City-Based Day Tours

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

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Enhance your Alaska vacation with a city-based day tour from active adventures to historic and cultural tours, 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: $319 / per person

This Juneau day trip combines helicopter flightseeing with guided glacier touring on Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing Juneau, you will enjoy breathtaking vistas of the city... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $249 / per person

This active outdoor Juneau day trip begins with a 4 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is well... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $440 / per person

On this Juneau trip, board a helicopter to access the more remote areas of the glacier. Enjoy guided glacier hiking for 2 hours and learn the proper use of the mountaineering gear.... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $458 / per person

This scenic flight from Anchorage to Denali National Park takes you within six miles of Denali’s 20,320 ft. summit. Fly by floatplane, ski-plane, or even wheels (winter only)... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $250 / per person

This tour out of Talkeetna, Alaska takes you on a magnificent bush plane flight within six miles of Denali’s 20,310 foot summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $921 / per person

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... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / 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... Read more.

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 the Morris Thompson Cultural Center where you will... Read more.

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... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $57 / per person

This tour from Fairbanks begins with an up close view of the Trans Alaska pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. Continue to an adventure at Gold Dredge 8 with a... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $179 / per person

On this Anchorage day trip, take a small group tour along Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you south... Read more.

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

This Alaska ATV day tour from Denali is fun, exciting and scenic and is for both novices and experienced riders alike. You will ride your all terrain vehicle along trails surrounded... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $715 / per person

This Anchorage day trip lets anglers experience guided fly fishing in Alaska, a fishermen’s dream trip! Enjoy the experience of fighting silver salmon, feisty trout and grayling... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $664 / per person

This Anchorage fishing trip gives you the true Alaska spin/tackle fishing experience! Enjoy the challenge of fighting silver salmon, feisty trout and grayling without the crowds... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $440 / per person

This Anchorage day tour puts you in the Alaska dog sledding driving seat. After a scenic drive north to Talkeetna and dog mushing country, you will arrive at Iditarod champion Dallas... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $199-229 / per person

Travel to Denali on a fall or winter adventure! The narrated tour departs from Fairbanks and travels south through the Tanana Valley along the Parks Highway. Your guide will share... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $106 / per person

This kayaking tour from Seward is a fun and adventuresome way to explore the spectacular beauty of Resurrection Bay! The kayaking tour starts out of Lowell Point in Seward and takes... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

During this guided glacier hiking tour from Seward, Alaska, take a scenic path to Exit Glacier which is a mixture of back-country and on-trail trekking (about 1 – 2 hours). The... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $97 / per person

On this Seward day tour, witness the amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient rich waters of Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $315 / per person

This 45 minute Denali flightseeing day tour in a small bush plane lets you experience Denali National Park and Mt. Denali from the air. Fly along the snow-capped peaks of the Alaska... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $499 / per person

This Denali area heli-hiking tour allows visitors to experience the backcountry of Alaska with a guided hike through Yanert Valley! A naturalist guide will lead you on a 3 hour... Read more.

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

This Denali Highway Jeep 4×4 day tour allows you to explore the scenic Denali Highway, just south of Denali National Park. The 135-mile gravel road is surrounded by pristine... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $375 / per person

Your flight trip from Talkeetna transports you by bush plane for flightseeing completely around Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Begin with the Denali Flyer route... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $320 / per person

This Talkeetna flightseeing tour by bush plane is an extended version of the Denali Experience Tour. In addition to that route, you will fly to the remote western end of Denali... Read more.

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

This jet boat trip out of Talkeetna will take you on 3 Alaska rivers: the Talkeetna, Chulitna, and Susitna. You will jet through the Chulitna River Gorge and experience class II and... Read more.

Valdez Pangaea Adventures, general
Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $80 / per person

On this Alaska kayaking tour from Valdez, you and your group will kayak into the calm protected waters of Duck Flats. The path of this kayaking day trip will follow a chain of small... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $229 / per person

This Valdez, Alaska day tour kayaking to Shoup Glacier offers an intimate experience at one of Prince William Sounds‘ many calving tidewater glaciers. This day trip is perfect... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $328 / per person

On this Valdez, Alaska day tour, search for wildlife such as whales, sea otters and sea lions as you transfer two hours to the Columbia Glacier by water taxi. This is Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

This Valdez glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

This Valdez day tour takes you on a 110-mile cruise through the majestic waters of Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view the Sound’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $172 / per person

This Juneau day trip is a perfect and gentle introduction to Alaskan white water rafting. This tour out of Juneau begins with a scenic drive to Mendenhall Lake, where you will suit... Read more.

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

Spend a day exploring Juneau’s scenic coastal region by two-person kayak, with a backdrop of tall majestic mountains and rainforest. The stable kayaks will allow you to silently... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $114 / per person

This tour is a favorite among those seeking a more complete Gold Rush experience. Travel 150 miles roundtrip on an awesome adventure into Canada’s Yukon Territory! Experience... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $246 / per person

This jet boat tour from Wrangell up river on the Stikine River takes you through pristine wilderness and into a region of wildflowers, forests and alpine country, through Shakes... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $269 / per person

Take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint – from the air in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $206 / per person

Ketchikan salmon fishing day trips can be lots of FUN! You will be fishing for one or more of the five types of salmon while keeping an eye out for eagles, whales and other sea life... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $173 / per person

On this exciting tour out of Ketchikan, fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way up old rugged logging... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $107 / per person

The Ketchikan tour and canoeing adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board traditional Alaskan canoes which are stable and easy... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

If you’re traveling to the Kennicott-McCarthy area to visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and want to find a fun Alaska day tour, enjoy this introduction to ice climbing!... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

On this glacier hike day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, enjoy all the benefits of the half day hike but with additional time to explore the Root Glacier‘s dynamic features.... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $105 / per person

On this half day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, depart Kennicott on a two-mile trail that was originally built in the 1920’s as a wagon road. Along the way, stops will be made... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $191 / per person

* Not offered in 2022* Depart from Cooper Landing on a rafting trip down the Kenai River that includes calm sections and whitewater, as well as a trip across the stunningly blue... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $67 / per person

* Not offered in 2022* Depart from Cooper Landing on a gentle rafting trip down the Kenai River. Watch for wildlife as your guide navigates your raft through snow-capped mountain... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $307-391 / per person

The Alaska city of Homer is known as the “Halibut Capital of the World” and offers some of Alaska’s best halibut fishing from mid-May to September. The boat trip... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $209 / per person

Enjoy fishing in the “Halibut Capital of the world” (Homer, Alaska) on this half day fishing charter to catch your fill of halibut. This Alaska fishing trip is recommended... Read more.

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

In the morning travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Your guide will... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $171 / per person

Surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, remote fjords and abundant wildlife makes Homer’s Kachemak Bay a premier destination for sea kayaking. Begin with a water taxi ride... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

In the morning, depart Anchorage and fly to Nome, located on the Bering Sea. Upon arrival in Nome you will be picked up and greeted by your local Alaskan tour guide. Depending on the... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

On this Anchorage day trip, join a small-group tour for a drive on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, passing farmland that grows record breaking produce on your way to the Talkeetna... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $175 / per person

Experience the official start of the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Every year hundreds of people come out to line the streets of Willow Lake just north of Anchorage for the... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

This tour is not available in 2021! This Juneau day tour combines the excitement of a helicopter flightseeing tour with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier! Enjoy spectacular... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $489 / 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... Read more.

Dinner Theater
Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $80 / per person

Get a taste of old-time Alaska as you enjoy a popular dinner theater performance in Denali National Park set in an authentic, Alaska log-paneled roadhouse. Join heroine Fannie Quigley... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** This Alaska day tour from Fairbanks to Barrow takes a small group of travelers on a scenic flight by small plane. The 9-passenger planes allow for better... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

This tour is not offered in 2022! This Denali, Alaska day trip is a guided scenic whitewater river rafting trip (with Class I, II, III and IV rapids) skirting the boundaries of Denali... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** This comprehensive Denali National Park bus tour travels to the end of the 92 mile park road to the remote Kantishna region. Your naturalist driver/guide... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** The most popular Denali bus tour takes you through the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park. An experienced driver and naturalist guide will provide... Read more.