Portage Glacier Cruise And Wildlife Explorer Tour - Anchorage

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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.Guided Tour along the Turnagain Arm, one of the worlds greatest scenic drivesOne hour cruise to the face of Portage Glacier with Park Service RangerWalk or ride through the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center to view Alaska's most spectacular animals up closeReturn transportation to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops

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Get picked up at your hotel in Anchorage and board a shuttle for a scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm. Watch the surrounding mountains for Dall sheep on rocky precipices, keep your eyes on the water to spot beluga whales, and listen to your guide share facts about the area's history, from its discovery by Captain Cook to the 1800s Gold Rush.

At the 140-acre (57-ha) Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, check out more than 12 species of native Alaskan animals in majestic settings. Find out about the center's mission to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals that cant survive in the wild, and learn how they've cared for hundreds of displaced animals thanks to generous visitors. Don't forget to swing by the gift shop to browse a wide selection of souvenirs and then head out to board your boat.

Take an unforgettable glacier cruise right up to the face of Portage Glacier, just 50 miles (80 km) south of Anchorage. Motor to within 300 feet (91 m) of the mammoth wall of ice and listen for the unmistakable rumbling of a calving glacier, waiting for the movement when a huge block of ice crashes into the lake.

Inclusions for Portage Glacier Cruise And Wildlife Explorer Tour

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Exclusions for Portage Glacier Cruise And Wildlife Explorer Tour

Gratuities (recommended)

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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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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