Glacier & Wildlife Boat Tour from Anchorage
Cruise around the pristine waters of Alaska to marvel at stunning glacial sights from the deck of a comfy ship. Get an up-close look at this massive ice formation and keep your ears open to hear a chunk of ice falling off.
What You Will Do
- Make the most of your time in Alaska on a guided journey to a giant glacier on board a boat perfect for sightseeing
- Hold on tight as your captain guides the ship right next to the Portage Glacier for a closer look
- Listen for the sound of ice chunks falling off this icy formation and dropping into the cold waters right in front of you
- Learn all about this local landmark's natural history, which dates back millennia
- Guided cruise
- 116 Ratings
Ben was a good tour guide. I guess the reason for not being highly satisfied was the other guests on the tour. We were moved from Thursday to Friday in order to have a bigger group... I understand this, but it was a full bus and quite crowded. Additionally, another group that got on the bus someone was wearing such a powerful perfume or cologne that it made the whole bus experience very unpleasant. They also sat behind us and we were unable to hear anything that Ben was saying because they yammered on in another language with absolute disregard for any of us that may be interested in actually listening to the guide, and with disrespect to the guide himself. I work in the service industry and understand difficult guests and I suppose it's the risk you take when signing up for a tour, it was just disappointing because there was the potential there to have a great guide and learn a lot, but because of the desire to maximize profit and completely fill the bus that was lost. Thanks for listening.
This was such an amazing experience! Our guide was phenomenal (Ben)! He made the experience ten times better and he is very knowledgeable of his surroundings!
Thank you Ben for a great day.
- Sahul Hameed
Initially had hick ups in the pick up coordination as the phone calls were not answered. When they tried to reach us our mobile was out of network too. But apart from this the entire coordination, plan and execution was good. The guide didn't rush through the portions and explained things well
Ben showed us parts of Alaska we wouldn't have had a clue to see on our own!! Starting with a very berry chocolate shop and ending with the wildlife conservation center with glaciers and incredible scenery inbetween. We had a blast!
- Autumn and Tyler
Great time, highly suggested for an afternoon adventure!
Ben did a great job detailing things we were seeing on the tour. Even though it was a rainy day, he still made sure we saw all we could see. He truly wants people to see Alaska! I would recommend this tour!
It was fine. The price was a bit high. We chose it because it would pick us up at motel.
The actually destinations were great - the Animal Conservation Center and Portage Glacier. I read previous reviews that mentioned getting a box lunch; we didn't even get water or a snack so that was disappointing. The side stops made were too short; I didn't have time to shop much less go to the bathroom - I would cut down to one stop and make it longer.
- Jeff and John
Ben went out of his way to make sure we experienced the Bore Tide since it was happening as we drove by. The tour was a good value.
I wish we would have had more time at the conservation center and that Ben would have provided more information about the area. The ride back to Anchorage at the end was painfully quiet in the van.
Very informative and friendly guide. The glacier tour was great and very friendly too. Would highly recommend.
Perfect combination of wildlife, scenery, and Glaciers. Ben was an awesome guide. Loved the tour!
I loved this tour. Ben was an awesome tour guide. He was very kind, informative and looked after all of us the entire day. I appreciated the efficiency, the customer service, and of course the scenery. The Animal reserve and glacier tour were amazing. Thanks again for such a fun adventure. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Anchorage.
We had an amazing time and learned so much! Thank you. Highly recommend this tour for anyone.
Great tour. Highly recommended!
Experience was great. Tour guide was very nice, top notch.
Fantastic experience. Spent time cruising the lake and getting a history on the glacier and the local region around the glacier. Very knowledgeable driver.
- Hector, Olga, Julia
Ben was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We spent the entire day with him. We started off in downtown Anchorage and made several stops before arriving in Portage for our boat ride to the glacier. Additionally, on our way back we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and several other picturesque locations where we just took in the sights and history. We learned so much and it was a pleasure to spend time with a very qualified tour guide.
Ben was a wonderful tour guide and we had a amazing trip. He was able to communicate with us and the other parties so that we moved our trip time up to accommodate the bear feeding time at the wildlife conservation center. When we saw a moose on the side of the road he backtracked and allowed us all to see it including my children that had yet to see one. He kept things running smoothly as far as time and efficiently. We never felt rushed. I appreciated the extra things he pointed out along the way and history as well. I am so grateful at a stop of the waterfalls he made us all get out. I had opted to stay in, but he said nope everyone out. Turns out I am so grateful we did. He took a family picture of us with 3 kids and it turned out the best picture of the trip. It is Christmas card worthy. Love love it.
Ben was an awesome guide, going above and beyond to make sure all of his guests were happy. Would highly recommend his tours.
The whole tour was amazing. The glacier tour was wonderful and the captain, the staff and the park ranger were all well informed and very helpful. We also love the stop at the conservation center and actually see the wild animals up close. Also, Ben was an exceptional tour guide.
The tour was awesome! We saw so many sights and Ben was so informative! Everything was timed perfectly and we even got a few hours extra! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
We had such an amazing time on our tour. It was very exciting and informative. The value was excellent because of the variety of activities, stops and information provided to us.
Amazing experience with great people
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Ben was very entertaining and knowledgeable
- Rachelle (Shelly)
Loved LOVED it! The adventure was so much fun for me and my out of state guests. I live in Alaska and never took a trip like this. Taking my kids next time. We got amazing pics!
Would have liked more time at the Wildlife Center, but overall the experience was great. Highly recommend this tour.
loved it all. great tour
Mr. Ben was knowledgeable and very hospitable. Van was comfortable. All enjoyed it very much. Thanks
Great Captain Steve and first mate Tammy! They made us feel at home on the boat. The tour was very personal being as there were only 12 of us on the boat. He made it a purpose for us to see as much wildlife as we could up close and personal! Would definitely recommend to others looking for a glacier tour! Also enjoyed the homemade snacks that were provided!
Informative guides made it enjoyable