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Day Excursions

With so much to do and see in Alaska, from the big smoke to country towns; there is a day tour to suit every traveler. Whether you're looking for a city orientation, a scenic flight or a thrill-ride; Alaska offers you an abundance of choices to choose from

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Day Tour

13 Hours Mins

Departs Denali

$245From USD

per person

This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali...

Day Tour

2 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$63From USD

per person

Begin your historical tour from the heart of downtown where we will visit the Port of Anchorage at the banks of Ship Creek, where Alaska's metropolitan was born as a tent city. In...

$246From USD

per person

This tour combines Whale Watching, the famous Mendenhall Glacier & Original Alaska Salmon Bake!    Come face to face with one of the only road accessible glaciers, marvel...

$244From USD

per person

Denali to Denali

The Kantishna Wilderness Trails tour is the premier Denali Park wilderness bus excursion. Spend the entire day in Denali National Park and discover a piece of Alaska’s gold rush...

Day Tour

3 Hours Mins

Departs Anchorage

$601From USD

per person

Land at the 6,000 foot elevation on a glacier deep inside Denali National Park. Available exclusively from Rust’s, they are the only Anchorage air service authorized to land in...

Day Tour

2 Hours Mins

Departs Talkeetna

$410From USD

per person

The Denali Grand Tour takes you completely around the mountain. You’ll see the highlights of both the McKinley Experience (basic tour route) and the McKinley Flyer (extended...

Day Tour

8 Hours Mins

$200From USD

per person

Denali to Denali

This narrated bus tour takes you through the pristine wilderness of Denali. The experienced driver/naturalist will provide an overview of the land and its wildlife as you travel...

Day Tour

3 Hours Mins

Departs Anchorage

$492From USD

per person

At a formidable 20,320 feet tall, Mount McKinley is the Centrepiece of Denali National Park, and you’ll get the best view on a Denali flightseeing tour with Rust’s! Soar to new...

Day Tour

13 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Juneau

$660From USD

per person

This tour is the only scheduled day tour permitted inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Glacier Bay Day Tour takes you on a comfortable, heated, high-speed catamaran...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Juneau

$131From USD

per person

Travel in the style of Native Alaskans and explore the spectacular coastal waterways and Mendenhall wetlands by kayak.

This breathtaking kayak trip is designed to give you a...

Day TourGrizzly Bear Viewing Kodiak Island
Day Tour

4 Hours Mins

Departs Ketchikan

$741From USD

per person

A scenic one hour flight over Kodiak Island’s serene fjords and majestic mountains holds the opportunity to see whales, bears, and deer from the air on the way to the bear...

Day Tour

10 Hours Mins

Departs Anchorage

$658From USD

per person

Experience some of the world’s best salmon and trout fishing in Alaska’s backcountry, only 20 minutes away from Anchorage by seaplane. Rust’s Flying Service will fly you...

Day Tour

14 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$347From USD

per person

Depart Anchorage by either coach or rail for an adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife. In Seward, embark on a 6 hour cruise which travels through the pristine...

Day Tour

9 Hours Mins

Departs Anchorage

$319From USD

per person

Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska...

Day Tour

8 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Valdez

$181From USD

per person

Cruise the majestic waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez to Meares Glacier. In route, our captains will travel the shorelines looking for the critters that call the Sound...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Juneau

$131From USD

per person

Your driver-guide recounts the history of Juneau’s gold rush as you depart downtown en route to monumental Mendenhall Glacier. This meandering river of compressed blue ice ranks...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Juneau

$176From USD

per person

Enjoy this exciting, yet gentle introduction to white water rafting. The tour begins with a scenic drive to Mendenhall Lake, where you will suit up with gear and board an 8 to 12...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Juneau

$226From USD

per person

Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.
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Day Tour

9 Hours Mins

Departs Seward

$220From USD

per person

Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine...

Day Tour

12 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$270From USD

per person

Depart Anchorage by either coach or rail for an adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife. The 26 Glacier Cruise travels over 140 miles into Prince William Sound...

Day Tour

2 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$492From USD

per person

Soar above the blue crevassed face of a 3,000 ft. thick glacier and view some of Alaska’s most rugged mountain peaks on this 2 - 1/2 to 3 hour Prince William Sound flightseeing...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Ketchikan

$120From USD

per person

The adventure begins with a scenic motor coach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board an Indian-style 37-foot, 20 passenger canoe which is fast, stable, and easy to...

Day Tour

4 Hours Mins

Departs Ketchikan

$179From USD

per person

Take a ride on an open motorized ocean raft called a Seahawk. On your way to Benton Island your captain will point out marine life and interesting features along the coast of...

Day Tour

6 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$799From USD

per person

Enjoy a guided day tour with the opportunity to view Alaska’s black and brown bears in their natural habitat. You’ll fly by floatplane 70 miles southwest of Anchorage to the...

Day Tour

5 Hours Mins

Departs Seward

$128From USD

per person

Adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife. This 4 ½ hour  cruise travels through the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay for up  close encounters with...

Day Tour

14 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Anchorage

$286From USD

per person

Depart Anchorage by either coach or rail for an adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife. In Seward, embark on a 4 ½ hour cruise which travels through the pristine...

Day Tour

8 Hours Mins

$266From USD

per person

Seward to Anchorage

Upon boarding at 8:30am, begin your adventure with a stop at Exit Glacier. As you leave Seward and tour north, you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery through...

$266From USD

per person

Anchorage to Seward

Explore the Kenai region on this one way tour to connect with your cruise ship. During your scenic drive down the Turnagain Arm, your guide will point out possible wildlife like...

Day Tour

3 Hours Mins

Departs Fairbanks

$88From USD

per person

Take a ride on the authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III for a fully-narrated 3 hour cruise along the Chena and Tanana Rivers. See a bush plane demonstration. Visit the...

Day Tour

6 Hours Mins

Departs Anchorage

$176From USD

per person

The Seward Highway is a “National Scenic Highway”, and for good reason! Your guide will drive you down the Turnagain Arm to the aerial tram up Mount Alyeska. The next highlight...

Day Tour

3 Hours 45 Mins

Departs Juneau

$156From USD

per person

Enjoy an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau, surrounded by magnificent scenery, in search of humpback and orca whales. You’ll see other marine mammals including...

Day Tour

5 Hours Mins

Departs Juneau

$203From USD

per person

Departing from the base of Mount Roberts Tram at the benches near the tour bus departure parking.

 Humpback and orca whales are actively feeding while they are in...

$236From USD

per person

Skagway to Whitehorse

Travel 67.5 miles by train between Skagway, AK, and Carcross, YT, travelling the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898. Couple that with a motor coach transfer...

$163From USD

per person

Skagway to Whitehorse

Travel 27.7 miles by train between Skagway, AK, and Fraser, BC, coupled with a motor coach transfer to/from Whitehorse, YT. A great way to connect your Canadian & Alaskan holiday...

Day Tour

8 Hours Mins

Departs Skagway

$288From USD

per person

Travel 67.5 miles by train between Skagway, AK, and Carcross, YT, along the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898. Couple that with a motor coach tour along the...

Day Tour

3 Hours 30 Mins

Departs Skagway

$158From USD

per person

Take an unforgettable journey aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World” and begin your excursion as you board the train in Skagway and travel 20 miles from tidewater, to the...

$212From USD

per person

Whittier to Anchorage

Upon boarding, begin your adventure with a ride through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest one-way train and vehicle tunnel in North America, 2.5 miles! After lunch,...

$212From USD

per person

Anchorage to Whittier

During your scenic drive down the Turnagain Arm, your guide will point out possible wildlife like sheep, mountain goats, Beluga whales, and eagles along the way. Next, visit the...

$491From USD

per person

Start your tour with a spectacular flight from Chitina Airport through Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to Kennicott where you join your guide on Main Street for a half day hike....

Private Day Tour

4 Hours Mins

$1,732From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

Come experience the booming Anchorage craft beer scene in style as you join your knowledgeable 'Hoperator' for an off-the-beaten-path tour of Anchorage full of sudsy fun. Be...

Private Day Tour

4 Hours Mins

$1,443From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

Known as the place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play, Anchorage has it all – accessible wilderness, fine restaurants, museums, theaters and an excellent...

Private Day Tour

13 Hours Mins

$9,497From USD

per person

Denali to Denali

This full-day private coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During the journey, your...

Private Day Tour

5 Hours 30 Mins

$920From USD

per person

Fairbanks to Fairbanks

The Fairbanks City Highlights Tour combines a unique perspective on local culture, life and interesting Alaska facts. Visit Santa at his home in the North Pole to have your picture...

Private Day Tour

12 Hours Mins

$2,381From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

Combining two Alaska trains with a paddle on the serene and spectacular Spencer Lake, this 12-hour private tour out of Anchorage delivers plenty of sights. Travel on the Coastal...

Private Day Tour

9 Hours Mins

$3,189From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

Thousands of years old and tucked into the head of the Matanuska Susitna Valley, the Matanuska Glacier is a frozen 27-mile long river of ancient ice. Equipped with helmets, a...

Private Day Tour

12 Hours Mins

$2,381From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

This private river trip to Spencer Glacier provides you with the perfect amount of time to explore the Spencer area and experience two Alaska Railroad trains: the Coastal Classic...

Private Day Tour

6 Hours 30 Mins

$880From USD

per person

Anchorage to Anchorage

Sit back and relax in a comfortable sprinter van as your Alaskan driver guides you down Turnagain Arm, an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway.