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Davidson Glacier

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: See the Davidson Glacier up close, from the vantage point of our 30-foot Voyager Canoes. The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari brings you into the... more » Owner description: See the Davidson Glacier up close, from the vantage point of our 30-foot Voyager Canoes. The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari brings you into the Alaskan Wilderness and gives you a taste of the “True Alaska”.Your adventure begins at your cruise ship where we’ll board a high-speed vessel made for wildlife viewing en route to an Alaskan paradise. We’ll ply the waters of the deepest Fjord in North America with a naturalist guide, watching for whales, sea lions, porpoise, and many other species of marine wildlife. We land at Glacier Point and board our Safari Buses for a short drive over the terminal moraines. Our award-winning guides share with you the wonders of this Glacial Wilderness. A quarter mile hike will lead us to the iceberg-studded lake where we’ll paddle our canoes to the face of the glacier. This is an ideal family adventure and one you won’t soon forget! « less
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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is not a trip for the weak - 6 hours of boating, hiking, busing, canoeing - but worth every moment. Glacier ice in your hand and mouth tasting the pure water was great. Very informed guides - great stories and safety getting us to the glacier. Hard to believe they live there all season without electricity, water or plumbing... More

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arlington heights, illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were on a wait list with Celebrity to get on this trip, I am so happy it opened up for us! The trip took about 6-6.5 hours total. We booked through the ship (which I think is the only way to do so). As far as Alaskan excursions go I think it was worth the money considering the length... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An excellent shore excursion that we really enjoyed. That was an unique experience! One of the best moment was drinking the pure water of the glacier.

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Skagway, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Davidson Glacier Blue....just gotta see to believe how beautiful it is....just awesome!!! Great day trip. Guides very knowledgeable. Scenery just breathtaking. Saw 3 whales and hundred + harbor seals-very noisy....hahaha...enjoy!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This excursion was definitely a highlight of our 13 day Alaskan vacation! They met us at our ship with a comfortable boat that took us to the glacier area. We were greeted by guides who had a light lunch ready for us when we arrived. Then we took a old school bus up to a area to get on boots... More

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Chicago, IL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our Glacier Point Wilderness Safari was--BY FAR--the best excursion we did during our Alaskan cruise. We were a little worried when we saw that there was a group of 60+ people going. However, once they split us up into groups of 15-16 for the boat tour, we never felt crowded. The day started with an hour-long boat ride to Glacier... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So the entire family went on an Alaska cruise in June, during our stop in Skagway my brother and I went on a side trip to see the Davidson Glacier. The boat trip to the glacier was excellent, our guide was very informative. We stopped during that portion for whale sightings! Also, on the way back to Skagway we saw... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We boarded a helicopter in Skagway, Alaska to visit the glacier. Temesco operated the helicopters and they outfitted us with orange safety vests and special glacier boots. After a thrilling helicopter ride with awesome views, we arrived at the glacier. I thought we would stand in a smoothed out area as we did in a previous visit to another glacier.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We headed out to the glacier from Haines on a jet boat that seats about 24 people. The day we went the weather wasn't cooperating but the view from the boat was still amazing on the way to the tour location. Once there we loaded onto buses and then geared up in raincoats, boots and life jackets. Very well organized... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our family of four absolutely loved this tour! Our van driver was right on time and very friendly. Our boat guide, Emily, answered all of our questions about the area and the wildlife. We saw a few whales, sea lions and eagles on the boat ride out to Glacier Point. Our boat captain was a bit gruff but very safety... More

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