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Holgate Glacier

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Address: Kenai Peninsula, Seward, AK 99664
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We took a Kenai Fjords Boat tour here and it was amazing! We did see a bunch of calving the day we were there. It sounds like thunder and then pieces come crashing down into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Woodinville, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This river of ice moves about 3-5 feet/day. By contrast, the Hubbard glacier moves about 1 foot/year. You can hear the cracking and see the calving more often.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We took a Kenai Fjords Boat tour here and it was amazing! We did see a bunch of calving the day we were there. It sounds like thunder and then pieces come crashing down into the water causing waves to come from it. The size of the glacier is huge in comparison to the large boats that you ride to... More 

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Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are tons of displays with a huge variety of sea life. And there are open tanks for the kids to handle sea cucumbers and starfish. Wood the sea lion swims laps in a 2-story tall aquarium and you can stand right next to the glass as he goes by. He's got an attitude and will blow bubbles at you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A memorable part of our Major Marine Kenai Fjords tour! It was a beautiful day for this boat tour, did experience some small calvings as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Yes there is global warming. It's disappearing too quickly and won't be there for our grandchildren.

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Riverhead, NY
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We saw this glacier on a Kenai Fjords boat tour. The captain gets close enough for you to hear it roaring, and if you are lucky enough, to see it calving. We heard the first but did not see the latter. The glacier is very striated and mixed with the rocks and dirt it is pushing along. There are icebergs... More 

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

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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Choctaw
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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