Book Before you Arrive and Save $60.00 Off this tour!
Early Booking Price Just *$139.00 must call ahead 907-764-2067.

*Price includes hotel pick up, tour, cruise and admission
fee into The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
Note: 5 percent fuel surcharge may apply due to high cost of fuel


This tour offers everything you came to Alaska to see!

Take a scenic deluxe van tour along picturesque Turnagain Arm, enjoy a one hour cruise at Alaska's second most visited attraction, the Portage Glacier. Re-board your deluxe van and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see Bear, Moose, Bison, Elk, Coyote, Eagles and many other species of Alaska's wildlife up close. On your return back to Anchorage you will enjoy opportunities to take several photo stops. This tour also offers several chances where you can purchase your own snack and beverages to enjoy along the way.

All tours begin at the Visitor Information Center across from the Sheraton in downtown Anchorage.

Tour includes:

*Guide deluxe van tour along Turnagain Arm.
*One Hour boat tour to the face of Portage Glacier, Alaska’s second most visited attraction.
*Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an up close look at Alaska’s most spectacular animals.
*Return transportation to Anchorage with picturesque photo stops.

Total duration: 5.5 hours.

Tour operates daily! 



mv Ptarmigan Highlights:

Experience the sheer awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier on your one-hour cruise aboard the mv Ptarmigan. Standing just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watching for icebergs to break off the glacier and crash into the water below. You will find out why Portage Glacier is Alaska's second most visited attraction.

  • mv Ptarmigan is the only boat operating on Portage Lake
  • fully enclosed, heated cabin comfortably seats 200 people
  • expansive windows for enhanced viewing
  • topside view deck offers a great vantage point for watching the glacier "calve," and for visitors to enjoy the fresh air
  • 80-foot vessel was built on site at Portage Lake to U.S. Coast Guard specifications
  • 6.5-foot draft for minimal environmental impact
  • operates on national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest and is operated under a special-use permit from the USDA Forest Service
  • the mv Ptarmigan's sound system cannot be heard from the shore, ensuring preservation of this naturally peaceful setting for wildlife and for other visitors
  • hull designed for safety in ice-filled waters
  • operates daily mid-May through mid-September



For additional information/reservations please call:



Alaska’s Finest Tours & Cruises

423 E. 5th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska 99501


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