We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez

This product is currently unavailable. This could be for reasons including it's out of season, currently sold out, or no longer operating.
Immerse yourself in the natural Alaskan world during this full-day cruise to Meares Glacier from Valdez. Your local captain and crew will deftly guide the boat through tranquil Prince William Sound and tell you about the area’s history along the way. Look out for wildlife; common sights are eagles, puffins, harbor seals, sea otters and even whales. When you finally arrive at Meares Glacier you’ll be mesmerized by the intense sight and sound of ice falling off the glacier face. A delicious lunch is included in the tour.
    What to Expect
    Cruise the majestic waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez to Meares Glacier. In route our local captains will travel the shorelines looking for the wildlife that call the Sound home.   This tour has the time to travel the locations where we typically spot sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, Humpback or Orca Whales, porpoise, eagles, puffins, cormorants and more. Meares Glacier, an advancing tidewater glacier, is nestled in the back of a narrow fjord, providing you the opportunity to view the face of this glacier in conditions that allow you to hear the thundering roar as the ice calves (falls) from the glacier face. On board your all-Alaskan captain and crew will share with you stories about the history of the Sound from early explorers, gold and copper mining, oil shipping, commercial fishing and the 1964 Earthquake.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises Office
    Tour Dock, Valdez Small Boat Harbor
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    8h 30m
    • Lunch: A lunch is served around 12:00 PM
    • Snacks: A light soup snack is served around 5:30 PM
    • Light refreshments: Complimentary coffee, tea and water served all day.
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks: A cash based snack bar with snacks and sodas is on board.
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A vegetarian option is available, however travelers with special dietary needs or restrictions are encouraged to bring their own meals/snacks.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Traveller rating
    • 31
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Selected filters
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    My husband and I had booked the Columbia Glacier cruise, but when arrived at our RV park the day prior to our departure we were told that there was mechanical trouble with the ship and we had been upgraded to the Meares Glacier tour at no cost to us. This was a longer tour with
    Read more
    Our tour group sailed with this company on Prince William Sound. What a wonderful experience! Coffee and hot chocolate were available. A hot lunch was served and we had a terrific time. We had a female captain and she and the staff knew their stuff. We saw lots of marine
    Read more
    Response from colleens467, Owner at Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
    Responded 12 Oct 2019
    Thank you for traveling with us and for taking the time to review our company. We are happy you had a great time on Prince William Sound. We hope to see you on board next time you are in Valdez.
    Read more
    We took the 8hr Mears Glacier Cruise and it was excellent. The boat was very well outfitted and comfortable. A meal was served on the trip out and Clam Chowder served on the return trip. The Captain was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. The crew was very
    Read more
    Response from colleens467, Owner at Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your journey and hope to see you on board again when you return to Valdez.
    Read more
    We would highly recommend this cruise. We had a blast! The scenery was breathtaking, the Captain and crew were very friendly and anytime there were wildlife out the Captain stopped and waited until everyone had time to take pictures. The glacier is beyond beautiful !
    Read more
    Response from colleens467, Owner at Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Thanks for traveling with us this summer. We a happy you enjoyed your travels. Please come visit the Sound again.
    Read more
    A must-do when you are in Valdez. Captain Amanda took us to so many great places, we saw a lot of great landscape and lots of animals, including a humpback whale. Thanks for this once-in-a-Lifetime experience!
    Read more
    Response from colleens467, Owner at Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
    Responded 30 Aug 2019
    We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the water with us. We will share your kind review with our crew and captains.
    Read more
    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 Support