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Portage Glacier Cruises

401 Portage Lake Loop, Anchorage, AK
+1 800-544-2206
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Great up close view

This cruise was part of a Holland America land/cruse tour. It was rainy but we were still able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomasville, Georgia
Best Way to View the Glacier

The hour long cruise offers the best view of the glacier. We went on a warm day in July but needed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris H
Kansas City, Missouri
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401 Portage Lake Loop, Anchorage, AK
+1 800-544-2206

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cruise was part of a Holland America land/cruse tour. It was rainy but we were still able to see a glacier close up in a small boat and the scenery along the lake was lovely. Highly recommend this boat ride.

Thank Magnolia13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hour long cruise offers the best view of the glacier. We went on a warm day in July but needed a jacket on the cruise for the upper deck. The upper deck is the best viewing location. The cruise has park ranger providing information...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, who get seasick in the bathtub, found this destination long before we arrived in Alaska. The cruise is on a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and a few glaciers. The boat is very comfortable, has enclosed and open seating and can get really...More

Thank williamb13335
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Portage Glacier and Portage Glacier Cruises while driving from Anchorage and Steward and are so glad we did! The cruise was the perfect way to see a glacier up close and learn about Alaskan history, geology and wildlife. Afterwards, we hiked to...More

Thank gmoff1980
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We have visited the Kenai Peninsula several times and one of our favorite stops in the area is Portage Lake. We had admired the ice floes floating in the lake, with their twisted shapes and beautiful glacial colors, but hadn't actually seen Portage Glacier itself....More

Thank jimandjo_10
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We went on a terrible cold, windy and raining day, and it was still good. It was just the right distance and time for the cruise, our guide was OKAY at best, a little history and stories about the ear would have been great. You...More

1  Thank Mizb29
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Stop for tickets before you get to the boat. Then head for a a very interesting hour on a glacier cruise to see Portage glacier. It may be smaller than some glaciers but has its on unique charm as an inland glacier. Great guides from...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I recommend coming early before the boat depart. The ticket place is completely separate from the dock (about 10 mins away). As for the viewing areas, the top deck is nice but can be windy. The tail end of the lower deck allows you view...More

Thank babydocsurf
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Very good value and you get up close and personal with a glacier. As a bonus you learn about the history of the region and see some fantastic scenery.

Thank AussiePD
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the cruise and happy we did. It was well worth the money - Captain Tom and his staff did a wonderful Job. Sabrina - from National Parks Service did a wonderful job explaining the Portage Glacier. Boat ride took about an...More

Thank Bob S
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27 June 2017|
Response from danycare |
Cruise prices for person and kids
Jackie P
28 October 2016|
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Response from dddtravel | Reviewed this property |
There were packages that you could purchase in the hotel lobbies for the glacier tour that included transportation to and from various anchorage hotels.