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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #6 of 511 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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Weston, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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western NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Such a beautiful sight to see. The spender and the glory of it all. It was very visable to us and we got to view it for quite a while from the cruise ship.

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Byfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The first full day of our Celebrity Millenium cruise took us to Hubbard Glacier and the excitement of the passengers was infectious and certainly justified. The approach to the glacier is dramatic but the ice shelf itself looms 30 stories high and reflects more shades of blue than we thought possible. The on-board naturalist had told everyone to "Get outside!"... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You pretty much have to be there to appreciate how large the glacier is. You see it for a couple hours as you approach. The best way we got a feel for how large it was by seeing how much it dwarfed another cruise ship that was closer than ours. When the ship was still, or moving slow enough that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This glacier is gigantic and it is also very blue in color, making this the best glacier that I have ever seen. This is a must see. It moves about 7 feet per day, so calving occurs frequently. From the ship, one can hear the iceberg cracking sounds inside the glacier as it advances.

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