8 Hours | Anchorage to Seward
During our scenic drive down the Turnagain Arm, your guide will point out possible wildlife like sheep, mountain goats, Beluga whales, and eagles along the way. We’ll make a photo stop at the famous Beluga Point for some beautiful views and a great backdrop for stunning photography! Next, visit the quaint town of Girdwood for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers, the northern-most temperate rainforest, and on select days visit the Roundhouse Museum. This museum is perched on the mountainside and surrounded with one continuous viewing deck for your pleasure.
After descending the tram, we’ll stop for lunch (included) at our favorite Bake Shop for bottomless homemade soup, sourdough bread, beverages, and dessert. Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm. AWCC provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife, as well as wildlife education and awareness. Here, people can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bear, musk ox, small mammals, and birds of prey.
Lastly, we’ll stop at Exit Glacier if time allows. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point, and a short, easy walk provides a close-up and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Upon arrival in Seward, at approximately 4 pm, you’ll be transferred directly to your cruise ship and helped with offloading of your luggage, or you may be dropped off at your hotel in Seward.