This was my first glacier trip. The hotel staff in Anchorage told me it was a must see. I got into the rental and traveled about 70 miles to Portage. Let me tell you the Seward Highway on the way to Portage was a beautiful view to begin with. I opted for the 1-hour Glacier tour, which was $34. It was 62 degrees in Anchorage and when I arrived at the boat it was 35 degrees + wind and raining. I contemplated on coming back the following day for the tour since the weather would be better. However, the staff said the glacier looks more blue in the cloudy weather. ( I sadly listened) Being my first time in Alaska lets say I was under-dressed and not prepared for the rapid temperature change a 1 hour drive would bring. I got on the boat and it was all filled with tourists who were prepared with scarves, big down jackets, gloves, umbrellas, etc. There is an indoor heated cabin where we all sat for the first 25 minutes on the way to the glacier. When we finally arrived at the glacier you could hardly see from the indoor cabin due to the heavy rain and window condensation. So most of us brave ones ventured to the top of the boat which is uncovered. We battled the rain and wind...I watched cameras and phones get wet and break from the rain. My phone almost was one of them as well with us all trying to get pictures. We all lasted about 5 minutes up there and went back inside. Considering this was my first glacier, it was something incredible for me to see. My words of advice are bring some water-proof gear to protect your electronics and dress very warm!