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I took a 1 day tour down from Anchorage which included the cruise to Portage Glacier. A 1 hour, approx, guided tour which takes you across the lake, which has only existed in the last 100 years or so and was created by the glacier....More
We took the 10:30 am cruise on our first full day in Alaska (8/24/18)and enjoyed getting up close to the glacier. There weren't many people on the mv Ptarmigan that morning so we got to spend quite a lot of time chatting with the Captain...More
We went at 10:30 and it just stopped drizzling. This is a short cruise however we spent most of the time at the Portage Glacier which was absolutely awesome. Great narration and crew. This is a great trip.
One of the best tours on our cruise.We did this the last day before we went home. The crew was great and there was a park ranger on board. The captain came in very close to the glacier so we could get great pictures, We...More
I went on an overcast, rainy day & it was still worth the visit.
The boat was specially made for the lake & is the only one allowed on it. It's a "no rocking" boat so I didn't feel the waves at all and would...More
Went to take the one-hour portage glacier cruise today. It was sunny and the glacier was stunning! The boat stopped for long enough for everyone to take tons of phones, and you do get really really really close to the glacier! There’s also a few...More
It's alaska... expect rain and cool weather!
BUT.... the boat tour was still amazing!
(and, if you're not well prepared, they do have rain jackets you can borrow!)
we stayed on the top deck (despite rain and WIND) and were blessed with spectacular views of...More
Even in miserable, rainy weather, this was a great way to see a glacier. The boat ride is about an hour long. The inside is covered and heated They provide loaner coats for those wishig to brave to open decks. The parks service gives an...More