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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley- Private Tour


  • Fully private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Outstanding opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to view and photograph Alaska's iconic Native animals
  • Enjoy an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake
  • Enjoy a narrated Anchorage city tour, including all the best dining places


From Anchorage, we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway.  One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of "All American Road".  Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas.  First we stop at the beautiful Hotel Alyeska and the ski town of Girdwood.  Take an optional scenic tram to the top of Mt Alyeska for lunch with a view.  Next stop Portage, where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake.  After the cruise, stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife.  The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round, providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care.  Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild.  Afterwards, head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.

Price: $695.00 per group

Whats Included:

  • Services of a professional local Alaskan Tour Guide
  • Round-trip transportation from your location in Anchorage 
  • Private transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle          
  • Snacks and bottled water

Optional Extras:

Alyeska Scenic Tram
The Alyeska Scenic Tram takes you 2,300 ft in elevation to the top of Mt. Alyeska. Receive $20 worth of food vouchers at the Bore Tide Deli for only $10!

Adults $29
Seniors (60-69), Military, & Students (13-18) $22         
Seniors (70+) & Children (6-12) $15
Add Lunch to Alyeska Scenic Tram: $10 per person ($20 value)

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
View and photograph Alaska's iconic animals up close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Set on over 200 beautiful acres, the center offers world class care for orphaned and rescued animals in their natural habitat. 

Adults $15
Seniors (65+) & Military $12
Children (7-17) $10

Portage Lake Glacier Cruise
Cruising across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan, you'll stand just 300 yards from Portage Glacier.

Adults $39.00
Children $19.00

Glacier Dog Sled Tour via Helicopter
Go dog sledding on real snow via a scenic helicopter ride! Round trip transportation from Anchorage available.:     

Adults (13+) $529.00
Children (12 and under) $499.00

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Customer Testimonials

As I reflect on the day we spent with Steve Busby I can not believe he could show and tell us so much in one day. This man is phenomenal. First we learned some of the history of Alaska which helped provide a context for the rest of the day. He showed us about life in Alaska, animals and their habitats, local attractions such as a cruise on Portage Lake as we got up close to a glacier, a tram ride for breath taking views from the mountain top at Alyeska Ski Resort and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. He was always on the alert for animal sightings and great photo opportunities. He did all of this in such a relaxed respectful manner. I would recommend Steve very highly to anyone wanting an amazing experience in Anchorage.
From August 1-15 20 people took a two week trip to Alaska. One week cruise and 1 week on land with princess cruises. On August 15 we had the entire day before we departed Alaska at 8pm. We deceided to book Greatland Adventures to maximize our last day in Alaska. We were all picked up approximately 9am at the Captim Hook Hotel by ownerSteve Busby and one of his additional tour guides. He brought two vans and a hitch for all our luggage. We toured all of Anchorage and the surrounding area. Was at an animal preserve , had lunch on top of a mountain , and took in many additional sites to list. Both were very informative, friendly and quite enjoyable. At the end of our day he got us all safely to the airport and on time for our flights. Home. Steve Busby does many types of tours. Hiking, fishing, rafting,and site seeing to name a few. I would not hesitate hiring Greatland Adventures. You won't be disappointed. Hurry up and book and enjoy your trip to Alaska.
Our expert guide and company owner Steve is highly knowledgeable, friendly and professional all the way. Steve picked us up right at our hotel and took the reigns for over 8 hours. We felt we had a thorough and insider experience under Steve's guidance. We traveled along Turnagain Arm, took the Portage Glacier Tour, went to the Conservation Center and more. Steve really knows how to navigate the day while still accommodating his client's wishes. A wonderful trip! I cannot recommend Greenland Adventures highly enough!
My wife and I had a private tour with Steve on the first day of 2017. We joined the Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Tour which covered almost all must-see attractions in the area.While our arrival time was 5am in the morning of a public holiday, I was glad that Steve could arrange the tour very well.We had visited many attractions and got breakfast and lunch without any problem. Steve is a knowledgeable, fun, and helpful tour guide.As he knew that we would fly to Fairbanks to see Aurora, he gave us several tips in watching Aurora and taking photos with Aurora.He also drove us to some open area and we were able to see Aurora in Anchorage! Every scene in the tour was beautiful.We will definitely find Steve again if we visit Anchorage in the future.