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Hubbard Glacier

Address: Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #4 of 538 Attractions in Alaska
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took the Norwegian Cruise line Alaska cruise and this is one of the highlights of the entire cruise. The Captain maneuvered the ship through the channel and tried to get it as close as legally possible. To see it that close, live, it is just amazing! A couple officers of the Alaskan Wildlife & Parks boarded the cruise liner.... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took a cruise on Celebrity and saw this fantastic glacier. We haven't seen Glacier Bay yet to compare, but this is worth seeing either way!

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Brisbane, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited Hubbard Glacier as part of our Vancouver to Seward cruise on board Regent 7 Seas Naviator in June. It was an amazing experience sailing up the canal towards the glacier from breakfast time watching the constantly changing scenery, U shaped valleys with low cloud sitting in the bottom of them, majestic mountain peaks, icebergs, seals, eagles etc. Everyone... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did a self-guided three-week land tour and then took the southbound Norwegian Cruise line to Vancouver. One of the stops was the Hubbard glacier it is definitely very impressive and I'm glad that we got to see. This particular cruise also did Traci's arm/Sawyer glacier this was a very very impressive part of the cruise. I'm not a fan... More 

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Riverhead, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A tidal basin glacier reaches the sea. An example is the Hubbard Glacier, which we saw on our Royal Caribbean cruise between Seward and Vancouver. The captain pulled as close as he dared and did two 360 degree turns so everyone could get a look. It was absolutely freezing...cold and rainy... on the bow of the ship (I wore corduroy... More 

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bangalore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We viewed the Hubbard from the helipad of the Celebrity Millenium cruiseliner. What a view. The captain took the ship to as close as he could get and did a great 360 degree turn. The sound of the ice breaking off the glacier was deafening. The beauty of the glacier is indescribable and one can only marvel at the wonders... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

visited by cruise ship in may 2014, the up close view from the ship of large pieces of ice falling into the sea was something to behold. the tourist towns of alaska are not much to see, but the scenery and nature (whales etc) was really great. an alaska cruise is a worthwhile check on the bucket list of life

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went on the celebrity century from Vancouver to Vancouver and saw this magnificent glacier on, what started as a cloudy day, but turned into the best sightseeing day as we were able to get up close and personal - around a mile from the actual ice. It is huge and magnificent with visions of ice breaking off constantly followed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Go!! The sounds for nature and the view of watching the glacier calve is a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure your cruise takes in this stop, if not book a different one.

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PNS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you can get the chance to go....GO! Make sure it is part of your Cruise itinerary. You will not be disappointed! Pictures don't do it justice.

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