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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You absolutely need a picture of this glacier in your Alaska album.. very very majestic. Love the bluish tinge in the glaciers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a beautiful sight indeed. I got awesome photos. It is a magnificent glacier coming down to the water and when the ice chunks drop off it makes incredible noises. I thoroughly enjoyed this

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went to Holgate Glacier on the Stellar Explorer with Saltwater Cruises, as this is a small boat we got really close to the Glacier. It was stunning to see such a majestic sight, the size & blue colour cast of the Glacier are amazing. It was also cool to see huge chunks of ice that had broken off from the... More

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Sterling, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Holgate Glacier is a phenomenal experience, even for the most experienced traveler..It is simply magnificient in its beauty and awesome to experience how small we people really are. It is a plus if you see if calve..but even if you don't, the blue color and the magnificence of being in the presence of a glacier of this magnitude will be... More

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Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This glacier is truly breathtaking. On the Kenai Fjords Tour they get very close to this glacier so you will get plenty of great pictures in front of it. The only reason this glacier doesn't get five stars from me is that we didn't see any major calving. I was lucky enough to see the Marguerite glacier in Glacier Bay,... More

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent about 25 minutes watching the Holgate Glacier while on a Major Marine boat tour. We could hear it groan and crack, and a few times, small pieces fell off. The glacier is huge! There were small icebergs floating around the glaciers. As you get closer to the glacier, the temperature dropped and it was pretty cold on the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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