Skagway Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Excursion Reviews

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.
Well worth the time and money.
Sail Date: May 2019
Well worth the time and money. The canoe trip was really easy and the hikes were short.
Well worth the time and money. The canoe trip was really easy and the hikes were short. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
You get a few things in one.
Sail Date: May 2019
You get a few things in one. A boat ride were we saw wild life and water falls. Then had a lite lunch before we went on the bus to get to the kayaks. From the kayaks we walked close to the glacier.
You get a few things in one. A boat ride were we saw wild life and water falls. Then had a lite lunch before we went on the bus to get to the kayaks. From the kayaks we walked close to the glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great experience loved getting so close to a Glacier.
Sail Date: September 2018
Great experience loved getting so close to a Glacier.
Great experience loved getting so close to a Glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Gold prospecting in the wilderness in sub-zero temps near starvation!
Sail Date: August 2018
Gold prospecting in the wilderness in sub-zero temps near starvation! Great vicarious experience but bundle up very warmly.
Gold prospecting in the wilderness in sub-zero temps near starvation! Great vicarious experience but bundle up very warmly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another highlight of our trip.
Sail Date: August 2018
Another highlight of our trip. This excursion was such fun. There was one glorious photo opp after another.
Another highlight of our trip. This excursion was such fun. There was one glorious photo opp after another. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a fantastic excursion.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a fantastic excursion. Our boat captain was great with stopping along the way for waterfalls, bald eagles, etc. We had fun and felt safe on the canoes too. The only downside was that many if the guides were not local. This ... Read More
This was a fantastic excursion. Our boat captain was great with stopping along the way for waterfalls, bald eagles, etc. We had fun and felt safe on the canoes too. The only downside was that many if the guides were not local. This seemed to cause a lack of information to be conveyed. Overall we still had an epic adventure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was so fun going on this excursion to get closer to the Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2018
It was so fun going on this excursion to get closer to the Glacier. You can get closer to it if you go at the beginning of the season. Take the earliest cruise you can, say May or early June.
It was so fun going on this excursion to get closer to the Glacier. You can get closer to it if you go at the beginning of the season. Take the earliest cruise you can, say May or early June. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent!
Sail Date: June 2018
Excellent! We saw bears and bald eagles. Enjoyed being out in nature so much!
Excellent! We saw bears and bald eagles. Enjoyed being out in nature so much! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a very interesting and fun excursion.
Sail Date: May 2018
This was a very interesting and fun excursion. Very remote area to get up close to a glacier.
This was a very interesting and fun excursion. Very remote area to get up close to a glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took an enclosed power boat tour with informative guided narration and discussion of the area ...
Sail Date: August 2017
We took an enclosed power boat tour with informative guided narration and discussion of the area along a fjord, seeing wildlife, waterfalls and distant glaciers as we traveled to the glacier point wilderness area. We took a bus to a base ... Read More
We took an enclosed power boat tour with informative guided narration and discussion of the area along a fjord, seeing wildlife, waterfalls and distant glaciers as we traveled to the glacier point wilderness area. We took a bus to a base camp area to put on rubber boots and life vests, then hiked a path through a gorgeous forested area to load small groups into canoe. We paddled a small amount to get us into deeper water, then motored to the shore closer to the Davidson Glacier. What an amazing adventure with great informative guides. We got as close as we could with the canoes, then we hiked over glacial rocks to get up close to the glacier, not close enough to touch, but a large chunk of ice was fished out. It was quite a hike across the rocks but fairly easy to do. Such a blast and a must do!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Alaska Shore Tours- picked up from the dock right at the ship.
Sail Date: August 2017
Alaska Shore Tours- picked up from the dock right at the ship. Van shuttle to the boat. The weather cooperated again, clear enough to let me sit outside on deck on the 1.5 hour trip to Glacier Point and get good photos, not through ... Read More
Alaska Shore Tours- picked up from the dock right at the ship. Van shuttle to the boat. The weather cooperated again, clear enough to let me sit outside on deck on the 1.5 hour trip to Glacier Point and get good photos, not through windows. Stopped at a waterfall. It was quite chilly out there, but worth it. Then up the beach to the bus, bus to shed. They had said they had boots for all sizes. I guess cut up the back boots did fit my legs, but didn't mention the water crossings would be over the cut, so I did a lot of hiking with boots full of water and glacier silt. Canoe paddling was literally about 30 seconds to push off from shallows. All the rain earlier had made the final river before the glacier impassable, so we couldn't get up to the glacier face. Still close and beautiful. Outboard motor wouldn't start on the way back, so we paddled until it finally did- enough to feel it the next day, but not too bad. As the only fat girl on the tour, I was happy to make it in mid-pack on the way back. One boot had suctioned on to my foot enough to need assistance in removal. Then quite generous fresh turkey sandwiches on some spindly little picnic tables. I endeavored not to flip the table while a juvenile eagle tested his wings overhead. Back to the beach away from those tables asap, which was full of flat skipping rocks. I stayed inside on the way back to hear the naturalist talk, we stopped a couple more times. Van back to ship. I chose not to shop in Skagway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We loved the remoteness of getting to this glacier, and be able to walk right up to it.
Sail Date: August 2017
We loved the remoteness of getting to this glacier, and be able to walk right up to it. Quite an experience!
We loved the remoteness of getting to this glacier, and be able to walk right up to it. Quite an experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Venture to Glacier Point was amazing - guides were great, knowledgeable and knew their history of ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Venture to Glacier Point was amazing - guides were great, knowledgeable and knew their history of the area. We were so close too the Glacier which made it a terrific experience.
Venture to Glacier Point was amazing - guides were great, knowledgeable and knew their history of the area. We were so close too the Glacier which made it a terrific experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This was amazing and I felt like it was the best excursion of the trip.
Sail Date: July 2017
This was amazing and I felt like it was the best excursion of the trip. Kids had a blast. Definitely worth the money.
This was amazing and I felt like it was the best excursion of the trip. Kids had a blast. Definitely worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
By far my favorite!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
By far my favorite!!! The description for it is out-dated. It requires walking about 3 miles total mostly in the rain boots the provide. We got up close and personal with the glacier and saw lots of animals and waterfalls on the boat ride ... Read More
By far my favorite!!! The description for it is out-dated. It requires walking about 3 miles total mostly in the rain boots the provide. We got up close and personal with the glacier and saw lots of animals and waterfalls on the boat ride over. The guides and boat driver made the trip so special. Super personable, fun, and informative!! Want to go back to glacier bay asap! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful trip into the wilderness.
Sail Date: June 2017
Wonderful trip into the wilderness.
Wonderful trip into the wilderness. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very nice excursion to a glacier.
Sail Date: May 2017
Very nice excursion to a glacier. Two things: 1) you cannot touch the glacier (they only let you get so close, and there is a stream that separates the beach from the glacier), and 2) although we don't get seasick and aren't ... Read More
Very nice excursion to a glacier. Two things: 1) you cannot touch the glacier (they only let you get so close, and there is a stream that separates the beach from the glacier), and 2) although we don't get seasick and aren't really bothered by rough seas, I want to caution that if this is something that affects you, the trip out there was EXTREMELY bumpy. Again, not a problem for us, but definitely could be for others. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great guides.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great guides. Boat trip and canoe ride was awesome. Plain turkey sandwich for lunch so don't expect salmon feast. Walked right up close to a huge glacier.
Great guides. Boat trip and canoe ride was awesome. Plain turkey sandwich for lunch so don't expect salmon feast. Walked right up close to a huge glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing adventure!
Sail Date: August 2016
Amazing adventure! We took a speed ferry out past Haines to a small beach where we were met by self-described "Alaska Hippies". These young men were a blast! They were super knowledgeable about the area and the tour. We took ... Read More
Amazing adventure! We took a speed ferry out past Haines to a small beach where we were met by self-described "Alaska Hippies". These young men were a blast! They were super knowledgeable about the area and the tour. We took canoes out to the Davidson Glacier. It is gorgeous! I was bummed that it was flooded so we couldn't get close enough to walk on it. This tour is a true Alaska Adventure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing views of the glacier, we were able to walk right up to the tip of it.
Sail Date: July 2016
Amazing views of the glacier, we were able to walk right up to the tip of it. Fun-loving tour guides.
Amazing views of the glacier, we were able to walk right up to the tip of it. Fun-loving tour guides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked online for Glacier Point Wilderness Safari – a 5.5 hr excursion.
Sail Date: July 2016
We booked online for Glacier Point Wilderness Safari – a 5.5 hr excursion. It was exciting to see the Davidson Glacier up close and be able to spend some time there. Jacket (if needed), boots (you should wear socks), and life vest are ... Read More
We booked online for Glacier Point Wilderness Safari – a 5.5 hr excursion. It was exciting to see the Davidson Glacier up close and be able to spend some time there. Jacket (if needed), boots (you should wear socks), and life vest are provided. The path going down the river is not even, as well as walking towards the glacier. So if you have mobility issues, this excursion may not be for you. Afterwards, they provided turkey sandwiches and bottles of water for everyone. One note of caution - for the duration of the trip, there’s no bathroom anywhere other than the outhouses where we pick up our boots. Try not to drink too much to avoid using the facility, which, according to my husband, was rather unpleasant. Also, four large cruise ships docked here the same day. If you want to book any tours, do it as soon as possible to avoid disappointments. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were fortunate to go to Davidson glacier and P able to touch it during summit and go in it.
Sail Date: July 2016
We were fortunate to go to Davidson glacier and P able to touch it during summit and go in it. This requires a hearty soul, as we rode out of Skagway Harbor in rough water, to a bus on glacier point, Then after getting ponchos issued, we ... Read More
We were fortunate to go to Davidson glacier and P able to touch it during summit and go in it. This requires a hearty soul, as we rode out of Skagway Harbor in rough water, to a bus on glacier point, Then after getting ponchos issued, we hiked to the canoes. We did paddle a little bit, and then engines took over to get us to glacier point. We traveled through wind and rain, but as God would have it we got to the glacier and it stopped raining. The best adventure ever! But it is not easy unless you are physically well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Best tour!
Sail Date: July 2016
Best tour! Highly recommend! The staff is wonderful. This is a life changing tour.
Best tour! Highly recommend! The staff is wonderful. This is a life changing tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
amazing; our favorite excursion.
Sail Date: July 2016
amazing; our favorite excursion. we were able to get right up to the glacier and touch it. the guides were also very friendly and informative. a really fun time. even the boat ride from Skagway is fun and interesting.
amazing; our favorite excursion. we were able to get right up to the glacier and touch it. the guides were also very friendly and informative. a really fun time. even the boat ride from Skagway is fun and interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Boat ride to island where we got into canoes to get up close and personal with Davidson glacier.
Sail Date: June 2016
Boat ride to island where we got into canoes to get up close and personal with Davidson glacier. Tour guides were friendly and informative and getting that close to the glacier was simply awe inspiring.
Boat ride to island where we got into canoes to get up close and personal with Davidson glacier. Tour guides were friendly and informative and getting that close to the glacier was simply awe inspiring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International