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Knik Glacier Day Tour

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Address: 26323 E. Buckshot Dr., Palmer, AK
Phone Number: 907-745-1577
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Always wows our guests

We have been taking and sending relatives and guests to Tom for several years. Everyone has rave reviews for the experience especially when the boat trip to the glacier includes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
cameron1938
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Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been taking and sending relatives and guests to Tom for several years. Everyone has rave reviews for the experience especially when the boat trip to the glacier includes use of the kayaks to paddle around the pond at the face of the glacier. The boat ride can be bumpy depending on the level of the Knik River, but... More 

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seattle
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A friend of mine that lives in Anchorage recommended this tour. It sounded "meh" on paper but I had extra time so I figured I'd just give it a try. The first portion of this tour was to drive in a gigantic (to this city girl) van through the back country and through a few rivers (what?)....yes, it's true. To... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I've now lived in Alaska 50 years...and continue to find great adventures! This was no exception! Two of us "sourdoughs" brought a friend from California on this exciting tour, beginning less than an hour from home. Tom and Randy were organized, informative, and obviously enjoy sharing this great experience. What fun, starting in 4x4's, switching to airboats navigating the river... More 

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West Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

If you have back or neck issues talk to Tom. The ride to the boat is very bouncy and bumpy, however it is amazing! We got to see moose and red salmon on the way. The boat ride was wonderful. Words cannot describe the glaciers and there isn't enough room to tell you the details. Once you get on land,... More 

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Thank suzec1
Tuscaloosa, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you have neck or back problems you may want to ask about the "monster truck" ride, so you can perhaps sit in the front...it is an exciting, fun, bouncy ride over land and through water. After that you get a fun jet boat ride out to the glacier. Before visiting Alaska, I'd imagined glaciers to be boring chunks of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great "local" experience without a lot of tourists. First a rough & rolling 4X4 trek over a couple of rivers/streams and then a jet boat ride to the foot of the Knik Glacier. A short hike up a rather steep and rocky bank to rest a while and absorb the views (be sure to wear sturdy shoes). Interesting stories... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading all of the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor for the Knik Glacier Day Tour we had no choice but to see for ourselves. We were not disappointed. The directions and GPS got us to the remote office in plenty of time. On the road in we stopped to see one of the locals had converted a disabled van into... More 

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Thank Mike P
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This excursion was SO much fun from beginning to end. We started the trip piling into a van to go 4 wheeling through rough terrain and rivers. We then got into air/jet boats to travel out to the glacier passing mini icebergs as we travelled. Once at the glacier the scenery was spectacular! The guys running the place are great... More 

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Thank Jessica V
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent afternoon with river crossings and glacier view and boating with ice blocks. i can recommend for all.

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Newfane, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Two trips in one... an exciting 4-wheel drive ride over rough terrain and glacial rivers to the air/jet boats then zipping through ice fields finally landing at Knik glacier. Awesome views of mountains, the glacier, and some air traffic. Trails to hike over and facilities for comfort.

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