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Knik Glacier Day Tour

Address: 26323 E. Buckshot Dr., Palmer, AK
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Palmer
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We took a morning tour on a cool September morning. Don't forget your jackets if it is cool outside it will be cooler on the water. The place is easy to find. You will park next to the office and board a very high sitting mini van. Get ready for a fun bumpy ride across some rough terrain. Look for... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We drove to their camp to see what it was like and possible set up a trip for the next day. When we got there they were waiting for the rest of a party to arrive to join two people already there. Since the others were very late we were asked if we want to join a Mom and son... More 

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columbus, oh
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

All the positive reviews for this tour are spot-on. Our three generation family thoroughly enjoyed the monster truck ride, the jet boat ride, and especially time up close and personal with the glacier. It was a bit drizzly the day we were there, but we were prepared and had a great time exploring the many views of Knik Glacier and... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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201 reviews 201 reviews
19 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The day tour on Knik river was excellent. We took a large foru wheel vehicle tot the river and a jetboat to the glacier lake. The weather was great and so were the views there. It was fantastic.

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Webster City
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Less than an hour North of Anchorage, just out of Palmer is the private tour of Knik, the fourth largest glacier in Alaska. In three and a half hours you have a safari through a pristine dry micro-climate landscape, driving across a river. (in the water, and not a creek!). At the end of the drive in the Monster truck... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I hate to sound over-enthusiastic, because people tend to dismiss those reviews. But seriously! Of my 2 week trip to AK, I took the most pictures here. See the rest of the reviews for raves. They still don't do it justice. Okay, the things to remember: - The road out to the location was good, and signs were visible -... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

During a recent trip to Kodiak, my wife and I booked the Knik Glacier Day Tour and were very happy with the experience. It was a cool, drizzly, foggy day when we arrived at the departure point, and Tom (the tour operator and guide) offered us the opportunity to cancel the booking. But we and the 6 others who had... More 

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Daleville, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This tour was just amazing. We definitely got more than our money's worth on this trip. Just the drive in the "monster van" through the Alaskan terrain was worth it. We saw several moose along the way and drove across a river to reach the air boat and speedboat. The scenery while on the boat ride is breathtaking and then... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tom runs a wonderful operation. His home sits on one of the few pieces of property that has access to the river and the glacier and he has made it his livelihood sharing it with others. We had the pleasure of going out to Knik Glacier on one of his recent tours at the end of July. We had a... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Best value tour ever. Rode a huge 4x4 van through the woods and through the river to get to jet boats. Fun ride on boats. Amazing scenery at glacier. Thousands of small and large chunks of ice spread across river. Fun hike around island next to ice. Then hot chocolate and trail mix at the day camp. Then the fun... More 

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