Portage Glacier Cruise Only (Self Drive)

Portage Glacier Cruise Only (Self Drive)

Boat Tours

Portage Glacier Cruise Only (Self Drive)

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View Alaska’s magnificent Portage Glacier on this unforgettable one-hour cruise

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

Free Cancellation Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure
1 Hour Duration of experience
Partner Product This is a ticket type product
Independent / Self Drive Type of tour leader

Experience

  • 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

  • 60-minute narrated glacier cruise

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

  • 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.

Portage Glacier is truly magical.

You'll visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier. Aboard the mv Ptarmigan you'll stand ... See more
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
Includes
  • 60-minute narrated glacier cruise
Excludes
  • Transportation to Portage Lake
  • Food or beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Essential Information
  • 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.
Itinerary
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 ... See more
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Customer Reviews

4.0
based on 6 verified reviews
Apr 28 2024
The process of making reservations was so easy I kept looking for what I missed, which was nothing. This will be my 4th Portage cruise, and I'm eager all over again!
Morris Horning
Aug 24 2023
Wonderful tour! Fun! Very interactive staff!! They knew so much.
Kayla Gross
Aug 16 2023
Enjoyable and very informative.
Nealette Zimmerman
Aug 7 2023
Loved the info given during tour
Sheryl Donathan