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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The boat captain and naturalist on board the 40 minute boat ride to the Davidson Glacier were very knowledgeable about the area. The guides at Davidson Glacier were very knowledgeable and very willing to help those who were having difficulties walking on the 1/4 mile semi-rough path through the rainforest. We visited in early August and we're glad that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was by far the best tour I took while in Alaska. I did the 7-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver on Holland. I went canoeing in Juneau, this tour plus glassblowing in Skagway, and snorkeling in Ketchikan - i.e. I did all the cool stuff! ;-) This was hands down the BEST tour I took. Excellent guides, amazing scenery. If... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We took this tour on our cruise to Alaska. It was called the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. We all had a great time, teenagers, as well as adults. The scenery was breathtaking and the best part was drinking water straight from the glacier. Amazing !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing view of a glacier. Well worth the time to get from Skagway to the glacier. You must be able to walk over a wet rough trail and paddle a canoe for a little while. The crew is excellent and very well informed as well as really funny. They all have nicknames with funny stories. Our guide was Nate aka... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Like most people visiting this attraction, I came to Skagway via cruise ship. Visiting the Davidson Glacier is available through an excursion called the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. You can book this excursion through the cruise ship, but we found it less expensive to book online (we used Skagwayshoretours.com) and saved $50 pp ($199 vs. $249 on the cruise ship).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Best excursion in Skagway. We enjoyed every minute of it: on the water, in the meadow, on the hike and in the canoe. The best part of the day was walking up to the glacier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wow! If you want an exclusive visit to a glacier, this is the trip to go on. First there is a boat ride with Lee and ' captain Jim' with stops to admire the scenery and sea life, then a short trip on a old bus through the rainforest, and then a magical paddle ( big canoes with an outboard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

AKA: Glacier Point Wilderness Safari On July 30, we had a great fast boat ride to the point with our Ship Guide Wyatt and ship Captain Jim. Wyatt gave us lots of information about everything. Then we met the Guides who live on the Davidson Glacier. Constance was our guide and she was great. We took a short Bus ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great excursion. The whole day is an adventure. Aside from the glacier we stopped to see bears and eagles. Worth every penny. The staff is knowledgeable and Professional. One of the highlights of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

When they say this is a family adventure they are certainly spot on. It has a sense of adventure starting off right away with the boat excursion to the island where we met the tour guides that took us to the Davidson Glacier. Wyatt did an exceptional job giving us an introduction as to what to expect and kept our... More

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