City-Based Day Tours

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Enhance your Alaska vacation with a day tour from active adventures, to historic and cultural tours, or sightseeing and wildlife viewing.

Sightseeing, Flightseeing and Wildlife Viewing Day Trips

Alaska is big – so big, that sometimes the best way to get perspective on it is to get up in the air. Flightseeing tours are among the most popular type of day tour in the state, and take visitors over ice fields, fjords and mountaintops. Wildlife viewing is also big – as in grizzly bears, humpback whales and moose. Glacier and wildlife viewing day cruises are found in most coastal communities and are a great way to see marine wildlife, glaciers, and gorgeous coastal scenery. City tours show off the local flavor, while rail tours offer a comfortable way to experience Alaska’s magnificent scenery.

Active Adventure Day Tours

You don’t have to be an experienced outdoorsman to enjoy Alaska’s active lifestyle. Popular tours include sea kayaking, canoeing or rafting; hiking in state and national parks; trekking atop a crystal-blue glacier; sport fishing for the world’s finest salmon and halibut; and dog sledding, or mushing, with the state’s premier canine athletes. All of these tour types are offered at a range of levels and are accessible to most everyone.

Historic and Cultural Day Trips

Alaska Native cultural centers and tours highlight the indigenous peoples unique to the area, including dance performances or demonstrations of traditional practices, like totem carving. Alaska historical tours take visitors back in time to experience major events like the Klondike Gold Rush, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline or life in a salmon cannery in the early 1900s. Many combine both Alaska Native and non-Native culture in informative tours that bring Alaska’s history to life.

Whatever Alaska city you are traveling to or flying in or out of, an Alaska day tour will round out your Alaska travel experience.




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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $197 / per person

This fun Alaska kayaking tour takes you as close as the U.S. Forest Service allows to the face of Mendenhall Glacier. Begin with a scenic drive to Mendenhall Lake, where you will suit... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $228 / per person

This active outdoor Juneau, AK day trip begins with a 4.5 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $140 / per person

This day tour from Haines, Alaska begins with a beautiful 30 mile drive up the Chilkat Valley to the Bald Eagle Preserve. After a riverside picnic, you will board a safe 18 foot... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $599 / per person

This day tour from Juneau, enjoy a day tour and glacier cruise in Glacier Bay National Park located on the northwest end of Alaska’s Inside Passage. In 1925, Glacier Bay was... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $169 / per person

This narrated bus tour from Denali takes you through the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park to the Eielson Visitor Center. An experienced driver and naturalist guide will... View Tour Details