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Bear Glacier

Seward, AK
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Seward
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: Bear Glacier is the largest glacier flowing out of the Harding Icefield. It is a compound (made up of more than one) piedmont (flowing out of a... more »
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Palmer, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I got to go paddle boarding through Liquid Adventures. Our guide was amazing, he did a great job explaining everything. It was my first time paddleboarding and he made me feel very comfortable. The owners were extremely friendly. And of course the views were incredible. I highly recommend going paddle boarding!,

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Bear Glacier marks the beginning of the Kenai Fjords National Park from the East. It is the longest glacier in the park, measuring 13 miles long. Several hundred years ago this glacier laid down a large enough terminal moraine that it cut off its own travel to the tide water's edge. Terminal moraines are built at the face of every... More

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Quantico, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

From the water, it was a giant block of ice, covered in snow, crushing the land, changing the surface of the Earth forever. Impressive, but we did not get close enough on my tour to really experience it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wonderful boat trip awe inspiring views make sure you dress warm it's cold up close ! We has beautiful weather and it was really cold with the wind blowing

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Tel-Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Don't miss it. I visited in a cloudy day, but I was really impressed. Worth to walk to the different view points

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The bear glacier sea kajaking tour was great. the first day flying out by helicopter and kajaking by sunshine - second day a marvelous atmosphere in the fog! I have never seen icebergs of this size so close. just wonderful. the bear glacier with the huge icebergs was one of the bright lights of our tour through alaska.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Part of a tour of rsurrectin Bay and Kenai Peninsila, the glacier is retreating, but still impressive. Did not get real close. Saw whales, sea lions on the tour. Great meal on Major Tours Star of the Northwest.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

SUP with Liquid Adventures highly recommended. We learned how to ride the waves into a beach accessed only by paddle boards. The lagoon was chocked full of bergs and we were lucky enough to see some calving. Bear glacier is amazing.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We traveled to Bear Glacier via a small boat tour and had such a great time. (Alaska Saltwater Small Boat) By going on the small boat tour we were able to stay at the glacier and watch it calve 5 times! Also saw a black bear while at the glacier ... a long ways off, but a bear at Bear... More

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Whittier, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My family and I went with Adventure 60 North. We helicoptered into the area and kayaked the lagoon at the foot of Bear Glacier. The beauty of the icebergs, curious seals poking their head up to watch you kayak, the eagle perched on an iceberg made special memories for me. Our guides were incredibly helpful. My 10 year old was... More

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