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Review of Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet
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Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour
Ranked #3 of 230 things to do in Anchorage
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I loved going here after work and just sitting, staring at the water, and relaxing. Bore Tides are also cool to see, however, I remember when we were showing our extended family around AK and saw a bore tide. Dad pulled over and all 11 of us stomped down the pathway to see it, grandpa and I were last. There happened to be a couple on a blanket, naked and horrified that a huge family just traffic'd by their special place like Grand Central. Did my Grandpa walk on by, nope! He just introduced himself to them to add to their discomfort and embarrassment, LOL! They were gone when we went back to the vehicles...

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Cook Inlet stretches from the head at Anchorage in the north with other smaller town like Kenai in the middle portion and Homer sitting towards the end of Inlet opening out onto the Gulf of Alaska. It’s such a huge body of water that it can take hours of driving even to the town of Seward in the other direction. Along its boundaries are several National Parks and Mt Redoubt one of a few active mountains.

Parking can be found at many pullouts along the Inlet so we could wait for the tide to change. We watched the bore tide rushing up along parts of the Inlet before Turnagain Arm where patience is the key and knowing the tide timetable. Look in the local tourist paper and you may find the times. If you are very lucky you may see Beluga Whales in the silt coloured blue water..... we didn't.

The traffic is rather fast as there is only one route that serves both Seward and the other towns splitting off in different directions. Keep up with traffic or move over if you are holding up traffic…. it’s the law here!

It’s a long Inlet with stunning mountain and water views some in close proximity to each other. We stopped several times just to take in the magical scenery and the enormous stretches of water seen firstly at low tide then at high tide.

Enjoy your visit!

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