landings, summer dogsled tours in real snow, spectacular iceberg tours, wildlife viewing, heli-hiking & photography tours, and epic adventures. We have a perfect safety record, consistent 5-star ratings, and guests that keep on sending us their friends and family. Our customer team behind the scenes are all Alaska travel veterans and are used to working with guests and tour companies from all over the world. They can help you find and book the perfect trip, set up transfers or help you design that customized once in a lifetime adventure you are planning for your loved ones. Call us at (907) 272-7777 or email us today, we’re available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Activities & Attractions: Flightseeing

Anchorage Helicopter Tours
2400 E Fifth Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501-3038
Phone: (907) 272-7777
Website: https://anchoragehelicoptertours.com
Contact: Peter Schadee
Phone: (907) 203-0005
Email: peter@anchoragehelicoptertours.com
Description:
Alaska’s premier helicopter tour company, Anchorage Helicopter Tours specializes in creating exceptional sightseeing and glacier landing tours in the greater Anchorage area. Open year-round. Convenient transfers from your hotel, the Egan Center and the Visitor Information Center. We offer glacier flightseeing and landings, summer dogsled tours in real snow, spectacular iceberg tours, wildlife viewing, heli-hiking & photography tours, and epic adventures. We have a perfect safety record, consistent 5-star ratings, and guests that keep on sending us their friends and family. Our customer team behind the scenes are all Alaska travel veterans and are used to working with guests and tour companies from all over the world. They can help you find and book the perfect trip, set up transfers or help you design that customized once in a lifetime adventure you are planning for your loved ones. Call us at (907) 272-7777 or email us today, we’re available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rust’s Flying Service
4525 Enstrom Cir
Anchorage, AK 99502-1083
Phone: (907) 243-1595
Website: http://www.flyrusts.com
Contact: Cole Chambers
Phone: (907) 243-1595
Email: cole@flyrustsk2.com
Description:
Family-owned and operated since 1963. Join Rust’s Flying Service on an epic adventure! Our floatplane trips include Denali National Park tours with views of Denali’s towering 20,310 ft summit, Chugach Mountains just outside of Anchorage with incredible glacier and wildlife viewing, and the magnificent Prince William Sound with views of incredible tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife. We also offer four fly-in guided bear viewing tours to Katmai and Lake Clark National parks and fly-in guided fishing. Our family would love to fly you to some of the most pristine wilderness Alaska has to offer. With an unsurpassed safety record and expert pilots, we are proud to share our beautiful home with locals and visitors alike. Don’t forget to ask about our remote lakeside landings! See Alaska from our view!

Activities & Attractions: Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

Major Marine Tours
1412 Fourth Ave
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: (907) 274-7300
Website: http://www.majormarine.com
Contact: Jara Haas
Phone: (907) 865-6217
Email: jara@majormarine.com
Description:
Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay on a full or half-day cruise with Major Marine Tours. See wildlife such as humpback whales, orca whales, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins and many species of seabirds. Marvel at massive tidewater glaciers and witness calving, where large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. With 7 cruise options to choose from, we have the cruise for you: from half-day family-friendly cruises on large, stable catamarans to full-day small-vessel adventure cruises. Most cruises are narrated by on-board National Park Ranger and feature an optional Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared on-board and served while you cruise. Kids can take part in the fun and education Junior Ranger Program. Cruises depart early-March through mid-October from Seward.
Phillips Cruises and Tours/26 Glacier Cruise
519 W Fourth Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501-2211
Phone: (907) 276-8023
Website: http://www.26glaciers.com
Contact: Lisa Kruse
Phone: (907) 276-8023
Email: lkruse@26glaciers.com
Description:
Phillips Cruises and Tours operates the most popular glacier day cruises in Southcentral Alaska. Our tours depart from Whittier Alaska, approximately 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. Every journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable! Gaze at the blue hues of spectacular glacier ice and massive glaciers carving their way down mountains. Watch for sea otters, harbor seals, whales, Dall’s porpoise, kittiwakes, bald eagles, bears or mountain goats. Our fleet of high-speed catamarans provides a level of comfort and service unmatched in Prince William Sound. Choose from our popular 5-hour 26 Glacier Cruise or our family friendly 3.75-hour Glacier Quest Cruise. Our cruises include our exclusive “No Seasickness Guarantee”, a complimentary hot meal and narration provided by the U.S. Forest Service Ranger. Rail and coach options are available. May to September.
Lazy Otter Charters, Inc.
Lot 2 Whittier Small Boat Harbor
Whittier, AK 99693-0747
Phone: (907) 694-6887
Website: http://www.lazyotter.com
Contact: Kelly Bender
Email: info@lazyottercharters.com
Description:
Water taxi, custom sightseeing, kayaking, rentals. Our vessels are designed for speed, beach landings and ease of loading. Specialized glacier and wildlife day tours. Kayak and camper drop off.

Activities & Attractions: Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Alyeska Tramway – Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Ave
Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone: (907) 754-2275
Website: http://www.alyeskaresort.com
Contact: Eric Fullerton
Email: info@alyeskaresort.com
Description:
Breathtaking glacier, mountain and water views. Take a scenic journey to 2,300 feet above sea level, find two mountain-top restaurants. Activities include hiking, sightseeing and Roundhouse Museum. The 60-passenger Alyeska Aerial Tram offers expansive views for guests of all ages. The scenic ride takes 3 to 5 minutes with plenty of opportunity to take in views and spot wildlife. Guided summer adventures are available from The Ascending Path including interpretative nature hikes, and for the more adventurous, Glacier Treks on Alyeska Glacier. The Upper Tram Terminal boasts an outdoor viewing deck, two restaurants and the community-supported Roundhouse Museum at Alyeska. The museum showcases the ski area heritage at the Resort. The two restaurants include Glacier Express Café serving halibut & chips, Reindeer sausage and hot soups; and Seven Glaciers Restaurant, AAA Four Diamond Award winner, offers dinner daily in the summer. The Chef’s Tasting Menu features the best of Alaska.

Activities & Attractions: Wildlife Viewing

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Mile 79 Seward Hwy
Portage, AK 99587-0949
Phone: (907) 783-2025
Website: http://www.alaskawildlife.org
Contact: Robin Moore
Phone: (907) 903-1475
Email: robin@alaskawildlife.org
Description:
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals and provides them with a permanent home. The Center plays host to numerous educational and daily guest programs, including the Walk on the Wild Side tour, where you can get a closer look at the Alaska Wildlife that makes its home here. Choose between driving the 1.5-mile loop, or spend your time walking through the 200 acres that make up the AWCC Campus. Involved in international conservation projects, including the Wood Bison Restoration Project, where the Center is caring for the once thought extinct Wood Bison. Additionally, the Center plays host to orphaned black and brown bears, moose, elk, lynx, caribou, muskox and more.