Seward to Anchorage
Upon boarding your Seward Transfer Vehicle at 9 AM, begin your adventure with a city tour of Seward. Located on Resurrection Bay, this small fishing town is a hub of activity in summer. With stores, day cruises and fishing, this little town comes alive.
Next you will stop at Exit Glacier. An eight mile drive off the main road, reveals a spectacular view and a short easy riverbed walk provides a close-up and personal view of a magnificent glacier. This will give you a “real Alaska” experience! As you leave Seward and tour north, you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery through Moose Pass. This area is resplendent with hanging alpine glaciers and deep blue lakes. Our escort drivers are very willing to stop for photos or animals along the tour. Binoculars as well as a high powered spotting scope are provided onboard.
A lunch stop is provided at Summit Lake Lodge, a local favorite log lodge.
Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, opened to the public in 1993. It is located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm and the entrance to Portage Valley. AWCC provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife and to provide wildlife education and awareness. Animals that are unable to be released or survive in the wild are given refuge in the center’s spacious habitats. Here people can safely get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears musk ox, small mammals and birds of prey.
Beluga Point provides a possible whale watch as you travel along the beautiful Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet. This drive also provides a great backdrop for stunning photography.
Windy Point provides the opportunity to watch for Dall sheep on the roadside cliffs. The salt licks here provide nourishment to the sheep.
Windy Point provides the opportunity to watch for Dall sheep on the roadside cliffs. The salt licks here provide nourishment to the sheep. Dall sheep prefer relatively dry country and try to stay in a combination of open alpine ridges, meadows and steep slopes with extremely rugged ground in the immediate vicinity, to allow escape from predators that cannot travel quickly through such terrain. Male Dall sheep have thick curling horns. The females have shorter, more slender, slightly curved horns. Males live in bands which seldom associate with female groups except during the mating season in late November and early December with lambs being born in May.
Potter’s Marsh, a State game refuge, is a very popular spot for bird watching from a boardwalk. This is a nesting area for waterfowl as well as arctic tern, Canada geese, swans, and ducks.
Upon arrival in Anchorage, you will be transferred to your hotel or airport. (Arrival is approximately 4 to 5 PM – unless requested earlier)
In the evening, you will arrive by approximately 5 PM. (Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.)
REQUIREMENTS: Children under the age of 8 or under 80 pounds require a booster seat. Client must contact our office with details and a booster seat will be provided. Children under the age of 4 or under 40 lbs require a full child car seat. Client must contact our office with details and a full child car seat will be provided.