We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portage Glacier: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 08:00 - 20:00
Open today: 08:00 - 20:00
All photos (524)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boat ride”(68 reviews)
“visitor center”(83 reviews)
“hour cruise”(19 reviews)
About
A popular tourist attraction.
Certificate of Excellence
Open Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Contact
Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
Website
907 783 232
Call
Improve This Listing
Portage Glacier Tours and Tickets
from US$89.00
More Info
from US$165.00
More Info
from US$165.00
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (1,013)
Filter reviews
946 results
Traveller rating
622
245
67
9
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
622
245
67
9
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat ride visitor center hour cruise top deck park ranger frozen lake global warming forest service blue ice day trip seward highway beautiful drive salmon beautiful scenery sunny day beautiful area prince william sound
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 946 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even though it wasn’t open, we really enjoyed the sights. I do recommend anyone that goes to Alaska to visit and I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank esaco0816
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone of us must respect the nature and all of us have to make the best we can so the things on our Planet will start becaming as the were .

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank exploringalltheearth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cruised on the MV Ptarmigan to visit this glacier. The vessel was able to get us close to the glacier and the scenery was beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Murfie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was part of our tour package. We boarded the boat and traveled the area. While it was a rainy day, it was still a beautiful sight. The boat had clear windows on the first level and an open level on the top. Worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LouAnn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Anchorage to Seward, Portage Glacier was visible from the Seward highway. First views were exciting. Then when we actually got close, we were in awe. We did not take the portage cruise to get closer. We were able to hike a short trail...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 1 hour cruise around Portage lake. Great views of icebergs and mountains. The glacier kindly calved just as we got up to it. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank crichton2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's be honest, there are glaciers everywhere you look in Alaska. If you have time to drive, you can see them from pullouts all along the road, or find find hiking trails to get up close and personal, or take an afternoon cruise. But if...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GnMe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The mv Ptarmigan is the only boat on the lake but they do a great job of getting you up close to the Glacier. Great commentary on what you are seeing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mvine42
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

We joined a tour which included a cruise to Portage Glacier . On board , the boat, Mary was very clear in her explanation of Glaciers. We had pictures and many posters to help us understand the area . Extremely happy !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank grace t
Reviewed 15 September 2019

Great trail and a relatively short walk to see a beautiful area! The train ride to Girdwood just added to the experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dliebel38
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Inn At Whittier
378 reviews
8.07 km away
Alyeska Resort
2,726 reviews
26.11 km away
Ski Inn
70 reviews
26.53 km away
Trail Lake Lodge
116 reviews
42.75 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25 nearby restaurants
Swiftwater Seafoods Restaurant
326 reviews
8.56 km away
Jack Sprat Restaurant
858 reviews
25.57 km away
Inn At Whittier
248 reviews
8.08 km away
Girdwood Picnic Club
113 reviews
26.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 36 nearby attractions
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
533 reviews
5.64 km away
Byron Glacier Trail
249 reviews
3.77 km away
Begich Boggs Visitor Center
196 reviews
1.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ejv5430
9 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Evanjelina907 | Reviewed this property |
No need of a visa. Just bring your camera to take as many pictures as you can.
0
Votes
DebbieH530
3 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Cavydad | Reviewed this property |
No need for a cruise ship. It is close to the highway.
1
Vote
J9958OCjamesl
10 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 706bonnier | Reviewed this property |
I got to see about 14 glaciers on oneAlaskan Railroad ride. They offer different rides so can read on line to see which one would work best for you.
0
Votes