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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Tour

4.8
105 reviews

Excursion Overview

Travel through fjords and rainforests!

This wilderness excursion will give guests the opportunity to travel through rain forests and fjords while taking in some of Alaska's most impressive scenery. The outstanding sights will range from wildflowers to expansive mountains, and eventually, open up to jaw-dropping views of the Davidson Glacier.

The adventure starts aboard a custom-designed boat able to provide an up-close sightseeing expedition. All along the journey through the deepest fjord in North America, guests with a keen eye may spot seals, whales, and outpouring waterfalls. A naturalist guide will educate guests about the surrounding sights and beautiful landscape as they pass through.

Upon arriving at the secluded beach at Glacier Point, guests will have a brief, venturous drive over the forested glacial moraines. Once at the base camp, guests will be able to gear up in the provided rubber boots and life jackets. A short quarter-mile stroll into the forest opens up to reveal a stunning view of a crystal clear lake and Davidson Glacier above. A voyager canoe awaits guests here, from which they will enjoy a trip paddling around the lake. Guests treat themselves to up-close glacial views and the impressive Alaskan wilderness while their guide imparts their considerable knowledge of the surrounding wild landscape.

Upon arrival back at the base camp, guests can enjoy a picnic-style lunch along the beach before their returning trip via catamaran. A perfect excursion for the family or solo traveler!

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bottled water and boxed lunch (Please alert our team about dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergies at checkout)
  • Safety jackets and waterproof boots

Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 7 years old and/or 4'10" in height
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs
  • Maximum weight: 350 lbs
  • Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately a 1/4 mile over natural terrain

Duration: 5.5-5.75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 10 minutes - walk from ship to marina
  • 2.5 hours - total roundtrip boat ride
  • 1 hour - safety talk, gearing up, short hike, and bus ride
  • 1.5 hours - canoe/glacier viewing time
  • 1 hour - transportation back to the beach/picnic lunch

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the end of the pier where your cruise ship is docked. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You will be greeted by our tour guides in front of your cruise ship, who will escort you to the boat ride to Glacier Point. It is important that you are ready to exit the ship upon arrival in order to have ample time to meet your guides.

Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.

The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.

Air temperature can drop as much as 10°F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife-watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed!

No. Access has become more challenging as warmer weather has contributed to the glacier's recession and it's not accessible to walk on.

Yes. Guests must be at least 7 years old to participate and must weigh between 50-350 lbs.

Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately 1/4 mile natural terrain trail.


Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Beverages and lunch are included. Please alert our team about dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergies.

 

Guest Reviews

4.8

105 total

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Emi L

On Jun 2024

Fantastic tour! Some may say that the tour is too long but my husband and I enjoyed every minute! Included: 1 hour Catamaran ride to the "base camp," a short bus ride into the rainforest, changed into rubber boots, put on a life vest, got a paddle, hiked a relatively short distance in the rainforest to a canoe style boat, crossed to the other side of the "river", walked to the other side of the little island, got into another boat and traveled through a beautiful lake to the other side, then walked closer to the Davidson Glacier. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! Our canoe guide, Darien was awesome! We were sad when time was up and we had to get back. We did the reverse: Walk, canoe, walk, canoe, hike, bus, base camp (where we had a sandwich lunch), catamaran back to Skagway. I highly recommend this tour!

Joseph W

On Jun 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour to the Davidson Glacier, this experience will remain with us forever. The group had a great time and the guides were super fun. We were also able to see Sea Lions on the way back to port.

Michelle G

On Sep 2023

Great tour! All made us feel welcomed! Cooper was our guide and he was great! Izzy was good at making us feel comfortable during the bumpy ride, due to weather conditions creating strong waves.

Marvin B

On Aug 2023

Great the people were awesome...great tour!

Carol M

On Aug 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide Izzie was very knowledgeable and made the boat ride out to the departure point for the glacier tour enjoyable. Seeing the Rainforest was wonderful and canoeing to the delta basin of the Davidson Glacier was an easy stretch. We saw numerous eagles along the boat ride out, and also saw a group of seals up close, on our way back. This is a remote area and we were delighted to experience a bit of Alaska this way.

$299.00

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$299.00

Duration: 5.5-5.75 hours

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Duration: 5.5-5.75 hours



Adult (12+): $299.00

Child (7-12 Over 50lbs): $299.00

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