Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle and have an opportunity to visit a real mine that helped shape the area.
PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR
- Person Ages 5+
Least expensive way to enjoy Portage Glacier Cruise!
This self-guided Portage Glacier Cruise is truly idea for the independent traveler.
Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour is a Self-Guided Tour is for those who enjoy getting away from the crowd and explore on their own and at their pace. You self-guided tour starts at 8 a.m. and you will arrive at Portage at 9:15 a.m. This gives you a chance to hike to the boat launch just 20 minutes from the Portage Glacier Lodge where the boat departs at 10:30 a.m. You may want to grab a stack at the lodge to enjoy on the boat. After the boat take a leisurely walk to the Byron Glacier trail and start your hike. The Byron glacier trail is moderate and fairly flat. It takes 20 minutes to get to the face of Byron and 20 minutes to get back. Then its a 15 minute walk back to the lodge for your shuttle back to Anchorage which will depart at 12:45 p.m. with an arrival back in Anchorage at 3:05 p.m.
Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for the guided drive along Alaska’s most scenic highway. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and Cook Inlet. Your journey to include a stop at Beluga Point a great place to take dramatic scenic mountain photos of Turnagain Arm in all its glory.
NOTE: This is a self-guided tour which means you will be responsible for your cruise ticket which can be purchased at the Portage Day Lodge. We recommend that you do your homework to discover all hikes and activities available in the time frame allotted.