3.5 hours
Duration

Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park for Princess Cruise Passengers

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Add a little scenery to your transfer. Our Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park is the best value on a market and our most popular transfer featuring photo stop and a visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you are guaranteed to see some Alaskan animals such as bears, moose, caribou, musk oxen, deer, and wood bison. Wildlife Center admission is included in the price.

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

DEPARTURE LOCATION

Whittier cruise ship terminal (Princess Cruise Line terminal)

DEPARTURE TIME

Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:45 AM.

Will I be able to get off the ship on time to make your departure? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for answer to this question.

ARRIVAL TIME/ LOCATION

Arrives Anchorage airport 11:30 AM, drop offs at Anchorage hotels till 12:15 PM.

WEAR

Comfortable layered clothing.

INCLUDED

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

Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park Detailed Description

Our Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park option is the best alternative to get from your cruise ship in Whittier to Anchorage airport, car rental, or hotel. Whittier to Anchorage Wildlife tour transportation shuttle 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.

Our Whittier tour will pick up at the Whittier cruise ship terminal, directly at the ship, 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. You will then continue on to take a quick look at the small community of Whittier with some abandoned tall military buildings, 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.

After clearing the Whittier tunnel 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. Then continue on the most scenic Seward highway on your Whittier to Anchorage wildlife adventure tour transportation bus. You will learn about history and surrounding places of interest on your way from Whittier to Anchorage in your Wildlife tour/transfer bus. 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 continue on to Anchorage to be dropped off at Anchorage Ted Stevens airport, car rental company or your hotel, see list of places we don’t and do drop off. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Seward highway designated “National scenic byway.” We make your experience while traveling from Whittier to Anchorage easy and unforgettable. Reserve your Wildlife tour with your transfer from Whittier to Anchorage today, receive your confirmation e-mail with travel details and get ready for an unforgettable ride.

This Whittier to Anchorage 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 cruise line schedule and place. We will meet you when you are able to get off the ship, will take care of your luggage, and drop off at most locations in Anchorage.

Departing Cruise ship terminal at 8:45AM

Arriving Anchorage Airport 11:45AM

Dropping off at the Anchorage hotels till about 12:30PM

All ships dock at Whittier port overnight (12:00AM) and start disembarkation at 7:00AM the same morning.

Seward Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park

Tour Reviews

5 based on 17 reviews
September 1, 2015

I chose ACT Big Bus for my party from a web search. The web site and quick and courteous email response was encouraging, and the cost per person was less than the cruise-ship company price. The driver arrived at our hotel at 12 pm on August 28, 2015, for the 65-mile trip from Anchorage to Whittier. It was more than just a transfer. We stopped along the way at three interesting places: a whale watching spot off the highway, a animal refuge where we got up close to magnificent animals, and a glacier lake. The big bus was very comfortable and easy to climb in and out of. The driver was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He answered questions about living in Alaska for us first-time visitors and provided lots for facts in a very entertaining way. Soon we were at the amazing tunnel drilled through the mountain that took us to the shores of Prince William Sound and our ship, with time to spare. It was a great start to our adventure.

June 11, 2017

Good Service
We used this shuttle service for our transfer from Whittier cruise terminal to Anchorage. The service people showed up on time with list of names of reserved customers and will help to tell you which bus you will be on. We stopped at 2 places, the glacier and the wild life center. And arrived the airport around 11:40AM. Very good service.

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July 6, 2017

Great way to see some Bears.
Super organized, they herd you to the bus efficiently. Clean bus, safe driver, We took the transfer with the Wildlife Park and Portage lake stops. Our guide was friendly and helpful. Got as close to 3 bears eating as I ever want to be. And then drop you off at your hotel.

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July 8, 2017

Exceeded expectations.
We expected not much more than a long transfer ride from cruise ship to airport, but the knowledge and personality of our guide, beautiful scenery and high quality opportunity to view both brown and black bears turned this into into a very enjoyable experience.

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July 13, 2017

Whittier to Anchorage transfer
What a great team ate Shari and Ion!
We got from Whittier to Anchorage safely and saw a great wildlife park on the way as well as learning a LOT about the areas we were passing through. Shari is a natural entertainer as well as a big fan of Alaska and was fantastic to listen to.

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July 24, 2017

Great way to get from ship to airport
ACT was a great company to deal with, I highly recommend them. We prebooked our tickets. We were greeted when we disembarked into the ship terminal and our luggage was taken care of while we boarded the comfortable bus. The commentary along the way was great. We stopped at portage glacier as well as the wildlife park, both worthwhile. We were delivered to the airport on time and we’re really pleased with the experience.

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August 9, 2017

Worthwhile ride from Whittier to Anchorage
Glad we opted for this instead of a Princess Cruise transfer from Whittier to Anchorage. We paid very much less – and had an interesting narrated trip up to Anchorage and also the opportunity to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. Was easy to book, pick-up was well organized, very prompt and interesting.

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August 10, 2017

great trip
reliable. clean bus. loved the stop at the nature reserve, for less then the cruise line wanted to charge. Also had a tour guide talking and was pleasant

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August 14, 2017

Great trip! Driver and tour person were wonderful!!!
This was the perfect way to get from Whitter to Anchorage. The bus made 2 stops. Both well worth it.

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August 27, 2017

Whittier to Anchorage Transfer
Great reasonable trip with stop at the animal preserve on the way. Bus was clean and comfortable. Driver and tour guide friendly and informative.

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August 31, 2017

Great Tour!
Enjoyed the scenery, Wildlife Park and especially our Tour Guide Sherry! She gave us lots of interesting information about the area and was entertaining too!

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September 6, 2017

Whittier AK to Anchorage airport tour
Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Had a few stops along the way–scenic and then Wildlife Preserve. Bus was comfortable as well. This was also a cheaper route to go versus using the Cruise line transportation.

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September 7, 2017

Whittier to Anchorage Bus
Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Coach comfortable. Unfortunately the weather was wet so the Wildlife Preserve was not as enjoyable but saw Elk and a Black Bear up in a tree.

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September 8, 2017

Must take this tour bus to Anchorage!!!!!
The tour guide was top notch. She even passed out examples/samples of fur and rock types. Wildlife stop was excellent. Can’t say enough about the experience.

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September 10, 2017

Great way to get from Cruise ship to Anchorage!
Absolutely beautiful scenery and the stops along the way were perfect. Glad we were able to see the wildlife at the center, it was the only chance we had! Tour guide Sheri was fantastic! Very organized at the cruise terminal and easy to find.

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September 10, 2017

Fun tour on way to airport
Easy to get from cruise ship, a fun narrated drive and an interesting stop at a wild animal rescue station. Also much less expensive than ship’s transport.

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September 24, 2017

Great service with ACT
ACT picked us up at the Whittier cruise terminal. They were easy to find, as their staff had ACT jackets on. They had umbrellas & moved us efficiently to the bus.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was awesome. We loved it.
The microphone/ speaker system did not work well on our bus, but we were still able to hear & I would still recommend ACT.

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