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: $459 / per person

Fly north from Fairbanks on a one-hour evening flight to above Alaska’s Arctic Circle. Land along the Yukon River at the Athabaskan village of Fort Yukon. Upon landing meet... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $819 / per person

Depart from Anchorage by plane for a 90-minute scenic flight southwest over Cook Inlet toward the Chigmit Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska and Aleutian Mountain Ranges... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $66 / per person

The perfect Fairbanks trip combines river views and Alaska Native history and traditions! Climb aboard the Riverboat Discovery III for an unforgettable 3-hour cruise into... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $115 / per person

This guided “Fairbanks Highlights” day tour brings you to the highlights of Fairbanks. During the tour you will visit Santa Claus at his home in North Pole, and buy some... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $195 / per person

Access Alaska’s backcountry on an ATV day tour out of Anchorage or Girdwood! To begin your day trip drive to Bird Creek, located on the Seward Highway between Anchorage and... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $129 / per person

This rock climbing half-day tour is an exhilarating and memorable experience for all! Experienced Alaska rock climbing guides teach everyone from novices to advanced climbers at... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $139 / per person

Just south of Anchorage, the Alyeska Glacier is nestled in a glacier bowl in the Chugach Mountains. Overlooking breathtaking views of the Turnagain Arm and towering alpine peaks, you... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $69 / per person

Hiking the Winner Creek Trail in the lush rainforest of Girdwood is an exhilarating experience that is a memorable adventure for everyone. This moderate and exciting hike is... View Tour Details