Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour with Wildlife Park for 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.
|Bus Departs: Whittier cruise ship terminal|
Bus Arrives: Anchorage airport and hotels
BUS DEPARTURE TIME
|Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:45 AM.|
This bus tour operates on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
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.
BUS ARRIVAL TIME
|Bus arrives Anchorage airport 11:45 AM, drop offs at Anchorage hotels till 12:30 PM.|
|Comfortable layered clothing.|
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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 bus 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, Saturdays, and Sunday. 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Efficient and well explained
The coach was on time and well organised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and attentive at all times. Would use again.
This tour was perfect for my airport transfer service. I had the chance to see Alaskan animals on the way to the airport. Bus driver was very good in telling history of Alaska.
Great way to get to Anchorage after cruise
Met by driver/guide at terminal. Very friendly and welcoming. Guide provide a very informative journey through to Anchorage. Recommend picking the bus trip that stops off at the wildlife center on the way
Comfortable and enjoyable bus transfer to Anchorage
We booked with ACT after researching alternatives to Princess Cruise transfers. This was $40/pp cheaper for the same transfer through Princess AND we got to stop and enjoy the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which was a really cool. Go see this attraction if you can. Our bus driver was nice and the young man who gave us a running commentary of where we were, Alaska history and other interesting facts was entertaining. They were both helpful with luggage and pleasant in their interactions. The bus was comfortable.
Entertaining and interesting
Our tour guide was interesting and entertaining and made the trip to the Anchorage airport very enjoyable.
Best way to get from Whittier to Anchorage
Wow! Great trip for much less than Princess transfers. Quick response to reservation, detailed info provided about what they will transport and how. Very easy to find them in terminal. Lots of excellent information provided during the trip about Alaska. Loved the stop at the Conservation Center. Excellent Value for money!
We travelled on the bus from Whittier to Anchorage with a stop at a wildlife park. The bus guide (Sherrie) was excellent- she was friendly, funny and very informative and the driver was also extremely helpful and courteous.
Fantastic transfer to Anchorage with a stop over at the AWCC!
We very much enjoyed the tour, very informative and the stopover to the AWCC was amazing. They were friendly.
We were extremely satisfied with our experience with Alaska Cruise Transport. The tour guide was very informative and enjoyable to listen to during the drive. We had several very nice stops to take photos and we loved the wildlife center. We had a very nice visit and were able to watch the bear feeding which was very fun. I also highly recommend the reindeer sausages, quite a nice treat to try! We arrived at the cruise port in Whittier with plenty of spare time and found boarding the ship extremely easy and quick. We were traveling with my FIL who has mobility issues but he was able to easily board the bus and there were folks with wheelchairs ready to grab him as soon as we got off. Overall I just couldn’t recommend this service more!
Good driver and trip included stop at wild life center. Interesting! Very punctual. Will use again, Very good handling of luggage. One of our party had lost a bag at cruise terminal but somehow ACT was able to locate it and brought the bag to the airport in time for her flight home. Wonderful!
Great way to get from Whittier cruise port to the airport
In an otherwise well-planned trip, we didn’t realize how far the Whittier cruise port is from the Anchorage airport, and that there are no taxis at the cruise port. At the last minute we booked a narrated bus tour with stop at the wildlife refuge, and it was a great solution. We could have bought a transfer from the cruise ship to get us directly to the airport, but then we’d be stuck at the airport all day with our luggage. This way we got to see a bit more of Alaska in comfort!
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