Columbia Glacier Cruise

Cruise from Valdez exploring Prince William Sound, ringed by the the steep and glaciated Chugach Mountains.

  • Starting at: $140 / per person
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Departure Time: 10:30am or 2:30pm, as noted
  • Dates: May 16 - September 14, 2020
  • Child Rate: $70 / per child
  • Child Age: 2 to 12 years old

Tour Overview

This Valdez glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound’s wildlife, including sea lions, sea otters, and whales. Learn about mining, oil shipping, the 1964 earthquake, and fishing history, and as well as stories about the first people to explore and live in the area. This tour includes a description of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal as you sail past. Because the Columbia Glacier is the fastest moving glacier in Alaska, it releases tons of ice daily into the ocean. Typically your ship will not be able to navigate to the face of the glacier. Instead, you will cruise along the terminal moraine around massive icebergs. The tour travels 80-miles round-trip.

Tour is unavailable on May 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 31; June 2, 5, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 20, 27; August 3, 5, 19, 26.

Tour departs at 2:30pm on May 28; June 13; July 3, 7, 23; August 12, 16, 30.

Departure time is 10:30am for all other available dates.

What's Included

  • Narrated glacier cruise
  • Light snack
  • All taxes and fees

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