Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. Sophisticated yet rugged, the city enjoys one of America’s most majestic natural settings. During the months of May to September Anchorage is a popular cruise destination for local and international visitors alike.
- Tourist information including guidebooks and tour brochures.
- Easy access to downtown shopping, restaurants and hotels.
- Easy access to a range of transport services.
- Easy access to a range of ground transport services.
- Tourist information, shops and restaurants nearby.
How to Get Around
- 2.5 hours to Anchorage
- 2.5 hours to Anchorage
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- 3 hours to Anchorage
- 1.5-2 hours from Whittier
- 2.5-3 hours from Seward
- Currency - the local currency in Anchorage is the US Dollar. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50-cent denominations, as well as one-dollar coins. Notes come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100-dollar denominations.
- Time Zone - Anchorage uses Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is 9 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-9). During Daylight Saving Time (AKDT) it is 8 hours behind (UTC-8).
- Weather - Anchorage has a subarctic climate with strong maritime influences. Average temperatures range from 18 degrees Celsius in summer (June to August) to -6 degrees Celsius in winter (December to February).
- Anchorage Museum - located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum offers a fascinating exploration into Alaskan history and culture. Through its expansive collections of artifacts, artworks, photographs, objects, publications and maps, the museum manages to create a rich and intimate understanding of Alaskan life.
- Paddlers’ Real - based near the Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal, Paddlers’ Realm is a company specialising in kayak tours. Experienced local guides lead you into the incredible beauty of Prince William Sound, a setting characterised by pristine water, glacial peaks, lush greenery and an abundance of exotic wildlife.
- Coastal Trail - spanning 17 kilometres each way, the Coastal Trail in Anchorage offers a great introduction to the city’s natural surrounds. Picked up at various points, the trail provides breathtaking views of downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains, Mount McKinley and Fire Island. It truly is a walk, or ride, to remember.
- Resurrection Bay Tour - jump off the cruise ship and into something smaller for an experience of inimitable beauty. Departing close to Seward Terminal, Resurrection Bay Tours offer a gateway into Alaska’s famed natural landscape. Perfect for families and independent travellers, the tours encounter a world of jagged cliffs, alpine glaciers, exotic marine life and more.