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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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East Islip, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went by canoe and walked the base of the Davidson Glacier. After having visited Iceland in the winter and spending hours hiking on glaciers and ice climbing, I must say this glacier was beautiful. Well worth visiting if you get the chance.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Each glacier has it's own beauty & history. So much to see & experience!. We want to go back to Alaska!.

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PEI Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just arrived home this afternoon from an amazing trip to western Canada, Alaska and Yukon. The highlight of the whole trip was our excursion to Davidson Glacier. The guide on the boat ride to get to the glacier was very informative (sorry I forget her name) and we saw several seals along the way. After a pleasant hike we arrived... More

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Honomu, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took the trip from Haines (booked from Holland America cruise). The boat ride was fast and adventurous but due to the chop we didn't see any wildlife. Crew was very friendly and informative. The guides at glacier point were also super friendly and helpful. We did the tour with my father in law who does not walk well and... More

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Fort lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We booked this excursion last minute on our cruise and boy are we glad we did. On the ferry, Wyatt was incredibly informed, funny, personable and able to communicate everything that we were seeing. They stopped to show us Harbor Seals on the waters edge and explained all the natural history that we were seeing. We then got off the... More

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Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My daughter and I particpated in this excursion during 2013, we were very impressed. I was able to experience it again with my son and his wife. It was everything I remember and I was very excited that they got to share in the beauty of it all. The staff are wonderful... Emily and Jim on the boat, Nate and... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Thanks, Sam Edwards! You brought Alaska alive for us! If you get a chance to go out to Glacier Point to experience the Davidson Glacier, don't pass it up! Bree, our naturalist, gave an informative and interesting narrated talk during a one hour ride on a fast, enclosed, boat to Glacier Point. We were met by a group of nine... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a well run tour. The logistics to get to the glacier from Skagway are enormous. The guides are very good and helpful. There are better glacier tours on different glaciers in Alaska but from Skagway this is good.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The boat ride out was adventurous. I believe that was actually the boat's name. The Captain-Dan was down-to-earth-engaging. Once at the Glacier Guide Jack was extremely knowledgeable and obviously loved to share such. We got to walk on the glacier which is an indescribable event. Much more than we ever expected. Well worth the cost of the trip. At the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great time going to the Davidson glacier. You take a boat from Skagway south past Haines. Your guides provide rain gear and then you walk through a rain forest and then get in canoes and paddle across a small lake to get right next to the glacier. We were lucky enough to be able to get out... More

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