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Sunset Photo Safari

Mountain in Alaska
PRICE STARTS AT
$189
May 15 to October 15
Daily
4 Hrs
Sunset Photo Safari

OVERVIEW

For this Anchorage photo tour, we chase the best light of the day, which at this latitude can last several glorious hours before sunset. This is a year-round tour. On this Anchorage photo tour you’ll be transported to scenic locations around Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm and Chugach State Park to shoot a variety of enchanting subjects. Sunset Photo Safari is photographic fun for everyone, from casual picture-takers using cell phone cameras to avid photographers with high-end gear. Departure times vary according to sunset and a flexible itinerary allows for spontaneous stops to photograph wildlife en route. Throughout the tour, you’ll be offered creative and technical support by your Alaska Photo Treks guide. It’s a great way to see the sights while honing your photography skills. Book it at the start of your Alaska trip and you’ll take home your best travel photos yet!

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Tour Updates: August 7, 2023

Tour Locations
Tour locations have included Turnagain Arm, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Glen Alps, McHugh Creek, and Potter Marsh.

Recent Wildlife Sightings
Bull moose, muskrat, various bird species including Bald eagles, Trumpeter swans, and a Red-throated loon.

woman raising hands in front of Alaskan sunset

Departure Times

Duration is 4-hours, with departure 3-hours before sunset. Due to the constantly changing sunset times at this latitude, departures are adjusted in 15- and 30-minute increments.

  • May 15-21: 8:00 pm
  • May 22-28: 8:15 pm
  • May 29-31: 8:30 pm
  • June 1-10: 8:30 pm
  • June 11-25: 8:45 pm
  • June 26-29: 8:30 pm
  • July 1-9: 8:30 pm
  • July 10-16: 8:15 pm
  • July 17-23: 8:00 pm
  • July 24-30: 7:45 pm
  • July 31: 7:30 pm
  • August 1-6: 7:30 pm
  • August 7-13: 7:00 pm
  • August 14-20: 6:45 pm
  • August 21-27: 6:15 pm
  • August 28-31: 6:00 pm
  • September 1-7: 5:45 pm
  • September 8-14: 5:30 pm
  • September 15-21: 5:00 pm
  • September 22-28: 4:45 pm
  • September 29-October 3: 4:30 p.m.
  • October 4-7, 4:15 p.m.
  • October 8-12, 4:00 p.m.
  • October 13-15, 3:45 p.m.
  • Jan 1-11 – 1:15p
  • Jan 12-18 – 1:30p
  • Jan 19-25 – 1:45p
  • Jan 26-Feb 1 – 2:00p
  • Feb 2-8 – 2:30p
  • Feb 9-15 – 2:45p
  • Feb 16-22 – 3:00p
  • Feb 23-Mar 1 – 3:30p
  • Mar 2-9 – 3:45p
  • Mar 10-15 – 5:00p
  • Mar 16-22 – 5:15p
  • Mar 23-29 – 5:30p
  • Mar 30-31 – 5:45p
  • Apr 1-7 – 6:00p
  • Apr 8-13 – 6:15p
  • Apr 14-23 – 6:30p
  • Apr 24-30 – 6:45p
  • May 1-5:  7:00p
  • May 6-13: 7:15p
  • May 14-17:  7:30p
  • May 18-21:  8:00p
  • May 22-28:  8:15p
  • May 29-Jun 10: 8:30p
  • Jun 11-25:  8:45p
  • Jun 26-Jul 9:  8:30p
  • Jul 10-16:  8:15p
  • Jul 17-23:  8:00p
  • Jul 24-30:  7:45p
  • Jul 31-Aug 6:  7:30p
  • Aug 7-13:  7:00p
  • Aug 14-20:  6:45p
  • Aug 21-27:  6:15p
  • Aug 28-31:  6:00p
  • Sep 1-7 – 5:45p
  • Sep 8-14 – 5:30p
  • Sep 15-21 – 5:00p
  • Sep 22-28 – 4:45p
  • Sep 29-Oct 5 – 4:15p
  • Oct 6-12 – 4:00p
  • Oct 13-19 – 3:30p
  • Oct 20-26 – 3:15p
  • Oct 27-Nov 3 – 3:00p
  • Nov 4-9 – 1:45p
  • Nov 10-16 – 1:15p
  • Nov 17-30 – 1:00p
  • Dec 1-28 – 12:45p
  • Dec 29-Dec 31 – 1:00p

Conditions

This is a moderate activity that involves walking short distances up and downhill, on stairs and uneven terrain. Weather conditions may range from rain, wind, and sun, and temperatures from 45°F [7 °C] to 80°F [27°C] in the summer. This Anchorage photo tour departs in all weather [barring a weather advisory)]. Some of the best photo ops happen during rain, snow or fog, and wildlife tends to be more active in cool, wet weather.

What's Included

Creative and technical photography instruction is offered by your professional, local guide.
Natural history narrative en route.
Tripods and a limited number of ND filters are available for loan.
Hotel pick up in Anchorage only (not Girdwood).
Hot drinks, cold water and snacks.

What To Bring

CAMERA GEAR [recommended, but point-and-shoot and smartphone cameras are also welcome!]
Camera with manual settings
At least 64GB memory card
Camera with manual settings
At least 64GB memory card
Layers appropriate for the season and weather, including short sleeve shirt, thermal layers, fleece jacket, and wind/waterproof jacket
Hat and gloves for colder temperatures
Comfortable walking/hiking shoes with good tread

Booking Policies & Liability Waiver

Payment is confirmation your acceptance of Alaska Photo Treks Booking Policies and Liability Waiver. Please read carefully.

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