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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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  • Average8%
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a fantastic morning sailing on the "Ptarmigan" boat of the Portage Glacier. The day did not accompany anything, pus did not stop raining during the excursion, but in spite of it the views were fantastic

Thank N52FRD
Reviewed yesterday

We took our 7 and 8 year olds on the 1 hour cruise out to the glacier, and I highly recommend it. Bring your jackets! It's gets much cooler as you near the glacier. I have beautiful pictures from this day trip!

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't go to Anchorage, expecting to see a glacier. But, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for an hour-long boat ride on Lake Portage to see Portage Glacier, just an hour outside Anchorage. The price, $39 each seemed reasonable; and at an hour long,...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited 20 years ago...glacier was just outside the building. Now it's across the bay with just the fingers visible. Nice info inside. Needs more photographs of glacier with more glacier-ish interaction. Climate change.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Myself and husband gave this ago after receiving a reccomendation from the staff at our hotel. The guides especially hunter were really friendly and knowledgeable about the glacier, areas history and where to grab a coffee after. The glacier is stunning, they get you really...More

Thank rashermac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss taking a boat ride to the face of this glacier. It is the closest I came to a glacier face including the subsequent week long cruise. It is not crowded and reasonably priced for this one hour ride.

Thank BobbieSue
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short one-hour trip around the lake to see the glacier and its surroundings from several viewpoints. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Whale watching tours offer a 50%(?) chance of seeing a whale. But a glacier cruise offers a 100% chance of...More

Thank juliakA7210IH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the one hour trip to see Portage glacier. Of all the glacier we visited on this trip I was the coldest on this one. I had on about three layers and two hats but was still cold. It was probably because we stayed...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the loop to Portage Glacier as we traveled to Seward. You should stop to see the many Glaciers on the loop. You can take a boat closer or just marvel from pull outs along the way. Yes you will see BLUE ICE.

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Portage Pass hike that started in Whittier to view the Portage Glacier. We were glad that we didn't choose the cruise because it was one of the best hikes that we have been on! Yes the beginning was just up and up...More

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July 23, 2017|
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Response from BeckyLew1026 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this question in time to answer.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
That is a very hard question to answer. There are so many factors to consider, such as the weather. They are having a harsh winter this year. I would book in advance to be sure, but call the company for their read on it.
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Deb022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I though I answered earlier. No, they won't be running in February. Enjoy your Alaskan adventure...