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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's was very nice a little hard to see much because of the clouds. The visitor center was a little disappointing, only because they wanted money to go into a part of the center to basically listen to recordings of different things. The trip to...More

Thank RodJs
Reviewed yesterday

We hiked the Portage pass trail to get the amazing views of the glacier. This is one of those trails that I've been meaning to hike but put off for whatever reason. If you're visiting Alaska and you enjoy hiking, put this on your list...More

Thank SFLF2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a fantastic morning sailing on the "Ptarmigan" boat of the Portage Glacier. The day did not accompany anything, pus did not stop raining during the excursion, but in spite of it the views were fantastic

Thank N52FRD
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our 7 and 8 year olds on the 1 hour cruise out to the glacier, and I highly recommend it. Bring your jackets! It's gets much cooler as you near the glacier. I have beautiful pictures from this day trip!

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't go to Anchorage, expecting to see a glacier. But, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for an hour-long boat ride on Lake Portage to see Portage Glacier, just an hour outside Anchorage. The price, $39 each seemed reasonable; and at an hour long,...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited 20 years ago...glacier was just outside the building. Now it's across the bay with just the fingers visible. Nice info inside. Needs more photographs of glacier with more glacier-ish interaction. Climate change.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and husband gave this ago after receiving a reccomendation from the staff at our hotel. The guides especially hunter were really friendly and knowledgeable about the glacier, areas history and where to grab a coffee after. The glacier is stunning, they get you really...More

Thank rashermac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss taking a boat ride to the face of this glacier. It is the closest I came to a glacier face including the subsequent week long cruise. It is not crowded and reasonably priced for this one hour ride.

Thank BobbieSue
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short one-hour trip around the lake to see the glacier and its surroundings from several viewpoints. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Whale watching tours offer a 50%(?) chance of seeing a whale. But a glacier cruise offers a 100% chance of...More

Thank juliakA7210IH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the one hour trip to see Portage glacier. Of all the glacier we visited on this trip I was the coldest on this one. I had on about three layers and two hats but was still cold. It was probably because we stayed...More

Thank Ann M
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24 July 2017|
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Response from BeckyLew1026 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this question in time to answer.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
That is a very hard question to answer. There are so many factors to consider, such as the weather. They are having a harsh winter this year. I would book in advance to be sure, but call the company for their read on it.
20 January 2017|
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Response from Deb022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I though I answered earlier. No, they won't be running in February. Enjoy your Alaskan adventure...