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Bear Glacier

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Address: Seward, AK
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Bear Glacier Helicopter and Kayak Tour from Seward
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Incredible Landscape

This area is a must visit in the Kenai Fjords. SUP with Liquid Adventures is a great tour. Dress in layers, it was warm in Seward but cold in the Bear Glacier area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a must visit in the Kenai Fjords. SUP with Liquid Adventures is a great tour. Dress in layers, it was warm in Seward but cold in the Bear Glacier area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here via the water taxi (a 50-minute ride). We spent three days on the larger island, as part of the Backcountry Safari sea kayaking tour. The area is GORGEOUS!! Be forewarned that you will likely get rained on. Also be ready for cold water... as in only a few degrees above freezing. This is Alaska, and it seems... More 

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Thank Dustin10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

amazing day kayaking around bear glacier and listening to the ice crack and move. would highly recommend this to anyone traveling who wants a unique experience.

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Thank Judith T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We visited it with Liquid Adventures. Amazing half day trip. Would recommend to anybody. Perfectly safe.

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Thank Snowstryder
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is pretty breath taking. You can see the huge ice chunks on the lake. I am sure it would be amazing to see them up close in a kayak.

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Thank Donna Shaw H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Bear Glacier is just a short boat ride from the harbor and worth the trip! It's so beautiful, and you can get up close and personal! A wonderful experience!

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Thank 512jeffh
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We saw this glacier on a 5-hour cruise of Resurrection Bay with Major Marine Tours. The boat cannot get very close to the glacier so we saw it from a distance. It is not a tidewater glacier that "calves" off pieces but is a beautiful scene with the bay, lagoon and icebergs in front of the glacier. If you are... More 

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Thank CrankingChick
Rhododendron, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This glacier is SO amazingly beautiful! It was incredible with its ice field and its moraines. A must see when visiting Seward.

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Thank Sandilo
Sand Lake, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We took the Resurrection Bay 5 hour boat tour with Major Marine Tours and were not disappointed. Their boat was spacious and comfortable with strategically spaced small (for 4) tables. The ranger was very knowledgeable and encouraged questions. We saw so much marine life it was just amazing - sea otters, sea lions, orcas, humpback whale, harbor seals, puffins, kittiwakes,... More 

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Thank Barbara C
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

No longer a tidewater glacier, but always a fun and scenic place to go. Close to Seward Harbor and easy to find.

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