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Turnagain Tour and Snow Machine Riding

The Turnagain Arm always offers a beautiful  day of touring, no matter what time of year.  With the shorter daylight we can fit in just a couple of great experiences so we have chosen a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a Snow Machine Tour into the wilderness.

The drive alone is breath taking!  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 scenic vistas. We visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rescue and research facility, and get an up close look at all of the land animals that call South Central Alaska their home.  With the exception of hibernating bears, the animals are all visible from an easy walk or van ride through the facility.

From the AWCC we will head back to Girdwood where we will meet up with our snow machine guides.  With you at the controls, snowmobile on beautifully groomed trails at a private gold mining operation. You will be surrounded by 7000 ft. Glaciated peaks in the Chugach Mountains. Many Hollywood film productions have been shot here because of the awesome Alaskan scenery. Your tour will stop at key places for incredible photo opportunities.

Beginners on up to experts will find these trails a lot of fun. This tour includes a traditional campfire lunch with reindeer hot dogs snacks and hot beverages. All inclusive

  • Your own snowmobile
  • Experienced guide
  • Warm outer gear
  • Heated handlebars
  • This tour includes an Indian Valley Meats’ Reindeer Sausage lunch around a traditional campfire at our new remote cabin.
  • Girdwood transportation

The drive back to Anchorage may be in the dark or may be moonlit, depending on the moon cycle.  

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Customer Testimonials

I recently went on a tour with Greatland Adventures and it exceeded all my expectations. As a seasoned traveler I must say, this company surpassed any other company I have ever toured with. Steve Busby was able to answer every question I had (and believe me I had plenty.) He was so knowledgeable about everything from wildlife (plants, animals, berries, terrain) to Alaskan culture. I learned so much it was amazing! Another highlight was seeing so many animals, Steve has an eagle eye for finding animals that no one else noticed. I have nothing but great things to say about this company, they truly go beyond the call of duty to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. I have recommended them to all my friends and family, and hope that everyone has a chance to experience a tour with this awesome company at some point in their lives. I guarantee you won't regret it!
We are seasoned travelers who have never taken the time to provide reviews before but we feel obliged to share how extraordinary our experience was with Greatland Adventures. We found them on TripAdvisor when planning our long weekend in Anchorage and the customized service began from the first phone call - rather than just telling us what we should do, they began asking questions about what was most important to us. We ended up using Greatland Adventures for two out of our three full days in Anchorage and can't recommend them highly enough. Steve Busby was our tour guide and he squeezed in everything we asked for - and more!...You should feel confident in choosing Greatland Adventures over the other larger tour companies. It was a great value, our guide was extremely knowledgeable, they provided safe and accommodating transportation everywhere, and most importantly the staff is genuine & dependable and very committed to making your trip as AMAZING as possible.
Wow, what can I say about Greatland? I guess I will tell you as my boyfriend and I heard from other tour guides from different companies: 'Steve Busby is the best in the business!' So true. This guy is as professional as they come, and in high demand. He really takes the time to show you what Alaska is all about. I feel honored to have been guided on a custom private tour by someone who is a true Alaskan and knows his stuff. He was so knowledgeable, patient (especially with a couple of newbie hikers as ourselves!), and fun! We had a blast! If you are looking for THE BEST tour company in Alaska, look no further. Greatland Adventures is it. This is the gold standard of tour companies for sure.
Steve was amazing. Easy going, super sensitive to our needs and went the extra mile to make sure we were all comfortable in the freezing cold. He's also incredibly knowledgeable about the area and provided a truly exceptional experience. Also great prices!! Highly highly recommend.