Reasons to Visit
Alaska, the USA’s largest state, has to be some of the best bear watching territory anywhere in the world. Black and brown bears (sometimes known as grizzly bears) can be found, when they want to be, nearly everywhere in the state.
Alaska offers some truly spectacular cruising opportunities on a wide variety of ships. Some of the country’s most awe-inspiring scenery lies around its magnificent coastline; places such as Glacier Bay, Admiralty Island and Tracy Arm.
Famous for its salmon, fishing is a popular pastime in Alaska and there are many places in which to partake in the sport. If you are in Homer don’t miss the opportunity to land a prize-winning halibut in this self-proclaimed Halibut Fishing Capital of the World!
Along the coast of Alaska, some of North America’s highest mountains feed more than half the world’s glaciers, an epic sight as they carve icebergs into chill waters. Expedition cruises operate in these waters using zodiacs to discover breathtaking coastlines and a plethora of wildlife.
Home to magnificent glaciers, endless tundra and pristine fjords, as well as being the home of North America’s highest mountain, Mount Mckinley, Alaska’s scenery rivals that of New Zealand, except everything can be seen here on a larger scale.
In a state where moose outnumber humans, it’s no wonder Alaska is considered one of the world’s last true wildernesses. Here you can find entire ecosystems still intact and vast areas of land untouched by human hands.
One Alaskan animal you are likely to see a lot of are the delightful sea otters. These enchanting animals spend most of their lives floating on their backs, furry faces and paws in the air.
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With the Chugach Mountains as a backdrop, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. There are some excellent museums and shopping opportunities here.
Situated on the shores of Cook Inlet with a panoramic backdrop of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska.
Home to approximately 260,000 people (nearly half the state’s population) there are some excellent museums, such as the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Heritage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Centre.
Thanks in part to the oil industry the city has the broadest variety of entertainment, restaurants and shops in Alaska but between the salmon-rich waters of Cook Inlet and the mighty peaks of the Chugach Mountains its apparent sophistication is paper-thin. Here you can often see moose grazing on suburban flower gardens - this is truly a city on the edge of the wilderness.
Discover the Chugach Mountain range and its secluded valleys on this sensational float-plane trip. Soar over Captain Cook’s Turnagain Arm in search of beluga whales and get a new perspective of the bustling metropolis of Anchorage in its setting between mountains and water whilst being given a full commentary by your experienced pilot.
The flight will take you over the expansive Knik Glacier, rimmed with magnificent hanging glaciers, where you can sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the land whilst scanning the ground for mountain goats and moose.
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