3.5 hours

Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour, Narrated with Wildlife Park

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Add a little scenery to your transfer. Our Wildlife Transfer 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 Narrated Bus Tour with Wildlife Park picks up directly at the Whittier cruise ship terminal and drops off at selected Anchorage hotels, airport, car rentals.


Whittier cruise ship terminal (Princess Cruise Line terminal)


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.


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


Comfortable layered clothing.


This Whittier to Anchorage Narrated 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 Narrated Bus Tour with Wildlife Park Detailed Description

Our Whittier to Anchorage Narrated 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 transfer 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.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
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.

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