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City-Based Day Tours

From Two Hours to an Extra Day In & Around Alaska's Cities

Enhance your Alaska vacation with a city-based day tour, from active adventures to historical and cultural tours, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing.

Alaska is 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 tours in the state and take visitors over ice fields, fjords, and mountaintops. Wildlife viewing is also extensive – 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 experience of 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. These tour types are offered at various levels and are accessible to almost everyone.

Historical 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 significant 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 Alaska Native and non-Native cultures 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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Katmai and Brooks Falls Bear Viewing

Fly from Anchorage to one of Alaska’s most famous bear viewing destinations, Katmai National Park and Brooks Falls!  Depart Anchorage early on a scheduled flight to King Salmon (approximately 1.5 hours).  On arrival, a local representative will transfer you... Browse tour

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Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing

Depart from Anchorage by wheeled 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 and two active volcanoes – Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna... Browse tour

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Arctic Circle Flight Adventure in Summer

Fly north from Fairbanks in a small bush plane and land across the Arctic Circle. The tour focuses on a 2.5-hour land tour of a local Alaskan community. Your return provides another opportunity to see the Yukon River, the... Browse tour

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Bear Glacier Kayaking Tour (Half-Day)

On this Alaska kayaking tour from Seward, you begin your adventure with a 30-60-minute jet boat journey to Bear Glacier. Keep your eyes open along the way for wildlife! After arriving at the remote, low-footprint cache at the glacier, you... Browse tour

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Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

On this exciting day cruise from Seward, hop on this unforgettable glacier and wildlife boat trip into Kenai Fjords National Park! This Alaska national park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, and breathtaking scenery. As you cruise through... Browse tour

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Northwestern Fjord Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Travel from Seward on this day trip deep into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park to the magnificent Northwestern Fjord on this full-day Alaska whale watching, wildlife, and glacier cruise. Watch for wildlife while cruising through Resurrection Bay... Browse tour

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Spring Wildlife Cruise in Resurrection Bay

On this Seward day tour and whale-watching cruise in the Spring, witness the incredible annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient-rich waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea. This 4-hour Alaska wildlife... Browse tour

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