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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #3 of 526 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Beavercreek, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hubbard Glacier as part of our Celebrity Cruise trip. The ship was able to get relatively close and we saw several calving ice burgs. We got over 100 pictures and several videos. We even saw a bear swimming across the channel, but don't expect to see that bear, the captain said in ten years visiting the glacier,... More

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Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It was a bright sunny day when our cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Navigator, pulled up right in front of the Hubbard Glacier. Truly impressive, awesome, magnificent, what other words can be said? If you get a chance to see it, do. You will never forget it.

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Duedin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Needs to be on your bucket list! Otters were in the area too. Can only be viewed from a ship. I don't know if there is an alternative to a cruise ship

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Orlando
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited Hubbard Glacier on our Royal Caribbean cruise. Even though the day was overcast, cold & cloudy the sight of the glacier was so amazing. The blue colors, the thunderous sounds of the ice moving and the shearing of the ice were all awesome.

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All the reviews about the Hubbard Glacier are so right on. This was one of the most amazing sites that I have seen in my travels. I loved all of the Alaska stops on the cruise I took, seeing the Bald Eagles and the huge nest they make, Thousands of Salmon trying to swim upstream, Whales jumping out of the... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Oh. My. Gosh. Our cruise arrived at the glacier amidst a steady rain, and it was worth the discomfort. Enormous. Magnificent. LOUD (the ice cracks like thunder). We saw several incidents of calving, too. One of my life's travel highlights. Not posting photos; they don't do it justice.

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vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wow is right. We arrived at the glacier early afternoon and you could of heard a pin dropped. Actually it was large pieces of ice that dropped off and it was like a freight train passing through. A thunderous roar and an amazing sight for sure. The different colours in parts of the glacier were spectacular. If you have the... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On our cruise, we saw glaciers in Denali, then Mendenhall and Sawyer. Hubbard Glacier is the biggest and baddest of them all. Be sure to book a cruise ship that has one day at sea that visits Hubbard. Our ship got very close and then did 2 360 degree turns to allow all sides of the ship to view. Calving... More

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