Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour

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Salmon Berry Tours

Admire epic scenery and spot Alaskan wildlife on this tour from Anchorage, which takes you along the Seward Highway to the Turnagain Arm and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Keep your eye out for whales, wolves, moose, goats and sheep on your drive, and get up close to bears, elk and caribou on your educational tour of the rescue and rehabilitation center. You also have the option to adopt an animal!

What You'll Do

After pickup from your downtown Anchorage hotel or the tour office, travel along the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and one of only 15 roads in the US designated as an All-American Road. As you make your way along the Turnagain Arm, enjoy the amazing Alaskan scenery and stop to view wildlife such as sheep, mountain goats, moose, whales, wolves and eagles. You’ll then arrive at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

This privately owned non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. The center rescues orphaned and injured animals and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.

On your guided tour, get up-close views of bears, moose, elk, caribou and other Alaskan animals. You’ll spend about 2 hours here viewing wildlife and learning about the center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

After your tour, relax on the scenic drive back to your hotel in Anchorage.

Cancellations & Refunds

All bookings are final. 100% cancellation fee is applied.

Duration

4 hours

Voucher Requirements

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

Hotel Pickup Options

Departure Time

1pm

Departure Point

Hotel pickup included from select hotels. Otherwise, meet at Salmon Berry Tours office.

Departure Time Comments

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Exclusion

Gratuities are recommended for your driver/guide if excellent service is provided
Meals

Inclusion

Admission to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Select hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to and from Portage for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Local Certified guide

Departure Point:

Hotel pickup included from select hotels. Otherwise, meet at Salmon Berry Tours office.

"Fantastic tour!! Our guide Kevin..."

July 22, 2017 - 

Fantastic tour!! Our guide Kevin was knowledgeable and very friendly...gave us tons of interesting facts, history and fun stories. We saved the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for the last day of our 3-week vacation in Alaska. It is a MUST-SEE!! We saw more animals in one day than the 3 weeks!


"This was a great tour...."

June 28, 2017 - 

This was a great tour. The scenery was beautiful, the guide knowledgeable about the area and the wonderful animals we saw. I thought it was well worth the money. We got lots of great pictures of the animals. We got our only close-up bear experience during our Alaska trip at the Animal Refuge! I recommend this tour and would do it again.


"Chloe, our guide, was excellent...."

June 26, 2017 - 

Chloe, our guide, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about Alaska, Anchorage, and the wildlife as well as personable and professional too. The drive was beautiful and seeing the wildlife up close was spectacular. We decided to take this tour because seeing wildlife is so unpredictable and this was a sure way to see them. We watched the bears for a long time and would have loved to watch them even longer. It was awesome that I was able to support such a wonderful establishment.


"We all enjoyed the trip..."

June 9, 2017 - 

We all enjoyed the trip thoroughly - the young lady tour guide had excellent knowledge and stopped for some great photo shoots.
The tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary was excellent - and she seemed to know many of the animals by name.

Really worthwhile trip to learn more about Alsaka.


"A Little bit to expensive...."

April 17, 2017 - 

A Little bit to expensive. Only a car drive to the wildlife Center and back.
The Center is really great.


"This was an excellent tour,..."

October 16, 2016 - 

This was an excellent tour, I enjoyed the animals at the Conservation Center, the tour guide was very knowledgable, and interested in what we had to say, and answered all our questions. I would definietly recommend this tour, and the price was awesome as well.


"Fantastic tour!! The guide /..."

June 29, 2016 - 

Fantastic tour!! The guide / driver, Rebecca, is amazing. She was very friendly and flexible. When some people on the coach noticed a pretty area, she added an impromptu stop so we could get out and take more pictures. She wasn't at all in a rush like most tours she asked if anyone had dinner plans or a preferred time to return to Anchorage, and then gave us extra time to enjoy the scenery. It is a stunning drive, and the wildlife park doesn't disappoint. It's great to see the conservation efforts in action. The animals have plenty of room and a semblance of normal life. Make sure you try to catch the bear feeding. This tour with Rebecca was the highlight of my time in Anchorage.


"I loved the wildlife tour...."

May 14, 2016 - 

I loved the wildlife tour. The driver was knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was magnificent, and seeing the animals up close was a highlight of my trip to Alaska. I would definitely recommend Salmon Berry Tours. When there was a ticketing mix-up, I called their toll free number, and the operator was able to correct the problem.


"excellent. we found all our..."

July 13, 2015 - 

excellent. we found all our expectancies. Anchorage a pretty city, clean, orgnizated and a very good attention for the visitors. fecitations. invited to return


"Mary is a friendly, very..."

June 28, 2015 - 

Mary is a friendly, very knowledgeable and accommodating host. We enjoyed the drive and the wildlife tour.


"The drive is amazing! Great..."

May 4, 2015 - 

The drive is amazing! Great scenery along the way. The Wildlife Reserve is ok, not really worth the 99. This really isn't a tour and the reserve is not very big. You can see the whole thing in an hour or less depending on how fast you want to get through it. The bears were out and about when we went which was very cool and I finally saw a moose there. Admission to the reserve is only 12.50 so you are really paying for the van to get you there and back. If you can, I would suggest renting a car, seeing the reserve, and then do some hiking lots of great trails nearby. The guide was great, very friendly and provided some interesting commentary along the ride.


"My husband and I were..."

September 29, 2014 - 

My husband and I were in Alaska for 9 days and traveled by rail from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Your “Wilderness Tour” was our last activity prior to flying back to our home state. Unfortunately both my husband and I were extremely disappointed. All of your information and brochures that we had been given or sent featured a picture of a wolf in its natural habitat. Since we had not seen any wolves we were certainly looking forward to that but not only were there no wolves, there was no mention or reference to them on the premises. Although there were some photographs and signage at the areas where the animals were penned, there was no one to talk about them or to answer questions. Your driver, other that an occasional comment or remarks, spent the majority of the drive, coming and going, interacting and conversing with the couple sitting directly behind her rather than involving or sharing information with others on the bus. Upon arrival, she simply dropped us off at the gift shop and told us when to return for the drive back. I can’t speak for others, but we did not see her during our “do it yourself tour”.

We were fortunate enough to have other tours and excursions that were much more enjoyable and informative, but had to specifically been looking forward to this one to be a final memory of our wonderful time in Alaska.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my thoughts. Bev Bley


"Really enjoyed this tour, scenery..."

November 9, 2013 - 

Really enjoyed this tour, scenery was beautiful and was great to see the animals, weather wasnt good alas, but our guide was very informative and interesting.


"Quite nice experience. I would..."

April 20, 2013 - 

Quite nice experience. I would recommend it.


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