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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great boat ride to the glacier. Took tons of pictures and enjoyed the viewing experience. The boat provided views from all angles and the staff was very friensly and knowledgeable

Thank DoranAR
Reviewed 3 days ago

While it is ironic that you can't see Portage Glacier from the visitor center, it is absolutely worth the drive through the valley. The drive, itself, is gorgeous, and when you arrive at the large parking lot, you are treated with a nearly 360 degree...More

1  Thank IndependentTravelAK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome place. Boat was warm n cosy with great viewing windows. Glazier colours were amazing. Ice broke off while we were there but unfortunately we were watching the other side. Guide was informative. Can also go outside if u dare to go in the weather....More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's was very nice a little hard to see much because of the clouds. The visitor center was a little disappointing, only because they wanted money to go into a part of the center to basically listen to recordings of different things. The trip to...More

Thank RodJs
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hiked the Portage pass trail to get the amazing views of the glacier. This is one of those trails that I've been meaning to hike but put off for whatever reason. If you're visiting Alaska and you enjoy hiking, put this on your list...More

Thank SFLF2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a fantastic morning sailing on the "Ptarmigan" boat of the Portage Glacier. The day did not accompany anything, pus did not stop raining during the excursion, but in spite of it the views were fantastic

Thank N52FRD
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 7 and 8 year olds on the 1 hour cruise out to the glacier, and I highly recommend it. Bring your jackets! It's gets much cooler as you near the glacier. I have beautiful pictures from this day trip!

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go to Anchorage, expecting to see a glacier. But, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for an hour-long boat ride on Lake Portage to see Portage Glacier, just an hour outside Anchorage. The price, $39 each seemed reasonable; and at an hour long,...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 20 years ago...glacier was just outside the building. Now it's across the bay with just the fingers visible. Nice info inside. Needs more photographs of glacier with more glacier-ish interaction. Climate change.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and husband gave this ago after receiving a reccomendation from the staff at our hotel. The guides especially hunter were really friendly and knowledgeable about the glacier, areas history and where to grab a coffee after. The glacier is stunning, they get you really...More

Thank rashermac
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24 July 2017|
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Response from BeckyLew1026 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this question in time to answer.
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...