Bears, Trains and Icebergs Tour

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Experience hosted by Ari

  1. 9.5 hours
  2. 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.

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

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.

Once done with the AWCC, our guide will transport you back to bo…

What's included

  • Food
    Sacked lunch
    Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions o...
  • Equipment
    Rubber Boots for Rafting, Ponchos (If it is a rainy day).
    Personal Flo...

Meet your Host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 27 Reviews
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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-Alaskan guide teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, 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-Alaskan guide teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, camping, salmon bak…
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From $356/ person

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 27 reviews.

Rosmilie
July 2021
It was a great experience. Our guide was Kyle and a trainee. They were knowledgable. The ride qwas very comfortable, relax and calm Even the experience going to Alaska Wildlife center was great. For that, i just wished we were let to walk more on the area. But, i understand due to time Lunch was great too.
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.
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!!
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.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
    Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    The activity level for this experience is moderate.

    What to bring

    Warm Clothing layers & outdoor jacket (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.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.