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Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez

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    What to Expect
    Cruise the majestic waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez to Meares Glacier. In route our local captains will travel the shorelines looking for the wildlife that call the Sound home.   This tour has the time to travel the locations where we typically spot sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, Humpback or Orca Whales, porpoise, eagles, puffins, cormorants and more. Meares Glacier, an advancing tidewater glacier, is nestled in the back of a narrow fjord, providing you the opportunity to view the face of this glacier in conditions that allow you to hear the thundering roar as the ice calves (falls) from the glacier face. On board your all-Alaskan captain and crew will share with you stories about the history of the Sound from early explorers, gold and copper mining, oil shipping, commercial fishing and the 1964 Earthquake.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises Office
    Tour Dock, Valdez Small Boat Harbor
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Lunch: A lunch is served around 12:00 PM
    • Snacks: A light soup snack is served around 5:30 PM
    • Light refreshments: Complimentary coffee, tea and water served all day.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks: A cash based snack bar with snacks and sodas 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
    • A vegetarian option is available, however travelers with special dietary needs or restrictions are encouraged to bring their 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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour group sailed with this company on Prince William Sound. What a wonderful experience! Coffee and hot chocolate were available. A hot lunch was served and we had a terrific time. We had a female captain and she and the staff knew their stuff....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Slick5276
    colleens467, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for traveling with us and for taking the time to review our company. We are happy you had a great time on Prince William Sound. We hope to see you on board next time you are in Valdez.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We took the 8hr Mears Glacier Cruise and it was excellent. The boat was very well outfitted and comfortable. A meal was served on the trip out and Clam Chowder served on the return trip. The Captain was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    colleens467, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your journey and hope to see you on board again when you return to Valdez.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We would highly recommend this cruise. We had a blast! The scenery was breathtaking, the Captain and crew were very friendly and anytime there were wildlife out the Captain stopped and waited until everyone had time to take pictures. The glacier is beyond beautiful !

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ikedude
    colleens467, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for traveling with us this summer. We a happy you enjoyed your travels. Please come visit the Sound again.

    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    A must-do when you are in Valdez. Captain Amanda took us to so many great places, we saw a lot of great landscape and lots of animals, including a humpback whale. Thanks for this once-in-a-Lifetime experience!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Heine1969
    colleens467, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the water with us. We will share your kind review with our crew and captains.

    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    We stayed at the Best Western so Stan's is right outside the door. We checked around and this was what seemed the best for our $ and our schedule. We were not disappointed. Boarding was easy, The boat is very spacious and comfortable. We hung...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ssparkd
    colleens467, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    Thank you for traveling us and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Prince William Sound. We hope to see you next time you are in Valdez.

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