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Holgate Glacier

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Address: Kenai Peninsula, Seward, AK 99664
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The Glacier at the End of the Fjord

Holgate Glacier is not the largest of the Glaciers, but it is one of the coolest. I've been coming to this glacier since I was a kid and I tell people that the best Glacier sounds... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Holgate Glacier is not the largest of the Glaciers, but it is one of the coolest. I've been coming to this glacier since I was a kid and I tell people that the best Glacier sounds come from Holgate Glacier. The caving of the Glacier echo's through the inlet and provides a very unique experience. Don't forget to look to... More 

2 Thank majorzson
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Up close and personal. Saw some minor calving, the sound was unexpected. Just a small part of a tremendous boat ride out of Seward harbor.

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Love glaciers and this is spectacular. We could watch this glacier for hours. Wonderfully scenic and utterly beautiful.

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Dadeville, Alabama
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Worthwhile to see this - our Kenai Fjords Tour boat took us very close. Everyone should see this and learn a bit about how glaciers work.

Thank Toni A
Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We experienced Holgate Glacier as part of our 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise out of Seward. This was the best calving glacier we saw on our Alaskan trip. To see glaciers out of the Kenai Peninsula, you will need to take at least a 6 hr. fjords tour. Along with seeing orcas and humpbacks, seals, eagles, puffins and... More 

2 Thank spitzy135
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Took one of the tour boats from Seward. Saw whales, otters, porpoises, bears, sea lions. Puffins, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, the list is endless..

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Travelled here as part of a Kenai Fjords cruise which in turn was part of a camping trip I was on in Alaska. Absolutely worth it. The glacier is a real thing of natural beauty. We saw parts of the glacier fall off and it was amazing to see a river streaming out from the middle. Incredible environment to be... More 

1 Thank kwillyau
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The Holgate Glacier was the destination of our 6 hour Kenai Fjords boat tour and although for some the ride was long, cold or rough, the views of the HG were worth it. The Holgate is an example of a tidewater glacier in that it calves into the sea. Approaching it by boat is the best way to see this... More 

North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Getting to see a glacier up close, and to hear the rush of water from the river running below it, was amazing. The blues are incredible.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited the Holgate Glacier as part of a whale watching trip. It is a long way to go but the scenery on the way was stunning as the fog had lifted enough to see it! The glacier cracked thunderously and calved several times while we watched it. The running water gushing from the bottom was incredible to see. It... More 

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