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Address: Glacier Bay Lodge, Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 800-451-5952
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High-speed boat tour that takes passengers deep into Glacier Bay to view...

High-speed boat tour that takes passengers deep into Glacier Bay to view glacial calving, magnificent scenery and impressive wildlife.

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Great way to see glacier bay without a cruise ship!

I booked this 8 hour trip along with lodging at glacier bay lodge through their website. This tour is $225 but worth every penny. It was a clear day so we were able to see all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this 8 hour trip along with lodging at glacier bay lodge through their website. This tour is $225 but worth every penny. It was a clear day so we were able to see all kinds of wildlife including bears, humpbacks, orcas, stellar sea lions, goats, otters, puffins and more! This is run by Allen Marine Tours for the... More 

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Giarre, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Watching those icebergs was really amazing, and all around there it was a real wildlife.. what an amazing experience!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a boat tour on a very wet day so there was not a lot of wildlife to see. Also it was the end of the season so do not feel that the actual naturist or park ranger took into consideration any of the actual customer needs. At one stage we were ahead of schedule so the captain went... More 

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Southern AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We loved the 8 hour tour through the bay, seeing so many glaciers, whales, and other wildlife. The park ranger who narrated the tour was excellent. There was a light breakfast with hot drinks and a filling lunch provided without extra charge. I recommend highly. It is cold even in July, so bring a coat or layers of jackets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great view and great day at the Glacier. We even got to see a little of it break off. Bring a good camera with a long zoom. 50X worked great for us.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had seen Glacier Bay from a cruise ship, but this boat trip is so much better. The boat is very nice, clean, and the food is great. The best thing is that the boat is able to get closer to the islands and glacier than the cruise ship. You get to see much more wildlife - whales, bears, seals,... More 

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Butte, Montana, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The boat was over crowded, there were too many children with parents who thought it was okay for the children to run around the decks playing hide and seek. It was a wasted trip for what we saw and the amount of money it cost to get there, take the boat tour and get out. I would not recommend this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Like the other reviewers we saw sea otters and many different birds up close. At a distance we saw mountain goats, whales, and one brown bear. We saw three glaciers fairly close but only stopped at one for a while. We were told the other one that we would normally also stop at was not accessible that day. That was... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been vacationing in Alaska for 10 days thus far; this boat excursion into Glacier Bay was the highlight. We joined about 100 other passengers on the 150 capacity three level boat for the 8 hour trip. The entire trip was narrated by a National Park Service ranger. We were thrilled to see puffins, sea otters, mountain goats, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We took the boat day trip in early June. Nice boat, calm water, and friendly staff. Seeing the glaciers right in front of us is breath taking. And we saw a lot of wildlife on the way too – bears, mountain goats, puffin, bold eagle (and even an eagle nest), sea lions, sea otters, and all different kinds of birds.... More 

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