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Portage Glacier Cruises

Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #14 of 56 activities in Anchorage
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Loved our Portage lake glacier tour. It is a small, uncrowned boat and the tour is perfectly timed in length (ideal for those with kids who may become bored on the longer glacier cruises out of Whittier or Seward). A park ranger narrates the tour giving a history of the area and talks about the tremendous impact glaciers play in... More

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Simi Valley
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This day trip visit from Anchorage. The boat trip last about a hour. The boat takes you to close distance of Glacier. It is worth seeing if are short of time to see the other Glaciers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, we were so lucky today to have great weather and while we we close to the glacier a large piece broke off with a loud cracking noise . The crew said it was the biggest they had seen in over a year . We got this on video footage. The captain , Sean Connery , ( not the actor... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Close to Anchorage and amazing boat ride up close to Portage Glacier. Also have lunch at Chair 5 in Girdwood for a wonderful day.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The portage glacier cruise is a 1 hour cruise on portage lake. The captain has been here for a long time. No seasick worries here and best your learn about Glacier formation and get close to the glacier. This is a must for all our visitors as an introduction to Alaska. The vessel is an older 2story ice breaker. Yes... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want to see a glacier up-close without being in a boat for long hours, this one is a good tour. The total tour is 1 hour around Portage glacier lake. The boat takes us really close to Portage glacier. You can see icebergs and the scenery is stunning. But there are no sea animals in the lake.

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Dingle, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The gift shop was excellent! The cruise was average with cheap seats. Nothing special. Parking was good.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is one of the best ways to get a close up view of a glacier. We cruised across the lake with a ranger explaining the way. The boat spends plenty of time right next to it! Oh, and they DON'T try to sell you pictures. They will happily help you take your own!

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Moline, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This cruise was included with my 907 Tour. I enjoyed the up close glacier view and all the narration from the guide. It was a very nice start on the first day of my Alaska vacation.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Seems I often have visitors with only a day to spare for sightseeing and this is one of the "must see" activities even on a cold and rainy day. You have the option of staying inside or going up on the roof. Forget your jacket? They have loaners! This one hour cruise takes you right up to the glacier face... More

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