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.
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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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
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
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
We just had a very awesome cruise with Stan Stephens! The captain was very steady and explained everything very clearly. We saw lots of beautiful waterfalls on the way out from Valdez. We also saw lots of porpoises, bald eagles, otters, sea lions, seals, puffins...More