Portage Glacier

Portage Glacier, Girdwood: Hours, Address, Portage Glacier Reviews: 4.5/5

Portage Glacier
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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BOB K
14 contributions
Aug. 2021
Unfortunately for us it was raining during our time on the Portage Lake Glacier trip but everything was done to make our cruise enjoyable.
Written 30 October 2021
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BarryH
Boston, MA22 contributions
Sep. 2021
This park offers an easy hiking trail to get a nice view of the glacier. It's a beautiful trail (especially in fall foliage season) that brings you to a few nice viewpoints (and also to the the moraine at the glacier bottom). There are signs along the trail (and the road that leads to the parking area) indicating where the edge of the glacier extended to in prior years (which made the reduction in size very apparent).
Written 10 October 2021
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preciousness22
United States732 contributions
Sep. 2021
It was a beautiful, amazing glacier to see. It was a great experience. Don't miss seeing these glaciers while you still can before they melt from climate change.
Written 27 September 2021
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koabug
Honolulu, HI1,428 contributions
Sep. 2021
great visitor center with interesting displays and a film about the area. park staff were on hand if you have any questions.
Written 10 September 2021
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Dai Bussman
Seattle, WA100 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
One of the most amazing experiences of my life! Amazing tour on a cruise. Perfect duration, only one hour, and you are able to get really close to the glacier which unfortunately is melting really fast. The remaining glacier is gorgeous and I hope our climate situation changes and we are able to have the glacier remaining for long times.
Written 9 September 2021
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Marcia A
South China, ME426 contributions
Jul. 2021
Saw this on our trip. You have no idea how big they are until you get up close and personal. a must see!
Written 24 August 2021
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Timothy W
Detroit, MI7 contributions
Aug. 2021
After days of crowded train and boat tours, this boat trip was perfection. Not crowded, which was SO lovely. And even after seeing Denali and Kenai Fjords, it was still impressive. The smaller scale and more relaxed vibe of this tour was sheer perfection.
Written 24 August 2021
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a3potter
7 contributions
Aug. 2021
Took a tour boat on the Portage lake to see the glacier. Very informative cruise and very friendly employees. What a view!!! We got really close to the glacier and they were happy to take pictures of us. Overall I would definitely recommend this if you want to see a glacier up close.
Written 23 August 2021
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Jodi R
Duluth, GA, United States21 contributions
Jul. 2021
must do when you visit Alaska... to see the glacier... to listen to its story and to marvel in the beauty.
Written 26 July 2021
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ohiowanderer
Columbus OH1,134 contributions
Jul. 2021
We are pleased we did this detour off the Seward Highway. The Visitors Center on the lake is excellent and the relief map helps you understand the enormity of the area. Instead of the boat trip, we drove through the Whittier Tunnel and did the Portage Pass hike which brings you to Portage Lake, a pretty glacial blue, and a lovely view of the glacier. While we were eating lunch at the lake, a big iceberg in front of us rolled over and drifted to the left. We could also hear, but not see, the glacier calving. A recommended trip for sure.
Written 23 July 2021
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