For $45 experience the best value and closest glacier cruise to Anchorage. Board Gray Line Alaska’s exclusive day boat and cruise iceberg-dotted Portage Lake to within 300 yards of the glacier. Choose a seat in the enclosed lounge or take a stroll on the open-air observation deck. You’ll enjoy informative narration from a representative of the U.S. Forest Service. Nature willing, you will witness the “calving” of ice from the face of Portage Glacier. Portage Glacier Cruises one hour cruise operates 5 times a day, between 10:30am and 4:30pm mid-May through mid-September. Call 800-544-2206 or book online. Guests can purchase same day tickets on site at the Portage Glacier Cafe.