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Valdez: 6-Hour Columbia Glacier Cruise

Valdez: 6-Hour Columbia Glacier Cruise

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From US$ 155 per person

Visit the Columbia Glacier area and view history in the making as Columbia Glacier retreats back into the Chugach Mountains. Take the chance to see otters, seals, whales, sea otters, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Witness the historic retreat of Columbia Glacier and the ice in the bay
  • View marine wildlife like seals, otters, sea lions, whales, and more
  • Enjoy cruising the shoreline of Prince William Sound to view waterfalls
  • Learn about our rich history and natural history
  • Receive a hot soup lunch to prepare for the chilly adventure
Full description

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.

  • A light lunch consisting of soup, a bagel, cream cheese and cookies.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade and water.
  • Snack bar and gift shop to purchase other items.
  • On board guide and map is provided in English, Dutch, German and Korean.
  • Transfers to/from RV parks located in the core town of Valdez.
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off and pick ups
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Check-in at the office, located behind the Best Western Hotel in Valdez, 1 hour prior to departure. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Binoculars
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Departures will take place in any weather. The boats are enclosed and heated, but warm clothes are needed for outside viewing
  • A ramp is used to access the dock, depending on the tide at times this may be steep. Guests should be prepared to walk down this ramp. If boarding assistance is needed we are happy to assist
  • Guests with special dietary needs are encouraged to bring snacks and meals to ensure that they have proper nourishment
  • All guests are welcome to bring snacks and drinks along, just no alcoholic beverages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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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!

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July 3, 2022

June 15, 2022

Very good service !

May 28, 2022

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