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Davidson Glacier

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Address: Skagway, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-983-4444
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See the Davidson Glacier up close, from the vantage point of our 30-foot...

See the Davidson Glacier up close, from the vantage point of our 30-foot Voyager Canoes. The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari brings you into the Alaskan Wilderness and gives you a taste of the “True Alaska”.Your adventure begins at your cruise ship where we’ll board a high-speed vessel made for wildlife viewing en route to an Alaskan paradise. We’ll ply the waters of the deepest Fjord in North America with a naturalist guide, watching for whales, sea lions, porpoise, and many other species of marine wildlife. We land at Glacier Point and board our Safari Buses for a short drive over the terminal moraines. Our award-winning guides share with you the wonders of this Glacial Wilderness. A quarter mile hike will lead us to the iceberg-studded lake where we’ll paddle our canoes to the face of the glacier. This is an ideal family adventure and one you won’t soon forget!

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We weren't allowed near the Mendenhall Glacier on our cruise ship so we visited this one instead. All of the glaciers are melting at an extreme rate so they are hard to get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't allowed near the Mendenhall Glacier on our cruise ship so we visited this one instead. All of the glaciers are melting at an extreme rate so they are hard to get to b/c of the chunks of icebergs in the canals. The area near Davidson Glacier happened to be the most passable area. We took an excursion from... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a shore excursion to the Davidson Glacier through Holland America. We were picked up by a catamaran in Haines that took us to meet our guides, who fed us lunch before we boarded a small bus that drove us through the forest where we would begin our adventure. We were fitted with rubber boots and lifejackets before taking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This trip started with a 30 minute boat trip with informative narrative through a fine landscape to the outlet of the Davidson Glacier. Met by enthusiastic guides we were taken to the camp and fully kitted for the canoe trip. As the glacier hove in to view we couldn't take our eyes off of it and the surrounding area, which... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excursion was well organized. We had a number of excellent instructors. It was only 7 of us in a group. That advantage gave plenty space and time to reflect. It was a rainy and windy day. But it brought magical bright blue colors into everything. I was able to see waterfalls, trees, islands and birds trough the boat windows. At... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was the best. It's a chance to get out in the wilderness and the kids who take us up to the Glacier were great! Everybody loved it. We're in our 60's, there's a lot of walking but it's not elevated. We did fine.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

One of The most awesome days of our trip. The weather was very cooperative. The Staff from beginning to end was excellent. Staff pick up at our boat. A short drive to the dock then onto a private boat. Eagles and wildlife along the way. Please read the precautions for this excursion. There is a lot of walking, getting into... More 

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Curtice, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I know its not a word ;) Okay this boat,hike,bus,canoe, hike more hiking and back etc. We started out our trip on a fast moving boat up a river that was not too awful a ride,the rain started. I will tell you right now rain or not, this was an added plus to the trip. We brought our own rain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We booked directly with Alaska Excursions and everything went flawlessly. We found them easily getting off the ship and it just got better from there. Many others have hit the details of what you will see and I find them accurate. The scenery on the way to and from Glacier point to Skagway is tremendous. We were there a day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Anyone who consciously experiences the awesomeness of Alaska's glaciers cannot help but feel their magnitude. They are truly breathtaking.

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Robert M, Director of Sales at Davidson Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for the quote and the review! Come back and see us again so we can feel the magnitude of a 5 star review!! Cheers! More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The experience is off the beaten track. Great for people in good physical condition as there is quite a hike. Not recommended for those with lower body ailments as walking on the rocks can get pretty intense. Beautiful scenery, guides are awesome. The glacier had retreated a great bit, and not accessible to walk on or even get close too... More 

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Robert M, Director of Sales at Davidson Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Sorry you were unable to walk on the glacier- each group we bring to Glacier Point differs depending on so many factors. We do everything possible to get as close as possible- but as you mentioned, we do advertise clearly that one must be in good physical condition with no issues walking in order to... More 

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