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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

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Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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A beautiful experience learning about the glacial landscape and geography from Glacier Pay National Park guides who boarded the cruise ship from their pilot boat.

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful experience learning about the glacial landscape and geography from Glacier Pay National Park guides who boarded the cruise ship from their pilot boat.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

we were on a cruise ship and very disappointed as the whales and so on were so far away they appeared tiny. if you can, stay at gustavus and go out on a small boat or kayak . the glacier at the end was brilliant though - Margerie? with much active calving. but wildlife viewings are much better from seward... More 

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Hoover, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are taking the time and expense to do a cruise, try to book one that visits Glacier Bay. It was the highlight of our cruise. The captain gets the ship up close and personal to the glaciers and you can see and hear the calving. It is just a beautiful place!

1 Thank Linda1917
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Glacier Bay boat trip is fantastic and should not be missed if you are in this part of the world. When I went it was sunny and fairly warm. We watched the sea lions making love ... what a racket they make!! The glaciers were shining bright blue against the sun in a spectactular way. At the end of the... More 

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Saratoga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we were blessed with a cold, clear day; we were able to get up fairly close to the glacier, saw a lot of calving. many harbor seals resting on ice floes. The trip up to the Margerie Glacier was beautiful in itself. We were also able to go up the Johns Hopkins inlet, which is only allowed after September 1... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of its kind, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (冰川灣國家公園) is located in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (胡納-安貢人口普查區), Southeast Alaska, Alaska, USA. Its population was 2,150 in 2010. It was designated as a National Monument on Feb 26, 1925. It was designated as a National Park & Preserve on Dec 2, 1980 and as a World Heritage site in... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Like many people who get to see this park and it's glaciers, we saw this during our Alaska cruise. The ship got very close to the Margerie/Grand Pacific and Johns Hopkins glaciers. Along the way up the canal arms to each glacier, the scenery was also very beautiful. Some rangers from the Park office were on board to narrate as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I did cruise from Seattle to this glacier, even I saw it from the ship but it was so pretty. The ship passed very slowly I could take a lot picture. Even the weather was cold but I really enjoy. if you go on cruise you have to see this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We visited by cruise ship so our views were limited to where the boat could go. However, the sights we saw & heard (glaciers cracking & falling into the water) were breathtaking!!!! Grab a blanket, chair, camera & binoculars & be prepared for eye candy!!!!

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Carmel, Indiana
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The entire cruise from Vancouver to Seward was cold, rainy, and cloudy except for the day our ship entered Glacier Bay. Blue skies and puffy clouds made for a beautiful day. The ship passed slowly in and out of 2 inlets, and did a very slow rotation in each of the "cul-de-sacs" so that all sides of the ship could... More 

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