Travel Partners – Trips and Tour Providers

Begin planning your Alaska adventure with our Anchorage travel partners. These local companies provide a variety of tours and sightseeing opportunities. See our Blog for features written by guests and innkeepers about travel partner experiences. From trolley tours to glacier cruises and bicycle rides, hikes,  and flight-seeing trips, each offers a unique way to experience the beauty and history of Anchorage and the surrounding area. These business men and women are our neighbors and colleagues: support local businesses, please!

Activities

49th State Motor Tours

5126 S Mitzi Circle, Palmer, Alaska 99645

Local Phone: (907) 278-0157

49th State Motor Tours provides breathtaking off-road adventures for groups of all ages and skill levels.  The Alaska outdoors are our passion and we live to share it with you.  Whether you're an adventure seeker looking to escape civilization or a family group looking for a day trip to remember, we can give you the truly unique, and more importantly, real Alaskan experience you are looking for.  When you tour with 49SMT you tour with friends who love showing off the best of Alaska.  Helmets and goggles and gloves are provided.  Full day tour includes hot lunch and Anchorage shuttle.

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Alaska Botanical Garden

4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK 99607

Local Phone: (907) 770-3692

The Alaska Botanical Garden is an independent nonprofit living museum designed to showcase the beauty and value of Alaska’s gardens and natural areas through science, education, and recreation. Theme gardens include hardy perennials, Gold Medal peonies, alpine plants, herbs, and vegetables. Cultivated gardens are woven through a 110-acre spruce and birch forest. With 1,100+ species of hardy perennials and 150 native plant species, ABG is a wonderful place to experience Alaska’s growing season. Explore the 1.5-mile Lowenfels-Hoersting Family Nature Trail with interpretive signage. Our Gift Shop has Alaskan-made gifts, books, shirts, and sandwiches, snacks, and refreshments. Check our calendar for events, classes, and tours.

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Alaska Helicopter Tours / Alpha Aviation

1842 Merrill Field Dr., Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 272-7777

Alaska Helicopter Tours /Alpha Aviation provides a wide range of helicopter charter services. Locally owned & operated out of Anchorage, Alaska! we offer a high level of professional experience & personal service. Safety is always our first priority. Providing the best possible tours comes right after that. See our reviews! We operate a fleet of AS-350 ‘A-Stars’ & Robinson R44 helicopters. A-Stars have 5 to 6 passenger seats & R44’s can seat three. Call us today!

Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504

Local Phone: (907) 330-8000
Toll Free: (800) 315-6608
Fax: (907) 330-8003

Alaska's premier cultural center celebrating Alaska's first people. Open daily in the summer months from 9a-5p, with dancing, storytelling, demonstrating artists and more. Located in northeast Anchorage near Bartlett High School. Open Saturdays in the winter.

Alaska Rivers Company

Mile 50 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Local Phone: (907) 595-1226
Toll Free: (888) 595-1226
Fax: (907) 595-1226

For 39 years, Alaska Rivers Company has provided guided rafting & fishing trips on the Upper Kenai. Our professionally trained & knowledgeable staff show you a truly unique Alaskan experience. Enjoy the uniqueness of Alaska, her abundant wildlife & the peace & quiet of the turquoise waters of the only non-motorized portion of the Kenai River. Then at the end of your day, relax in one of our cozy, private cabins either on or near the water, away from the crowds.

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Alaska SeaLife Center

301 Railway Ave., Seward, AK 99664

Toll Free: (888) 378-2525
Fax: (907) 224-6320

The Alaska SeaLife Center is Alaska’s only public aquarium. Experience, explore, and discover the unique marine world of puffins, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, giant Pacific octopus and more! Alaska’s coastline extends over 6,640 miles—more than all of the US Coastal states combined! Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the diversity of life in these northern waters.

Open daily (only closed Christmas and Thanksgiving). Hours vary according to the season. Please visit www.alaskasealife.org for yearly schedule. Open until 9 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Mile 79, Seward Highway, Portage, AK 99587

Local Phone: (907) 583-0058
Fax: (906) 783-2370

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, & quality animal care. AWCC provides up-close wildlife viewing & educational information to thousands of visitors each year. Your admission includes daily animal programs such as scheduled feedings & interactive talks by AWCC's staff. Walk on the Wild Side tours invite guests to enjoy guided tours with a personal guide who walks you through the Center, offering history & stories of our resident animals. You will get to feed an animal! Located approximately one hour driving time south of Anchorage.

Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Local Phone: (907) 346-2133

For 44 years, the Alaska Zoo has provided a home or found homes for orphaned, injured, abandoned and endangered animals. Some 100 plus animals representing 53 species call the Alaska Zoo home. Featuring the widest variety of Alaskan animals in the State, the Alaska Zoo is located just 15 minutes south of downtown Anchorage on 25 acres in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. We are open daily year around. Come visit!

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Anchorage Market

225 E. Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 272-5634
Fax: (907) 272-5635

For 28 years the Anchorage Market has been and continues to be Alaska’s largest and most attended outdoor vendor market. Known commonly as the “Saturday Market”, the Anchorage Market expanded to a weekend market over a decade ago and continues to be a great attraction in downtown Anchorage. Open Saturdays 10am-6pm & Sundays 10am-5pm. Free admission, free entertainment, delicious Alaskan food and a large selection of Made in Alaska merchandise are just some of the reasons why both locals and tourists alike visit our market in beautiful downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Market hosts over 300 vendors throughout the busy summer season and you can find 150+ vendors on any given weekend.

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 929-9200
Fax: (907) 929-9290

Alaska's largest museum tells the real story of the North through art & design, history, science & culture. Explore Alaska Native cultures with a collection from the Smithsonian Institution. Expansive interactive history gallery tells the story of Alaska. A hands-on science discovery center has marine life tanks, a planetarium & more. Anchorage Museum Store named among the world's 10 best by Conde Nast Traveler. On-site cafe. Anchoragemuseum.org for hours & rates. Downtown Anchorage, corner of 6th Ave & C St.

Anchorage Trolley Tours

546 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 276-5603
Toll Free: (888) 917-8687
Fax: (907) 373-3552

Join our historic and scenic 15 mile tour of Anchorage where Alaskan guides share history and family stories and explore Anchorage’s past and present. Visit cultural and historical sites, watch seaplanes splash land on Lake Hood and travel through Earthquake Park- all the while keeping an eye out for our most famous resident – the mighty urban moose. Every ticket comes with a complimentary coupon book with over $200 worth of traveler savings. All aboard!

Chugach Adventures

Mile 1.5, Alyeska Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587

Local Phone: (907) 783-1860

Touch an iceberg with Chugach Adventures! See the Spencer Glacier by Incorporating train, glacier, wildlife, raft and canoe tours, we offer something for everyone. Visit our website to learn more. Come experience Alaska with us!

Denali Raft Adventures, Inc.

Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755

Local Phone: (907) 683-2234
Toll Free: (888) 683-2234
Fax: (907) 683-1281

Rafting on the Nenana River at Denali National Park. Chose whitewater, mild water, two-hour, four-hour or all-day trips. Gortex dry suits and neoprene shoes provided complimentarily. Local shuttles to our office.

K2 Aviation

14052 E. 2nd Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676

Local Phone: (907) 733-2291
Toll Free: (800) 764-2291
Fax: (907) 733-1221

Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge

18404 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Local Phone: (907) 595-5555

Drifter's Lodge is built in the heart of Cooper Landing, Alaska, on the banks of the world famous Kenai River. Our wonderful cabins each have private bathrooms, river views, & a shared riverside sauna. The Main Lodge & Russian House are available for large parties. Experience Trophy Rainbow Trout and Salmon fishing - full & half day trips on the upper, middle, & lower Kenai. Drift boat & scenic floats, guided walks, & fly-outs lead you to eagle, moose, bear, & the beauty of the Chugach Mountains.

Lazy Otter Charters

Whittier Small Boat Harbor, Whittier, AK 99693

Local Phone: (907) 694-6887
Toll Free: (800) 587-6887

One stop shop for your Prince William Sound adventure. Offering customized glacier & wildlife tours. The day is tailored to your desires & offers exclusive departures & beach landings. Water taxi for kayakers & campers. Beachable vessels designed for each of loading. Kayak rentals. Enjoy espresso, salmon spread, baked goods, & soft serve ice cream in the cafe.

Major Marine Tours

1412 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664

Local Phone: (907) 274-7300
Toll Free: (800) 764-7300
Fax: (907) 274-5952

Major Marine Tours offers world-class wildlife and glacier cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park, departing from the beautiful harbor town of Seward, Alaska. We are a locally-owned, family company celebrating over 25 years of sharing the beauty of Alaska with our guests. See tidewater glaciers, stunning scenery, whales, and abundant wildlife from one of our full-day or half-day cruise options. Most cruises feature onboard National Park Ranger narration and our famous Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served while you cruise. Our “cruising restaurant” service maximizes your time on the water, allowing you to enjoy your meal without missing out on any of the sights. Cruises run from mid-March through mid-October.

Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC

519 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 276-8023
Toll Free: (800) 544-0529
Fax: (907) 277-5890

At Phillips Cruises & Tours, we operate daily glacier and wildlife cruises from Whittier into Prince William Sound.  We are located just 1.5 miles south of Anchorage with easy access to a full day of adventure.  We are also a convenient option if you are heading to the Kenai Peninsula communities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer or Seward. Whittier can easily be accessed by car if you are driving to the Kenai Peninsula.  Or we offer round trip coach or rail service from Anchorage or Girdwood.  Here is a Brief description of the two tours we offer during the summer. 26 Glacier Cruise- Explore the serenity of Esther Passage, view majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the Klondike Express. Glacier Quest Cruise- Great choice for families with children!  Cruise into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls.  Watch for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales, or even mountain goats. Our cruises include a complimentary hot meal, reserved indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks for purchase, restroom equipped, and no seasickness guarantee.  U.S. Forest service rangers join us on the 26 Glacier Cruise and Glacier Quest Cruise to provide narration.  We have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence annually and several awards from AABBA including "Best Tour Experience".

Rust’s Flying Services

4525 Enstom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502

Local Phone: (907) 243-1595
Toll Free: (800) 544-2299
Fax: (907) 248-0552

We are one of Anchorage's most experienced operators and offer flight seeing, fly-in fishing, bear viewing, fly-in dog sledding, fly-in kayaking, and new this year, Denali/Mt. McKinley glacier landings from Anchorage. Come fly with us!

Salmon Berry Travel & Tours

515 W 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 278-3572
Fax: (907) 278-3573

Voted 'Best of Alaska' for both Summer and Winter Adventures! Salmon Berry Travel & Tours offers locally-guided, small-group, all-inclusive Day Tours from Anchorage as well as curated multi-day Travel Packages throughout The Last Frontier! Whether your Alaska wishlist includes Dog Sledding, Glaciers, Wildlife, National Parks, Native Culture or more, we can help you #FindYourAlaska!

Segway Tours of Anchorage

315 E. Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 277-4545
Toll Free: (800) 770-4545

See Anchorage in style! We provide approximately 9-minute guided tours of Downtown Anchorage and Lake Hood on our gyroscopically enhanced Personal Transporters.  Looking for Ultimate Alaskan Adventure?  Try out our NEW half-day tour of Turnagain Arm! Once you've tried your balance on our Segways, why not enjoy out come-to-life Alaskan movies: "The Amazing Trail" and "Those Amazing Bears" in our interactive Adventure Theater!

Talkeetna Air Taxi

14212 E 2nd Avenue, Talkeetna, AK 99676

Local Phone: (907) 733-2218
Toll Free: (800) 533-2219
Fax: (907) 733-1434

Talkeetna Air Taxi provides glacier landings, scenic flight tours of Denali National Park & Denali, & climber expedition support. Our pilots have years of mountain & glacier flying experience, allowing us to provide you with a trip worthy of any bucket list. View breathtaking glaciers, ancient granite peaks, & ice-blue pools from one of our specialized ski planes. Come let us show you our Park!

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Dining

America’s Cuisine-Anchorage

P O Box 1481, Homer, AK 99603

Local Phone: (907) 235-3677

The most popular dining guide for south central Alaska. The culinary encyclopedia of the last frontier.

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Crush Wine Bistro & Bottleshop

328 G Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 865-9198

Serving lunch, dinner, and Saturday brunch in downtown. Our food is as inspirational as our wine list, with dishes ranging from a classic filet mignon to local seafood. A delightful selection of small plates, creative cocktails and over 40 wines by the glass round out our menu. Visit our bottle shop next door for carefully selected wine and spirits!

Firetap Alehouse (Diane Thompson)

10950 O'Malley Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515

Local Phone: (907) 561-2337
Fax: (907) 561-2336

We feature 36 tap handles of Alaskan beer and many more local and imported bottled ales and lagers. We also stock a large selection of fine wines and offer a variety of signature cocktails. All food is prepared fresh, with pastas and pizza dough available in 100% whole wheat or wheat. No deep fryers here, everything is baked in our massive Fire Deck oven which weighs in at a whopping 5700 pounds, has a cooking area of 22 sq ft and can produce 95-120 16 pizzas in an hour. "

Glacier BrewHouse

737 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 274-2739
Fax: (907) 277-1033

Where Alaskans Meet Alaskans. Serving lunch and dinner in the finest tradition of Anchorage. Outstanding award winning AK beers; great seafood, wood-fired pizza, rotisserie roast prime rib, Alder wood-grilled seafood.

Orso Restaurant

737 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 222-3232
Fax: (907) 792-3746

Orso: Local Specialties - Global Inspiration. Serving lunch & dinner. Alaska grown products used. Outstanding award-winning dining experience. Alaskan seafood, fresh pastas, grilled meats, housemade desserts. Award-winning wine list. See us on Instragram!

Snow City Cafe

1034 W. 4th Avenue at L, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 272-2489
Fax: (907) 272-6338

Voted "best breakfast" year after year, we offer breakfast and lunch downtown daily. Our menu features housemade soups, baked goods, sandwiches, smoothies, local espresso and her, and of course, amazing breakfast is served all day long@ President Obama bought our entire stock of sticky buns in 2015!

South Restaurant & Coffeehouse

11124 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99515

Local Phone: (907) 770-9200

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, tapas, and dinner daily! Our bar features Barcelona style Gin and Tonics and an extensive wine list. Grab a Kaladi Brothers espresso and a freshly baked muffin from our coffeehouse on your way out-of-town or stay and warm yourself at the fire pit on our spacious patio. Reservations accepted on our website or by phone,

Spenard Roadhouse

Spenard Roadhouse

1049 W. Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503

Local Phone: (907) 770-7623
Fax: (907) 771-8995

We're a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Spenard offering a contemporaneous take on comfort food. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. With handcrafted cocktails and a lovely patio., it's easy to see why locals vote us best restaurant!

The Marx Bros Cafe

627 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 278-2133
Fax: (907) 258-6279

The Marx Bros Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of largest cellars in Alaska.

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Other Accommodations

49th State Vacation Rentals, Lodging and Tours

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Local Phone: (907) 242-6708
Toll Free: (866) 530-0800

Welcome home! We specialize in fully furnished houses, condos, apartments, and cabins with full standard size kitchens, as well as B&B lodging. Whether you are looking for a party of 2 or 36, we have options for you! We offer daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Our units are great for guests that have longer stays or special dietary needs that a private kitchen can provide. Our extended stay units also have washers and dryers within the unit, or on site. We also offer select units that are pet friendly and units with minimal stairs. With dozens of options, we are sure to have a unit that will fit your needs whether in Anchorage, Palmer, or on the Kenai Peninsula.  ARE YOU A PROPERTY OWNER? Contact us about our contract services tailored to your business needs.

Bed & Breakfast Association of Alaska (BBAA)

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Traveling beyond Anchorage? Choose B&B accommodations that enhance your authentic Alaska experience statewide. In a place as unique as Alaska, why choose a uniform, impersonal hotel when you can stay at our comfortable B&Bs? Personal touches & friendly hosts are sure to be among the highlights on your trip. Consider bed & breakfasts as a great alternative when you’re selecting lodging for your Alaska vacation!

Bed & Breakfast Association of the Yukon

Box 31518, Whitehorse, YT CAN Y1A 6K

The B&B’s are as diverse as the Yukon itself: rustic log cabins at the lake’s edge, elegant Victorians that whisk you back to the Gold Rush a century past, contemporary homes built specifically with your comfort in mind.

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Shopping

Once in a Blue Moose

4th and F Street or 5th Avenue Mall, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 276-0021
Toll Free: (888) 490-1898
Fax: (907) 272-2052

Our customers say it again & again: they love our variety, excellent prices, friendly staff, & unique Alaska flavor. Over 500 Alaskan vendors products are offered. Locally owned & operated, serving Alaska for over 40 years. Rated best all-in-one stop for souvenirs by Coastal Living Magazine.

Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative

604 H Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 272-9225
Toll Free: (800) 360-9665
Fax: (907) 258-4225

Over 200 Alaska Native members hand knit Qiviut, the downy soft underwool of the Musk Ox, into scarves, caps, stoles, headbands, and Nachaqs, or Smoke rings. Our garments are 100% Qiviut and are based on traditional Native patterns. Stop at our downtown location to see, feel and fully experience this true Alaskan gift.

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Travel

AlaskaTrain.com

3900 Arctic Blvd Suite 304 , Anchorage, AK 99503

Local Phone: (907) 245-0200
Toll Free: (800) 266-8625
Fax: (907) 245-0400

AlaskaTrain.com is the quickest and easiest way to book online reservations for the Alaska Railroad, private dome cars and the Park Connection Motorcoach... all in one spot. We are the only website to offer real-time online booking for all classes of service from the Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class and GoldStar Domes, to private dome rail cars like the Wilderness Express and McKinley Explorer, and even the Park Connection Motorcoach service. We offer summer service to all the major “railbelt” destinations including Anchorage, Denali Park, Talkeetna, Seward, Whittier, and Fairbanks. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, as are the lowest prices on all of the Alaska rail and bus products that we sell. AlaskaTrain.com is brought to you by the folks at Alaska Tour & Travel… one of the leading travel companies in Alaska for nearly 20 years.

The Alaska App (aka Alaska Channel)

507 E Street, Suite 206, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 777-7700
Fax: (907) 777-7722

Free download in the iTunes store for iPhone and iPad! This is your ultimate interactive Alaskan discovery guide. Great for Alaska-wide travel planning, insider tips (like where to find moose and other wildlife), weather cams and more. Communicate with other travelers, ask questions, share reviews of your favorite spots, and photos of the places you visit!

The Alaska Railroad

411 West 1st Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Local Phone: (907) 265-2494
Toll Free: (800) 544-0552
Fax: (907) 265-2526

Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad has offered value, convenience & an authentic Alaska experience. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife and two national parks with one call. You can choose Adventure class coaches or receive Gold Star Service aboard double-deck luxury dome cars. You'll find daily summer service to Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward & Whittier.

The Park Connection Motorcoach

3900 Arctic Blvd Suite 304 , Anchorage, AK 99503

Local Phone: (907) 245-0200
Toll Free: (800) 266-8625
Fax: (907) 245-0400

The Park Connection Motorcoach is a scheduled summer bus line service that operates between Anchorage, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Whittier and Seward. We operate multiple trips daily to most destinations and offer same day tours between Denali or Talkeetna and Whittier or Seward. We use only highway quality, late model deluxe motorcoaches, operated by courteous, professionally trained driver-guides. Cruise transportation is available for Whittier or Seward cruise passenger, as well as bus and train combination packages. In fact, you can compare and book all three Alaska rail suppliers, and our bus trips, at one time by using our unique online booking system.

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