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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Address: Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 800-544-2206
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WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO START YOUR ALASKA ADVENTURE

Do not hesitate to take this trip. Mandatory if visiting Anchorage and Alaska. Very informative. Our guide only enhanced the experience with his enthusiasm. Thank You very much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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voorhees, nj
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voorhees, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not hesitate to take this trip. Mandatory if visiting Anchorage and Alaska. Very informative. Our guide only enhanced the experience with his enthusiasm. Thank You very much, BOB MARTIN. Your knowledge made the trip even better. We took the bus from Anchorage, traveling on Seward Highway, Breath taking views until we got to our destination. AARP rates the drive... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great and less expensive way to see a glacier up close. There were a lot of babies and young kids on the cruise. You can even take your stroller with you. Even if you have already seen other glaciers, I think this is well worth the money!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic opportunity to view Portage glacier ! Must do during a trip to Alaska. The fee is definitely worth the experience and the ride is professionally managed with a Forest ranger narrating interesting facts along the way. Plenty of photo-ops so do carry that camera along with a rain coat. Dress in layers as it gets cold close to the... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry and enjoyed the narration about the glacier. Even though it was raining, the scenery was beautiful and the glacier is awesome. Go on top of the ferry to get great pictures and unobstructed views. They get very close to the glacier which is great. Crew was friendly and informative.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of glacier cruises in Alaska are half day or full day tours. My friends and I were looking for a shorter time frame but still wanted an up-close experience in seeing a glacier. This 1-hour Portage Glacier tour was perfect! The weather was slightly rainy and chilly, but the tour company provided waterproof, hefty coats with hoods on... More 

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La Palma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience on the Portage Glacier Cruise. The cruise ship is very clean with plenty of seating inside or outside. There is land in sight at all times and the waters are very, very, calm. The glacier itself is is stunning! The ship gets close and basically stays there for 40 minutes so you can enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to book.... two minute drive to where boat leaves the dock from where we bought the tickets. Warm inside the boat...but nice open air upper viewing deck. Had an extremely knowledgeable forest ranger on board to give a great narration. Felt very safe. Got close to the glacier and then stayed in that area for about 15 minutes. A... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Portage Glacier Cruise was most informative and offered great views up close of the glacier. The captain and crew narrating were helpful and enjoyed their job which made the trip fun and educational at the same time. I would highly recommend this cruise.

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this short cruise. Make sure you bring a jacket and a good camera! The staff is incredible and the scenery is breathtaking!

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this cruise very much. In one short hour you learn so much about Portage Glacier and the surrounding area and formations. The Park Service guide was helpful and knowledgeable and the boat staff were just as nice. The staff used nets to grab some floating chunks of ice for us to touch and taste. There is inside seating,... More 

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