Tours

The tours offered by the Alaska SeaLife Center are conducted by our interpretive and animal care staff to pass on knowledge and understanding of Alaska's marine ecosystems while providing unforgettable opportunities for animal interaction and observance. 

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Limited space available. To book a reservation please call our Reservation Hotline 1-888-378-2525 or email visit@alaskasealife.org. Tours and Encounters must be purchased in addition to General Admission tickets.

Members receive 20% off Tours and Encounters! Learn more.


Marine Mammal Encounter

Winter availability (Sep 5, 2016 - May 25, 2017)
Daily: 1:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 5 people per tour - Minimum age 10*

Summer availability (May 26 - Sept 3, 2017)
Daily: 12:00 p.m; 3:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 5 people per tour - Minimum age 10*

Join our animal care team and see how they train, feed and care for our resident harbor seals.

Price:  $74.95 per person


Puffin Encounter

Winter availability (Sep 5, 2016 - May 25, 2017)
Daily: 2:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour

Maximum of 4 people per tour - Minimum age 10*

Summer availability (May 26 - Sept 3, 2017)
Daily: 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 4 people per tour - Minimum age 10*

Tour the aviary, meet our birds and their keepers, and learn about our research and breeding programs.

Price: $74.95 per person


Octopus Encounter

Winter availability (Sep 5, 2016 - May 25, 2017)
Daily: 3:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 5 people per tour - Minimum age 6*

Summer availability (May 26 - Sept 3, 2017)
Daily: 1:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 5 people per tour - Minimum age 6*

Shake “hands” with a giant Pacific octopus and learn more about these mysterious invertebrates.

Price: $74.95 per person
 

Octopus Experience

Winter availability (Sep 5, 2016 - May 25, 2017)
Daily: 1:30 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 30-minute tour
Maximum of 14 people per tour - Minimum age 6*

The Octopus Experience Tours are led by expert animal care givers from the ASLC and are suitable for ages 6 and up. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the giant Pacific octopus and join animal care givers to observe a feeding.

Price:  $24.95 per Adult (13+), $19.95 per Child (6-12)
 

Behind the Scenes Tour

**Available during summer only (May 26 - Sep 3, 2017)**
Daily: 10:00 a.m; 1:30 p.m; 4:30 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 60-minute tour
Maximum of 12 people per tour - Minimum age 12*

A guided walking tour through the Alaska SeaLife Center's back hallways familiarizes guests with the scientific research, wildlife response, and other marine science programs that happen behind the scenes to support Alaska's marine ecosystems.

Price:  $14.95 per person

*All guests under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Cancellation Policy

To change or cancel your reservation, please call 888-378-2525 or email us at visit@alaskasealife.org

We encourage you to reschedule your reservation, if possible, as opposed to cancelling. We will do our best to accommodate any changes. 

1. 7 days or more in advance: no penalty, full refund. 

2. 2-6 days in advance: 50% of reservation refunded.

3. Less than 48 hours in advance: no refund.

All cancellations will be confirmed by phone or email.