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Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour

Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36672P8
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Round-trip transfer on the Turnagain Shuttle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Customer must pay for the Portage Glacier Cruise Separately. • Entry/Admission - Portage Glacier
Duration
5h
Departure details
546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA - We will pick you up at the downtown Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin. We normally park right behind the red trolley. It is an active loading and unloading zone so please be ready on time as the driver will have be asked by parking enforcement to move after 10 minutes.
Inclusions
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Round-trip transfer on the Turnagain Shuttle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Customer must pay for the Portage Glacier Cruise Separately. • Entry/Admission - Portage Glacier
Departure details
546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA - We will pick you up at the downtown Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin. We normally park right behind the red trolley. It is an active loading and unloading zone so please be ready on time as the driver will have be asked by parking enforcement to move after 10 minutes.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cruise departures may vary if a cruise is sold out. Please be ready to be flexible.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    546 W 4th Ave
    546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
    - We will pick you up at the downtown Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin. We normally park right behind the red trolley. It is an active loading and unloading zone so please be ready on time as the driver will have be asked by parking enforcement to move after 10 minutes.
    See address & details
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    Portage Glacier
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    Set your own pace by taking the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Portage Lake and enjoy the surrounding beuty with lite hikes or walks before enjoying a narrated cruise around the lake and up close to Portage Glacier. Time your day with the Portage Glacier Cruise using the 2019 schedule below: Daily May 15 - September 16 Departures: 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm
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  • You'll end at
    546 W 4th Ave
    546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
    - We will pick you up at the downtown Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin. We normally park right behind the red trolley. It is an active loading and unloading zone so please be ready on time as the driver will have be asked by parking enforcement to move after 10 minutes.
    See address & details
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WILLIAM M
Seneca, SC74 contributions
Had a great time.
This a great, short one hour cruise on Portage Lake. The crew is very friendly and the naturalist provided great information. We spent adequate time at the glacier for everyone to get their pictures. Lunch at the Glacier Cafe was also good.
Written 15 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KH
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Enjoyed the trip
Liked Chris who was accommodating our request for early return. Liked giving us a map to explore the place at our own. A staff for another shuttle kindly answered our questions while we were waiting for our shuttle.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shannon S
3 contributions
Great views!
Jun. 2021 • Family
Chris was a fantastic tour guide! The glacier views and hiking trails were worth exploring even on a rainy day. Our guide made sure to stop and show us the most amazing things. He even pulled over when my son spotted a beautiful double rainbow! Thanks for a great time exploring glaciers!
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

erowland57
Anchorage, AK23 contributions
Of course, where can you drive less than an hour from the city to a glacier.
Jan. 2020
Great drive. Full of views of the inlet. Boarstide? You can see the tide change in the inlet. Looks like a mini tidal wave. Powerful The glacier, a picture in the wilderness. Great day. Check out the double musket restaurant in Girdwood on the way back. I think they open around 430. First come the meal was off the charts. I had the New York and prawns. Oh my. I know I have had a better meal. Just can’t remember when. Stop at one of the pull offs on way back and soak up the good mojo and karma.
Written 3 February 2020
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Jo b
2 contributions
Not good value
Sep. 2019
The trip cost is for the pick up and drop off at the Portage Glacier only. You will have to pay for the Portage Glacier cruise when there. I was aware of this but a few in my group were not - so just a heads up!
I felt the cost was really overpriced for a shuttle service, although our guide did stop at a few spots on the way back which was nice to see some of the local attractions and wildlife.
I initially was going to hike near the glacier rather than take the cruise, but it isn't possible without your own transport as the shuttle will leave before you complete a hike, so I would recommend renting a car if you can if you want to hike.
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

workingabovethecloud
Amelia Island, FL47 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Aug. 2019
We took the ferry tour around the lake. This was very informative and beautiful. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 13 August 2019
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Jenny S
Anchorage, AK15 contributions
Excellent
May 2019 • Couples
This was by far the best thing we did while in Alaska.. Glaciers are amazing.. staff great and food descent. Totally worth the money!!!
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

762haroldw
American Falls, ID22 contributions
Great way to see a glacier.
Jul. 2018 • Couples
I wanted to see a glacier before leaving Alaska. I was happy that we took this tour. We definitely had a good time. They were very nice on the boat and informative. The Portage Glacier was definitely worth seeing.
Written 6 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Flying_Freak2
Flying_Freak2
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Highly recommend
We came to Alaska with no plans or reservations and had 3 full days to do something. We did a little research and b
Scenic26783865718
Scenic26783865718
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Perfect day trip out of Anchorage
The shuttle was flawless on pick up and drop off, with perfect stops and narration. Driver and his wife stopped for
V3176ERnancyb
V3176ERnancyb
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Sammy was great!
Sammy was amazing. She knew the area and the info really well. While she was driving us around she pointed out diff
Jessyka06
Jessyka06
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Great tour!
Called last minute and was able to find an opening. It was a great day. Chris did an awesome job on the tour with a
512alio
512alio
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Must do!!
This was an amazing tour! From beginning to end Chris was an amazing tour guide. We felt safe with his driving and
BL5868
BL5868
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A fantastic afternoon in Alaska
We booked this tour very last minute-there wasn’t a lot available for 3 people-but goodness gracious we are glad we
Ptfraas
Ptfraas
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A night in Anchorage
Chris was extremely knowledgeable about all stuff Anchorage. There’s no one better to guide you around a city other
Toomuchwords
Toomuchwords
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Great day!
Great experience! Jon was knowledgeable and interesting. Would totally recommend! Even stopped for ice cream In Gir
R9438HGsteveg
R9438HGsteveg
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Scenery of the mountains were breath taking.
Awesome "snow capped"mountain views. DeAnna the tour driver has a wonderful personality was quite knowledgeable on
Marienlund
Marienlund
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Would be better in a different location
Loved the place and it’s function, the animals looked very happy and content, unfortunately the weather was really
tourguidemandy
tourguidemandy
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Great trip for our multi generational family.
We had a great time. Jon did a great job giving us the history of the area and pointing out all of the high points
triessah
triessah
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Unsafe tour driver
The tour wasn't what was expected. Our driver was terrible, unprofessional, dressed like a slob and nearly killed
judytF9310BL
judytF9310BL
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Should not have the word Tour in the Title.
If a ride is all you need then is all you need. Essentially it is a ride to Girdwood and back. If there is more tha
t0s705
t0s705
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Don’t expect a refund.
Well first off TripAdvisor showed it as starting at 10 am. I got a phone call at 8 am asking if I was nearby and I
Adriana S
Adriana S
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The best guide ever : Sean !
It was a beautiful trip , beautiful lake , beautiful glacier ! Sean tell us many details about Alaska !
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