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Whale Watching, Bear Viewing, and Birding Tours

Wildlife viewing is among the most popular activities in Alaska. From whale watching for orcas or humpbacks, to brown bear viewing and Alaska birding tours, your friends and family will delight in meeting Alaska animals of all shapes and sizes.

Learn about Alaska’s “big five”, their habits and habitats, their hunting and feeding behaviors, and then grab your camera or video and photograph away. Take a cruise to view seacoast and marine wildlife at home in Alaska’s many fjords and bays. With an abundance of animals in all regions of the state, your ticket to mind-blowing Alaska wildlife viewing is simply choosing what you want to see and booking a day tour or overnight adventures.

You can also visit many educational centers throughout the state to learn more about Alaska wildlife:

  • The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (Anchorage)
  • The Kodiak Brown Bear Center (Kodiak)
  • The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center (Homer)
  • The Murie Science and Learning Center (Denali National Park)
  • The Alaska Raptor Center (Sitka)
  • The American Bald Eagle Foundation (Haines)
 

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Grand Alaska Guided Bus Tour

Great option as a stand alone touring program or as a comprehensive land tour before or after an Alaska cruise. Every day there is spectacular mountain scenery, with local sightseeing insights from a professional guide the entire tour. First,... Browse tour

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Alaska by Rail Tour

Travel the entire Alaska Railroad in just 9 days! Take the train from Anchorage to Seward, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. Cruise to an active glacier, jet boat on the Talkeetna River, view wildlife in Denali National Park, and enjoy... Browse tour

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Glaciers and Wildlife Tour

Combining Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna and Denali, this tour provides wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic touring throughout. You travel by the Alaska Railroad to Seward and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, well known for glacier scenery as well as... Browse tour

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All Alaska Classic Self Drive Tour

Explore three of Alaska's National Parks: Denali, Wrangell - St. Elias and Kenai Fjords. Great wildlife viewing opportunities throughout. Travel on four designated National Scenic Byways showcasing the natural beauty of Alaska with its jagged mountain peaks, lush alpine... Browse tour

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Great Alaskan Road Trip

Explore Denali, Seward, and the Matanuska Valley with the freedom of a rental car. These three destinations complement each other with a variety of natural beauty from mountains to valleys to coastline. The bus tour into Denali National Park... Browse tour

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Family Fun Vacation by Car

A great family itinerary designed to allow for a leisurely travel pace with plenty of time for family oriented activities. Top destinations include Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. Touring highlights include riding aboard a "whistle stop" train operated... Browse tour

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Denali & Glacier Experience

By train, travel along the scenic Seward and Portage Glacier Highways before entering the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the second longest tunnel in North America. On arrival in Whittier, embark on the 26 Glacier Cruise with lunch. Enjoy viewing... Browse tour

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Alaska Highlights Self-Drive Tour

This independent Alaska self-drive tour features many of the state's most popular attractions and scenic road ways. Visit Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park as well as the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez and Seward. The circular... Browse tour

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Circle Alaska Adventure Tour

Ride the Alaska Railroad, explore Denali National Park, search for gold, meet a sled dog team and much more! Travel abroad the Alaska Railroad to Denali and Fairbanks and by car to Valdez, Seward and Anchorage. We have tailored... Browse tour

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Alaska National Parks Guided Bus Tour

The Alaska National Parks tour is a guided Alaska group tour by bus and by the Alaska Railroad featuring two amazing iconic parks: Denali National Park and a cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park! Enjoy stunning wilderness scenery as... 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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