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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #6 of 521 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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fullerton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My second time here first was sunny and bright colors were amazing Second time rain and wind, not as beautiful but the calving and sounds were spectacular much more activity from glacier Glad we were on an upper end cruise line to see they were able to get close and because of the small ship viewing was not crowded...

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were on the Amsterdam, a cruise ship of the Holland America line, and sailed to within 1/4 mile of the glacier. It was the highlight of the entire trip. The glacier is about 360 feet high and 6 miles long. Huge chucks of ice fall into the water followed in a few seconds with a loud thunder like sound... More

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roswell, ga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

OUr ship got crazy close, i was told 1/2 mile from the calving- somehow- and boy it is beautiful, surreal. An experience of a lifetime and a must on an alaskan cruise- i can't imagine how else one would see it shor t of by air.

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Don't miss it, most of the people on our ship missed it, maybe 150 people out of 2,100 guests actually got out on deck on the bow to see it...the rest were missing in action, sleeping, eating, in the casino or buying art work. Its huge, its tall, its still advancing (while most glaciers are retreating), photos don't really do... More

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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice glacier,need a boat to get to it, lots of cruise ships go here saw some seals on the ice while here

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was fortunate enough to take Norwegian Sun back to back trip this July and able to experience Hubbard Glacier in cloudy/rainy morning and sunny afternoon in clear sky. Prior to booking my trip, I had watched two Hubbard Glaciers time-lapse videos on YouTube and my wish was to see it in rain and sun and I am really glad... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best part of the cruise! from start in Whittier through Icy Straights and onward to glacier bay and inner passage. The size and magnitude is realized. Sound of calving is incredible.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Friends and family visited the Hubbard Glacier while on an Alaskan cruise. Our ship 's captain was able to steer the ship within a 1/4 mile of the towering glacier ( 35 stories high). We listened to the thunder and cracking of ice and watched as ice broke (calved) off the glacier and crashed into the bay. "iceberg"!! So cool... More

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Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing scenery on this cruise as we visited all the Glacier's we feel extremely grateful for this experience, most amazing country I have seen on par with the Rockies which until now had been my WOW factor.

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Alberta Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our cruise to Alaska was our best Adult vacation ever for my husband and I. We chose the Hubbard Glacier cruise as it embarked from Vancouver and returned in 7 nights...perfect for us Albertans in desperate need of a 1st time cruise. We stopped in three Ports - Icy Strait Point where we toured an original salmon factory, now museum.... More

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