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Knik Glacier Day Tour

26323 E. Buckshot Dr., Palmer, AK
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Webster City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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California
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved this tour! I was able to get a Groupon for the helicopter tour and a separate one for a cabin where the helicopter lands/takes off. The pilot was excellent, he pointed out any animals as we fly to and from the glacier. He provided a great walking tour of the glacier, happily took pictures and on the way... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went with the airboat to the glacier. What an experience. We thought it could not get any better in Alaska, but it did. Also due to the great sunshine that day the trip was amazing. The glacier was so beautiful and het hot chocolate was nice. You really get close to the ice and the views are whow. Certainly worth... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was an excellent choice to view the glaciers while in Alaska. I had considered several different options, and I am so glad we chose this one. It was, essentially, a private tour, since it was only our family in the group that went with the tour guide. We rode in a lifted van (teenage boys and hubby LOVED this!)... More

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Tom gave our small group a very special, personalized tour of Knik Glacier via monster truck and airboat. We got up close to icebergs, were able to wander/hike on the moraine on our own for over an hour, saw a moose cow and calf and enjoyed the spectacular views of Knik river, Knik glacier and the Chugach mountains. This didn't... More

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