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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #6 of 513 attractions in Alaska
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I've seen many glaciers. They are mostly dirty, small and brown. Hubbard Glacier is an exception. It is absolutely beautiful! It's massive, wide, clean, white/blue...just amazing. We viewed from a cruise ship but I can only imagine taking a fly seeing tour of it. It is by far the most beautiful glacier. We also saw two "calving" where the ice... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As seen from the deck of the Century Century cruise ship, this is an awesome sight. We were fortunate to witness a "calving." The huge chunk of ice separated and fell into the water with a gigantic splash, and the noise of it came to us a few seconds later. The ice had a marvelous blue color to it we... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Hubbard Glacier has to be one of the coolest things we saw on our Alaska cruise. Our Royal Caribbean ship pulled up along side the glacier, and we watched it calve repeatedly. The crack of the ice breaking and then falling into the ocean was awe inspiring. Totally LOVED this.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Can you imagine , back in the second half of the 18th century when the explorers were mapping the coast. They come around a headland, and hours before they see what's causing the noise they hear explosions ripping through the air. If I'd been the captain I would have turned around and invented the outboard motor right then and there.... More

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Weston, Florida
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Hubbard Glacier has to be one of the most impressive sites ever. We were on the Celebrity Millenium on a crisp and clear day so the huge ship was able to come within less than a half mile of this massive formation of blue ice. We were rewarded with seeing "calving", the melting of the glacier and after several... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our Celebrity Cruise ship pulled up to the glacier for around and hour or so. It is so beautiful. You can hear (very loud) and see the ice falling from the glacier into the ocean. I was amazed at how close such a big ship gets to the glacier. I don't think there is any other way to get here... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our cruise ship stopped at this glacier. I was surprised that we were able to get so close to the glacier and hear and see it calving. The sound is thunderous! This is not a place you can drive to, but if you get the chance to see it, you will never forget it!

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Reno, Nevada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were on a cruise ship and the day we arrived was the best day of the last year, we were told. It was crisp and clear. Our captain was able to get rather close. We saw the ice breaking lose and crash into the ocean, it was an amazing sight. I must have taken 1,000 pictures and it was... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were very lucky the day we visited Hubbard Glacier the weather was perfect. We saw the glacier, wildlife and all the beauty that is Hubbard

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Celebrity Millennium visited this site a few days ago - steamed in to the bay then spent 2 hours slowly sailing around the site - amazing! Saw (and heard!) ice calving off the glacier - amazing experience.

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