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Holgate Glacier

Kenai Peninsula, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable beauty and amazing ice bergs. We passed through thick foggy marine layer and the sky's opened up all sunny to display the glacier. Highlight of our trip.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

From the time our 7.5 hr cruise with Major Marine Tours arrived at Holgate Glacier, one of the many stops on the cruise, all of the guests were entranced by the size and beauty of this magnificent glacier. One huge section of the glacier fell into the water right in front of eyes with an explosive sound right before the... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Viewed this glacier from the water. Huge, lots of deep blue ice. Must see! The captain of our boat took his time to cover the front face of the glacier. He wanted to us to see a large block of ice fall in the water, but we finally saw a lot of small pieces make it. Wow!

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Westfield, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the highlight of the tour. It was breathtaking to watch the glacier calving into the ocean and to hear the sounds that created.

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Park Falls, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We saw the glacier on a cloudy day and it was the most beautiful aqua color you can imagine. Our tour boat stopped in front of the glacier for lunch and it was making the most amazing noises. Don't miss this.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were on a Kenai Fjords tour in the first week of July. Good weather - which means cloudy, misty and cool. Beautiful, long stop at Holgate Glacier, to quietly experience the natural beauty of a mass of ice: this included the groaning of the glacier and the thunderous crash of ice into the ocean. It was an incredible experience.

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Bozeman, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A magnificent creation to behold. Had a wonderful ride out with Major Marine Tours on the "Spirit of Adventure", and even though it was foggy much of the way, we were able to fully view - and listen to - this beautiful mountain of ice. The sun came out over the area as we stopped the ship for an incredible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We went on a 7 1/2 hour tour with Marjor Marine. We were able to spend quite a bit of time viewing the glacier, watching calving and listening to the "thunder", pops and cracks deep within the glacier. A friend with a birding interest saw red faced cormorants in the ice flow.

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San Jose, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the best places to have your lunch, in front of Holgate glacier watching it calve with ice bergs around your boat. Then there is also the Surprise glacier close to it. Its wonderful.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went via Kjfords cruise tour , it was just amazing ...spellbound. It was sad to see the ice calve and it melt as result of raising temperature. How ever it was very amazing experience !

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