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Skagway Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Excursion Reviews

Skagway Glacier Point Wilderness Safari cruise excursion
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Begin your adventure boarding an enclosed boat designed for marine wildlife viewing and photography. Watch for whales and sea lions! After a short drive across the forested glacial moraines, and a quick walk, board a stable voyager canoe and paddle toward the face of the massive glacier. Enjoy the intense blue of the ice sharply contrasting the polished granite walls and vibrant green forest.
Member Image mrshammer
1 review
Jul 2015
Really wonderful adventure, which began with an hour long boat ride into the Alaskan wilderness. We show eagles and seals on the way as well as beautiful waterfalls. We arrived at the most stunning field filled with flowers and wild strawberries and has a wonderful picnic lunch. The strawberries were yummy. After lunch we took a bus to an area where we put on boots and a life vest, then into a canoe for a thrilling trip to Davidson Glacier. The guides were amazing. The love they have for Alaska was very clear. I highly recommend this excursion.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image MBHMarietta
1 review
Jun 2015
Enjoyed the canoe ride to get up close to the glacier. Very informative and fun guides. Boat ride to the wilderness area was a bit rough on our morning ride over but return trip was much better. Excellent excursion.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image ravenmb
1 review
Jun 2015
The wind was blowing, so the water was rough. The ride to Glacier Point was a very bumpy and stuffy hour and a half inside a small high speed boat, but it was soooo worth it. When you get to the beach, you have a very brief lunch (it might have been cut short because our boat ride took longer than usual), then load into a bus for a ride through the woods. On the bus ride we met Johnny "Casanova" and his silly fun-loving spirit was infectious. At the top of the hill you start gearing up in head to toe rubber and everyone was grinning because suddenly you felt like you were on a capital A Adventure. Donning life vests over the whole silly ensemble, we tottered down trough the woods to a creek where we loaded into canoes and rowed off toward the glacier. I cannot wait to do it again, maybe in 8 years or so so we can bring our soon-to-be-born daughter.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image tsstuff
1 review
Jun 2014

Saw it all in one day, Davidson Glacier, bears, eagles, whales and stellars. Totally awesome. The boats were great also.

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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image ricklepickle
1 review
Not Rated
Jun 2014

PHENOMENAL TOUR. DO NOT MISS. RAIN OR SHINE. This "adventure" consists of a boat/catamaran ride (where we saw many humpback whales and some orcas!), a short hike and a "canoe ride" to Davidson Glacier, where you can walk around as close as they can get you to the glacier. The canoe holds 12 and is motorized, so you probably won't be paddling too much. Beautiful! It was raining when we went, so instead of just boots, they gave us head-to-toe rain gear, which added to the sense of adventure. Plus, the guides are WONDERFUL.

We booked directly with Alaska Excursions, but it is the same tour offered through the ship --- but we spent $50 less per person. Same exact tour, with the same people who paid the ship.

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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image lifeizgr8
6 reviews
Not Rated
Apr 2014

Loved much I would do it again!!!

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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image ntvsdgrl
1 review
Aug 2013

The naturalist on board was another knowledgeable guide and was on his 2nd summer. Once we got to Glacier Point, the guides greeted us. They prepared sandwiches for us and we headed out.

Again, they knew everything. Highly recommend this tour.

Read ntvsdgrl's full Coral Princess cruise review
Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image lifesabeachum
2 reviews
Jul 2013

This was a GREAT experience. The naturalist on the catamaran to the glacier was great and the kids that take you on the canoe ride are enthusiastic and not interested in clever, chatty, "canned" pitches of what we are seeing and doing. They were low key and quiet and you could just enjoy the quiet and the experience. This was such an unexpectedly unique and splendid experience. The paddling is NOT strenuous and is very brief. Word of caution - while I was paddling I was completely fine and during the rest of the evening I was fine. The next morning, my back was in pain. I must have pulled something while paddling. But, I would still do this again in a heartbeat. Just be careful.

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Provider: Holland America Line

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