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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
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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
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.

Reviews (46)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One of the best sightseeing cruises I've taken

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

Thank Hank J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glacial Views

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.

Thank Wings_412
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Was supposed to be the 9 hour Mears Glacier cruise

We were quite disappointed with the cruise as we had booked the Mears Glacier cruise before leaving Australia and we were really looking forward to seeing the Mears Glacier, however when we got to Valdez there was a message for us from the tour company...More

Thank JanetteE59
Reviewed 19 August 2018
Amazing tour, highly recommended

This is a great tour, highlight of our trip, we saw the biggest glacier calving we had ever seen at Columbia glacier, a ~150 ft tall cave on the glacier face completely collapsed. The scenery was absolutely beautiful along the way. And many many marine...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 15 August 2018
6 hours tour with our two Kids

As one of our last activities this holiday, we decided to go on the Glacier Tour. The crew was very friendly and the tour was awesome. We were allowed to see orcas, otters and eagles. Let's hope the children of our children are allowed to...More

Thank gekko_ch
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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