We’re on a mission

We’re on a mission to provide service to the Turnagain Arm area known as the Chugach National Forest one of Alaska’s most scenic byways of the United States. We think once you experience the area known as the Turnagain Arm that you will agree with us that this area is the number one thing to do on your Anchorage City Visit. Did you know that the Turnagain Arm is not just minutes from Anchorage but the area offers over 30 other activities that you will not want to miss? Because the shuttle is broken out separately from tours you purchase you save. You then can avoid the cost of the driver/guide staying with you the whole day.

By using the Turnagain Arm Shuttle you will be able to spend the day in Girdwood and the very next day explorer Portage Valley. Both areas have plenty to offer that will fill your day with memorable activities. Most of our shuttles include a one hour visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center that allows you to pay separately, again by doing this you avoid the mark up and cost of paying for a driver/guide. To help you tick off the best attractions in Anchorage and the surrounding areas we have provide helpful links to plan your day right here on our website. By doing your homework right here on our site you will find it is easy to get to and get off at the best tours, hikes and activities. Remember, these activities are paid for separately and done on your own and at your own pace. To make things easier to plan your day we provide a link on our website labeled Self-Guided Tours. These tours on the link are pre-planned with departure times, return times, descriptions to allow you to see at a glance what your day will entail and still allows ample time to spread out your day in the area.

For your comfort our shuttles offer spacious interiors with high-top vans which allows guest to easily walk on walk and walk off. And we think we’re allowing you to win because each activity you choose on your own are paid separately. This can offer a big savings as a good portion of packaged tours are marked up to include the cost of the driver/guide.

Because your time is valuable we have made frequency and convenience an important factor which is why we provide almost hourly and daily service. The shuttle leaves Anchorage daily starting at 8 a.m. and returns hourly coming back from the furthest point of the Turnagain Arm up until 5:40 p.m. The Turnagain Arm Shuttle is the largest hourly shuttle operator providing service to many tour operators who provide exciting adventures and tours along Turnagain Arm. Our motto is we “get you there” at a reasonable price.

The History

Once upon a time (in 1996) a once a week tour guide drove down Turnagain Arm with scheduled tours that customers were not allowed to get off at and enjoy the areas of interest on their own for a duration. Until that tour guide had a dream that a tourist could actually stay 2 to 8 hours in one location and enjoy the restaurants, activities, hiking and the surrounding area. Thus the Turnagain Arm Shuttle was born. Now the dream is a reality and we hope that tourist to Anchorage will enjoy utilizing the shuttle enjoying the various activities found on the most scenic highway not only in Alaska but the United States which is known as the Turnagain Arm.

Tour Highlights

Beluga PointPopular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm where it’s possible to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales.


Portage ValleyVisit Explorer Glacier and witness the Middle Glacier, Byron Glacier, Burns Glacier, Shakespeare Glacier, walk through a Rainforest.


Alaska Wildberry ProductsSee the World’s Largest Chocolate Water Fall! The store hires locals to pick “Alaskan Berries” to make into the wonderful delights.


Potter Marsh With its nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm, Potter Marsh is peppered by spruce, cottonwoods and alder trees. It’s one of the most accessible.