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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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US$ 189.00*
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Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour
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US$ 60.00*
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Half-Day Tour from Whittier to Anchorage
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US$ 199.00*
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Glaciers and Wildlife - Super Scenic Guided Day Tour from Anchorage
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A popular tourist attraction.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (61 reviews)
“visitor center” (68 reviews)
“hour cruise” (14 reviews)
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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1 - 10 of 728 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to get seasick but took a Dramamine prior to boarding and was absolutely fine. You definitely will see much more of the natural beauty of Alaska from the boat. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and they had a fun live band playing. You...More

1  Thank Lacie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been twice. Once as a tourist years ago and then as a film narrator and both times, though different, were just as fun. Super Easy to get to from anchorage. Best to rent a car and go on your own. Then you can go...More

Thank SkiHikeKayakPlay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok...so we came in the winter. So there was plenty of snow! I mean we had a rental Kia SUV- and she handled herself pretty darn well. So we get out there. We had to help push a guy's car through the snow so he...More

Thank tunkerbell10
Reviewed 11 December 2017

when I first moved to Anchorage (1/73) the Glacier came WAY out into the lake and in the Summer there were always icebergs floating in the lake the Glacier has now receeded and there haven't been any icebergs in the lake for many years there...More

Thank JR M
Reviewed 2 December 2017

this is one of the most amazing views that you can reach without reaching deep into your wallet. this is definitely a must experience for anyone travelling to alaska

Thank kaotic_kendra
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was hoping to get closer to the glacier but the viewing was nice and the staff was friendly. There are other glaciers you can go right up to; not this one.

1  Thank BubbleMarker
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I have visited this site many times and it never gets old. Weather changes quickly but the little trail is nice and great photo ops. The gift shop is informative and clean. Staff are friendly. A great stop on the busy drive between Anchorage and...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The weather had been dreary all week and did not change the afternoon that we boarded the boat to see Portage Glacier. We dressed warmly knowing we would want to be on the top deck to see the sights. You can stay inside and there...More

Thank Business77
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great view, beautiful for pictures. Enjoyed drive early moring with sun, and clear blue sky. Worth your time to visit.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A short boat trip is available to travel across lake to view glacier. The boat crew made the trip fun and there was plenty of time for pictures.

Thank dbinhou7511
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24 July 2017|
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Response from LSUTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I do not have the GPS coordinates, but you cannot miss it. Head out of Anchorage on Seward Hwy down Turnagain Arm. The turn is roughly 2/3 the way to Seward and is well marked. The road is the first turn past the road to... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
That is a very hard question to answer. There are so many factors to consider, such as the weather. They are having a harsh winter this year. I would book in advance to be sure, but call the company for their read on it.
20 January 2017|
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Response from Deb022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I though I answered earlier. No, they won't be running in February. Enjoy your Alaskan adventure...