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Come to Alaska and take one of our Summer Tours.

Most tours are open to all ages and ability levels. Please contact us directly with special requests/needs. All tours are open for booking and space is limited. For day of availability please call. 

We look forward to helping you have a great experience in Alaska this summer! 

All active duty US Military, veterans, and first responders are eligible for Alaska resident pricing. 

Need a ride from Anchorage to take one of our tours?

We have partnered with these great companies to offer you a ride to and from Anchorage as needed. Please contact them directly for pricing and availability. 

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Hey friends! My name is Brittney, I’m the owner and founder of Escaping Anchorage.

I was inspired to start this company while waiting tables because every single day I would get the question “What is there to do for a few hours around Anchorage?”

Most visitors with this question had just checked out of their hotel, returned their rental car, and needed some entertainment for a few hours before their flight. There are neat things to do around town, but no one really comes to Alaska to hang out in the city. 

After enough of the same question, I decided to organize accessible tours at an affordable price for travelers (or locals!) in need. Thus, Escaping Anchorage was born. We offer easy guided tours just a little off the beaten path to see glorious waterfalls, stunning lakes, and enthralling vistas. Explore the wilder side of Anchorage with Escaping Anchorage.


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Welcome Alaskan Travelers!

I would like to extend a personal invitation to explore Alaska intimately. I have designed our excursions for couples, families, and smaller groups traveling together.

As a veteran Alaskan High School Educator of 30+ years, my passion is to show you a more interesting, “less traveled” Alaska. You can expect to see the big sites that are must-see destinations for all travelers intermixed with the “Real” Alaska out-of-the-way sites that will showcase the less visited, local experiences of the last frontier.

As a Tribal Citizen, Alaskan Private Pilot, and Experienced Tour Guide, I truly enjoy sharing facts, sights, and experiences of the 49th State.

Alaska is a place of dreams, midnight sun, auroras, and wildlife.

Our mission: When you choose Welcome Anchorage Tours, you will experience an unforgettable personal encounter with Alaska that will enrich your life.

James Bowers


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Custom Trips

Is your group interested in taking a tour without other people? Are you interested in a custom tour? We are happy to help accommodate you. Reach out today to start planning your adventure!

Ladies Only Paddle

Calling all the Ladies out there! Ditch your boys and your kids and have a great outing with the girls.

Paddle and Dine

Explore Alaska by Kayak and stop for lunch or dinner at a lakeside restaurant of your choice. A meal is included up to $30 per person.

Learn to Paddle

Never paddled before? Come learn how and see what makes this such a unique experience!

1/2 Day Lazy River Float

Float a glacier carved valley and get a chance to see moose, bear, eagles, and salmon. The Knik River is glacier fed so no jumping in unless you want a very cold bath. The river has a strong but slow and flat water that will guide us on the path.

Glacier Fly-In and Float

Experience Alaska by both water and sky! New in 2024! We are offering a special deal on this tour!

Midnight Sun Paddle Tour

Come paddle with us under the midnight sun!