Columbia Glacier
Columbia Glacier
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The largest tidewater glacier in Alaska.
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Nigel H
Harrogate, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great trip out to the Glacier. The glacier itself it beautiful and lucky to see it on a sunny day and to see it calve more than once, However, the dirt on the glacier in this remote area is a sad sign of pollution the world over.
Written September 4, 2022
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MikeKiwi
Wellington46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Really is a place to see before it recedes even further. Recommend a kayak trip here with Anadyr Adventures - a really super day out.
Written August 9, 2022
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Irene G
Pendleton, OR49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Took a tour to see Columbia Glacier. We didn't get very close because of the huge ice chunks floating around but it was worth the trip. The big ice chunks were amazing too as the way the light hit them they were a beautiful blue.
Written June 3, 2022
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TCB
Colorado1,893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Everything about Valdez is breathtaking! The glaciers in this area seem so untouched compared to more touristy areas!
Written December 20, 2021
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel3,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We did a helicopter tour with Vertical Services that took us out to Shoup and Columbia Glaciers before landing nearby the Columbia Glacier- this is a great option if you get motion sick on boats.
Written September 6, 2021
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Eric B
Salcha, AK3,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Seen only but boat or air you will need to book a tour or a private boat or kayak. Ever changing glacier, the site is amazing. We were able to get to 3/4 mile from face. The clear day gave us a great perspective of its recinding. To you left the is another glacier that is growing, and on the right a dead (inactive) glacier. The sea otters and seals love to hang out on the separated icebergs.
Written July 26, 2021
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fsdukejr
Des Moines, WA2,500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We went out on the Lu-Lu Belle and they got us within 3 miles of the glacier but it has been calving so much that you could not get very close.
Written June 8, 2021
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alaskangolfer
Anchorage, Alaska19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Huge piece of moving ice. the colors and the size are just awe striking. Go with LuLu Belle if you can.
Written June 5, 2021
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wsultemeier
Oklahoma City, OK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A remarkable day! Views, animals, kayaking, glacier, glacier ice and great guide. The equipment was exceptional as well.
Written August 9, 2020
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Andra S
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
We had a nice trip out to the Glacier and back. The weather was chilly, but we were prepared. No rain though! Great service and friendly staff answered our questions and offered information as we toured. Saw eagles, sea otters, sea lions. Beautiful views!
Written October 2, 2019
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