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I’ve written about Portage Glacier at some length in my review of, well, Portage Glacier on this site. As such, the focus of this review will be on the cruise aboard the MV Ptarmigan. Reflecting back on this experience, it really is rather remarkable as to how it came about. I…
Our first visit to Alaska and took the 6 hour cruise. Saw many Orca ewe whales, 14 at one time! Sea otters, seals and many other wildlife. The glaciers were spectacular and brought you close up within a quarter mile. A must do in Alaska.
Combined Portage Glacier with Alaska Wildlife tour since going so far down arm. Lovely views on way, saw eagles, Dall sheep and other glacier views. Wonderful boat trip. Glaciers were beautiful and the lighting was perfect for photos. 2 busloads and still had plenty of room.…
This is a beautiful 1-hour boat trip across Portage Lake to the face of Portage Glacier. They linger near the glacier so you have plenty of time to view and photograph it. The narrator was both entertaining and informative. I was fortunate to have beautiful weather and spent…
First time in AK and drove down the coast to Portage Lake at a locals suggestion. It was a wonderful trip aboard the MV Ptarmigan to view the Portage Glacier with a very experienced Captain at the helm. The US Forest Service Ranger, Megan, did a wonderful job narrating the trip…