The journey starts with a 45-minute boat ride on a custom-designed powered boat with an enclosed cabin through Lynn Canal, North America's longest and deepest fjord. This cruise provides a whole new perspective on the area: slightly different than you will see from the cruise deck and stay alert for whales, seals, and cascading waterfalls originating from high mountain glaciers. Your naturalist guide provides a wealth of information along the way and it doesn't stop there. A short bus ride upon arrival at the secluded Glacier Point beach takes you to base camp. From there, gear up for a short, ¼ mile walk where suddenly the rain forest opens up to showcase Davidson Glacier in its majestic beauty.
From here, board a 31-foot voyager canoe to get a closer look. Spend some time exploring the glacial waters of the lake with bald eagles soaring overhead. Return to Glacier Point for a picnic lunch on the beach. Soak in those last moments of the natural silence this wilderness area exudes before the return trip back to Skagway.
Looking for another opportunity to explore Glacier Point? Check out the Glacier Point ATV Exploration! And if you want more glacier time altogether, why not take a look at our Glacier Discovery Helicopter Tour!
SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:
This expedition exceeded all our expectations. We had a perfect sunny day and even the boat ride out to the park was fun and interesting. The guides were great and truly seemed happy to be there. We were lucky in that we were able to canoe RIGHT UP TO THE GLACIER - there were ice climbers on the ice right nearby. We got to stand on it, touch it, etc. and hike all around, do some "silt" facials, etc. The majesty of the glacier was awesome. The guides were funny without being annoying and very knowledgable about the area and wildlife, etc. They also gave us a simple but nice and healthy lunch back at camp and showed us how to forage for wild strawberries near camp. We LOVED LOVED LOVED our day at the glacier!!
This excursion is a great way to experience the Alaskan wilderness up close. The staff is very knowledgable and personable and make the trip very fun. They get you as close to the glacier as possible, which is a must do! Definitely the best excursion I did on my trip!
We had an afternoon chop to the water on the way to Glacier Point, so the boat ride was a bit hard pounding. Once that was over, our guide Nate made the balance of the adventure great fun. My wife and I are 68 & 75 and had no problem keeping up with the younger folks. Highly recommended and well worth the price. The Glacier beautiful.
Everything was perfect and went smoothly. The entire staff was professional, very knowlegable and lots of fun!
We really loved this tour....5 stars!
All the guides were Awesome. Jake had lots of experience and knowledge along with the rest of the staff.