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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises has been at home in Valdez and Prince William Sound since 1971. Known then as North Star Marine Charters, Stan and Mary Helen Stephens operated fishing and hunting charters on their first vessel the 26 foot...more
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112 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-4731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a trip well worth it to go.They serve a light lunch.Staff are nice .Boat is spacious and clean.Several restrooms are available with handicap access.

Thank smgriffisg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I research stuff extensively and went on both this cruise and the other popular one in Valdez. This one was FAR better, hands down. The staff was awesome, they even had vegetarian food, which is nice to offer for those who need it, and they...More

Thank Christy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cruised from Whitter to Valdez as part of our Cosmos tour. We were the only ones on the boat which left plenty of room to walk and wander about. It was a beautiful day except for the very end as we were pulling into...More

Thank Lee L
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for traveling with us and taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you in Prince William Sound next time you are in Alaska.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

The cruise was perfect with lots of animal sightings such as Minke whale, puffins, sea lions, and even several mountain goats. It was beautiful to see the glacier and some of the giant calving that was happening. The captain was very well-versed in the human...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

What an amazing day in Valdez. The crew was very friendly, and the captain of the ship was knowledgeable. I can highly recommend the glacier tour. Alaska in the Fall presents amazing colors.

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

This was a great cruise for viewing the glacier, but the wildlife viewing left a lot to be desired. Perhaps it was just the day, but we saw one raft of sea otters, one bald eagle, a two whales diving and a few seals on...More

Thank lanamom
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was a very professionally run, comfortable and enjoyable cruise. Ben, the captain, did an excellent job of giving commentary during the trip, pointing out and slowing down for wildlife along the way as well as talking about the geography and glaciers. We saw lots...More

Thank NIKieser
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We're told we were doing this boat trip got on the boat and skipper came over the microphone and welcomed use aboard and said it was a 7 hour trip my heart sank thinking 7 hours on a boat But I was wrong we seen...More

Thank Wendy P
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your day with us on Prince William Sound. Thanks for reviewing the day. Enjoy your Alaska journey!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a splendid trip up to the Columbia glacier on board Stan Stephens latest one year old catamaran cruiser Glacier Spirit. Despite a miserable rainy day which kept visibility down to half a mile, this 7 hour journey was filled with wonder! We...More

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Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you decided to travel with us and happy you enjoyed your day. We hope the rest of your travels go well.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

We spent the whole day on the boat looking for glaciers and wildlife and had a great time. The ship was nice, staff very friendly, the food good. The captain and the rest of the staff spent a great deal of time looking out for...More

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Marlene Z
11 July 2018|
Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
On an overcast day you could see temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. On a sunny day it could be in the 70’s +. No matter what the weather a wind and waterproof layer is suggested. Even if not raining it will help block... More
Kelli K
6 May 2018|
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Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
Thanks you for being interesting in traveling with Stan Stephens Cruises. We do encourage guests to book in advance whenever possible. It both secures you a seat and allows us to plan. Travelers who have a more flexible... More
Linda K
5 February 2017|
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Response from oldanalyst | Reviewed this property |
The Columbia leaves at 11:00. We took the Meares which leaves at 10:00 I suggest you arrive a half hour or so early. If you are staying in Valdez, this is easy since everything is within a short walking distance of the dock.