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From Valdez: 7.5-hour Meares Glacier & Wildlife Cruise

From Valdez: 7.5-hour Meares Glacier & Wildlife Cruise

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From US$ 180 per person

Discover gracious glaciers including Meares Glacier, exciting wildlife, and everything that the picturesque Prince William Sound has to offer on this full-day cruise from Valdez.

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 7.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your crew at the local partner's office located behind the Best Western Hotel in Valdez, 112 North Harbor Dr., or take one of the transfers to/from RV parks located in the center of Valdez.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the grand Meares Glacier from the scenic Prince William Sound
  • View spectacular marine wildlife including seals, otters and whales
  • Gaze at waterfalls and beautiful bays as you cruise along the shoreline
  • Learn about the rich natural history of the area from your captain and crew
  • Tuck into a tasty lunch with breathtaking views from the comfort of the boat
Full description

Enjoy a cruise through the Prince William Sound, spot bald eagles, orcas, and visit the advancing Meares Glacier on a 7.5-hour adventurous cruise through the heart of the area.

Begin your day by exploring Port Valdez where you will learn about early explorers, oil shipping, and commercial fishing. Cruise by waterfalls cascading down coastal mountains as you travel the calm waters of the Sound to Unakwik Inlet.

Encounter marine birds and wildlife at incredible locations on the water. Look out for sea otters, sea lions, and porpoises. Watch out for wildlife including majestic humpback whales and sea birds such as puffins.

Spend some time relaxing on the boat in front of the Meares Glacier and witness some calving activity, where the ice falls into the ocean. Be served lunch as you depart Meares Glacier. Pass a bullhead sea lion Haulout, to watch the sea lions resting before returning to Valdez at 5:00 PM.

  • A morning bagel snack, late lunch, and a dinner roll
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade, and water
  • Gift shop and snack bar to purchase other items
  • Guide and multilingual map
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • 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, boarding assistance is available
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The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure.

July 2, 2022

Product ID: 412408