3.5-4 hours
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Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park for Princess Cruise Passengers

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Add a little scenery to your transfer. With a little extra time you will be able to get out of the bus and appreciate the scenic drive with photos and memories to last for lifetime. Our Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park is the best value on a market and our most popular transfer, featuring photo stops and a visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you are guaranteed to see some Alaskan animals such as bears, moose, caribou, musk oxen, and wood bison. Admission to the park is included in the price.

Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park for Princess Cruise line with Wildlife Park picks up at selected Anchorage hotels, airport, car rentals and drops off directly at the cruise ship terminal.

DEPARTURE LOCATION

Anchorage hotels, car rentals, airport

DEPARTURE TIME

Princess Cruise Line:
  • Morning:
    • 9:30-10:15AM pick up at Anchorage hotels,
    • 10:30AM-10:45AM departure from Anchorage airport.
  • Afternoon:
    • 12:30-1:15PM pick up at Anchorage hotels,
    • 1:30-1:45PM departure from Anchorage airport.

ALL OF OUR TRANSFERS AND TOURS WILL DELIVER YOU TO THE CRUISE SHIP IN TIME FOR BOARDING, YOU WILL NOT MISS YOUR CRUISE SHIP IF YOU TRAVEL WITH OUR BUSES, OUR SCHEDULE IS COORDINATED WITH CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE!

ARRIVAL TIME/ LOCATION

Morning: Arrives Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal 1:45 PM (Princess Cruise Line).

Afternoon: Arrives Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal 4:45 PM (Princess Cruise Line).

Is that enough time to get to the ship? Will I miss my ship if I take this transfer?

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for answer to this question.

WEAR

Comfortable layered clothing.

INCLUDED

This Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park includes:
  • Pick up in Anchorage (hotels, airport, car rentals, see list of places we don’t and do pick up)
  • Turnagain Arm – Beluga Point – (photo stop) Dall sheep, Beluga whales
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with the perfect picture opportunity for Bears, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Musk Oxen, Deer, Elk, bold eagle
  • Portage Glacier valley with excellent glacier picture opportunities (photo stop)
  • 2.5 mile-long Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
  • Drop off directly at the cruise ship terminal

Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park Detailed Description

Our Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park option is the best alternative to get to your cruise ship in Whittier from Anchorage airport, car rental, or hotel. Anchorage to Whittier Narrated Bus Tour with Wildlife Park makes a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can view bears, bison, elk, eagles, moose, caribou, and musk oxen in a natural setting and a stop for sightseeing at the Portage Glacier Valley with excellent opportunities to take pictures of glacial ice and a stop at the Beluga Whales for an opportunity to see Beluga Whales (if time permits).

Our wildlife tour will pick up at Anchorage Ted Stevens airport, car rental company or hotel, see list of places we don’t and do pick up. Our friendly drivers/guides will direct you to your Whittier tour bus, where you will be seated in comfort with lots of luggage space in the luggage section. Then continue on the most scenic Seward highway on your Anchorage to Whittier wildlife tour. You will learn about history and surrounding places of interest on your way from Anchorage to Whittier in your Wildlife tour/transfer bus. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Seward highway designated “National scenic byway.” You will make a first stop at the Beluga Point for a chance to see beluga whales or dall sheep to make some amazing photos.

The next visit at 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. Then you will stop at the Portage Valley with an amazing overlook at a lake, numerous hanging glaciers on top of the mountains and have great picture opportunities. You will then go thru the North America’s longest highway tunnel. This 2.5 mile Anton Anderson tunnel is the one way tunnel blasted thru the mountain.

Then continue on to Whittier to be dropped off directly at the cruise ship terminal. We make your experience while traveling from Anchorage to Whittier easy and unforgettable. Reserve your Wildlife tour with your transfer from Anchorage to Whittier today, receive your confirmation e-mail with travel details and get ready for an unforgettable ride.

This Anchorage to Whittier Bus Tour with Wildlife Park is a shared transfer service in our most comfortable coaches with 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), DVD player, full narration.

About Whittier, Alaska

If one one the Whittier cruises your final destination you might find following facts interesting. Whittier is Anchorage’s portal to Prince William Sound. Although Anchorage itself in on Upper Cook Inlet, the highest tides in the Northern America, muddy, fast-moving water offers no use for boating. Whittier, on the other hand, stands on the edge of a long fjord, whose clear waters are full of salmon orcas, and otters. Surrounded by mountains dripping with glaciers which are beautiful when the sun is shining, they also trap storms over the town and as a result 15 feet of rain and 20 feet of snow a year is average. Most of town’s 250 residents live in one 14-story structure, which certainly cuts down on snow-shoveling time.

In the past, the only way to get to from Anchorage to Whittier cruises was by riding through the mountain by train. Now the railway tunnel is paved creating North America’s longest highway tunnel and providing opportunities for buses, shuttles, and motorcoaches to take you to Anchorage.

There are lots of exciting things to do in Whittier such as hiking, fishing for salmon, trout, red snapper, photography, hunting for bear and birds, wildlife viewing, and much more right here in Whittier, Alaska!

 

This service is available only on Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Any other days only private transfers, call directly for rates.

Our tour/transfer is directly coordinated with the Princess cruise line schedule and place. We will pick you up at most locations in Anchorage, will take care of your luggage, and we GUARANTEE to deliver you to your cruise ship right on time for your departure.

Princess Cruise Line:

  • Morning:
    • 9:30-10:15AM pick up at Anchorage hotels,
    • 10:30AM-10:45AM departure from Anchorage airport.
    • 1:45PM arrival to Princess Cruise Ship
  • Afternoon:
    • 12:30-1:15PM pick up at Anchorage hotels,
    • 1:30-1:45PM departure from Anchorage airport.
    • 4:45PM arrival to Princess Cruise Ship

Princess cruise ship departs at 8:00PM from Whittier port

Seward Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 10 reviews
June 7, 2017

Convenient transfer from Anchorage to Whittier cruise port
We use this shuttles for our transfer from Anchorage to the cruise terminal at Whittier, with an additional wildlife tour on the way. They have assigned hotels pick-up in downtown Anchorage but if the hotel you are staying is not on their list, just get on your own hotel shuttle bus to the airport and join them from there.
The journey to the cruise terminal were smooth and punctual. It’s about 2 – 3 hours ride to the terminal, and half way through the journey we were taken to a small wildlife park for a glimps of the bear, moose, deer…
Good service from the driver as well as the guide on the bus that day.

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June 21, 2017

Great and ONLY option! Wildlife amazing!
We had an amazing time on our way to the cruise ship from Anchorage to Whittier. The driver was excellent and very informative, being from Anchorage. We had a couple of photo stops before the Alaska Wildlife refuge, which was the best part of the trip: brown bears, black bears, eagles, caribou, elk, etc., etc. It was amazing! 110% RECOMMENDED!

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July 8, 2017

Fantastic way to get to the cruise ship in Alaska from Anchorage
Our guide, Shari, was fantastic – lots of fun and full of knowledge about the countryside, the animals, the glaciers and so much more. There were several quick stops for pictures at various times and a longer visit to the animal sanctuary, where food was also available to purchase, as the trip took in the lunch hour. We arrived at the Princess cruise ship in lots of time for boarding.

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July 11, 2017

Nice tour on way to cruise ship!
Rather than spending $35 per person for the direct route to Whittier,we chose the $49 indirect route,which was well worth it! The bus first drove thru the city picking up pre-booked passengers which was a nice time to view the city of Anchorage.Then the driver started the narrated tour, towards our ship. The route was scenic and beautiful with mountains,sheep,and open waters.The driver really did his job,informing us where we were and also the wildlife he saw as we passed by. We did 2 picture stops and 1 hour at wildlife refuge,which was a perfect amount of time to see it all-moose,bears,reindeer,etc. Highly recommended if you have the extra time!!

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July 12, 2017

Prompt, great communication, good guides
Booked ACT from Anchorage Airport to the Whittier Cruiseship Terminal with a stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center. Communication with these guys was excellent, both on the day of the trip (they called to say they were running slightly behind, don’t worry) and in emails previous. The driver and the guide (Sherri) was excellent, providing humorous and informative commentary the whole way. The bus was comfortable and instructions were clear (on luggage, when to meet back at the bus, etc). The stop at the AWCC was definitely worth it. We got a little extra time- I think because we missed our tunnel window- which was fine with us! Got in line for the tunnel and proceeded through within 5 minutes. Got to the ship, dropped our luggage and was on board quickly. These guys know what they are doing! Highly recommended as an economical and educational way to get to your cruise ship!

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July 19, 2017

Good transportation from Anchorage to Whittier
Booked online for pickup at our hotel. Our tour included at stop at the Alaska Wildlife rehab facility, which was very interesting and had many varieties of wildlife on display. This also allowed a short stop to get a bite to eat. No food/drink otherwise allowed on board bus. The luggage policy allows 2 normal checked bags per person, which are carried in the luggage compartment below. Anything else (purse, backpack, etc.) must fit under seat in front of you. Tour commentator was good – very knowledgable and friendly.

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July 22, 2017

Prompt, great communication, good guides
Booked ACT from Anchorage Airport to the Whittier Cruiseship Terminal with a stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center. Communication with these guys was excellent, both on the day of the trip (they called to say they were running slightly behind, don’t worry) and in emails previous. The driver and the guide (Sherri) was excellent, providing humorous and informative commentary the whole way. The bus was comfortable and instructions were clear (on luggage, when to meet back at the bus, etc). The stop at the AWCC was definitely worth it. We got a little extra time- I think because we missed our tunnel window- which was fine with us! Got in line for the tunnel and proceeded through within 5 minutes. Got to the ship, dropped our luggage and was on board quickly. These guys know what they are doing! Highly recommended as an economical and educational way to get to your cruise ship!

July 25, 2017

Great way to transfer to a cruise ship
I chose the wildlife tour option as an informative/fun way of getting to the ship. The company couldn’t pick up from the hotel I was staying in, but we arranged to be picked up from one nearby. They were early!
Shari was very personable and helpful throughout, giving a running commentary, peppered with plenty of self deprecating humour
We stopped for a photo stop and got some breathtakingly beautiful pictures.
We had enough time at the wildlife sanctuary to see everything and it was certainly worth taking this tour.
We got to the terminal and just walked straight on the ship, with no line. Perfect
For the small amount extra I felt it was well worth it
Highly recommended

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August 8, 2017

It was easy to book, got picked up at the designated address and drive was narrated so enjoyable. Liked option of visiting Alaska wildlife conservation center with extra $10.

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September 6, 2017

Anchorage to Whittier Narrated Wildlife Tour (Princess)
Clean, very good service, hospitality,excellent explanation about the places along the way, Best price and excellent service.Very recommend to people who need transfer from Anchorage airport,and hotels to the Whittier Pier for cruising

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