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“Great Boat Tour on Portage Glacier”
Review of Portage Glacier

Portage Glacier
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A popular tourist attraction.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took a post cruise tour to Portage Glacier. It was a sunny day and perfect for a boat ride. The new EPA lady was on our boat with lots of news media so that added a different spin to our visit. The views were still wonderful and watching the news casters in action was fun, too. The captain had ice for us to taste and dipped water from around ice bergs to show us how cold it really is. There were several park rangers on the boat that were full of fun facts and always ready to take pictures for us. What a great stop

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

You can get a great view and experience a wonderful boat trip in the small lake around Portage Glacier. The staff members are friendly and informative. This was one of our favorite firsts while in Anchorage. Drive out, it is worth the ride.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Try to call in and book ahead. Try the Margarita with the real glacier ice. Unbeatable! When they tell you that the fish is fresh, it means it was never forzen.

Thank Duc1098
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went thinking this was going to be a waste of time since it was September. Well I have to say not only was the drive scenic but when we arrived at Portage our level of excitement went really high. As you arrive at the park, you can see glaciers atop mountains that take your breath away. But, this is nothing compared to the glacier you will see once you take the boat ride!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Splendid day and we got to be very close to that glacier. Even saw a part fall of into the lake. ..and glacier ice is the best ice to have!!!!

Thank edgaber
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