Announcing Our New Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour with Lunch!

At Alaskan Sights & Bites, we pride ourselves on our diverse range of guided Anchorage tours. Our storytelling team loves showcasing the best our home city has to offer, and we’ve curated a range of excursions that have something for everyone. This covers everything from our City Tour of Anchorage with unmissable sightseeing and food to more niche offerings like the Spenard Food & True Crime Walking Tour.

Anchorage and its culinary scene are constantly evolving, so we ensure our tours do the same! In a previous blog, we announced our new Chocolate & Wine Tasting Experience in Anchorage, an outing that has become a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. In this post, we’ve got another exciting unveiling to make — our new Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour with Lunch!

Scroll down to find out more about this incredible drive down one of the most scenic highways in America, skirting the beautiful Turnagain Arm, including a unique culinary experience in Girdwood with local beer sampling. If you have any questions for us in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch.

A panoramic view from a mountain peak overlooking a verdant valley with rugged hills and a cloudy sky, perfect for sightseeing.

Experience Alaska’s Iconic Wildlife and Wilderness

Anchorage is filled with amazing sights and experiences, but any Alaskan adventure should also immerse you in our state’s breathtaking landscapes and world-famous wildlife. Fortunately, our home city is a gateway to the great outdoors! 

The meeting point for our Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour is The Kobuk (504 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, 99501). Here, we hop in our comfortable, air-conditioned van and hit the scenic Seward Highway. This All-American road is widely recognized as one of the best driving routes in the world thanks to the breathtaking scenery it passes through. As we head southeast out of Anchorage, expect to see dramatic landscapes featuring mountains, forests, and waterways — a quintessential Alaskan backdrop.

A herd of elk resting in a meadow with mountains and clouds in the background, a stunning sight for those on guided Alaska food tours.

The Seward Highway leads us to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a refuge for sick, injured, and orphaned animals. The spacious enclosures here give these creatures the space and time they need to heal, helped by the outstanding care of the staff. Admission to the AWCC is included in your tour price, and the money raised from our entry helps to support ongoing conservation efforts.

On our visit, you can witness some of Alaska’s most famous wildlife, including cow moose, wood bison, bears, and more. But the scenery surrounding the stunning site, which covers more than 200 acres, is simply spectacular. Jaw-dropping vistas of the Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet surround this spot near Portage Valley!

We included the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in our picks for the best family-friendly attractions in Anchorage, AK! Be sure to check them out when you have finished here.

But there’s even more wildlife-watching to enjoy on the Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour with Lunch! We also stop at some prime locations for animal encounters. Of course, in the wild, sightings are never guaranteed, but by heading to the best spots, you have a great chance of seeing some of our state’s iconic creatures in their natural habitat, including eagles, moose, beluga whales, and Dall sheep, as well the local wildlife fisherman.

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A Culinary and Beer-Sampling Experience in Girdwood, Alaska!

This exciting half-day trip culminates with a tasty lunch and beer sampling in Girdwood, once known as Glacier City, a picturesque town renowned for its scenic beauty and exceptional culinary scene. Having worked up an appetite, we head for a family-style lunch at one of Girdwood’s best local eateries. You can be sure that we carefully handpick places with a commitment to showcasing Alaskan flavors.

After your hearty meal, it’s time for a beer-sampling session! This experience features some of Alaska’s finest craft beers, offering a taste of the local brewing artistry our state is famous for. 

With a satisfied appetite and a deeper understanding of Anchorage and Alaska, it’s time to head back to the city! Soak up the last of your knowledgeable guides’ captivating stories and historical insights — which they will share throughout your tour — all of which add depth and color to the visual splendor and culinary delights you’ll encounter.

The Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour with Lunch provides a fun and fascinating glimpse into the heart of Alaska, combining awe-inspiring vistas, vital wildlife conservation, and the rich flavors of local cuisine and craft beers. Don’t miss your chance to experience Alaska like a local!

Looking for more food-based inspiration for your adventure? We think you’ll love our blog 5 Dishes That You Have to Eat in Alaska!

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Book Your Spot on Our Half-Day Anchorage Wildlife Tour!

We hope you’re as excited about this new tour as we are! You can learn more about it and book your place over on the tour page. And for even more Alaska inspiration, why not browse our full range of Anchorage day tours?

If you have any questions for the Alaskan Sights & Bites team, please don’t hesitate to contact us for the answers you need.

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