Portage Glacier Cruises

Come visit Portage Glacier and discover one of Alaska’s most popular attractions. Visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier, located just an hour from Anchorage. Cruise across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan, where you’ll stand in awe of a relic of the Ice Age and watch for ice pieces break off the glacier and crash into the water below.

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Portage Glacier Cruise

$49 adult / $29 child
Approximately 1 hour
May 15 - September 19, 2024

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Portage Glacier Cruise Tour
(Roundtrip Anchorage)

$119 adult / $79 child
Approximately 5.5 hours
May 15 - September 19, 2024

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Learn About the History of Portage Glacier

Plus, what to do in the surrounding area to make the most out of your visit.

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Map and Driving Directions to Portage Glacier

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Portage Glacier Cruises operates on National Forest Service lands of the Chugach National Forest and is operated under a special-use permit from the USDA Forest Service.