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Valdez: 6-Hour Columbia Glacier Cruise

1. Valdez: 6-Hour Columbia Glacier Cruise

Take a 6-hour journey through Prince William Sound, featuring a visit to the Columbia Glacier area. Jump on the chance to view history in the making and retreat back into the Chugach Mountains. Embark on a sightseeing cruise and explore first Port Valdez. Learn about early explorers, oil shipping, commercial fishing, and pass by cascading waterfalls down the coastal mountains. Travel through the Valdez Narrows and enjoy a hot soup lunch to prepare for the adventure ahead. Head through Prince William Sound and try to catch sight of seals, sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, Orca, Humpback Whales, puffing, bald eagles, and more. Enter into Columbia Bay and don your warm layers and winter gear. Discover a world surrounded by ice, largely untouched by people. Return in time to explore the Valdez community and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

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4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had a wonderful time on this cruise! I was most impressed with the staff, from beginning to end they were all so kind, welcoming and helpful. The customer service we received throughout the whole day was top notch! From the check-in counter, to the boarding process and the entire crew. The Captain was also very knowledgeable and explained things very well so it was easy to understand. I learned a lot about the nature, animals and history of the area from him. He made a great effort to find wildlife and gave us lots of time watch each one. This company knows how to hire great people. Well done! The boat itself was also very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of space and I was most impressed that it had a family bathroom since I have 2 young children. The scenery is also amazing as is the wildlife and glaciers. We all had a fantastic time on this cruise. I highly recommend it!

Even tho it was foggy and rainy this was a fantastic cruise. The captain was very knowledgeable and just wish I could remember everything I learned! We saw lots of sea animals and tons of ice! Only wish we could have seen the glacier better but it was pretty well fogged in. That’s nature!! The crew was great and lunch was good. Definitely would recommend this tour no matter what the weather is.

Crew did an excellent job explaining many aspects of alaska and the wildlife. Been in numerous tours around the world. Ranks in the top 5.

재밋어요. 해달과 바다사자, 물범,퍼핀,독수리도 봤고요. 점심도 제공 됩니다. 콜럼비아 빙하가 웅장하고 좋은데 유빙이 많아 가까이는 못 갑니다. 수어드에서 투어와 병행하시면 좋을 듯 합니다.

Had a wonderful trip on a lovely boat, lots of wildlife and good food. would do it again!