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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Address: Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 800-544-2206
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I'm not a water person, in fact, in terrifies me. However, I took this cruise with my husband (10 yr wedding anniversary present). We saw American Bald Eagles, seals, a pod of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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St. John, WA
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St. John, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a water person, in fact, in terrifies me. However, I took this cruise with my husband (10 yr wedding anniversary present). We saw American Bald Eagles, seals, a pod of Killer Whales, and a glacier 'calved'. We also met wonderful people from all over the world; England, Australia, and made friends with another couple on their 15 wedding... More 

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cruise was very nice, you can get out on top of the boat and get some really awesome photos. While we were there some of the glacier came tumbling down. The boat get very close to the glacier. Very cold there in May!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Once outside the city limits of Anchorage a whole new world exists. The road to Portage is lovely and winds along the water and mountains. It is breathtaking. The cruise is lovely but the drive getting there is AMAZING.

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Deming, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Booked onto Island Princess cruise ship for a 10 day sea-land cruise to Denali Park. We had a mid-ship, interior room and despite the clouds, fog and rain, had a most enjoyable, memorable time. Food on board was excellent. Room was very comfortable and well maintained. The train ride from Whittier to Denali was slow but very impressive and the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We did this trip four years in a raw with our family. Every time we did we enjoyed very much. It includes lunch food and they have a bar with alcohol drinks for sale. You see a lot of different glaciers and at the end you get very close to the biggest one. They catch a real peace of ice... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Portage Glacier Cruise was an awesome cruise with gorgeous and awesome scenery all around. Due to calm Waters it was a very relaxing tour. We would do the cruise again.

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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a foggy, drizzly day in early September on my visit to portage glacier, but I didn't really notice. This is a smaller boat taking you across a lake to a smaller, but no less beautiful glacier. Our guide was not only full of information but pretty witty--she stated she was a substitute, but I really enjoyed her nonetheless.... More 

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Port Orange, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had an overcast, cool day for our cruise but it just added to the experience! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and went out of their way to give everyone aboard a true "slice of Alaksa". We were able to see the glacier from up close and one of our guides let us feel the silt, that was part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Spent an hour and half on this mini cruise boat going across Portage Lake to view the glacier. The tour guide was interesting. I was with 2 older children and a teenager and they all enjoyed the trip. Lovely gift shop with toilet facilities near dock. Visited the Wildlife Park on the way back to our accommodation. Amazing Alaska.

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Adrian, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice place to stop and rest while taking in the sites of the glacier on the cruise. Super nice crew and informative staff. Bit chilly out there, so be sure to bring along warmer clothes.

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