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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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Having been to Alaska 6 times, I was really looking to do some different things this trip and to get out into nature. Once I read all the reviews here on Trip Advisor, I knew I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Union City, California
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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Having been to Alaska 6 times, I was really looking to do some different things this trip and to get out into nature. Once I read all the reviews here on Trip Advisor, I knew I had to sign up even though it was a little pricey. It was a really long and tiring day. We went straight back to... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The entire Glacier Point to the canoes to the Glacier experience was top notch. Easily the most diversified excursion we have experienced. The ability to get not only up close but actually walk on the Glacier is great. This is an awesome tour if photography is your thing. The staff was very knowledgeable and had lots of personality.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was the last Princess cruise heading south & we opted for this excursion rather than the railway one. It was typical weather - raining & fog on & off, so neither were promising. Staff were fantastic all around. Guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Took the boat ride from the ship to the bus, thru the rainforest to the depot... More 

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East Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What an experience! From beginning to end. We took a boat with a naturalist thru a fjord, a bus thru rain forests to a base camp where we got rubber boots and a life jacket. Then we paddled a canoe up to the Davidson Glacier. The scenery was beautiful!! After returning our canoe equipment we ate a picnic lunch. Back... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Seeing this glacier was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed standing there, looking, even though we didn't get to go on. That being said, the guided tour seemed like the experience would be different. It was a foggy day which didn't help, but the fog added an extra curious and mysterious feeling. When I read about the tour online, it sounded like... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The guides really made this excursion great. The fellow on the high-speed boat was so enthusiastic about everything, one couldn't help get excited. You could tell he truly loves the land and people. He even taught us some Tlingit vocabulary on the trip back. It started with the boat trip through the fjord which took about an hour. The trip... More 

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East Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We continued our cruise excursions through Alaska with a Wilderness Safari that included an hour long boat right from Skagway out to Glacier Point (~30 miles) where we met our wilderness guides (Danny, Joe AKA Traffic Jam, Sam and one other who's name I forget!). We were greeted with a picnic in the sun, before hopping on a bus for... More 

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