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Glacier Turnagain Arm Tour

A cruise to see a glacier, majestic mountain views, stunning Alaska vistas from a mountain top and guaranteed wildlife sightings, all in one fun-packed afternoon.

Glacier Turnagain Arm Tour

Setting out from your hotel in Anchorage, you will travel an All American Road with highlights along the way! This is a spectacular Turnagain Arm tour where the best scenery in Alaska resides. Overall, this tour provides the most activities in one full day round trip from Anchorage.

After a mid day pickup in Anchorage, we will head south hugging the shores of Turnagain Arm heading to Mt. Alyeska, approximately 40 minutes south of Anchorage. Upon arrival, you will take the tram 2,280 feet up Mt Alyeska to the top where you will find Alaska's only mountain top museum. From the viewing decks at the Roundhouse Museum, we can see several glaciers as well as the Turnagain Arm and the territory we covered.

Descend the tram and enjoy lunch at our favorite eatery at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Bottomless soup of the day, sourdough bread, one of their famous desserts and a beverage are included.

After an Alaskan sized lunch, continue on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned animals from all over Alaska. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. There we visit with orphaned grizzly bears, injured eagles, families of elk and bison, and many more Alaskan wild animals.

Then we are off to get up close and personal with Portage Glacier on the 1-hour cruise through Portage Lake. An on-board expert will share facts and stories about the land, the local flora and fauna, and glaciers of the Portage Valley. You will learn some things while watching and listening to this amazing glacier! Your captain, weather and ice conditions permitting, will lead you up to within 300 yards of the Portage Glacier face as you take pictures from the boat.

After your glacier cruise, you will begin the drive back to Anchorage, where drop offs will be made at several hotels.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic
 
Tour Duration
8 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Several Anchorage locations.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch and a beverage are included.
 
Special Instructions
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are also suggested. A light jacket may be appreciated on the cruise portion and on the mountain top.
 
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Guests must be able to step up onto and off of the tour vehicle, and walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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