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Davidson Glacier

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Skagway
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our hiking tour guide took us to the Davidson Glacier. It's truly a spectacular site to see with your own eyes. Much better than a postcard :-)

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I took my granddaughter on this tour and it was fantastic! The guide was very knowledgable and personable, the scenery was fantastic, the canoe part was very exciting (bring gloves and a scarf!) and we even picked wild strawberries -- with a little bear doing the same about 100 yards away. I highly recommend this trip!

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The excursion I took to the Davidson Glacier was incredible. Our captain & our guide, Lee, were great, full of information & entertaining. On our way from Skagway, Lee would point out eagles & whales & the captain would stop the boat, Lee would open the windows for better photos & tell us exactly where they were. The captain would... More

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Miami Springs, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My brother, my niece, my son and I...we all agree, this was the best tour of our Alaskan cruise! Canoeing a glacial lake with highly experienced, very informative and extremely friendly guides..Steven and Justin are awesome!! It was an incredible experience! We would recommend it to everyone.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great trip! My husband and I agree, this was the best part of our Alaskan cruise. The tour picked us up at the dock and drove the group over to the special designed boat. This boat was all windows. The captain and naturalist (Lee) would stop the boat and open the windows so that everyone could take pictures as we... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Comfortable vessel transfer from Skagway Small Boat Harbour to Glacier Point with capable Cpt. and energetic and knowledgeable Naturalist. At Glacier Pt. they outfit you well in rain gear, boots and life jacket for your paddling adventure to the forefront of the Davidson Glacier. We've lived in the area for a long time and it was fantastic to get up... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This was so much fun, and as we canoed to the glacier, we saw a beautiful rainbow - the only one our guide has ever seen. As others have said, we canoed right up to the edge of the glacier, and disembarked to give us some time to see the ice up close and personal. The was the last week... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The staff are great, and the excursion is well thought out. There's some physical exertion, but not enough to scare off those of average fitness. Being out on a glacial lake and then on the mouth of the glacier itself is exhilarating and not to be missed. Especially when you're the only ones out there! Wildlife sightings (moose, sea lions,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was a mind-blowing trip. The first part was a great boat ride - about 45 minutes. Lots a beautiful scenery - wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers (of course), and you feel like you're the only boat in the world for so much of it. And then they drop you in the middle of nowhere. One word of advice - if you're... More

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Albany, New York
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Listed on Princess Cruises as the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. Absolutely awesome trip. Fun boat ride to the beginning point. Saw eagles, whales, sea lions. Very enthusiastic naturalist onboard. Then arrived at the site. Short bus ride, then donned life vests and boots for a very easy hike through a beautiful forest trail. Boarded canoes for a magnificent ride in... More

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