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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez

  • Take a 7-hour cruise to the 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
From US$132.00
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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
From US$132.00
Sail around Alaskan waters on this 7-hour cruise to the Columbia Glacier from Valdez. 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 of 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 32 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing views!

We took our teenage grandsons on the Columbia Glacier cruise. The weather was cool and drizzly, but we went and had a wonderful time. We saw mountain goats, Dall porpoise, sea lions, a black bear sow with twin cubs, bald eagles perched on an iceberg,...More

Thank stan c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our boat was nearly new and very comfortable. Inside was heated with comfortable chairs but we sat near a door out to the deck. It was partly cloudy and windy with the boat cruising so it was cold outside. The captain and all of his...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 10 November 2017
Columbia Glacier Cruise

Cruise was awesome!! Information from the captain very interesting and informative. Got to see the Columbia Glacier calving! Captain of the boat let us stay around the glacier longer than usual because of the activity. Staff on board were wonderful and professional. Lots of beautiful...More

1  Thank virginias729
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

We are happy that you traveled with us last summer and happier that you enjoyed your journey. Please look us us next time you are in Alaska!

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Louise F
23 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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