Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise

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Anchorage, USA

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
all individual personal seating areas are completely sanitized including air conditioning system..

Overview

Experience the Big Outdoors and Portage Glacier Cruise!
See the amazing beauty that surrounds Anchorage.

This special tour does not follow any set route. Nor does it follow a time table.

Use your time wisely by going into the wilderness to see wildlife and view glaciers. Summer only: an option, on a 80 ft cruise ship. (available 11am departure only and May 20 - Sep 15.)

We follow the sun, the wind and our hearts to navigate your vacation towards the most scenic locations capable for the day of your tour.

The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience includes entrance into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. During summer you'll have an option to include a glacier cruise on the mv Ptarmigan.

Learn about our rich history and see the Ring of Glaciers. This award winning tour can not be replicated by any other service or shuttle.

The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience offers highly trained Adventure Guides who's sole purpose is making your vacation memories last a lifetime.

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Average 4.90 out of 5 stars based on 742 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
joserE9535ZK, Nov 2022 Verified
It is impossible to pick 1 memorable thing about this tour. Everything about it was amazing and breath taking. Josh was the tour guy for our small 3 people group. He was VERY knowledgeable about the wilderness and Alaska. Since this review asks for 1 memorable thing about, I would have to say the mind blowing gift of Mother Nature and the Turnagain Arm. Just seeing the water there on our way to the wildlife conservation and then it’s all gone on our way back to Anchorage was mind blowing. The way the water was flow with waves one over another. We also spotted a bald eagle flying and landed on trees at the Portage Valley Recreation Area where we took pictures. Don’t overthink it, do the tour!
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
Kittykat2012, Nov 2022 Verified
Our guide, Josh, is so knowledgeable and just simply awesome. I learned more about Alaska’s history, wildlife, climate, and culture on this tour than I could have ever anticipated.Although it was snowy, and the landscape wasn’t very visible, this trip was worth every penny. We lucked out and got close up to two eagles in the wild, and the animals at the wildlife conservation area were fairly active. Josh knew many of the animals by name. He also knew the brown bears’ personalities and how they interact with one another. Josh went above and beyond to personalize the experience.Our last stop was the grand finale: Virgin Creek Falls Trail. The short trek up the trail led us to a majestic waterfall with snow and lush vegetation. Incredibly beautiful.Lastly, the tour organizers were especially accommodating. I had to change plans twice due to availability of another tour, and they were super flexible. I appreciate their personal touches, texts to confirm and email reminders. Well done!!!
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
Sam03lee0869, Nov 2022 Verified
Josh dud an amazing job. He took his time let everyone on the tour out to take absolutely breathtaking pictures
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
mauriciocF5447ZX, Nov 2022 Verified
Our tour guide Josh did a wonderful job. The road very smooth and informative. We saw lots of local animals. Everything was increíble he also gave us a gift at the end of the trip.
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
Paula W, Nov 2022 Verified
What a perfect day. Josh was fantastic- try and get him if you do this. he spotted dall sheep and an eagle, for us to get pics. All the stops allowed for great picture taking. Beautiful scenery and the stop to the animal conservation was great- and we were lucky the bears had not yet gone into hibernation. Josh was very knowlegable on history and general info. I will never forgot the 5 salmon!
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
732kyndallh, Nov 2022 Verified
Josh was an amazing tour guide and was so helpful answering all the questions I had. I was nervous about my solo trip to Alaska, but this tour got me acclimated to the city fairly quick and the journey seemed very thought out. Josh also took awesome pictures of us on the tour, and pays amazing attention to detail and always pointed out even the smallest things that we would have never noticed ourself, like bald eagles, birds nests, etc. It just made for a great overall experience. To top it all off, Josh is just a nice human, which made it such a fun time. I can't wait to come back to Alaska and I'll always recommend this tour to my friends and family. Ask for Josh as your guide if you can, you won't be disappointed:)
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
catherinewP9481BW, Nov 2022 Verified
Our guide Josh was just the best. Super knowledgeable. He make the tour fun and educational. Josh took so great photos which he then shared with us. The company provided traction devices for our shoes; an addition that made the icky day enjoyable and safe. The snacks and water were also appreciated.
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
68sarahd68, Nov 2022 Verified
My favorite part of this tour was walking around the glacial lake and seeing bald eagles in the wild! The wildlife conservation center was also super interesting. Our tour guide, Josh, was quite knowledgeable about a range of subjects, and we had a really good time with him! He gets gold stars for giving us ice grippers for our shoes!
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
Denise L, Nov 2022 Verified
Josh was our guide, our day with him was awesome! He was friendly, informative, very knowledgeable, and an excellent driver (road conditions were snow and ice). It was apparent that he knows and cares a lot about Alaska, the people, the wildlife, and the land, the history. Thank you, Josh!
Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
566ettyl, Oct 2022 Verified
This experience was so fun! I was a but hesitant since it was a solo trip. I’m glad I did it, the group was super fun. I was in a group of 7 people plus the tour guide. I had John as my tour guide and he was great! Very knowledgeable in Alaskas history and explained everything so well. There wasn’t a dull moment during the drive around. Super thankful to John who made the tour very welcoming and comfortable. I did not feel left out traveling solo, he made sure everyone was okay. Very patient and great communication!

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