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Hubbard Glacier

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Address: Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier...

First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.

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Magnificent!

Visited on a cruise ship. Weather was absolutely perfect so we were able to get extremely close to the glacier and saw a lot of calving. Sea lions and porpoises made an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Reva B
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Humboldt, Canada

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Humboldt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a cruise ship. Weather was absolutely perfect so we were able to get extremely close to the glacier and saw a lot of calving. Sea lions and porpoises made an appearance. Extremely beautiful to see in person.

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Warrington, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No matter how hard we try, man can not beat mother nature when she wants to show off. The spectacle of a sun-lit glacier, "calving" tons of new icebergs into an Alaska Bay can be simulated but not exactly duplicated by Hollywood. You have to get there by boat-but do it.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the beginning, the weather throughout our 10 days in Alaska was overcast, hazy, and misty. Mt. Denali was "out there somewhere" in the fog. Despite our approach to Hubbard being shrouded as well, we were absolutely awestruck when we arrived at the glacier. The captain of our cruise ship got us to about 1/2 mile from the face of... More 

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Burleson, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty. Our day started out sunny but by the time we moved into the bay we had some cloud cover. This only enhanced the blues making it more spectacular.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather was not good at all so our experience could have been better but what a sight. We thought they said to get up around 6:30am to start seeing the glacier. I guess if the weather was good, it would have been really beautiful to watch the whole thing unfold going in. So if the weather is bad and you... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pictures cannot do Hubbard Glacier justice. We were lucky enough to view the glacier on a sunny Alaskan morning! Something we never imagined seeing!

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Thank Sue H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our ship pulled slowing into the Fjord with beauty on both sides of the ship as we approached the glacier. Then when we got right up close it seemed like the ship shut down or was quiet because you could hear all the ominous cracking, booms and crashes of caving/separation or pushing of the ice. It was amazing!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a city lady words cannot express the magnitude of emotions that you feel as your cruise ship approaches a feature of such grandeur. We were surrounded by stillness and silence as we observed the glacier which stood before us in its magnificence- who walked the planet when it began its journey all those years ago? Where else in the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silver Seas cruise took us to within 500 m of the glacier. Spectacular site with calving constant process while we were stationary close to the glacier

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite glaciers. The huge ice face was continually calving and the back-drop of snow covered mountains was gorgeous. One of the few reasons to take a cruise rather than fly in to the cities along the Inside Passage.

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