Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour 5 reviews
Anchorage, United States

  • Operates Daily - 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: Portage Glacier, Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK

Experience the sheer awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier on your one-hour cruise aboard the mv Ptarmigan. Standing just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watching for icebergs to break off the glacier and crash into the water below. You will find out why Portage Glacier is Alaska's second most visited attraction.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

At the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, jaws drop in awe-even those of longtime Alaskans. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals-those that can’t survive in the wild. The center also educates visitors about Alaska’s Wildlife. Some animals you will see are brown bears, black bears, wolf pack, wood bison, moose etc...

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chugach National Forest, Alaska

Take our breathtaking ride down the Seward Highway voted top scenic byways in America where you will view awe-inspiring stops along Turnagain Arm.

Alaska's Seward Highway climbs over mountain passes where you're surrounded by jaw-dropping views of jagged peaks, rain forests, crystal lakes and the Pacific Ocean. This highway truly is, a photographer's dream. Potter Marsh marks the end of city views and the beginning of wilderness—it's absolutely a "birder's" paradise! While driving along this road, we stop at many opportunities with ample time to take in the breathtaking views that will make your soul sing.

Duration: 1 hour

Activity Details
Take a Shuttle down Turnagain Arm and Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Alaska on an outing that showcases the state's striking geographical features and abundant native wildlife. Spot hanging glaciers and Dall sheep as you drive along Turnagain Arm, then take an unforgettable cruise right up to the face of Portage Glacier.
• Shuttle Guided Tour along the Turnagain Arm, one of the worlds greatest scenic drives.
• One hour cruise to the face of Portage Glacier with Park Service Ranger.
• Visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center to view Alaska's most spectacular animals up close.
• Be prepared to walk through the Wildlife Center and be shuttled from Wildlife Center to Glacier.
• A shuttle will pick you up off the boat at 5:30 p.m. for your ride back to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops.
Departure & Return
Departure PointAnchorage, Anchorage, Alaska Departure Time1:30 PM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Portage Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please provide hotel information at booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

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  • Great wildlife park bears reindeer moose elk and Portage glacier cruise great
    driver friendly and knowledgeable great afternoon excursion

  • Very scenic ride from Anchorage to Portage. Got an early start so made a couple stops along the way and a chance to buy lunch before going to the glacier, mmm, clam chowder. Boat was very nice an roomy inside and on top. The glaciers were beautiful and fresh snow on the mountains made it even better. Kept hoping the glacier would drop a calf but no such luck. Just enjoyed the beauty. The Wildlife Center was good. The animals have very large enclosures and you don't get to see big animals up close like that. Great tour on all counts.

  • It was a very disappointing experience. The tour company was totally unreliable and the driver rude.
    Three hours before the beginning of the tour they informed me that they cannot pick me up from my hotel as it was out of their way even though my voucher clearly stated the name and location of my hotel as the pick up point
    We had to drive downtown to another hotel after being warned not to bother the reception there as they were very busy!
    They also told us that the company doesn't have an actual business office but operates ony on line.
    I strongly believe we should have been compensated for all the trouble
    It is a real disgrace.

  • The charge was too high, the itinerary was not complete, and the driver did not take everyone to Chugach National Forest.

  • The driver guide was very rude when he picked us up. I was told to wait in the lobby of the hotel and they would come in and get us. I get a call one minute after pick up time from the driver reprimanding me for not being outside. In addition, we felt unsafe when he was driving. He had one hand on the wheel, one holding a mini microphone that should have been attached to his shirt and he kept looking at the side of the mountain for wild life instead of keeping his eyes on the road. Horrible experience!

  • Guide was not professional and i was about to leave the bus tour and return back via taxi.

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