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Portage Glacier Cruises

Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #12 of 55 activities in Anchorage
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San Jose, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I visited Anchorage, AK in May, 2014 and booked a tour with All Alaska Tours to do a Gray Line Bus tour that included the Portage Glacier tour as well as a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. The tour was awesome- very impressed with All Alaska Tours - both the Glacier tour and the Alaska Wildlife Centre tour.... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

For us, this tour was part of an organized shore excursion through the cruise ship. I think it took our bus about 75 minutes to get to Portage Lake from Anchorage via the scenic Seward Highway. Once we arrived, we board a double-decker boat (the Ptarmigan). The main level of the boat is heated and has ample seating, some tables,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The cruise is only an hour long but what an hour it was. The captain was so informative. I know Alaska is a place full of breathtaking views but we weren't prepared for the view that awaited us so close to home. The day couldn't have been any better. The sun was shining and the glacier was amazing, as were... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

That was first encounter with glaciers form water on our trip to Alaska. What i really enjoyed- the amount of information, facts given by the tour guide-Captain Visitor Center has a nice exhibition, focused on Chugach National Forest and its rich natural and cultural history. Nice trails to enjoy walking. Taking a Grayline of Alaska cruise-is the only way to... More

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Sydney Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at Alyeska Resort (also excellent) and did side trips out for the day. This was our first boat trip to look at a Glacier - we have since done 2 other longer ones, one out of Whittier and the other out of Seward. This boat trip was only 1 hour, but so enjoyable. The crew were extremely helpful... More

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