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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Address: Anchorage, AK

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Great detour on the Sterling Highway!

Stopped here on the way to Homer from Anchorage. The cost was $39 per person which isn't cheap when there's more than one or two people in your group. They leave the dock every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way to Homer from Anchorage. The cost was $39 per person which isn't cheap when there's more than one or two people in your group. They leave the dock every couple of hours. The tour is very nice and informative. This is probably as close as you'll get to a glacier on the water. The glacier... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The cruise of Portage Glacier was one of my favorite things to see in Alaska. The drive is phenomenal around the Turnagain Arm and also stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Coming back into Anchorage, if you have time, take the tram up to the top of Aleyska. It's a beautiful view of the arm from the top. This... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great trip to see a glacier up close without the all day boat ride on the ocean. Comfortable inside seating, great naturalist narration and up top outside viewing. Great for older travelers or people not fond of ocean waves. The glacier view is very good and the Visitors Center film is also worth seeing.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was our first glacier experience, and it blew our minds! The ranger who narrated the tour was passionate, friendly and happy to answer questions. For the price it really is a great value trip as you learn so much, have loads of awesome photo opportunities (the crew catch pieces of glacial ice for you to hold, or you can... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was perfect to squeeze in for our 1-day trip. It got cold, even though it was July 14th at 12noon. My teeth were chattering! I got light headed because of the diesel fumes in the back of the boat. If you miss the right fork in the road, you'll end up at the Whittier Tunnel tollbooth, where they'll let... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were so glad that we found this excursion while in Anchorage. It's an hour long boat ride on Portage Lake and you get up pretty close to the glacier for some great picture opportunities. It has an indoor area with seating that's warm and dry and also has a top deck for viewing outside. It's not a rushed trip... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This cruise allows for getting a close up view of the glacier that a bigger ship couldn't do. Excellent narration by the park ranger and friendly captain. Watch for park office to buy your ticket, allow extra travel time since it takes another 15-20 min from the highway (A-1) to buy ticket and drive to the dock.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great hour long boat ride right up to the glacier. Informative parks ranger does narration about everything you are seeing. The captain was cool and also full of information. My pic of the view from the boat before we left the dock. Everything was so beautiful. Boat ride is smooth but can get a bit chilly on the top deck.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Great employee's friendly and took a lot of time to explain glacier and history. Awesome time & will return.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Amazing landscapes, a perfect place to be peaceful, and to see wilderness, its quite. It is necessary to have a car or similar.

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Address: Anchorage, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown

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