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Knik Glacier Day Tour

26323 E. Buckshot Dr., Palmer, AK
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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the best place on earth
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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NE England
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Amazing transport: airboat,jet boat, and special high platformed SUV! Stunning views, close enough to touch the glacier ice, majestic mountain and river views. Superb walking in glacial moraine and tundra. Even had moose and 2 calves close to base camp. Superb hosts whose enthusiasm for the locale and knowledge enhanced everything we did. The best value trip we've had in... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There are plenty of beautiful spots in AK, but we didn't see any as remote and untouched as the Knik Glacier. Getting here was half the fun - monster truck, jet boat - but once here...BREATHTAKING! Tom is a knowledgeable and friendly guide, and he really made the trip! Although we loved the glacier landing in Denali, there were other... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Informal and friendly, this is just the best! The glacier is located in a desert niche climate area. The tour includes walking trails. Guides are very friendly and knowledgable. The boats get "up close and personal to Knik Glacier. Make this part of your visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is my husband's favorite activity we did in Alaska. It is well worth the price you pay. We were scheduled for a Friday, but the weather was bad, so we rescheduled for Saturday. Remember when booking that the weather can be drastically different from the town to the deep valley areas. There is an air-boat ride, a crazy modified... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stopped by here on the way from anchorage to Denali, having booked it online some time ago. This is a fantastic trip and you must do it if you have your own transport. We were taken by monster truck and then jet boat to the face of the glacier seeing moose on the way. We then stopped by the... More

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