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Portage Glacier Cruise Only (Self Drive)

Portage Glacier Cruise Only (Self Drive)

 

Located just an hour from Anchorage, Portage Glacier is truly worth the drive. Cruise across iceberg-dotted Portage Lake to within 300 yards of this massive glacier while you enjoy narration and optimal viewing from the topside, open-air deck or fully enclosed, heated cabin with expansive windows. The mv Ptarmigan is the only boat operating on Portage Lake, cruising in national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest under a special-use permit from the USDA Forest Service. This sightseeing tour is the perfect option for vacationers and visiting friends and family.

1 Hour
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Take an unforgettable 60-minute glacier cruise on the mv Ptarmigan
  • A fully-enclosed heated cabin
  • Topside view deck offers a great vantage point for watching the glacier "calve," and for visitors to enjoy fresh air
  • Expansive windows for enhanced viewing
  • Onboard narration by a representative of the U.S. Forest Service explaining the historical relevance of the glacier



Added Safety Measures in Place

Includes

  • 60 Minute narrated Glacier Cruise

  • Transportation to Portage Lake
  • Food or beverages
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • All booking must be made at least 5 days in advance
  • Stop at the Portage Glacier Cafe to check in before you head to the boat
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Dress appropriately for weather
Safety is our top priority Please be assured that we have made the necessary preparations to sail in a manner that complies with local and state guidance in order for guests to safely experience the beauty of Portage Glacier. Our operational and cleaning procedures have been expanded with extra care and attention focused on the well-being of our guests and our employees.

From US$45

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Portage Glacier is truly magical.

You'll visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier. Aboard the mv Ptarmigan you'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watch as icebergs break off the glacier and crash into the water below. You will find out why Portage Glacier is Alaska's second most visited attraction.

mv Ptarmigan Highlights:

• mv Ptarmigan is the only boat operating on Portage Lake
• Narrated by an on-board representative of the U.S. Forest Service
• Fully enclosed, heated cabin
• Expansive windows for enhanced viewing
• Topside view deck offers a great vantage point for watching the glacier “calve,” and for visitors to enjoy the fresh air
• Holds up to 149 passengers
• 80-foot vessel was built on site at Portage Lake to U.S. Coast Guard specifications
• 6.5-foot draft for minimal environmental impact
• Operates on national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest and is operated under a special-use permit from the USDA Forest Service
• The mv Ptarmigan’s sound system cannot be heard from the shore, ensuring preservation of this naturally peaceful setting for wildlife and for other visitors
• Hull designed for safety in ice-filled waters
• Operates daily from mid-May through mid-September

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