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Reviewed today

We travelled by bus from Seward to Anchorage and the bus driver said it was deemed one of the best scenic routes in the US. I totally agree. Just awesome. You can see Beluga whales at some times when the tide is in. Also there...More

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed today

Cook inlet begins around Anchorage and ends in the Gulf of Alaska. It is a majestic body of water that is home to abundant sea life including the endangered beluga whale. We saw part of it again when we passed through Turnagain Arm. It is...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a beautirul view and runs for miles. I would recommend and then head to Portage, AK or Alesaka Resort after you spot and take in the beauty.

Thank keclem
Reviewed 6 days ago

The drive down the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet and the Inlet from Hope is stunningly beautiful. Great photo ops as you search for beluga whales and Dall sheep. We didn't see either, but we kept trying. Around every bend you find something spectacular.

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Schedule your trip to follow the bore tide and pull over at Beluga, Bird, or Girdwood point to have a chance at seeing belugas once the tide comes into the Turnagain Arm. Make sure to go to when either the hooligan or coho are running,...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruised in and out of Cook inlet on a cruise ship, Holland America Zaandam. It is worth seeing the amount of tidal change during a 12 hour period. Also great views of the mountains.

Thank mdcwa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite area of Alaska. The land and mountain views are unbelievable, but the addition of the water views is beyond words.

Thank Roxanne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a flightsee to Katmai National Park and flew over the Cook Inlet outbound and inbound. It's just gorgeous - we did have a sunny day and I'm sure that makes a difference. It's much bigger than I had imagined.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving up and down the Seward hwy, even in rainy, snowy, foggy weather, is still more beautiful than almost any other drive in the country. Beautiful views from the Chugach mountains across to Mt Susitna and Denali. Cross the inlet onto the Kenai and you've...More

Thank Brooksbot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just walking along the coast trail gives one a good feeling for the mountains and the sea around Anchorage.

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Rosalind A
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Antiquetuck | Reviewed this property |
IMHO there's NOTHING like having a knowledgeable guide for any strange area! As a former fishing guide I can say that anyone who fished with me was 99% more likely to catch fish than someone who had never been there and... More
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Lesley G
January 3, 2017|
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I think they could both be considered to be on the Cook Inlet, but different parts. in Anchorage, you have views of it driving around, and at parks like Kincaid park and Earthquake Park. Driving South on the Seward Highway... More
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