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Bears, Trains and Icebergs Tour

Anchorage, United States

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Experience hosted by Ari

9.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Board the AK Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train from Girdwood or Anchorage. Take a brief shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided & interpretive tour of the animals. The center is Alaska’s premier rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife. Bears – AWCC Tour runs 1.5 hours and includes walking and driving options to view the animals. A sack lunch is provided with this tour.

Once done with the AWCC, our guide will transport you back to board the Glacier Discovery Train where you will continue onto your next adventure at Spencer Glacier—Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float Tour—Get up close and personal to the ICEBERGS on this mellow float perfect for all ages. Our experienced and professional guides will row you right up to beautiful picturesque icebergs offering stunning panoramic views of the Spencer Glacier and surrounding mountains.

Approximate Itinerary:
9:45 AM – Train Departs Anchorage
11:00 AM Train Departs Girdwood
11:30 AM Disembark Glacier Discovery Train at Portage 1st Stop for BEARS
11:30 – 1:00 PM Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Visit (AWCC)- Alaska’s Premier Wildlife Sanctuary for injured and orphaned big game Alaska animals.
1:25 PM Train Departs Portage 2nd
2-5 PM - Spencer Iceberg Float Rafting Tour at Spencer Glacier
5:45 PM - Return to Girdwood
6:45 PM - Return to Anchorage
Other things to note
Receive you train tickets at the Main Counter under your last name for this tour. A Chugach Adventures Greeter will board the train in Girdwood (11:00 AM), please be near assigned seat at this time.
Board the AK Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train from Girdwood or Anchorage. Take a brief shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided & interpretive tour of the animals. The center is Alaska’s premier rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife. Bears – AWCC Tour runs 1.5 hours and includes walking and driving options to view the animals. A sack lunch is provided with this tour.

Once done with the AWCC…

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What's included

  • Food
    Catered Sack Lunch includes Turkey Club Sandwhich, Chips, Fruit, and Cookie...
  • Equipment
    Rubber Boots for Rafting, Ponchos (If it is a rainy day).
    Personal Flo...
From $328
/ person

Meet your host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and bred in Alaska, Ari has been a ski bum and river guide since earning his bio degree. He met his wife, Melanee on top of Cornbiscuit Mountain in the Chugach Range while ski touring and they have three adventurous young kids. He has called Girdwood’s Glacier Valley home - the best Mountain town in AK. Ari's guide service, Chugach Adventues, is one of Southcentral Alaska's only true All AK Guide Teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, canoe, camping, salmon bake & hiking Adventure tours that are suitable for all abilities & adventure levels.
Born and bred in Alaska, Ari has been a ski bum and river guide since earning his bio degree. He met his wife, Melanee on top of Cornbiscuit Mountain in the Chugach Range while ski touring and they have three adventurous young kids. He has called Girdwood’s Glacier Valley home - the best Mountain town in AK. Ari's guide service, Chugach Adventues, is one of Southcentral Alaska's only true All AK Guide Teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, canoe, camping, salmon b…
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Where you'll be

Receive an interpretative talk at the Alaskan Wildlife Center with our knowledge local Guides. Then take the Glacier Discovery Train to get to Spencer Glacier the only way to access this amazing Glacier. Get up close and personal to the ICEBERGS on this mellow float perfect for all ages. Our experienced and professional guides will row you right up to beautiful picturesque icebergs offering stunning panoramic views of the Spencer Glacier.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Lys
September 2019
The trip is nice, but can be booked through the railroad. The river portion was beautiful, but it is a very slow float. I am still glad I went though.
Charan
August 2019
Jack was our guide on this trip and he had an abundance of information about the wildlife, glaciers and mountains near spencer glacier. The overall day trip was later back, relaxing and fun. Again a big shout out to Jack! He made it fun and informative.
Jack was our guide on this trip and he had an abundance of information about the wildlife, glaciers and mountains near spencer glacier. The overall day trip was later back, relaxin…
Lierh
August 2019
It’s very cool experience. The iceberg is less than I expect because the climate crisis. :( But the guild Kyle was very nice and knowledgeable. Everyone has a fun time.
Stephani
August 2019
My friend and I went to Alaska for the first time and booked this experience and it was one of our favorite days of the trip. The guides were SO wonderful. Everything was perfectly coordinated from getting on the train, questions asked, follow up, meeting our guides, etc. We absolutely loved the train ride and the spencer glacier rafting experience. It was stunningly beautiful. Would recommend this to anyone staying in anchorage!!
My friend and I went to Alaska for the first time and booked this experience and it was one of our favorite days of the trip. The guides were SO wonderful. Everything was perfectly…
Carla
August 2019
A logistics dream! This experience felt like adult summer camp with some amazing, brilliant and trustworthy counselors. The organization of this trip was hands down amazing. It made for a fun trip where we could enjoy the beauty and splendor of the glaciers and mountains and not worry about when to be where and how.
A logistics dream! This experience felt like adult summer camp with some amazing, brilliant and trustworthy counselors. The organization of this trip was hands down amazing. It mad…
C
August 2019
Great day of exploration. Highlight is the raft trip. It was great getting up close to the ice. This trip was my husband's favorite experience in Alaska.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    Warm Layers & outdoor (rain or wind jacket).

    Cameras--we can't guarantee that they won't get wet, but most of our guests bring their cameras and you should be able to get some phenomenal photos.