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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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A popular tourist attraction.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (62 reviews)
“visitor center” (70 reviews)
“hour cruise” (14 reviews)
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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907 783 232
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"boat ride"
in 62 reviews
"visitor center"
in 70 reviews
"hour cruise"
in 14 reviews
"top deck"
in 9 reviews
"pass trail"
in 8 reviews
"frozen lake"
in 13 reviews
"forest service"
in 11 reviews
"park ranger"
in 10 reviews
"blue ice"
in 21 reviews
"global warming"
in 9 reviews
"day trip"
in 28 reviews
"close view"
in 9 reviews
"salmon"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 9 reviews
"seward highway"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful drive out to the glacier. We saw beluga whales on the drive there. Be sure to stop at Beluga point to see them. The glacier is beautiful and there are many opportunities for pics!

Thank Terri R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The people on the boat were very informative. They gave an excellent tour. It was not in a hurry so you had a chance to see the glacier.

Thank 762haroldw
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an absolutely stunning place to visit, and quite accessible. I am a person who does not enjoy what is commonly called “hiking,” and I found this to be an extremely pleasant walk to a beautiful, not- to-be-missed, sight. We also brought twin infants...More

1  Thank Marron
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This one hour boat ride was very nice, even though the weather was not so nice. Crew onboard the Ptarmigan was nice. Commentary by the forest ranger was rather childish but overall good.

Thank magielkd
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the portage glacier via the portage glacier cruise. It was an easy 1 hour drive from anchorage with beautiful views of the Cook Inlet along our drive. The cruise leaves several times per day and it takes about 20 minutes to arrive at...More

Thank Flying4
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the boat out. On our 11 day Alaska tour this is the closest you can get to a calving glacier. Also, go to the visitor center, very informative. The Lake is 600 feet deep! Nothing lives in it.

Thank jameslange52
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible. We happened on the attraction by good fortune and It is still clearly a high point on our tourist type adventures in Alaska. The boat was spacious and felt safe ( I'm not good in boats) The staff were helpful and engaging. After a...More

1  Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Portage Glacier out did itself with beauty as the day was clear, comfortable with patches of white cumulus clouds.. The boat was excellent with nice bathrooms. Their delicious salmon chowder made for a wonderful lunch. The crew gives an ample geology review so you know...More

Thank joanieatthefog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To see the Portage Glacier one must take a boat. Otherwise the only aspect of the glacier's ice that one sees is an iceberg.

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a boat trip to see this. It was an extra arranged by our tour group. It was very scenic and there was a nice commentary by the crew.

Thank Judy B
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krysten k
8 March 2018|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
I’d advise you to call them And ask? It’s not the sEason and I’d say they are not. But definitely not sure If they are it’s so worth it!
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449Trish449
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
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Gerard V
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.
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