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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises has been at home in Valdez and Prince William Sound since 1971. Known then as North Star Marine Charters, Stan and Mary Helen Stephens operated fishing and hunting charters on their first vessel the 26 foot...more
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112 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trip to see the glaciers was simply amazing. Although the cruise was long we were never bored. Saw whales, sea otters, porpoise, sea lions, and more. Nature is amazing. Staff was polite and helpful and lunch was good. Money well spent.

Thank Tasha S
Reviewed 2 days ago

As one of our last activities this holiday, we decided to go on the Glacier Tour. The crew was very friendly and the tour was awesome. We were allowed to see orcas, otters and eagles. Let's hope the children of our children are allowed to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t think it’s possible to really capture the beauty of the Prince William Sound into one review. The Stan Stephens cruise was a fantastic way to spend time in Valdez. The crew was helpful and pleasant, lunch was surprisingly delicious (and featured a solid...More

Thank EChaseATX
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for traveling with us. We are happy that you had a good day on Prince William Sound. Thanks for taking the time to write the review. We hope to see you next time you visit Valdez.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time on this tour. I highly recommend it for anybody visiting Valdez , Alaska. We got to see the beautiful glacier and a bunch of wild life such as Sea lions, humpback whales, otters, puffins, and porpoises. The Beautiful Price William...More

Thank AhartAK
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for traveling with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you next time you are in Valdez for another journey into the Sound.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour and saw a lot. I would recommend bringing lots of snacks for kids as snacks can be expensive on the boat. Captain and crew was great and we weren't disappointed.

Thank Chris L
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for traveling with us and reviewing. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Alaska, we hope to see you again soon. Colleen

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on 9-hour cruise through Prince William Sound, and found a pod of ORCA whales, a humpback whale, sea lions, and the most magnificent scenery we've EVER SEEN! Every minute was spectacular, from stopping to watching fishing boats in Valdez harbor haul in their...More

Thank Kirk Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Meares Glacier with this company, and it was absolutely amazing. It took 8.5 hour, and most of the time the ship stops near animals: seal, sea lions, otters, orcas and whales.

Thank Tomáš K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a very awesome cruise with Stan Stephens! The captain was very steady and explained everything very clearly. We saw lots of beautiful waterfalls on the way out from Valdez. We also saw lots of porpoises, bald eagles, otters, sea lions, seals, puffins...More

Thank mpenzakc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Meares Glacier tour and thoroughly enjoyed our day. The right amount of time was spent viewing the wildlife and there was no rush when we got to Meares Glacier. Lots of opportunities to ask questions, explore the boat and get coffee/tea. The...More

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Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for traveling with us. We are glad you enjoyed your day in Prince William Sound. We hope to see you again if your return to Valdez.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the Columbia Glacier cruise as it was shorter in time spent on the boat, but still achieved our goal of getting up close to an active glacier. Online booking was very easy and checking in on the day was also very efficient....More

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Marlene Z
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
On an overcast day you could see temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. On a sunny day it could be in the 70’s +. No matter what the weather a wind and waterproof layer is suggested. Even if not raining it will help block... More
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Kelli K
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
Thanks you for being interesting in traveling with Stan Stephens Cruises. We do encourage guests to book in advance whenever possible. It both secures you a seat and allows us to plan. Travelers who have a more flexible... More
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Linda K
February 5, 2017|
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Response from oldanalyst | Reviewed this property |
The Columbia leaves at 11:00. We took the Meares which leaves at 10:00 I suggest you arrive a half hour or so early. If you are staying in Valdez, this is easy since everything is within a short walking distance of the dock.
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