Anchorage Mt. Alyeska Excursion Reviews

View the splendor of Anchorage from the top of Mt. Alyeska—a famous ski resort in Alaska.
We couldn't decide on an excursion ahead of time for Anchorage and found the Denali flight seeing ...
Sail Date: July 2016
We couldn't decide on an excursion ahead of time for Anchorage and found the Denali flight seeing was sold out, which was very expensive and the normal summer cloud cover would have made it less than ideal. We walked around for a ... Read More
We couldn't decide on an excursion ahead of time for Anchorage and found the Denali flight seeing was sold out, which was very expensive and the normal summer cloud cover would have made it less than ideal. We walked around for a while and eventually came upon Salmon Berry Tours behind the visitor's center/Eagan center (which had big, clean public restrooms). They had 2 tours we weren't too late for and we opted for the $149 tour that took us up the tram at the Alyeska resort (where my kids threw snowballs at each other). We weren't there for very long, but it was a great ride there with a group of 10. Our tour guide was amazing and informative. She told us all kinds of interesting tidbits about living in Anchorage along the way, stopped for some photos, took us for restroom breaks and pointed out animals along the way. After Alyeska we stopped for a great lunch at the Bake Shop in Girdwood. Our guide made sure I had a veggie friendly lunch ready since their bottomless soup had meat in it. The giant buttered rolls and sweet roll rounded out our great stop. Our tour guide even served us and sat with us to chat. The small group really got along well and had a great time. After that we went to the wildlife conservation center. When we arrived there were 3 buses full of people on a ship excursion. They definitely didn't have the time and personalized experience that we did. Our guide knew most of the animals by name and made sure we got all the pics we wanted, even though it meant we would not end the tour in the time originally allotted. She didn't rush us and gave us time to explore after she brought us to each area. We even got another bathroom/snack stop of the way back into Anchorage with a bull moose and Dall sheep sighting. We learned so much and it was great even for non cruise tourists, who were picked up and dropped off at their hotels. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Alyeska Resort is incredible.
Sail Date: July 2015
Alyeska Resort is incredible. Eat at the 7 Glaciers restaurant on the top of the mountain, if you can reserve a spot. The frontdesk at the hotel told me they were booked but I went on OpenTable and got a reservation. VERY expensive but a ... Read More
Alyeska Resort is incredible. Eat at the 7 Glaciers restaurant on the top of the mountain, if you can reserve a spot. The frontdesk at the hotel told me they were booked but I went on OpenTable and got a reservation. VERY expensive but a great view, incredible food and wine. No matter what you order, it will be good. We walked up the slope a bit, it was a good little hike. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line