About Us

In 1994 Alaska Guestours Inc. was formed as a booking source and Day Tour Operations. Back then, day tours weren't as popular as they have grown to be today. Barbara and Caleb Aldeman were struggling to put food on the table for their family while Caleb was continuing to work on the North Slope as an Ice Road Truck driver. When Caleb would return from the slope, he would resume his normal duties and help raise their four children.

One day as Caleb laid half asleep on the couch watching T.V. with his son Cyrus, he was abruptly awoken by his son screaming, “Look dad, a trolley!” Barbara rushed in to see what all the commotion was about and Caleb responds with “What would you think about operating a city tour on one of these trolleys?”.

Barbaras’s response was, “Ha! You would have to sell your airplane in order to afford something like that.”

Within a week the plane was sold and with a small loan from Caleb’s father, they were off to Florida to buy a trolley. Once in Florida, they met with a company called “Cable Car Concepts.” Six months and one custom built trolley later, they were ready to head back to Alaska with their dream.

On May 4th, 1995 Anchorage Trolley was born. From 1995-2000, it would operate out of the historical 4th Avenue Theater, before making its new home in the Log Cabin Visitor Center on the corner 4th and F St. With the addition of a second 36 passenger trolley and a few new employees, Anchorage Trolley is looking toward the future.

Anchorage Trolley is a family owned and operated company with a strong sense of community. In the last 19 seasons, we have paid four college tuitions, six years of high school scholarships, and countless sponsorships in the community. We love our business and stand by our motto, “It’s not just a tour, it’s an experience!”

Meet Our Guides!

All Tours will have a live Real Alaska Tour guide answering all your questions and helping you fall in love with Anchorage!

Meet Our Trolleys!

Clifford

36 passenger capacity
Very comfy seats
Air-conditioned
Excellent surround sound PA system
Huge windows to capture every memory

Charlotte

26 passenger capacity
Very comfy seats
Air-conditioned
Excellent surround sound PA system
Huge windows to capture every memory

Charlie

30 passenger capacity
Handicap accessible
Very comfy seats
Air-conditioned
Excellent surround sound PA system
Huge windows to capture every memory

Mac

30 passenger capacity
Very comfy seats
Air-conditioned
Excellent surround sound PA system
Huge windows to capture every memory
Anchorage Trolley Team & Fleet