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Columbia Glacier

Valdez, AK
+1 907-831-0643
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The largest tidewater glacier in Alaska.
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Valdez, AK
+1 907-831-0643
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Columbia Glacier with VSHELICOPTER Tours and what an amazing awe-inspiring sight to see!! Highly recommend a trip to see the Columbia Glacier- you will not be disappointed in seeing the beauty and vastness of this Glacier!!

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a boat ride to the Columbia Glacier and then had a kayak tour with a group of 8 plus 2 tour guides. Morning was dry, but the afternoon was light drizzle. We toured around a few islands in the morning, stopped for lunch,...More

Thank Nickie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked this out on a Stan Stephens tour. I've never seen so many icebergs in my life. We also saw spotted seals, sea lions, a humpback whale and tons of sea otters. It was awesome.

Thank fast72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Pangea Day Tour and the area is gorgeous and massive! The glacier was calving alot and placed alot of icebergs around for us to kayak around. There was a regular tour boat there that went closer to the glacier. Wouldn't mind camping in...More

Thank Bradley T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very cool to see a glacier from the Stan Stevens cruise on Price William Sound. the blue icebergs that float away in the water are fascinating

Thank Ramikat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cruised through the Prince William Sound on a beautiful sunny day. Our captain, Chris, was very informative and pointed out wildlife as we left Valdez and sailed towards the sound. We were made welcome onto the bridge and he was always happy to answer...More

Thank Bob704
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was a very good trip - was able to see wildlife along the way to see the Columbia Glacier. Captain Amanda did a great job of getting us as close as possible to the Glacier.

Thank FMMR
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been blessed to have flown out here a few times in a helicopter over the past couple years to see the changes that are happening. This glacier recedes at an alarming rate. The beaches I landed at last summer are now under water....More

Thank jmccoy2008
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Left from Valdez through Prince William Sound to the Colombia Glacier. Good time to go, end of June with a lot of ice melting and able to get very close to the Glacier. Didn't realise how cold it was as we approached the Glacier area...More

1  Thank shark939
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I visited this on a day trip out of the Valdez harbour and the Cpt got us so near you could hear the glacier creaking as it was melting,what an experience

Thank Martin H
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