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Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour

Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour
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Take a Shuttle down Turnagain Arm and Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Alaska on an outing that showcases the state's striking geographical features and abundant native wildlife. Spot hanging glaciers and Dall sheep as you drive along Turnagain Arm, then take an unforgettable cruise right up to the face of Portage Glacier. • Shuttle Guided Tour along the Turnagain Arm, one of the worlds greatest scenic drives. • One hour cruise to the face of Portage Glacier with Park Service Ranger. • Visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center to view Alaska's most spectacular animals up close. • Be prepared to walk through the Wildlife Center and be shuttled from Wildlife Center to Glacier. • A shuttle will pick you up off the boat at 5:30 p.m. for your ride back to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitor Center prior to a 1:00 p.m. departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment. Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx. After your visit, board a boat for a glacier cruise up to the face of Portage Glacier. Ride up to 300 feet (91 meters) from the glacier cliff for an up-close look at this massive wall of ice. Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitor Center prior to a 1:00 p.m. departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment. Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx. After your visit, board a boat for a glacier cruise up to the face of Portage Glacier. Ride up to 300 feet (91 meters) from the glacier cliff for an up-close look at this massive wall of ice. Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36672P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Portage Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska We park behind the red trolley on the corner of 4th and F street.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please provide hotel information at booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Portage Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska We park behind the red trolley on the corner of 4th and F street.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please provide hotel information at booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Anchorage
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Portage Glacier
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Chugach National Forest
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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plentyfun
Denver, CO167 contributions
Nice day with Jeremy
Aug 2021
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable day with Jeremy taking this tour out of Anchorage. Strongly encourage others. The van was very nice, ride comfortable. The Portage glacier had just calved an iceberg as big as a house! The Alaska Wildlife Reserve was very entertaining. Seeing salmon spawning, and hearing the history of the Turnagain Bay was educational. Nice lunch spot during a day of glacier watching.
Written September 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sean B
2 contributions
Great trip!
Sep 2021 • Family
Great experience! Chris was an excellent guide. I would definitely recommend this trip for anyone visiting Anchorage.
Written September 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Larry J
3 contributions
Glacier cruise and wildlife tour
This was a totally awesome tour and the glacier was incredible. Our tour guide was also fantastic, as he explained everything and had a great attitude.
Written September 4, 2021
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Audrone
Vienna, United States7 contributions
Visit glacier while you can
Aug 2021
A must see while Portage glacier is still available to see. Global warming in its full disaster. Jeremy was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge.
Written September 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim D
Frisco, TX7 contributions
Portage fun
Aug 2021 • Couples
Sami, was an awesome guide! Funny and knowledgeable. The length of trip was perfect and lots to see!
Written August 21, 2021
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Vinita
1 contribution
Beautiful!
Aug 2021
It was a beautiful trip. Samantha was fun. It was a last-minute booking and all went well. The bus was neat and good. The views were amazing all through the trip. The cruise was great! Booking directly from the website instead of Tripadvisor can save money.
Written August 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen
1 contribution
Poor Covid protocols
Jul 2021 • Family
This was a really nice tour, but I was very uncomfortable because there was no masking requirement in the full shuttle, and we were the only ones wearing masks. This was after the CDC recommendation that vaccinated people wear masks indoors because the Delta variant is so easily transmitted. I was surprised because the other private tour operators I’d used on the trip had required masks. This made it hard for me to relax and enjoy the day.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Martin G
Yes unfortunately the city of Anchorage does not mandate mask requirements nor does the Governor of the State of Alaska. Until they do we can not enforce a mask mandate. Most tour operators are not requiring mask as well.
Written August 3, 2021
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Melissa N
Coralville, IA16 contributions
Wonderful way to see glaciers and wildlife
Jul 2021
This tour is a great way to enjoy a half day seeing glaciers and wildlife. We were unable to get a rental car on our trip to Alaska this summer, so we had to rely on tours such as this one to see the sights. We were all very grateful to have been able to take this tour as we wouldn't have learned nearly as much trying to do it on our own. Sammy (Samantha) was a perfect guide and maximized our time at each location. If someone on the bus spotted wildlife, she gladly pulled aside to let us all enjoy. Well worth the time and money!
Written July 26, 2021
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Bill
8 contributions
Day trip glacier adventure
Jul 2021 • Solo
The guide Samantha was right on time, very friendly and knowledgeable. Best part was the cruise to the glacier. You get close 300 yds to the glacier, but there's other glaciers all over and a ranger narrates. Saw the bore tide with all the surfers.. Stopped at a little rainforest hike and the wildlife center. All the Alaskan animals and an hour was enough to see it all. Great tour, great company.
Written July 24, 2021
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Flyingfreak
Wausau, WI3 contributions
Highly recommend
Jul 2021 • Family
We came to Alaska with no plans or reservations and had 3 full days to do something. We did a little research and booked this company on a recommendation from the hotel. We were completely happy with our experience. The staff is friendly, courteous, and eager to make the experience a pleasantly memorable one. In 6 hours of our day we discovered so much more than if we did the same trip on our own, so I can only say I highly recommend. Thank you!
Written July 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ajkh
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Great tour
Chris was our tour guide and he was awesome. We asked for a tour for a party of 8 and this coming accommodated is
gabrieloQ6597DI
gabrieloQ6597DI
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Great experience
Chris was a wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable, even when asked questions outside of the tour itinera
payne0295
payne0295
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Fantastic tour
This was a fantastic way to see the area south of Anchorage. Our guide, Chris, was informative and knowledgeable an
gdaluz
gdaluz
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Beautiful!
Fun, even in the rain. Loved our stops for pictures, our tour guide was funny and knowledgable. We really didn’t kn
645sammiee
645sammiee
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Rushed Tour
This tour gives you a taste of Anchorage, but it felt really rushed. The time spent looking for moose while driving
926alesiah
926alesiah
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Unbelievably bad - false advertising! Don't do it
This "self-guided tour" was a complete joke. First, the ad makes it sound like they're at least taking you to the t
asward26
asward26
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Belugas and bears
This was a fantastic tour on our first day in Alaska. Our guide, Chris, was a native Alaskan with a breadth of know
htimmscre
htimmscre
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Great Tour
This was a very good tour. Covered a lot of ground in the 4 hours. Our tour driver was very knowledgeable and provi
John B
John B
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Great time seeing the Alaska wildlife so close to Anchorage.
Having only one day to "see the most of Alaska", I was pleasantly pleased with our tour guide and driver Chris who
M5252USmichaels
M5252USmichaels
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Great quick tour.
This was a well rounded tour that gave me a taste of much Anchorage. The information provided from Sam was greatly
Culture67334259208
Culture67334259208
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Excellent tour
Our guide Chris was knowledgeable, appropriately entertaining, and kind. He not only provided interesting informat
405melody
405melody
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Excellent tour!
the tour was amazing. The driver is very knowledgeable and nice. Will definitely recommend to others.
flosventure
flosventure
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Awesome tour!
I had Sami as tour guide and she was amazing! She drove us to all the interesting spots and explained so many thing
TomPetty2019
TomPetty2019
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A highly recommended outing . Our guide added additional sites on the way allowing time for pics.
Chris our guide made this a memorable experience by adding his knowledge of the area. Open to answer all questions
EmilyB472
EmilyB472
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Great 4 hour tour
We had a great time! Had a few hours to kill and this was a great pick - Chris our guide knew so much about Alaska
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