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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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Westfield, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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37 reviews 37 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Allendale, MI
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Our boat tour took us within 1/4 mile away. We got to see the ice calve about 10 times. Each time it would calve there was a loud boom and sometimes a big wave for a large chuck of ice. It was amazing to see all the ice in the water.

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Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Took a cruise with Major Marines Tour to see Holgate Glacier and was truly amazed by it's beauty. Although not very active on the day we were there, just the blue color.. so breathtaking!!! Don't miss a chance to see....

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Lombard, Illinois
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396 reviews 396 reviews
179 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Took the boat tour and this was amazing. It is truly a highlight of the trip. My kids were amazed and asked all kinds of questions. Amazing and awesome.

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