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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez

  • Take a cruise to Alaska’s Columbia Glacier from Valdez
  • Learn about the local wildlife and geology of the area and the glacier
  • Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments included in your tour
Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
US$132 per adult
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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
US$132,00 per adult
Set out from Valdez and sail Alaskan waters on this cruise to Columbia Glacier. Head through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal and Columbia Bay before arriving at the glacier. Look out for wildlife, such as porpoises, puffins, sea lions, and sea otters, while you enjoy commentary from your tour guide.
What to Expect

Hop aboard your boat at the Valdez Small Boat Harbor to begin your cruise to Columbia Glacier. Start by traveling through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal and get a peek at commercial salmon fishing operations.

From there, head to Columbia Bay to see the Columbia Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Southcentral Alaska. Learn about the geology, history, and local wildlife of the area from your onboard guide. There is a chance to spot wildlife on this trip as well, including sea otters, porpoises, seals, eagles, puffins, and even whales. Each trip is unique dependent on weather conditions at the time.

Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments on board the vessel and take in the beautiful scenery of the area.

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1 - 5 of 35 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best ship we had in Alaska not best day cruise

We did not see much wild life on this day but can’t blame anyone, the team was very nice and trying to find them. We did see the glacier but from far. Was just OK.

Thank Amir B
Reviewed 1 week ago
A perfect way to spend the holiday

Took the trip on the 4th of July. Weather cooperated ( a bonus when in Alaska) and the crew was really wonderful. The entire trip was well choreographed and executed. The soup lunch was just right and at the right time, the sightseeing is spectacular,...More

Thank RER2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stan Stephens cruise was the highlight of our stay in Valdez. What a personable crew. They were so helpful with my sister, who was in a wheelchair. Couldn't have been more attentive. We were lucky to have a CLEAR sunny day. The scenery is...More

1  Thank Judy e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbia Glacier Cruise

WOW, absolutely magnificent cruise from start to finish. Wonderful narrative from the captain during the whole cruise and interesting to learn all the history of the area. We had a beautiful day weather wise, the scenery was magnificent and we spotted lots of wildlife including...More

Thank Kris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was an amazing tour. All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to get very close to the glacier...even though the weather was crappy. I would suggest taking layers and gloves. Inside is warm, free coffee, hot tea, water, lemonade...More

Thank Michelle R
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22 June 2018|
Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
We went on a day that was raining fairly bad. There was a significant amount of ice leading into the glacier. I, my husband and daughter generally suffer from motion sickness, but not one of us got sick on the boat. The boat... More
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