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Columbia Glacier Cruise Tour from Valdez

This glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. Onboard you will have a chance to view the Sound's wildlife, including sea lions, sea otters, and whales. You will learn about the mining, oil shipping, earthquake, and fishing history, and you will hear 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. A light meal is served onboard (included). The tour travels 80-miles round-trip. (Tour departs from the small boat harbor).

Season: Daily departures May 17 - September 14, 2014
This tour is NOT possible on:
June 5, 7, 13, 19, 26
July 12, 17, 18, 24, 25
August 7, 14, 16, 20, 21, 28
Departure Time: 12:00H (11:00H on September 1 - 14, 2014)
Duration: 6.5 - 7 hours

Price:
 USD 125 per adult / USD 62 per child (2-12 years)

Meares Glacier Cruise Tour from Valdez
Enjoy a 110-mile cruise in the majestic waters of Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier. Onboard you will have a chance to view the Sound's wildlife, such as sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and whales. You will learn the mining, oil, earthquake, and fishing history of Valdez, hear stories about the first people to explore and live in the Sound, and pass by the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your stop at Meares Glacier gives you the rare opportunity to see an advancing glacier, as well as the chance to witness glacial ice calving into the ocean. A lunch and afternoon soup snack will be served on-board. (Tour departs from the small boat harbor).

Season: Daily departures June 1 - August 31, 2014
This tour is NOT possible on:
June 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28
July 4, 5, 11, 19, 26
August 2, 8, 9, 23, 29, 30
Departure Time: 10:00H
Duration: 9 hours

Price:
 USD 160 per adult / USD 80 per child (2-12 years)

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