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Turnagain Arm Highlights

May 15 to October 15
5 Hrs
Turnagain Arm Highlights

Turnagain Arm Highlights

Surrounded by two mountain ranges and home to the highest tide variations in the United States, the Turnagain Arm is a stunning visual journey just south of the city of Anchorage. Join us for a photographic exploration of the stunning coastal and mountain landscapesas we explore the highlights of the Turnagain Arm. Your itinerary includes Turnagain Arm, Chugach National Forest, and Chugach State Park, with the opportunity to photograph mountain streams, waterfalls, coastal mudflats, glaciers, and both the Chugach and Kenai mountains. Depending on the season, wildlife opportunities may include bears, moose, Dall sheep, Bald eagles, and Beluga whale. 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!

Unlike other Turnagain Arm tours available in Anchorage, our tour does not go to well-known, crowded locations. Our objective is to take you off the beaten path to explore unique photo locations that provide great photo opportunities.


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 30°F [-1.11 °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 are available for loan.
Hotel pick up in Anchorage only (not Girdwood).
Drinks and snacks

What To Bring

CAMERA GEAR [recommended, but point-and-shoot and smartphone cameras are also welcome!]
Camera with manual settings
Lenses ranging from 14mm to 200mm
At least 64GB memory card
Camera with manual settings
Lenses ranging from 14mm to 200mm
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


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