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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Address: Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 800-544-2206
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Deming, Washington
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Deming, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank Margaret B
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

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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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

During the day the wind lessened and we had a very delightful cruise on Portage Lake. Being on a smaller ship coming up to a smaller glacier, we were able to get very close to the glacier. Everyone has a wonderful time on the cruise.

Thank startraindd
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158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

What a fun and wonderful cruise out to the Portage Glacier! It was very beautiful to see and our Captain and his crew were greatly informative all about glaciers! This is a "Can't miss!" Cruise if you come to Alaska! We brought our lunch and enjoyed it on the way out to see the glacier on the open-air top deck.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We take this tour after our WHittier tour was cancelled and it was definitely worth it. We got within 100 yards of the glacier and cruised around slowly for about 20 minutes. There was also a forest service ranger aboard providing commentary. Also aboard was some small pieces of the glacier you could handle and an aquarium with a piece... More 

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