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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Portage Glacier Cruises
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401 Portage Lake Loop, Anchorage, AK
+1 800-544-2206
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2012

The nice thing about this tour is that it's very scenic yet doesn't tie you up all day. This tour of approximately 1 hour will bring you close to a beautiful glacier and numerous waterfalls. Another positive is the fact that there is zero chance...More

8  Thank master_angler_dave
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I have been to Alaska five times, and have walked on glaciers and cruised next to them. The Portage glacier Cruise is fun and very beautiful, but the glacier itself is not extremely large when compared to others. Portage Lake is very pretty and the...More

2  Thank Eric T
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I took a 1 day tour down from Anchorage which included the cruise to Portage Glacier. A 1 hour, approx, guided tour which takes you across the lake, which has only existed in the last 100 years or so and was created by the glacier....More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We took the 10:30 am cruise on our first full day in Alaska (8/24/18)and enjoyed getting up close to the glacier. There weren't many people on the mv Ptarmigan that morning so we got to spend quite a lot of time chatting with the Captain...More

Thank AngieSyracuse_NY
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We went at 10:30 and it just stopped drizzling. This is a short cruise however we spent most of the time at the Portage Glacier which was absolutely awesome. Great narration and crew. This is a great trip.

Thank TravelingOtter
Reviewed 13 September 2018

One of the best tours on our cruise.We did this the last day before we went home. The crew was great and there was a park ranger on board. The captain came in very close to the glacier so we could get great pictures, We...More

Thank hunter113
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I went on an overcast, rainy day & it was still worth the visit. The boat was specially made for the lake & is the only one allowed on it. It's a "no rocking" boat so I didn't feel the waves at all and would...More

Thank 910lauriel
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This 1 hour boat tour was fun and informative. Our guide was a National Park Service Ranger who shared a lot of interesting facts about glaciers. She was very entertaining.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Went to take the one-hour portage glacier cruise today. It was sunny and the glacier was stunning! The boat stopped for long enough for everyone to take tons of phones, and you do get really really really close to the glacier! There’s also a few...More

Thank Siiiiyuu
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's alaska... expect rain and cool weather! BUT.... the boat tour was still amazing! (and, if you're not well prepared, they do have rain jackets you can borrow!) we stayed on the top deck (despite rain and WIND) and were blessed with spectacular views of...More

Thank Hollie R
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Even in miserable, rainy weather, this was a great way to see a glacier. The boat ride is about an hour long. The inside is covered and heated They provide loaner coats for those wishig to brave to open decks. The parks service gives an...More

Thank Susie1028
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Our hotel had a tour you could do that took 5.5 hours, but it didn't leave until 1:30 and that was not enough time to catch our flight. So we rented a car and drive ourselves. It ended up being about the same cost, but...More

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27 April 2018|
Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No reservation needed. You may want to look for a groupon, for saving . Enjoy
Gibran M
26 March 2018|
Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think the cruse are open only during Summer time. please check their website to be sure.
4 October 2017|
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Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited 8/2017. The Cruise have a daily Departure at 1:30 pm. We got a ticket from Grupon and save tons of money for a family of 4.