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Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife, Glacier, and Lunch Sightseeing Tour – Cruise Ship Days

Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife and Glacier Viewing

Norwegian, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 


All prices are going up August 1

SPECIAL THIS WEEK: Groups of 6 or more get 10% off if booked before this Sunday.

Add even more scenery to your transfer. In addition to our popular short wildlife tour which makes a one-hour stop to see animals at the wildlife center. We are offering this sightseeing Anchorage  to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife and Glacier viewing on the way to your cruise ship that includes an easy hike to Exit Glacier, Lunch and a 2-hour stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center to see some Alaskan animals such as bears, moose, caribou, musk oxen, and wood bison. Perfect way to start your Alaskan vacation. Admission to the park and lunch is included in the price.

Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife and Glacier viewing picks up at selected Anchorage hotels, airport, car rentals and drops off directly at the cruise ship terminal in time to board your ship.

Our services are available to anyone and you are welcome to take this tour even if you are not on a cruise ship.



  • Fridays: $169 per person
  • Mondays: $169 per person


  • Bus Departs Anchorage to Seward on Mondays for NCL cruise line:
    • Morning – Pick up Anchorage hotels 8:30 – 9:15AM, bus departs Anchorage airport 9:30AM
  • Bus Departs Anchorage to Seward on Fridays:
    • Morning – Pick up Anchorage hotels 8:30 – 9:15AM, bus departs Anchorage airport 9:30AM



  • Bus Arrives Seward on Mondays and Wednesdays:
    • Arrives Seward 3:30 – 4:00PM (Norwegian Cruise line)
  • Bus Arrives Seward on Fridays:
    • Arrives Seward 3:30 – 4:00PM (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise line)

Is that enough time to get to the ship? Will I miss my ship if I use your services?

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for answer to this question


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During this Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife and Glacier you will see all of the following:
  • Fully narrated Anchorage to Seward bus tour allows you to learn the history and scenery that surrounds you while traveling on one of the most scenic highways in Alaska with a knowledgeable Alaskan guide,
  • Turnagain Arm with Beluga Whales and Dall Sheep (drive by);
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – Bear, Moose, Caribou, Bison. See www.alaskawildlife.org
  • Exit Glacier with a short walk which gets you very close to the glacier;
  • Basic lunch included (sandwich, snacks, and water);
  • All entrance fees to above sites included;
  • Mild activity level
  • Each tour stop allows plenty of time at each location.

Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife, Glacier, and Lunch Sightseeing Tour detailed description:

Our Anchorage to Seward Bus Tour with Wildlife and Glacier is the best alternative to get to your cruise ship in Seward from Anchorage airport, car rental, or hotel. This super sightseeing Anchorage to Seward tour makes a 2-hour stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can view bears, bison, elk, eagles, moose, caribou, and musk oxen in a natural setting. We will make a stop at the Beluga Point for a chance to see Beluga whales. We will hike very close to Exit Glacier for spectacular views of this natural wonder (easy, paved walkway). We will provide full lunch with sandwich, snacks, and water.

This Anchorage to Seward bus tour with wildlife/glacier will first pick up at Anchorage International airport, car rentals, or hotels, our friendly drivers/guides will direct you to your Seward tour bus, where you will be seated in comfort of a personal seat with lots of luggage space in the luggage section. You will then continue on to the most scenic Seward highway on your Anchorage to Seward wildlife/glacier adventure. You will make a first stop at the Beluga Point for a chance to see beluga whales or Dall sheep, to take some amazing photos.

You will learn about history and surrounding places of interest on your way from Anchorage to Seward Wildlife Glacier Bus Tour. You will visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have an opportunity to see bears, moose, caribou, musk oxen in their natural setting. Get ready to take lots of pictures of Alaskan animals as they play right in front of you. Hearty lunch will be served to you and included in the price.

You will then continue traveling on the scenic Seward highway to the next attraction, which is the magnificent Exit Glacier located 4 miles north of Seward. You will stop at the Exit Glacier Visitor Center and go on an easy, paved walkway to get pretty close to the glacier for some amazing photos.

You will then be dropped off directly at the cruise ship terminal where you check in your luggage. You will have plenty of time to board the ship if you take this tour. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Seward highway designated top ten “National scenic byway.” We make your experience while traveling from Anchorage to Seward easy and unforgettable. Reserve your Wildlife/Glacier lunch tour combo with your transfer from Anchorage to Seward today, receive your confirmation e-mail with travel details and get ready for an unforgettable ride.

This bus tour is a shared transfer service in our most comfortable coaches with restroom, tinted windows, easy step up (unlike full-size vans that other transfer companies use, you don’t have to bend over or hit your head climbing in and out), air conditioner/heater, large picture-view windows, full size individual bus seats (unlike vans that other transfer companies use, you will have a private seat for yourself and will not be holding somebody else’s bag), full narration.

About Seward Alaska

Seward is the easiest place to find fish and see glaciers. The year-round population is about 2,000, but it can swell to about 30,000 around the popular Fourth of July weekend festivities. The town was named after William Seward, secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson, who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. His critics around the country were appalled. The United States had spent $7.2 million, they cried, for icebergs, and polar bears. Cartoonists showed Seward amid glaciers and walruses. They claimed the new territory should more aptly be called “Walrussia” or “Seward’s Folly.” Asked at the end of his long and distinguished career about his single greatest achievement, Seward responded, “The purchase of Alaska! But it will take Congress and the American people a generation to find it out.” That original purchase price has been paid back thousands of times over in fur, gold, fish, timber, and oil. Ironically, now tourists come (and pay) to see icebergs, walruses, polar bears, and glaciers.

While you’ll see plenty of ice in Seward, you won’t see walruses or polar bears this far south, unless you come for a strange event the third week of January, known as the Seward Polar Bear Jump-off Festival. When everyone else is wearing parkas and wool hats, strange characters in costumes and capes – all for charity and the theater of the absurd – plunge into the frigid waters of Resurrection Bay and come flying back out. It’s their entry fee to an elite and wacky club, the Polar Bear Club. Resurrection Bay is the best of Seward, an inviting front yard, attracting boaters, birders, kayakers, fisherman, sailors, and whale watchers. Full of glaciers and incredible wildlife, all the western coast of the bay is in Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward is the beginning of the railroad to Fairbanks and Mile 0 on the old historic Seward to Nome gold rush/mail route, today more familiarly known as the Iditarod Trail.

If you need transportation from Seward to Anchorage or Anchorage to Seward, our Anchorage Seward Wildlife Glacier Bus Tour provide the most reliable, efficient, and overall best way to travel between those cities. Our shuttle service is conveniently coordinated with every cruise ship arrival and departure, our shuttle tour service between Anchorage Seward Alaska offers the professionally narrated tour with stop at Wildlife Park, and other places along the most beautiful Seward highway. The distance between Seward and Anchorage is about 125 miles and covers the most beautiful scenery when driving on the highway. Why take a train or rent a car or taxi in Seward or Anchorage Alaska when you can save money and our environment using our economical shuttle bus service between Anchorage airport or hotels to Seward cruise ship pier. Since Seward Alaska airport is not available for commercial airlines, we provide the bus Seward cruise ship pier to Anchorage Alaska Ted Stevens airport, major hotels and car rentals. Our transportation service between Seward and Anchorage  (Whittier to Anchorage) is done via motor coaches with restrooms – which are most comfortable with large windows, much leg room, professional narration and licensed drivers driven to make your vacation the most memorable and comfortable.

This bus tour is available only on Fridays and Mondays. Other days we only offer direct transfers, no sightseeing.

Our tour/transfer is directly coordinated with the cruise line schedule and place. We will pick you up at your hotel or airport in Anchorage and drop you off directly at your cruise ship in Seward.


Pick up Anchorage hotels 8:30 – 9:15AM, departs Anchorage airport 9:30AM, arrives Seward Norwegian cruise ship terminal at 3:30PM


Pick up Anchorage hotels 8:30 – 9:15AM, departs Anchorage airport 9:30AM, arrives Seward Royal Caribbean or Celebrity cruise ship terminal at 3:30PM

All ships depart Seward port around 7:00PM on Fridays and 8:00PM on Mondays.

Anchorage Seward wildlife glacier bus tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
September 17, 2018

Transfer to Seward

Excellent trip. We were picked up at our hotel in Anchorage as promised. Our driver/tour guide was excellent!!! We saw Beluga whales along the side of the road.
We stopped at the Wildlife Center and my favorite, Exit Glacier. Our guide was funny, kind, and full of wonderful commentary during our trip.

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October 1, 2018

Day tour to Seward cruise port
We’ve opted for the full day tour from Anchorage to Seward. We were the first passengers to be picked up in the morning at Guesthouse Inn. Driver was a few minutes early but we were ready. He picked up everyone from hotel to hotel on time.

Our driver was wonderful and full of knowledge of everything that he pointed out to us. Learned quite a bit on that bus tour. Wish he had a microphone headset and keep both hands on the wheel. Not sure why ACT doesn’t equip their drivers with headsets instead of needing to hold onto a wire mic.

For the two of us, the full day tour was worth it. It cost about the same to rent a car and drive ourselves to Seward. Instead, we were able to enjoy the bus ride (and a delicious lunch too), taking in all the views at an elevated height, especially when crossing bridges and looking down at all the beautiful rivers.

ACT is well organized and they seem to have perfected their operation over the years. From online booking to pick up, it was simple, easy and most importantly, reliable. Absolutely would recommend ACT for those traveling to/from cruise ports.

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June 8, 2019

Great tour guide! Bus pick up was actually early. Lunch provided was filling
We had a cruise departing from Seward and ACT provided the transportation from Anchorage. I highly recommend it. Tour guide was knowledgeable and offered to assist in taking pictures at some of the stops. Bus was clean and on time. Lunch was actually filling. The stop at the conservation center awesome! Also, a clean and well run establishment. We also stopped at the Exit Glacier which was beautiful! This was a great way to spend our day traveling to Seward before our cruise!
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June 17, 2019

Great connection to cruise
Really enjoyed our trip with Wally
Expected a boring bus trip but great service
Commentary from Wally was informative
Great stops for a short hike to Exit Glacier and Wildlife sanctuary.
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August 2, 2019

Wonderful Experience
On July 19 we used ACT to transfer us from airport to Seward. We decided on the tour stopping at Wildlife conservation and Glacier . What a great decision. Our driver/guide Wally was outstanding! His knowledge of the destination was amazing and we learned so much as we traveled to Seward. The stops were great, loved the wildlife reserve, what a great place and our stop at the glacier was perfect end to the trip. This excursion made the journey enjoyable and would highly recommend ACT to anyone considering the transfer. btw, box lunch was OUTSTANDING! enjoy Alaska everyone.
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August 4, 2019

Great trip from Anchorage to Seward
So glad we took the ACT bus from Anchorage to Seward. Our driver/guide WALLY was so knowledgeable. We learned lots about living in Alaska, saw some wonderful sights – including time at the Aminal Sanctuary and the EXIT Glacier.

You will learn a lot of interesting things — my favorite was the ghost trees!

Since you need to get to Seward why not have an enjoyable and educational trip???

Thanks Wally!
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August 26, 2019

Cruise Transportation from Anchorage to Seward Alaska
Our Drive was Wally and he was excellent very informative…Very easy and comfortable way to get from Anchorage to Seward Alaska if you are taking a cruise ship out of Seward. we took the extended trip making 3 stops, a bay hoping to see whales (but didn’t) but beautiful anyway, wilderness preserve to see animals like bears, moose, lynx, etc…and then walked up to see a glacier. We had good time and it was great to start our cruise this way. The bus pulled up to the ship on time and easy boarding.
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July 20, 2023

More bang for your buck
This was an unexpected addition and so much more enjoyable and informative than a cruise shuttle. The tour guide Bailey and driver Doug were 10 out of 10! Bailey was enthusiastic and informative. She added her personal stories which painted another view to the beauty of Alaska! Even though we had to trek back to pick a passenger who missed the bus (which was impressive) we had plenty of time to see the sights and stop for some wildlife and Glacier visits! Well worth the money! I recommend this for anyone traveling from Anchorage to Seward or elsewhere
Jody S via TA
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