Placer River Float is a Class I to II (With High Water)

Bears, Trains, & Icebergs Tour.
/ / / Bears, Trains, & Icebergs Tour Bears, Trains, & Icebergs Tour.
322.00 ❖ Ride the Glacier Discovery Train to Spencer Glacier ❖ Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for Guaranteed Wildlife- Bears, Moose, Bison, Caribou & More ❖ Float by Icebergs on Spencer Glacier Lake & 7 River Miles Down the Placer River Valley one of the Most Scenic River Trips in Alaska You won’t see more on a day on the AK Railroad than on this trip.  Many of our guests tell us it is their best day in Alaska.  -Ari Stiassny Owner/Operator – Born & Raised in Alaska.
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Board the AK Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train from Girdwood or Anchorage.  Take a brief shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided & interpretive tour of the animals.

The center is Alaska’s premier rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife

Bears – AWCC Tour runs 1.5 hours and includes walking and driving options to view the animals.
A sack lunch is provided with this tour.
Once done with the AWCC, our guide will tran sport you back to board the Glacier Discovery Train where you will continue onto your next adventure at Spencer Glacier—Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float Tour—Get up close and personal to the ICEBERGS on this mellow float perfect for all ages.
Our experienced and professional guides will row you right up to beautiful picturesque icebergs offering stunning panoramic views of the Spencer Glacier and surrounding mountains.  Return via the Glacier Discovery TRAIN to Portage Station.
Daily Chugach Adventures & Glacier Discovery Train TIMES & Itinerary: 9:45 AM – Glacier Discovery Train Departs Anchorage 11:00 AM Train Departs Girdwood 11:30 AM Disembark Glacier Discovery Train at Portage 1st Stop for BEARS 11:30 – 1:00 PM  Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Visit (AWCC)-  Alaska’s Premier Wildlife Sanctuary for injured and orphaned big game Alaska animals.
1:00 PM   Catered Sack Lunch Provided, Return to Portage Station & Original Train Seats.
1:25 PM  Train Departs Portage 2nd Stop for Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop 1:45 PM   Train Arrives Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop 2- 4:45 PM Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float – 2 Hours on the Water.
5-5:15 PM Return Via Train to Portage Station 5:30 PM    Anchorage & Girdwood Guests Board Motorcoach Bus for Quicker Transportation back to original boarding location.
5:45 PM  Motorcoach Arrives Girdwood 6:45 PM  Motorcoach Arrives Anchorage Perfect Float for ALL AGES.
We have had guests as young as 1 and wise guests into their 90’s on this trip.

Lunch is provided.  Please let us know of any dietary requests ahead of time

Bring warm clothes & layers, extra socks, a hat & gloves.
These are more important in August & September, .

But nice to have in June & July with AK’s unpredictable weather

Most guests bring their cameras, we can’t guarantee that they won’t get wet, but you should get great photos.
Personal baggage can be left on the train while you go rafting or canoeing.

(The AK Railroad & Chugach Adventures can not guarantee the safety of your bags

but in over ten years of operation we have not had any lost or stolen baggage) Space is available for small bags that can either sit on your lap, or get wet, waterproof bags are recommended.
Placer River Float is a Class I to II (With High Water), mellow braided river, no big rapids.
Most guests will not get splashed with water.
If you are concerned about getting splashed request a spot in the raft that is NOT “splashy” when speaking to your guide.

Raft Loads-Family & Friends are put on the same raft

If you have a re quest to be with a friend, please let us know on the train.
Max capacity is 9 adult s in each raft.
We most often have 7-8 guests per raft.

Please call us up if you want a Private Raft for your family

There is an additional cost for a private raft.

Young Children–When making a river

kayak, or canoe reservation with the Alaska Railroad they do not allow children under the age of 5.

Chugach Adventures can make reservations upon pre-approval

The minimum age is usually about 2 years old.
Children must be able to wear a life-vest and comfortably sit for at least 2.5 hours in a raft without jumping around or being out of control.

Please call us up to discuss further for children under 2 years old

There are restrooms on the train and at the Spencer Whistle Stop

There are no restrooms on the river, backcountry options only.
Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance are 95% refundable (there is a 5% non-commissionable cancellation fee that covers credit card processing fees and other charges).
Any cancellations made between 3 to 9 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.   For cancellations within 48 hours, no refund will be given.  :  All paid bookings are subject to a 10% change fee for the Railroad portion of the trip cost, if a date change is requested within 30 days.
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