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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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A popular tourist attraction.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (62 reviews)
“visitor center” (70 reviews)
“hour cruise” (14 reviews)
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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907 783 232
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"boat ride"
in 62 reviews
"visitor center"
in 70 reviews
"hour cruise"
in 14 reviews
"top deck"
in 9 reviews
"frozen lake"
in 13 reviews
"forest service"
in 11 reviews
"park ranger"
in 10 reviews
"global warming"
in 9 reviews
"blue ice"
in 20 reviews
"day trip"
in 28 reviews
"close view"
in 8 reviews
"salmon"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 9 reviews
"seward highway"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 14 reviews
"short hike"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This cruise to Portage Glacier was excellent! We learned so much and really enjoyed the narrative. We were early in the season so only a few passengers. The lake and the glacier are beautiful and the ice was fantastic. The cruise takes one hour with...More

Thank hotgrandmacwt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lake is a beautiful example of a glacial lake, crystal blue, with the Portage glacier at the end of the lake. We arrived before the ice had broken up, so the boats were not running yet. It was quiet and peaceful. This is a...More

Thank Partypoodle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting for 20 years - used to see glacier from shore - now have to take a cruise boat since it's retreated so far. Still amazing

Thank larsenv60
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must, be prepared to go on a nice hike to see glacier. My mom is elderly and wasn't able to make the walk.

Thank Shari F
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

While in Anchorage on business, I had the opportunity to visit Portage glacier. What a breathtaking and beautiful sight! Words just can't describe the beauty!

Thank Bill V
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I have been in the spring and were able to ride the boat and see the glacier. Unfortunately, with the lake frozen this time of year it’s not an option. Still a pretty view for pictures, but not open for a boat ride....More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend walking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing/fat biking to the glacier once the lake is frozen. It is about a 5 mile round trip from the parking lot. The glacier is beautiful and completely worth the trek. Be careful getting close to the glacier, because the...More

Thank KasineeG
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a fun time trying to navigate snowshoes and ventured out onto the frozen lake in March. From Girdwood, it’s only 15-20 minute drive. You can rent snowshoes for 24 hours from the Alyeska Hotel for $15, guest or not. If you want to...More

Thank DancingLaughter
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

It was cold but fun to walk out on the lake. We only walk out for bout 1/2 hour. Not far enough to see the glacier. It was beautiful.

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We visited in February. So Portage Lake was frozen over. The hike across the lake was about 2.5 miles, but worth the unique experience. The glacier itself is turquoise blue and beautiful, but I thought the experience of such a massive frozen lake was the...More

Thank Terri S
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krysten k
March 7, 2018|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
I’d advise you to call them And ask? It’s not the sEason and I’d say they are not. But definitely not sure If they are it’s so worth it!
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from LSUTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I do not have the GPS coordinates, but you cannot miss it. Head out of Anchorage on Seward Hwy down Turnagain Arm. The turn is roughly 2/3 the way to Seward and is well marked. The road is the first turn past the road to... More
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detroitjerry
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.
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