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Address: Skagway, AK
Description: See the Davidson Glacier up close, from the vantage point of our 30-foot...
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!
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You will never see a Glacier up so close in your lifetime; beats the wildlife viewing for my money

The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari was an awesome experience. I don't know if because we took the very early trip, the rivers were dry and we canoed to about 400 yards of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Highland Park, Illinois
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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari was an awesome experience. I don't know if because we took the very early trip, the rivers were dry and we canoed to about 400 yards of the glacier. The hiking was difficult, (through rocks and heavy mud) but I got as close to the glacier and waterfalls as I am to my computer screen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The glacier point wilderness safari was my favourite excursion of our Alaska trip. The hour long boat trip to glacier point was great, with fantastic views of the Chilkat mountains, then an easy hike through the forest to our canoe. The peace and serenity once we were in the canoe and paddling up to the face of the glacier was... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If I had to pick only one excursion to do in Alaska this would be it. The entire trip was amazing! Our guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable. The Davidson Glacier was beyond words. It is such a beautiful creation! A big thanks to our guides, especially Sarah, for getting us so close to the glacier! The boat ride was... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. All guides were excellent. They were knowledgeable, funny and very laid back, yet clearly passionate about their love of the area. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get away from the ubiquitous T-shirt shops and jewelry stores of the Alaskan ports of call. This trip gives you a great taste... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was an awesome experience! Take a 1 1/2 hr boat ride out to glacier point, have a small lunch (with wild strawberries towards end of June), take a canoe out on the lake, then walk up close to the base of the glacier. Seeing the water rush off the glacier was amazing! The guides were entertaining and knowledgable. The... More 

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Robert M, Director of Sales at Davidson Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We will definitely take the binocular suggestion in to consideration and we are so pleased you felt it was an amazing experience! Unfortunately, each individual cruise line, travel agent and sales vendor controls their own pricing of the tour. We are working closely with them to make the pricing reasonable and consistent across every sales... More 

Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We just did this tour last week. It was the best of the week! Our guide had the radio name Traffic Jam and he was the greatest! The canoe trip to the Glacier was breathtaking and worth it! My seven year old loved this. We did two tours with this group and both of them we outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This trip was amazing. We were a family of five, kids aged 22,and 25. All of us absolutely loved it. There was physical activity for the kids as well as amazing scenery and when you see this glacier it will take your breath away. I was unsure and I was afraid it would be boring, but it was so much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After seeing this glacier and hearing the captain of crown princess saying its mentioned as the closest place to heaven on earth-i agreed with that 100 per cent !never have I seen such beautiful color of blue as these 1000 yr old bergs, worth the trip just for this alone, my best photo, s inc. Many world cities but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This excursion was great. The employees were very friendly and very informative. To walk that close to a glacier was amazing. Boat ride to and from the island was rough that day, but would do it again. Then a bus ride through the rain forest.Then canon ride to glacier was smooth and very enjoyable. You can tell the staff on... More 

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Fort Walton Beach FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari excursion description reads like a trip to paradise with cascading waterfalls, marine life, rainforest, flowers and visiting a "spectacular" glacier. Davidson Glacier was just so-so compared to the Glacier Bay, Chiswell Islands (Seward) and Mendenhall glaciers. As for the cascading waterfalls and marine life, glimpses are possible during the 70 minute each way fast boat ride... More 

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Robert M, Director of Sales at Davidson Glacier, responded to this review

We apologize that you felt that your trip to Glacier Point was overrated. We do our very best to under promise and over deliver in our descriptions of Glacier Point, as each individual trip varies. Most of our groups see whales and get to walk on the glacier- yet, we do not promise those added features because we know that... More 

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Address: Address: Skagway, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway

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