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Portage Glacier Cruises

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Portage Glacier Cruises
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

we did this on a very bad day weatherwise so I must say that my opinion is greatly influenced by this. Summer 2019 I will be back and hope to be luckier.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank viola301
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AngieSyracuse_NY
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hunter113
Reviewed September 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 910lauriel
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This 1 hour boat tour was fun and informative. Our guide was a National Park Service Ranger who shared a lot of interesting facts about glaciers. She was very entertaining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank heathersH1436MU
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Siiiiyuu
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hollie R
Reviewed August 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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embr
April 26, 2018|
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Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No reservation needed. You may want to look for a groupon, for saving . Enjoy
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Gibran M
March 26, 2018|
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Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think the cruse are open only during Summer time. please check their website to be sure.
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163lynnef
October 3, 2017|
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Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited 8/2017. The Cruise have a daily Departure at 1:30 pm. We got a ticket from Grupon and save tons of money for a family of 4.
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