Portage Glacier Cruise
Narrated scenic boat ride up to the face of Portage Glacier!
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
See brown & black bears, moose, caribou, wolves, lynx, and more!
Lunch at Portage Glacier Lodge
Enjoy the view with fresh food and drinks (for purchase)
Roundtrip Transportation Provided
In a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van with hotel pickup included
It’s no wonder this Glacier and Wildlife Day Tour is so popular among visitors looking for a well-rounded tour of Anchorage. A Portage Glacier cruise and guided visit at the native wildlife sanctuary makes this family-friendly adventure a day to remember! Enjoy panoramic views above Anchorage as you travel along the Seward Highway, recognized as a National Scenic Byway, before arriving at your Portage Glacier cruise.
Portage is one of the closest glaciers to Anchorage, and it stands out at ten stories tall! It’s receding about 20-feet per year, so don’t miss your chance to experience this magnificent glacier up close! Take in the awe-inspiring views and listen to stories of the area’s geology, wildlife, and history by Forest Service Rangers. Relax in the boat’s heated cabin with big viewing windows or head up to the topside deck for unobstructed views. The boat gets 300-yards from the icy blue face, so make sure you bring your camera for great photos! If you’re lucky, you might even witness calving as chunks of ice break off and fall into the lake. It’s an unforgettable sight to see!
The adventure isn’t over yet on your Glacier and Wildlife Day Tour! After your time on the water, enjoy a scenic lunch stop at The Portage Glacier Lodge (lunch not included in tour price). Then, it’s time to head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! At this incredible rehabilitation center for injured as well as orphaned big game, a 90-minute tour offers you the unique opportunity to get up close to Alaska’s native wildlife. Choose to ride in the van, walk, or switch back and forth to view these amazing animals from their enclosures. You are likely to see many of the rescued animals during your visit which includes black and brown bears, moose, caribou, wolves, musk ox, lynx, wood bison, and more!
This tour of Anchorage is fun for the whole family and includes pick up as well as drop-off from downtown. Your friendly and knowledgeable local guides can’t wait to share their backyard playground with you on this Glacier and Wildlife Day Tour! If you’re looking for a more active tour of Anchorage then we recommend the Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour! Or, for those interested in this tour without the Portage Glacier cruise, join the Alaska Wildlife Day Tour.