Portage Glacier Cruises
Experience Portage Glacier up close and personal. Cruise within 300 yards of Portage Glacier to view chunks of ice calve into waters below. Located just 55 miles from Anchorage on the Seward Highway. Visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier located just an hour from Anchorage. Cruising across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan, you'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watch for fractures of ice break off and crash into the water below. Portage Glacier is one of Alaska's most visited attractions due to its close proximity to Anchorage. Found on the Turnagain Arm of the Kenai Peninsula, Portage Glacier Cruises operates on national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest. The mv Ptarmigan is an 80-foot vessel built on site at Portage Lake to U.S. Coast Guard specifications. The boat has a fully enclosed, heated cabin with expansive windows and a topside deck for enhanced viewing. This tour is fully narrated by the U.S. Forest Service.