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Overview
Set out from Valdez and sail Alaskan waters on this cruise to Columbia Glacier. Head through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal and Columbia Bay before arriving at the glacier. Look out for wildlife, such as porpoises, puffins, sea lions, and sea otters, while you enjoy commentary from your tour guide.
Highlights
  • Take a cruise to Alaska’s Columbia Glacier from Valdez
  • Learn about the local wildlife and geology of the area and the glacier
  • Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments included in your tour
  • Discover local animals, such as puffins, sea lions, and porpoises
What to Expect
Hop aboard your boat at the Valdez Small Boat Harbor to begin your cruise to Columbia Glacier. Start by traveling through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal and get a peek at commercial salmon fishing operations. From there, head to Columbia Bay to see the Columbia Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Southcentral Alaska. Learn about the geology, history, and local wildlife of the area from your onboard guide. There is a chance to spot wildlife on this trip as well, including sea otters, porpoises, seals, eagles, puffins, and even whales. Each trip is unique dependent on weather conditions at the time. Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments on board the vessel and take in the beautiful scenery of the area.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises Office
Tour Dock, Valdez Small Boat Harbor
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Lunch: Served around 12:00 PM is a light soup lunch.
  • Light refreshments: Complimentary coffee, tea and water.
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Glacier
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks: A cash based snack bar with snacks and soda is on board.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • We do provide a vegetarian option, however are not able to meet all special dietary needs. If you have specific restrictions or needs please feel free to bring your own meals/snacks.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a decent day to set out from Valdez on Stan Stephen's Glacier and Wildlife Cruise, unfortunately, due to the amount of ice in the water, we were not able to get close to Columbia Glacier. We did, however, see lots of wildlife: sea otters, harbor seals, stellar sea
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My wife and I did the cruise on 25 Aug 2019. The day was a bit drizzly and gloomy but everything else was amazing. We watched some wildlife along the way. For us the highlight was when we got close to the glacier. There were thousands of chunks of ice or bergs floating in the
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Response from colleens467, Owner at Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thanks for traveling with us and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your day on Prince William Sound. Safe travels.
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We enjoyed the Mears Glacier cruise with Stan Stephens Cruises we went back the next day and took the Columbia Glacier Cruise out of Valdez. Again, the boat was well equipped and comfortable. The staff outstanding, and the Captain was very informative. Was well worth doing
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Response from colleens467, Owner at Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thanks for taking both tours! We hope to see you again and again!! Safe travels where ever they may be.
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Cruise staffs are very professional. It was unforgettable experiences and will recommend it to friends. It is really must see.
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Response from colleens467, Owner at Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
Responded 15 Sep 2019
Thanks for traveling with us and for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again in the future on board.
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Enjoyed the experience of the Stan Steven Cruise to Columbia Glacier. The cabin was warm or you can hand out on the deck and enjoy the fresh cool air and sounds of the ocean. Excellent lunch served with a variety that provided something for everyone. Captain and staff were
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Response from colleens467, Owner at Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Thanks for traveling with us. We hope the rest of your travels went well and we hope to see you again in the future.
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