Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

  • Glacier Point Wilderness Safari in Alaska
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    If glacier viewing is on your bucket list, you won’t want to miss this unique excursion
  • Davidson Glacier shore excursions
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    The glacier seems to just keep getting bigger and bigger the closer you get!
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    Travel with about 24 guests from Skagway to Glacier Point beach – this is about a 1-hour transfer at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Davidson Glacier
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    Glacial water takes on a different color and the deep blues make for excellent photography opportunities
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    Keep an eye out for marine wildlife on the way from Skagway to Glacier Point
  • Davidson Glacier in the Fall
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    A calm lake awaits the canoe paddle right up to the face of Davidson Glacier
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    After getting geared up, a short quarter-mile hike through temperate rainforest opens up to an amazing view
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    Enjoy a short transfer from the boat – even this ride is full of ecological information
  • Voyager canoe Glacier Point
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    Groups of up to 10 guests paddle together with a professional guide narrated the journey
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    The 31-foot expedition canoes are the vehicle of choice for paddling out for an up close encounter with Davidson Glacier
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    The small-group setting adds to the experience of this high-rated Skagway shore excursion.
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    The scenic catamaran ride is only part one of this adventure – now get ready for rain forest hiking and glacial lake paddling!
  • Glacier Point
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    Enjoy a humbling paddle up to the face of Davidson Glacier – a first-hand view!
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    The boat used for transfer between Skagway and Glacier Point beach – even this journey has its highlights!
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    There aren’t many Skagway tours that put guests this close to a glacier
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    The size of the canoe provides a reference point as to the magnificent scale of Davidson Glacier.
An adventurous combo excursion that has a little bit of everything: a catamaran cruise, rainforest hike and a scenic paddling journey that culminates with a face-to-face view of Davidson Glacier. This Skagway shore excursion is geared towards the active traveler who wants to experience the natural side of Skagway and the surrounding area in a small-group setting. The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari is one of the most positively-reviewed Skagway tours as it journeys to a true a wilderness setting surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty. Its exclusivity means limited seating and only a couple departures daily, so advanced reservations are highly recommended.

What to expect and what not to expect with this Skagway shore excursion

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.

  • Advanced reservations recommended - limited seating
  • Ranked #2 Skagway activity on TripAdvisor
  • Dock-to-dock transportation
  • 6.5 hours duration
  • Fully narrated by local guides
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Smaller groups & intimate experience

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 by RHIB back to Skagway.

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:

  • Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to participate on this tour so long as participants are at least 50 lbs. and capable of walking ¼ mile over natural terrain.
  • Accessibility: Must weigh between 50 lbs. and 350 lbs. Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approx. ¼ mile over natural terrain.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Alaskan weather can be variable, so it's recommended to plan accordingly. Dress in layers so that you can take off an extra layer when the sun is out or throw on a rain jacket if there is a drizzle.
For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar
  • Participant Rate: $219.00
  • + 5% sales tax
    There is no price distinction between adults and children for this tour.
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Is transportation included? Where is the meeting location for this tour?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your cruise ship. The guides will meet you right at the end of your specific cruise ship and you will be returned to the cruise ship at the end of the tour. If booking online, you will receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete instructions immediately upon booking.
Q:Our ship arrives at 7:00 a.m. - do we have time to make the 7:30 a.m. departure?
Yes! In many ways, the 7:30 a.m. departure is geared towards guests arriving at 7:00 a.m. Just be prepared to disembark early or on time and there shouldn't be any problems joining the 7:30 a.m. departure.
Q:Is the afternoon 1:30 p.m. tour safe with our cruise ship schedule?
It will depend on your itinerary but this afternoon tour is designed to be safe for any cruise ships with an 8:15 p.m. departure or later. That means if your ship leaves at 8:15, 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., you can comfortably book this tour as it will return to the cruise docks by about 7:30 p.m. The majority of the passengers on this trip will be in the same boat as you (pun intended).
Q:Is this excursion suitable for guests of all ages?
All ages are welcome to participate so long as they are at least 50 lbs.
Q:What times are the departures?
The departure times for all of our excursions vary by the day. Complete the information on the sidebar for the most up-to-date availability.
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Rating of This tour has received an average of4.85 stars on a total of 60 Ratings

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Debra
San Francisco
2016/07/31
Highlight of our whole cruise

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!!

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Ali
Miami, FL
2016/07/03
Must do excursion

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!

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John and Linda B.
Moorpark CA 93021
2016/07/03

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.

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Kathi
New Jersey
2016/07/03
Excellent excursion!

Everything was perfect and went smoothly. The entire staff was professional, very knowlegable and lots of fun!
We really loved this tour....5 stars!

Kevin
Kevin
Louisville, ky
2016/07/03
We were able to touch the Davidson glacier

All the guides were Awesome. Jake had lots of experience and knowledge along with the rest of the staff.

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