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Salmon Berry Tours

Phone: 907-278-3572
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Year Established: 2005
We are waiting for you in Alaska! Salmon Berry Tours offers many exciting ways to experience America's Last Frontier throughout the entire year. Our team of professional tour guides and our tour packages strive to provide you with a truly genuine and memorable Alaska experience. Whether you're a local or from a far off land, Salmon Berry Tours can show you both the usual and the unusual sights that make our home state a one-of-a-kind adventure.

ACTIVITIES:

2pm Self Drive Summer Dog Sledding

Take to Talkeetna's boreal forest for a cart-style summer dog sled ride with Dallas Seavey Racing! At the kennel you will have the opportunity to take your photo with Iditarod-winning Alaska sled dog huskies! Listen to stories from the trail while the dogs are harnessed into the custom wheeled sled.

Your musher guide will then steer you through 2 miles of Alaska's backcountry for approximately 30 minutes. This cart style ride can be a bit bumpy on the fall terrain, so the seats are padded for your comfort. A photo stop is made halfway through your unforgettable fall ride to pose with the canine athletes in front of the enchanting backdrop! Complete your cart-style sledding experience toward the kennel for a continued tour of the homestead. Try to keep up with the lively future Iditarod racing huskies during your nature walk with the pups!

Fairbanks Tours

Chena Aurora Tour
Chena Evening Tour(Saturday Night at Chena Hot Springs)
Aurora Tour at Skiland

2-HR Scenic City Tour

View the beautiful city of Anchorage atop Flat Top Mountain!

This city tour starts with a pick up from your hotel. We will begin our tour at the Port of Alaska and Ship Creek. Take in the views of the city from the port as your Salmon Berry Tours guide explains the history behind our port of Alaska and the area at Ship Creek. Next we will travel to Bootleggers Cove, Earthquake Park and the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood! Follow your Salmon Berry Tours guide through Earthquake Park to see the site of the memorial of the 1964 Earthquake. See what happened to the land as it broke apart and slid into the Cook Inlet. Cook Inlet views and pictures from here are a favorite for guests!

Lastly, take a scenic drive up to Flat Top Mountain which is home to many Alaskan animals including our favorite, moose! Look for moose in the valley, view the breathtaking views of the city and experience Flat Top Mountain. A short walk will take you to the overlook where you will be able to get beautiful views in the Chugach Mountains!

2-HR Scenic City Tour - Winter

View the beautiful city of Anchorage and enjoy scenic overlooks of Cook Inlet and the city of Anchorage!

This city tour starts with a pick up from your hotel. We will begin our tour at the Port of Alaska and Ship Creek. Take in the views of the city from the port as your Salmon Berry Tours guide explains the history behind our port of Anchorage and the area at Ship Creek. Next we will travel to Bootleggers Cove, Earthquake Park and the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood! Follow your Salmon Berry Tours guide through Earthquake Park to see the site of the memorial of the 1964 Earthquake. See what happened to the land as it broke apart and slid into the Cook Inlet. Cook Inlet views and pictures from here are a favorite for guests!

Lastly, take a scenic drive into the Chugach State Park to a scenic overlook which is home to many Alaskan animals including our favorite, moose! Look for moose in the valley, view the breathtaking views of the city. A short walk will take you to the overlook where you will be able to get beautiful views in the Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet. This part of the tour IS weather dependent. Your guide has the discretion to take the guests along the Turnagain Arm to Potter Marsh if roadway is deemed unsafe for travel up the mountain.

3-HR Heritage City Tour

This is a great way to start or end your trip to Alaska, or even make it the focal point! Everyone needs an overview of Alaska's rich culture and history to give them an idea of what Alaska is all about. Salmon Berry Tours will pick you up right from your hotel and show you the sights around town. We'll visit the original Anchorage townsite, the monument to the great quake of 1964 (where you can see real earthquake damage!), and the busiest private seaplane base in the world. We'll cruise through the "red light" district and pass by Star the Reindeer before heading out to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Entrance to the Center is included in your tour, as are the personal experiences and knowledge of your Salmon Berry guide who will accompany you through the center. Here we'll see a village of life-sized housing replicas from ancient Alaska native cultures, and have the opportunity to watch some native dancing, some native olympic games, and even learn a few moves! There are also museum exhibits, arts and crafts, and one of the best authentic shops in all of Anchorage. Come check it out!

Airport Transfer

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Airport Transfer

Anchorage Eco Tour

Take an eco tour within Anchorage's city limits! This half day naturalist led tour explores Anchorage’s ecological treasures that include a guided walk through Alaska’s boreal forest trails, a look into the fish that shape the fortunes and ecosystem of Alaska at the Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery, and finishing off with a chance to observe birds and plant species in an estuary bordering the Cook Inlet at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

Learn about the varied ecosystems, plant, and animal species that make living in the boreal forest such an adventure. Walk in the woods through Alaska’s largest city, and let the fresh air spark your curiosity!

During the tour, we'll activate all of our senses while sipping the sustainably-harvested wild Alaska Chaga mushroom tea with a treat! You will ride in comfort and enjoy complimentary snacks and glacier wellness water while your local Alaskan guide regales you with ecological knowledge.

A: Iditarod Aurora & Denali

The 2017 Iditarod Aurora Tour Package with Race Checkpoint Fly-Out is dedicated to The Last Great Race, northern lights, and the winter vacation of a lifetime.

B: Ultimate Iditarod 2016 with Mushers Banquet

The Ultimate 2016 Iditarod Race coverage with highlights at the 2016 Mushers Banquet, private Meet & Greet with Dallas Seavey Racing, Ceremonial Start and Official Start of the 2016 Iditarod Race

Blackstone Glacier Cruise by Small Boat

Get up close to nature with this small-boat cruise to Blackstone Bay in the beautiful Prince William Sound!

Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Anchorage and a scenic drive south along Turnagain Arm. Our comfortable touring vans have large windows, lots of head room, and your tour guide will tell you about the area and anything you want to know about Alaska on the way south. We will make some photo stops and look for animals, before driving straight through a mountain to the seaside town of Whittier. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is over two miles long and carved straight through the rock, allowing us to pass from Portage Valley to Prince William Sound.

Next we'll board the boat and go with our local guide, navigating the shoreline through the glacial carved fjords of Prince William Sound. Our destination is Blackstone Bay, where Blackstone Glacier and Beloit Tidal Glacier calve in to the sea. Watch for resident seals, eagles, and sea otters in this beautiful natural bay. Your captain will also do a beach landing, so you can step ashore in this untouched wilderness and learn about the surrounding rainforest and the Chugach National Forest. A deli lunch is included to enjoy during the boat tour, with hot beverages, water and snacks to keep you warm and full for this adventure.

C: Ultimate Iditarod 2016 with Hurricane Train

The Ultimate 2016 Iditarod Race coverage complete with planes, trains and the best sled dog racers in the world.

D: Iditarod Aurora with Blackstone Bay

The 2016 Iditarod Aurora Tour Package with Blackstone Bay Cruise includes all the dream winter vacation highlights plus a cruise through Prince William Sound!

Early Season Snowmachine Tour

Before the glacier opens up for snow machine riders we offer this groomed trails experience that take place at a private gold mining operation in the Chugach Mountains. Take the backroads to the end of Crow Creek Road with us where 7,000 ft glaciated peaks surround you making this area one of the most scenic south of Anchorage. Because of this inspiring beauty, there have been several Hollywood film productions shot here. This tour includes lunch around a campfire. Any riders over 16 years of age get the opportunity to drive their own sled. This tour includes boots & suits to keep you warm as well as heated handlebars on the machines, snacks & hot beverages! This tour includes fully-guided transportation from your Anchorage hotel.

5.5 Hours round trip from Anchorage (2 hours of actual riding time)

Available November-March (Conditions permitting)

Exclusive Alaska Native Heritage Center Excursion

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Alaska Native Heritage Center for a rich cultural experience in Anchorage! The Hall of Cultures provides exhibits to learn about each of the five major culture groups in Alaska before we head outside for a guided walk around Lake Tiulana. Stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings to learn about the traditional ways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples. This is the only center that fully celebrates these five major culture groups under one roof! Depending on conditions, snowshoes are used for ease of walking during the village site visits. Please be prepared to be outdoors for 1.5 - 2 hours; dress in layers and don’t forget your winter boots, hat and gloves! We will take photos and learn hands on about the different artifacts placed at the village sites, from a story-filled totem to a whale bone arch. We will finish our tour with a film presentation and traditional tea in the theater room.

Glacier Turn - Summer Season

Travel an All American Road with highlights along the way! This is a spectacular Turnagain Arm tour where the best scenery in Alaska resides. Overall, this tour provides the most activities in one full day round trip from Anchorage.

We will start the day off by heading to Mt. Alyeska! From the viewing decks at the Roundhouse Museum, we can see several glaciers as well as the Turnagain Arm and the territory we covered. Descend the tram and enjoy lunch at our favorite eatery at the base of the Chugach mountains. Bottomless soup of the day, sourdough bread, one of their famous desserts and a beverage is included. After an Alaskan sized lunch, continue on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rescue and rehabilitation organization for injured and orphaned animals. There we visit with orphaned grizzly bears, injured eagles, families of elk and bison, and many more Alaskan wild animals. Then we are off to get up close and personal with Portage Glacier on the 1-hour cruise through Portage Lake. An on-board expert will share facts and stories about the land, the local flora and fauna, and glaciers of the Portage Valley. You will learn some things while watching and listening to this amazing glacier! Your captain will lead you up to 300 yards of the Portage Glacier face as you take pictures aboard the MV Ptarmigan.

Glacier Valley Snow Mobile Tour

Ask any Alaskan - there’s nothing like the thrill of driving your own snowmobile! That’s why so many of us own our own machines and spend winter weekends outdoors basking in the midday sun and cruising through a wilderness of adrenaline thrills.

Now it’s your turn to cruise through the wilderness on this 5-hour tour. Riders over 16 get to drive their own machine. Together we’ll have the opportunity to explore the true backcountry - areas inaccessible at other times of the year and miles from any road.

Drive through open fields, see beaver ponds, and frozen waterfalls. Under the right conditions your guide will take you out to an area of icebergs and caves, considered by many a “Blue Ice Paradise.”

Total ride time is 3.5 hours on the machines, traveling 15 miles. We cannot guarantee getting to the glacier, you will drive the snowmachine to the glacier, the snowmachine will not take you to the glacier. So experience on ATVs, motorized vehicles, ect will provide you a comfortable experience.


This fully-guided tour includes transportation, winter gear, and complimentary Alaskan glacier water and snacks. This tour is group paced and requires that every snowmobile rider be in physical shape to safely operate their machine.

IMPORTANT! The Forest Service determines when this tour will operate - but Mother Nature is in charge of the operation! If we do not receive enough snowfall to create a safe snowpack for the glacial valley then the Forest Service will not permit us to ride on the trails. If your tour is booked between Jan 2 - March 31 and the Forest Service does NOT permit the access into Glacier Valley, you will still be going on a snowmachine tour! You will receive a refund of $74pp and enjoy the Early Season Snowmachine Tour. By signing up for the Glacier Valley Snowmachine Tour, you agree to go snow machining regardless of which tour we will be permitted to enjoy.

REQUIREMENTS: There is some degree of fitness required for these tours. We do not take pregnant women.
There is a fair amount of upper body strength required. While you do not need to be an athlete, you do need to have a sense of coordination, some strength, and the ability to listen to and follow directions. The snowmobile does not take you to the glacier; you take a 500 pound machine to the glacier! You need to have the perseverance to hang out there in the cold and snow for 3.5 hours. The Glacier Snowmachine Guide reserves the right to refuse anyone. Minimum Age for the Glacier Valley trip is 16 years old. Weight maximum is 350lbs per machine.

Ice Fishing Half Day

After a long and dark cold start to our winter, Alaskans love to get out when the days get longer and warmer. In Anchorage this means ice fishing! Anchorage boasts many lakes stocked with Rainbow Trout and Arctic Char.

Come spend an afternoon on one of these spectacular lakes in Anchorage for a catch-and-release ice fishing adventure! Though it may be cold outside, you will be nice and cozy in the ice fishing hut provided by your guide! Everything you will need for your fishing excursion will be supplied for you, including hot beverages and snacks. All you need to bring is some warm winter clothing, a camera, and a smile!

After your ice fishing trip, your Salmon Berry guide will take you on a scenic tour through Anchorage highlighting the fishing in the area, as well as showing you the sights that might be out of reach of your hotel!

NOTE: We do not provide an Alaska fishing license, which is required for this tour. You may purchase a license at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/

If you do not have access to a computer while you are traveling, you can visit us at the Salmon Berry Tours office and we can assist you with the purchase of your fishing license.

Matanuska Glacier Walk - Year Round

Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is a stable 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the Matanuska Valley. You will spend 2 hours on the glacier with your glacier guide learning how the glacier has formed and shaped the landscape in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Explore blue meltwater pools, the ice formations and deep crevasses that make up the Matanuska Glacier. Walking on ice is slippery fun so our guests are equipped with a helmet, walking stick and cramp ons for your shoes. We require our guests to bring sturdy footwear and suggest bringing an extra pair of socks. Don't be surprised that your shoes get filthy with glacial flour. This glacial till is finely ground rock the glacier has created - makes for great facials!

This tour does require walking for the tour length of 1-1/2 to 2 hours. See photos below for good look at the terrain!

Of course, our fully-guided transportation includes a pick up at your hotel in Anchorage as well as water and snacks in the touring vehicle. We will also stop for lunch where we will overlook the glacier while enjoying some yummy Alaskan fare.

Mountains & Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley

Climb aboard Salmon Berry's small group tour for a fully-guided Alaskan experience unlike any other! Head north from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, passing farmland that was colonized during the New Deal, which now grows record breaking produce like the 1,469-pound pumpkin!

As we ascend the Talkeetna Mountains, we will enter the alpine area of Independence Mine State Historical Park in the breathtaking Hatcher Pass! In summer, we will take a short walk through the old mining town, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In fall and winter, we will take a short scenic walk in Hatcher Pass.

We will then continue our picturesque journey to one of the most unique animal husbandry projects in the world, the Musk Ox Farm. Here, we will get up close views of Musk Ox as we walk the trails aside these fascinating Ice Age creature and learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaskan agriculture. Guests will also have time to explore their shop for gifts such as qiviut (Musk Ox wool, one of the most sought after fibers in the world).

A farm to table style meal is included at the locally owned and operated restaurant! This eatery provides delicious meals made from scratch with Alaska grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. On our drive back to Anchorage, enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled glacier wellness water as well as the continued commentary by your local Alaskan Guide!

WINTER Mountains & Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley

Climb aboard Salmon Berry's small group tour for a fully-guided Alaskan experience unlike any other! We will head north from Anchorage on the scenic Glenn Highway through boreal forest and New Deal colonized farmland! We will then continue our picturesque journey to one of the most unique animal husbandry projects in the world, the Musk Ox Farm. Here, we will walk through the trails to better view the fascinating Ice Age creature and learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaskan agriculture. A farm to table style meal is included at the locally owned and operated Turkey Red! This restaurant provides delicious meals made from scratch with Alaska grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. Lastly, as we ascend the Talkeetna Mountains, we will enter the alpine area of Hatcher Pass for some spectacular scenery! On our drive back to Anchorage, enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled glacier wellness water as well as the continued commentary by your local Alaskan Guide!

Northern Lights Getaway 7-Day Package

THANK YOU for booking! You will receive a detailed itinerary shortly. Meanwhile, here is an outline of your trip...

Day 1: Welcome to Fairbanks! Overnight Fairbanks 3 Nights
Day 2: Evening Aurora Tour
Day 3: Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Aurora
Day 4: Evening at Chena Hot Springs
Day 5: Rail to Talkeetna, aurora presentation, showshoe tour, overnight Talkeetna
Day 6: Brunch, Drive Your Own Dog Team, Overnight Anchorage
Day 7: Depart from Anchorage

NLGF Brunch and Dog Sledding (pancakes & puppies)

Please have your bags packed and ready to go prior to coming down for breakfast. Join us for an Alaska-sized brunch at the famous Talkeetna Roadhouse! Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network for their casual family-style dining and delicious homemade food, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been serving travelers and locals alike since the gold rush days! Get fully dressed in your winter gear for your dog sledding adventures at this time.

Next we will enjoy Alaska’s official sport - dog sledding! Visit the home of Yukon Quest and Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey, where you will meet professional mushers and receive instruction in the art of dog sledding. Then you will have the chance to mush your own dog team through 5+ miles of Talkeetna's boreal forest. A moderate fitness level is recommended for driving your own team. Tour the kennel and cuddle the puppies before your Salmon Berry guide transports you safely into Anchorage for tonight's overnight.

NLG Dog Sledding: Mush Your Own Team

Dog Sledding is Alaska’s official state sport, and Salmon Berry Tours offers our most popular Arctic activity as a unique mushing school experience with Dallas Seavey Racing!

Your full day adventure begins with stress free transportation provided from Anchorage to Talkeetna, gateway to the Interior! Sit back and relax as Salmon Berry Tours navigates the snowy winter roads, allowing you to take in the pristine scenery while your local Alaskan driver-guide narrates the drive with history, fun facts, personal stories from life in the subarctic! Weather permitting, our drive will offer views of Mt. Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), the tallest mountain in North America, towering in the distance!

Once in Talkeetna, we embark on your training run at the homestead of Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod first place Champion, top three finisher in Norway’s 2018 Finnmarksløpet, youngest Yukon Quest first place Champion, and former star of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska! Here, you will go from being a dog sled enthusiast to an experienced musher! Meet the professional Iditarod mushers/handlers of Dallas Seavey Racing and genuine Iditarod champion Alaskan Huskies! Bond with your dog team while you receive a thorough explanation of the musher lifestyle, lingo, and an orientation of how to handle the huskies. With your newfound knowledge and confidence you’ll receive your dog sled equipment and help harnessing your team into the sled.

Each two guests will share a dog sled and a small dog team of 4-7 Alaskan Huskies for the 5 mile self drive mini expedition! Take off into the groomed dog sled trails of Talkeetna’s snowy boreal forest! For 2.5 miles, you will guide your four-legged team through snow capped birch trees with complete winter silence except for the occasional sound of the dogs barking with excitement, paws pounding, and the sled’s runners gliding across the snow, as you guide your dog team! Once you reach an opening in the forest, take a break for photo opportunities with your dog team as they bask in the sun and to alternate from standing to riding on the passenger bench! The next 2.5 miles of mushing will duplicate the Iditarod trail where you will visit replicas of official Iditarod checkpoints and other highlights of “The Last Great Race on Earth” until you cross the burled arch Finish Line!
During the total 5 miles, there will be a lead musher guiding and tail musher following for quality, safety, and comfort during your mush - both guiding the dogs and riding in the sled!

Now that you are no longer a rookie musher, you will have time to meet Iditarod in training puppies! Alaskan Huskies are powerful athletes that are known for their affectionate, loyal, playful personalities -- and the puppies are no different! This adventure includes lunch, hot beverages, complimentary snacks and water.

Your guide will transport you into Talkeetna after the tour to check into our lodgings. You will have free time this evening to rest or look around town before dinner.

NLGF Arrive Talkeetna, transfer to lodgings

Your Salmon Berry guide will meet you at the rail platform in Talkeetna and transfer you to our lodgings in town. You will then have some free time to rest or look around this unique small town.

Private Full Day

When choosing Salmon Berry Travel & Tours you will be with a local Alaskan guide to get off the beaten path and see the real Alaska!
People visit Alaska for many reasons: Glaciers, Mountains, Wildlife… we like to add Culture and Heritage, Local Lifestyle and Fun!

Our Private Full Day Tour is a seamless adventure to destinations and attractions of your choosing. Our services will be yours, with suggestions/insight from your guide. This means that you will have our clean and comfortable sprinter van and driver-guide all to yourself for the day to tour within the Anchorage city limits or even beyond (northbound or southbound) for a genuine Alaska travel experience!

Any additional fees (i.e. meals, admission into museums, centers, etc.) are not included in the price.
Complimentary snacks and bottled Alaskan Glacier wellness water are included during your Private Full Day Tour.

Private Half Day

When choosing with Salmon Berry Travel & Tours you will be with a local Alaskan guide to get off the beaten path and see the real Alaska!
People visit Alaska for many reasons: Glaciers, Mountains, Wildlife… we like to add Culture and Heritage, Local Lifestyle and Fun!

Our Private Half Day Tour is a seamless trip to destinations and attractions of your choosing. Our services will be yours, with suggestions/insight from your guide. This means that you will have our clean and comfortable sprinter van and driver-guide all to yourself to tour within the Anchorage city limits for a genuine Alaska travel experience!

Any additional fees (i.e. meals, admission into museums, centers, etc.) are not included in the price.
Complimentary snacks and bottled Alaskan Glacier wellness water are included during your Private Half Day Tour.

Rail Transfer

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Rail Transfer

TKA-AUR Dinner and Aurora Tour

Meet your guide for dinner tonight at a local hot spot. After this 3-course dinner, we will enjoy a presentation on the Alaskan night sky. You will learn more about the aurora, the northern hemisphere constellations, sun patterns and other stellar facts. Then we will bundle up and head out on a snowshoe walk to look for the northern lights. Have fun learning the history and uses of snowshoes: an Alaskan travel staple! Snowshoes, headlamps and hand warmers will be provided by your guide for maximum comfort on this midnight adventure. Note: if trail conditions do not warrant the use of snowshoes, yak trax will be provided.

TKA-AUR2 Dinner and Aurora Tour

Meet your guide for dinner tonight at a local hot spot. After this 3-course dinner, we will enjoy a presentation on the Alaskan night sky. You will learn more about the aurora, the northern hemisphere constellations, sun patterns and other stellar facts. Then we will bundle up and head out on a snowshoe walk to look for the northern lights. Have fun learning the history and uses of snowshoes: an Alaskan travel staple! Snowshoes, headlamps and hand warmers will be provided by your guide for maximum comfort on this midnight adventure. Note: if trail conditions do not warrant the use of snowshoes, yak trax will be provided.

Talkeetna Day Trip - Choose Your Own Adventure!

Read below, under the name of your pre-selected activity, for a description of your adventure!

Denali Flight Tour with Glacier Landing:
Your guide will pick you up in Anchorage and take you on the scenic drive to Talkeetna, sharing with you the history of Alaska, interesting facts along the route and personal stories of life in Alaska. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, we will stop for lunch at the Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Following lunch, you will take to the skies and get a birds-eye view of the landscape of Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley! This one-hour bush-plane experience gives everyone a window seat to the grandeur of Denali (Mt. McKinley): the tallest mountain on North America! A real Alaskan bush pilot will tell you about the area as you soar over glaciers, the Don Sheldon amphitheater, intense blue meltwater pools, and the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier. In summer, this tour includes a glacier landing, weather permitting!

Jet Boat Tour:
Your guide will pick you up in Anchorage and take you on the scenic drive to Talkeetna. Your local guide will share with you the history of Alaska, interesting facts along the route and personal stories of life in Alaska. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, we will stop for lunch at the Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Following lunch, begin your 2-hour jet boat tour aboard an enclosed jet boat, as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. As you travel twenty miles of river wilderness, your Naturalist will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt Denali and the Alaska Range. You will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beavers who seem to work every hour that the long light of summer provides. Upon arriving at our adventure site, we’ll take a leisurely ¼-mile nature walk to a Dena'ina Indian Encampment to learn about the earliest native settlers in the area as well as the flora/fauna along the river system. Bring along your camera and comfortable walking shoes for this very special Alaskan adventure.

Zipline Canopy Tour:
Your guide will pick you up in Anchorage and take you on the scenic drive to Talkeetna. Your local guide will share with you the history of Alaska, interesting facts along the route and personal stories of life in Alaska. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, we will stop for lunch at the Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Following lunch, meet the your guides for a safety orientation and gear up for this 3 hour tour. The Zipline Canopy Tour offers a thrilling and fun way to experience breathtaking natural scenery and our awesome Alaska wilderness. From our “South Side” perspective, the panoramic views of the Alaska Range and Denali National Park are amazing and the opportunity to see Mt. Denali from a tree-top platform with the boreal forest at your feet and Mt. Denali at your brow is unbeatable. The zipline portion of your day includes 9 zips, 3 suspension bridges, and a tour guide to share knowledge of the local flora and fauna. This tour requires a minimum age of 10 and minimum weight of 80lbs. There is a weight maximum of 270lbs.

Hurricane Train Rail & Raft Tour:
After hotel pickup in Anchorage, travel with your guide in our comfortable touring vans to the historic town of Talkeetna. Your local guide will share with you the history of Alaska, interesting facts along the route and personal stories of life in Alaska. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, meet your rafting guides and board the train for a quick 11 mile ride up river (approximately 15 minutes aboard the iconic Hurricane Flagstop Train). The guides will prepare rafts and start the 12 mile (19km) float down the river. This section of the Susitna River is calm, allowing you to relax and soak up Alaska’s natural beauty in peace. Pass ferns that grow more than 8 feet (2 meters) tall, and spot wildlife like moose, eagles, the occasional bear and salmon. Pull over to one of Susitna River’s islets for lunch at the river's edge. Your guide opens a ‘Flag Stop Rail ’n Raft’ cooler filled with a gourmet lunch prepared by the Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Typical sandwich options include salmon, veggie, BLT, pulled pork and vegetarian. After lunch, you will continue the float until you reach the shores of Talkeetna in the late afternoon. Your tour ends with our return guided transport back to your Anchorage hotel.

Summer Dog Sledding:
Alaska is known for dog sled adventures during our snowy winters! Are you visiting Alaska in summer but still want to go mushing? Salmon Berry has a solution: our Summer Dog Sled, Cart Style tour at the homestead of Yukon Quest Champion Dallas Seavey!

This educational and fun tour departs from Anchorage before making the fully-guided drive north to Dog Sled Country. Weather permitting, our drive will offer views of Mt. Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), the tallest peak in North America, towering in the distance! Our first stop is in Wasilla where we’ll visit the Iditarod Race Headquarters to learn more about The Last Great Race and browse their gift shop. Then we continue north and pass the Official Iditarod Starting Line in Willow before entering the unique town of Talkeetna for a delicious lunch (included)!

After lunch, we embark on your training run at the homestead of Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod first place Champion, top three finisher in Norway’s 2018 Finnmarksløpet, youngest Yukon Quest first place Champion, and former star of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska! Here, you will go from being a dog sled enthusiast to an experienced musher!

Each two guests will share a wheeled dog chariot and dog team of Alaskan Huskies for approximately 40 minutes on your own mini expedition! After learning some basics, you will guide your four-legged team through the birch trees. Keep an eye out and listen for local wildlife! Once you reach an opening in the forest, a photo stop is made during your unforgettable ride to pose with the canine athletes. Take in the brisk air and alternate from standing to riding on the passenger seat.

Complete your dog sled experience toward the kennel for a continued tour of the homestead. Alaskan Huskies are powerful athletes that are known for their affectionate, loyal, playful personalities -- and the puppies are no different! Try to keep up with the lively future Iditarod racing young huskies during your puppy nature walk in a field of poppies! Make sure to take photos with the future Iditarod Champions before they’re famous!

Special Note: this tour is available with pick up in Talkeetna and drop off in Anchorage.

Turnagain Turn - Summer Season

The Seward Highway is a "National Scenic Byway", and for good reason! Like the Wildlife Tour, this tour travels along the Turnagain Arm where the best coastal scenery in Alaska resides. This is an extended wildlife tour highlighting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center combining the aerial tram up Mt. Alyeska and lunch at a local eatery.

Our first activity is a scheduled photo stop at Beluga Point, a scenic viewing area along the Turnagain Arm. Next, your local Alaskan guide will bring you to the top of the Mt. Alyeska Aerial Tramway to enjoy the Roundhouse decks with a view of several alpine glaciers as well as the Roundhouse Museum. Your tour guide will show you around, be there as photographer and introduce you to the area known as Glacier Valley.

The next highlight is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This 200-acre rescue center is home to bears, a musk ox herd, a wood bison herd that was once thought to be extinct, moose, an elk family, caribou herd, and more! Lunch is included at a local eatery at the base of the Chugach Mountains serving bottomless soup of the day, sourdough bread made daily, dessert and a beverage.

Along with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, this tour takes about 6 hours and even includes lunch! Lunch is served at one of our favorite spots along the Turnagain Arm, The Bake Shop where we will enjoy bottomless soup, sourdough bread and one of their famous desserts is included in today's lunch! Sit family style indoors or if it's a nice day, take your lunch to the garden for a picnic style atmosphere.

NOTE: The tramway does close down for scheduled maintenance in May and October. Ask us for more details and options during this time!

Turnagain Turn - Winter Season

The Seward Highway is a "National Scenic Highway", and for good reason! The Turnagain Arm looks like something from another planet, with natural ice sculptures covered in glacial silt, floating in and out with the tide. Your Salmon Berry tour guide will drive you from your hotel, down the Turnagain Arm to the Mt. Alyeska Aerial Tramway. At the top we will enjoy the snow-covered decks, watching skiers and snowboarders have a blast on the famed North Face - one of the longest double black diamond runs anywhere! Another highlight is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This rescue center is home to musk ox herd, wood bison herd that was once thought to be extinct, moose, an elk family, caribou herd, and more! Lunch is included at a local eatery at the base of the Chugach Mountains serving up homemade soup of the day, sourdough bread, dessert and a beverage.

NOTE: Some days in May and October, the tramway closes down for routine maintenance. Call for details if traveling during those months!

Wildlife Tour - Summer Season

This is a great half-day tour out of Anchorage specifically designed for guaranteed wildlife viewing and scenery at a great value! Under $100!

A professional Salmon Berry tour guide will pick you up and drive you south along the Turnagain Arm, looking for sheep, mountain goats, moose, beluga whales, eagles, salmon, and more.

The main attraction is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where we will visit with bears, moose, elk, caribou, and all kinds of other Alaskan wild animals including the Arctic Musk Ox- these are our guaranteed animal sightings! This tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours and includes several wildlife viewing stops along the Turnagain Arm.

ADOPTION OPTION: For an additional $30, you can adopt an animal at the AWCC. By adopting an animal at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, you can enjoy animal parenthood without all the work! The center's professional staff will provide the special diet, environment and veterinary care that your animal requires. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support your selected animal at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This parent adoption also includes an adoption certificate & the Quarterly AWCC Animal Ambassador Newsletter. Ask you tour guide for an adoption form or ask for more details when you make your tour This is a great half-day tour out of Anchorage specifically designed for guaranteed wildlife viewing and scenery at a great value! Under $100!

A professional Salmon Berry tour guide will pick you up and drive you south along the Turnagain Arm, looking for sheep, mountain goats, moose, beluga whales, eagles, salmon, and more. The main attraction is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where we will visit with bears, moose, elk, caribou, and all kinds of other Alaskan wild animals including the Arctic Musk Ox- these are our guaranteed animal sightings! This tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours and includes several wildlife viewing stops along the Turnagain Arm.

Wildlife Tour - Winter Season

This is a great half-day tour out of Anchorage specifically designed for guaranteed, economical wildlife and scenery - this is a great value! Under $100!

Winter in Alaska is a special time and if you've seen these animals before, you've got to see them in the winter! A professional Salmon Berry tour guide will pick you up and drive you south along the Turnagain Arm, looking for sheep, mountain goats, moose, eagles, and more. The main attraction is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where we will visit with muskox, moose, elk, caribou, and all kinds of other Alaskan wild animals - these are our guaranteed animal friends! The muskox are right at home in the winter wonderland and even the bison make for a picturesque photo with the amazing backdrop of the Chugach Range and Turnagain Arm.

ADOPTION OPTION: For an additional $30, you can adopt an animal at the AWCC. By adopting an animal at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, you can enjoy animal parenthood without all the work! The center's professional staff will provide the special diet, environment and veterinary care that your animal requires. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support your selected animal at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This parent adoption also includes an adoption certificate & the Quarterly AWCC Animal Ambassador Newsletter. Ask you tour guide for an adoption form or ask for more details when you make your tour reservation!

Winter Helicopter Glacier Landing

Take to the skies to explore the Lake George Glacier, Lake George Valley, Whiteout Glacier and Colony Glacier. As you fly through the Chugach backcountry, the panorama opens to glacial-formed valleys and magnificent fields of ancient translucent blue glaciers. Weave between mountain peaks, and highlight your trip with a glacier landing on Colony Glacier or atop a high ridge with a 360-degree panorama of mountains and glaciers, becoming surrounded by the surreal landscape.

This tour includes hotel pickup in Anchorage, complimentary snacks and bottled glacier water, guided transportation, photo stops during the drive, and the brilliant 1-hour helicopter flight with glacier landing!

Check-In at 1:15PM ~ Flight Departs at 1:30PM ~ Returns at 2:30PM ~ Arrive in Anchorage at 4:00PM ~ All Times are approximate

Special Ship Day Scenic Tour

For Ship Passengers - 2 Hours Scenic Tour

Take in the views of the city from the port as your Salmon Berry Tours guide explains the history behind our port of Anchorage and the area at Ship Creek. Next we will travel to Bootleggers Cove, Earthquake Park and the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood! Follow your Salmon Berry Tours guide through Earthquake Park to see the site of the memorial of the 1964 Earthquake. See what happened to the land as it broke apart and slid into the Cook Inlet. Cook Inlet views and pictures from here are a favorite for guests!

Lastly, take a scenic drive up to Flat Top Mountain which is home to many Alaskan animals including our favorite, moose! Look for moose in the valley, view the breathtaking views of the city and experience Flat Top Mountain. A short walk will take you to the overlook where you will be able to get beautiful views in the Chugach Mountains!

Northern Lights Overnight

Friday (Dinner Included)

Your Salmon Berry Tours guide will provide you with transportation into Talkeetna, dinner then an evening presentation.

Tonight, we’ll go in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis! Dinner will get all of us warmed up with homemade soup, pastries and hot chocolate. From the Roadhouse, we will walk/snowshoe to the river where we will have the best view of the Northern Lights. A visit with the Star Lady is included and she will tell us all about our Alaskan sky and the Aurora Borealis phenomenon! Rooms are shared bath accommodations. If you wish for a private bathroom, request a private upgrade for $50 per person.

Saturday (Family Style Breakfast Included)

Wake up to an Alaskan-sized breakfast at the famous Talkeetna Roadhouse. Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network for their casual family style dining and delicious hand-made food, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been serving travelers and locals alike since the gold rush days! Following breakfast we will travel back to Anchorage along the scenic Parks Highway.


revNorthern Lights Overnight

Overnight trip - Meets guests in Talkeetna upon arrival of Southbound train from Fairbanks at 4:50pm.
Dinner at Roadhouse.
Star Lady at 9pm
Overnight Talkeetna Roadhouse.
Dog Sledding on day 2.
Cancellation Policy: *Payment in full is required to hold reservations. Day tour deposits and payments are refundable if cancellations are made 14 days in advance, less a 10% cancellation processing fee. Cancellations inside 14 days are non-refundable.
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