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Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour

Anchorage, United States
Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour

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icon5 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Portage Glacier is one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers and is easily visited on a day trip from Anchorage. With this tour, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore Portage Glacier at your own pace while also enjoying convenient round-trip transportation from Anchorage and a boat cruise to the face of the glacier. Hike the Trail of Blue Ice, explore the valley by bicycle, or relax at the lodge before hopping back on the shuttle to return to Anchorage at a time of your choosing.
  • Explore the Portage Glacier at your own pace with a self-guided tour
  • Get up close to the Portage Glacier with a boat cruise across Portage Lake
  • Hike the Trail of Blue Ice or explore Portage Valley by bike
  • Enjoy round-trip, hop-on hop-off shuttle transportation from Anchorage
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Round-trip transfer on the Turnagain Shuttle
Customer must pay for the Portage Glacier Cruise Separately.

Departure Point

546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

- We will pick you up at the downtown Anchorage Visitors Center behind log cabin. We normally park right behind the red trolley. It is an active loading and unloading zone so please be ready on time as the driver will have be asked by parking enforcement to move after 10 minutes.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Hop-on hop-off tour with stops near cruise port

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cruise departures may vary if a cruise is sold out. Please be ready to be flexible.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Epic day
, Sep 2021
It was beautiful but quite cold and windy and rainy… our cruise got canceled….but Theron saved the day with his awesome narration and great sense of humor, good attitude and the greatest recommendation for dinner Ever! Thank you for a great experience!
Great day!
, Jun 2021
Chris was a fantastic tour guide! He made sure to point out so many things to us on the way to Portage. Pointing out hiking trails as well! Such a fun day!
It was an excellent Trip overall
Lyno L
, May 2019
Laura was our guide. She did a great job. Start from picking us at Anchorage Visitor Center and guiding us through the tour. Gave us some tips and told us a lot about Alaska. Thank you Laura and Ben.
2 travelers found this review helpful
This was great but you owe me 243.18 For the trip I cancelled out ofSeward 3 days before the cruise
, Aug 2018
The trip to Portage was great but still awaiting my refund from the cruise out of Seward. I cancelled that on Monday July 23 re.

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