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Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez

  • A full-day cruise to Meares Glacier from Valdez
  • Learn about the area’s mining and fishing history
  • Feast on a delicious lunch
Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
From US$170.00
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Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez
From US$170.00
Immerse yourself in the natural Alaskan world during this full-day cruise to Meares Glacier from Valdez. Your local captain and crew will deftly guide the boat through tranquil Prince William Sound and tell you about the area’s history along the way. Look out for wildlife; common sights are eagles, puffins, harbor seals, sea otters and even whales. When you finally arrive at Meares Glacier you’ll be mesmerized by the intense sight and sound of ice falling off the glacier face. A delicious lunch is included in the tour.
What to Expect
Cruise the majestic waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez to Meares Glacier. In route our local captains will travel the shorelines looking for the wildlife that call the Sound home.   This tour has the time to travel the locations where we typically spot sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, Humpback or Orca Whales, porpoise, eagles, puffins, cormorants and more. Meares Glacier, an advancing tidewater glacier, is nestled in the back of a narrow fjord, providing you the opportunity to view the face of this glacier in conditions that allow you to hear the thundering roar as the ice calves (falls) from the glacier face. On board your all-Alaskan captain and crew will share with you stories about the history of the Sound from early explorers, gold and copper mining, oil shipping, commercial fishing and the 1964 Earthquake.
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Good cruise and glacier viewing!

This was a great cruise for viewing the glacier, but the wildlife viewing left a lot to be desired. Perhaps it was just the day, but we saw one raft of sea otters, one bald eagle, a two whales diving and a few seals on...More

Thank lanamom
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Fabulous cruise to Meares Glacier!

This was a very professionally run, comfortable and enjoyable cruise. Ben, the captain, did an excellent job of giving commentary during the trip, pointing out and slowing down for wildlife along the way as well as talking about the geography and glaciers. We saw lots...More

Thank NIKieser
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Amazing day trip!

We spent the whole day on the boat looking for glaciers and wildlife and had a great time. The ship was nice, staff very friendly, the food good. The captain and the rest of the staff spent a great deal of time looking out for...More

Thank FFM371
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Lot of wildlife, amazing view of Meares Glacier

During my round trip through Alaska I also booked this tour. It was great to spot al those bald eagles, orcas, whales, sea lions, seals etc. One of the highlights, highly recommended!

Thank AngeliqueK190
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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
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