Explore Alaska’s unique and authentic side on a guided day tour or custom adventure for yourself and up to 7 others.

Anchorage & Beyond Private Tours

Walking on the Matanuska Glacier is one of Wild Alaska Journey's most popular summer excursions.

Walking on the Matanuska Glacier is one of Wild Alaska Journey's most popular summer excursions.

See the highlights of Anchorage and then go beyond the city for some iconic Alaskan experiences.

Full Day: 9am – 5pm

Your guide will pick you up from any Anchorage location for this full-day adventure. The tour can include: photographing the best scenery in and around Anchorage, searching for wildlife, visiting the Wildlife Conservation Center, taking a UTV ride through the rainforest, visiting an Alaskan gold mining claim, driving through Lake Hood (the busiest seaplane place in the world!), driving along the scenic Turnagain Arm, visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, panning for gold, riding the Mt. Alyeska tram, experiencing the Whittier Tunnel. A boxed lunch and a complimentary stop at a local ice cream shop are included.

Half Day: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

This shorter excursion is perfect for those arriving on a morning flight or cruise that are looking for something to do before they can check into their hotel room for the night. The tour includes: photographing the best scenery in and around Anchorage, searching for wildlife, driving along the scenic Turnagain Arm, hiking in Chugach State Park, stopping at waterfalls, and perhaps even seeing Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet.

Private Cruise Transfers to / from Whittier or Seward

Enjoy your own private Tour Van with a local guide to or from the coastal port of Seward or Whittier! Connect with your cruise, train, or plane while exploring Alaska’s wild side. The trip between Anchorage and Whittier or Seward features stunning views along the Turnagain Arm, with the waters of Cook Inlet on one side and sheer cliffs full of waterfalls and wild sheep on the other. One complimentary excursion is included in your trip. Choose either the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center or Indian Valley Mine. Other add-ons can be arranged for an additional fee such as a roundtrip ride on the Alaska Railroad from Portage to Grandview, a ride on the Mt. Alyeska Tram, a lunch stop in Girdwood, or an ATV tour.

Create Your Own Custom Adventure

What do you want to do most? Or what’s on your Alaska bucket list? Imagine having a local expert take you to the best places for that activity. Your guide will provide all the knowledge and support you need to best enjoy your day. Alaska Wild Journeys will set you up with a great guide, and you can even craft your adventure before you leave home. Once you arrive in Alaska, you’ll already have a rapport with your guide!

Start dreaming of what you’d like to do. You’ll have a full 8-hour day with your guide, so you can combine several experiences into one magical day. Options include:


  • Tour the Anchorage area and beyond
  • ATV tours & Rentals
  • Glacier Hike
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Flightseeing
  • Glacier Cruise
  • Alaskan cultural tours and historic sites
  • Gold Prospecting
  • Jeep tours & Rentals


  • Tour the Anchorage area and beyond
  • Glacier Hike
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Flightseeing
  • Alaska Fossil Hunting
  • Glacier Cruise
  • ATV Tours & Rentals
  • Jeep tours & Rentals
  • Guide for the day ideas:
    • Alaska Berry Picking
    • Alaska Sealife Center
    • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    • Alaska Reindeer Farm
  • Naturalist outings such as tide pooling or mushrooming


  • Northern Lights viewing
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Dog mushing
  • Tour the Anchorage area and beyond
  • Ice Road tours
  • Snowmachine tours
  • Ice fishing
  • Kicksledding
  • Snowshoeing

Transportation, snacks, water, and a delicious boxed lunch are included. You’re often back at your hotel in time for dinner. During your tour, your guide can help you plan additional activities during your stay. If you don’t need a full day, ask about our custom half-day experiences.

About Wild Journeys Alaska

Wild Journeys’ staff is a diverse team of year-round locals that have been guiding in Alaska throughout their professional careers. Their passion is sharing authentic and unique Alaskan experiences with adventure seekers. They introduce their guests to the real, wild grandeur of Alaska.

They are tourism professionals, outdoor operations specialists, hunting guides, school teachers, commercial fishermen, gold prospectors, contractors, photographers, Arctic carpenters, commercial drone pilots, land surveyors, and freelancers.

They treat all their guests as if they were their own family visiting Alaska; their guides will take you to the very same places, sometimes hidden gems, they would take their own family and friends.

Their founder, Tim Cook, has been guiding Alaskan adventures for over 20 years. Tim is the founder and owner of Wild Journeys, Alaska ATV Adventures, and Arctic Air Expeditions. His decades of experience working and living in rural Alaska inspired him to start a career in adventure tourism. He began offering off-the-beaten path options to visitors that his family and locals enjoy. He is most well-known for his world-class polar bear photography tours in the Alaskan high arctic polar region.

Getting There

Latitude: 61.2183685
Longitude: -149.8934176

Wild Journeys Alaska will pick up from your Anchorage or Girdwood lodging. Arrange at time of booking.

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Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Duration 4-8 hrs
Rates Full Day // $1025 | 1-7 people | 8 hrs | Plus $50 per person activity and access fee
Half Day // $1325 | 1-7 people | 4 hrs | Plus $30 per person activity and access fee


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