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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00
 
Anchorage Winter Twilight Photo Tour
"Starting from historical Stewart’s Photo Shop on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage (unless Anchorage area hotel pickup is pre-arranged). This tour travels in a comfortable customized tour van along the Cook Inlet Coast. The first stop is Beluga Point where you'll photograph scenic views of Turnagain Arm a constantly changing ancient glacial fjord. Next up is McHugh Creek where you’ll take a short .5 mile (.8 km) hike to photograph this picturesque river cascading down a craggy mountainside or as winter progresses intricately shaped rivulets of ice. Afterwards visit Glen Alps
From $169.00
 
Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00

Moose on Tony Knowles trail

Sometimes you might encounter Moose, I heard a story of some kids throwing rocks at the Moose, then an innocent person came along later and the Moose was annoyed and killed this person. They can be...
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chrisrandonneur
Jan 24, 2012

Treacherous Mudflats

Although they look quite lovely they are as dangerous as quicksand as you will sink once you step on them..Many warnings are posted but at the time I was there we read in the paper that one tourist...
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Hanau93
Nov 30, 2005

Don't Get Stuck in the Mudflats

Getting stuck in the mudflats that surround the city of Anchorage could be more than an inconvenience. To a few unfortuate souls it has been fatal. Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm have the second highest...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 08, 2005

Mud Flats

Viewing the tide coming in and out along Cook Inlet is interesting as the tidal ranges are so extreme. There are vantage points along Knik and Turnagain Arm which are walking distance from downtown....
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goingsolo
May 22, 2004

Mudflats

If you were to look at the low tide mud in this area under a microscope, it would look like a chinese finger puzzle.If you foot goes into the mud, chances are it will not release you. When the tide...
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frankcanfly
Sep 03, 2003

Mudflats!

There is only one beach in Anchorage. Cook Inlet is nothing more than a shallow mud flat which is dredged to allow ships access to the city. Due to the mud drying, some people think that it would be a...
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spintobecca
Jan 27, 2003

Again: Mudflats

This picture is of the inlet is a mass amount of water hiding a very dangerous mudflat beneath. Do NOT venture out into it for any reason, as bore tides occur unexpectedly.
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spintobecca
Apr 01, 2003
 
 
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Portage Glacier

About an hours drive from Anchorage, the drive itself is a constant stream of beathtaking views as you drive along the Turnagain Arm. The cost of the cruise for us was $29. It lasts about an hours and...
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Saturday Market

The Downtown Saturday Market attracts vendors from all over the state. White tents line the way overlooking Ship Creek and parts of the Alaskan Railroad Depot. Eliminate the middle man department...
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Alaska Zoo

I have read about the Alaska Zoo here on VT so I was not going to pass up the opportunity! It was our last day in Anchorage and we have seen quite a bit of wildlife but we wanted to get close up and...
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Potters Marsh

Just at the southern edge of Anchorage, where the Seward Highway meets Turnagain Arm, is a large expanse of open wetlands. A wooden walkway has been constructed that allows you to walk out into the...
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