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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #12 of 511 attractions in Alaska
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Howick, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I woke up as the sun's first rays touched Mount Saint Elias and painting the snow pink. In perfect weather the cruise ship sailed into Disenchantment Bay and quite close to the Hubbard Glacier. Those towering cliffs of ice as high as skyscrapers, the deep blue inside the ice... it's something I'll never forget.

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San Antonio
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We watched this glacier from our cruise ship and were stunned by the beauty we saw. The mountains, fresh cold air, shimmering water, and a calving glacier is enough to make you want time to stand still forever. Be patient and wait for the glacier to calve though, because it happens when you least expect it. This was a big... More

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Columbus Ohio
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You can't see this glacier and say you wouldn't see it again. The shear massive size of this glacier you can't imagine. I posted an image that shows you just how big it is. Because it moves pretty fast (about 7 feet/day), chances of you seeing it calve is pretty high. This is one of the few glaciers advancing so... More

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Duncan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently returned from a two week cruise from Vancouver to Whittier, Alaska and back. The entire trip was amazing. Be sure to have a visit to Hubbard Glacier as one of the stops. The sights and sounds of a glacier calving is one you don't want to miss. Another great point of interest was icy point strait. The glaciers... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The visit to Hubbard Glacier was one of the most amazing thing in our Alaska trip. Our crsuise ship stop really near to the gorgeous blue ...huge.... glacial ice. And as part of the glacier collapased into the sea, we can hear the loud crashing of ice into the water. The feeling was watching national geo LIVE. Everyone on the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Make sure this is a destination on your cruise. Gorgeous blue colours. The cracking noise was amazing and then the roar as parts of the glacier broke off. A truly great experience that I will always treasure. Just the enormity of it was special.

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We sailed up to the Glacier and stayed for 3 hours watching the glacier falls in perfect weather .with a detailed commentary from a expert on Hubbard Glacier.worth it

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Chicago
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Our visit to Hubbard Glacier was the highlight of our cruise. Watching the glacier caving was outstanding. It was the first time we had ever seen icebergs. Don't go on a cruise to Alaska without seeing this. Our ship stopped together a small chuck of glacial ice for us all to see. Then they did an ice carving with it.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We where on this cruise in Alaska and it was such a wonderful experience. While having breakfast we could watch the Whales and dolphins dancing around our ship. But the highlight was when ew began to approach Hubbard Glacier. We were fortunate that our captain took us very close and we could see and hear the roar of huge pieces... More

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Orange County, California
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In 2007, our cruise ship could not make it down the glacier fdue to ice and fog so we did not really get to see it the first time. We were so happy when we were able to get up close and personal on our cruse this week. The glacier was vivd blue and amazing and we even were able... More

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