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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises has been at home in Valdez and Prince William Sound since 1971. Known then as North Star Marine Charters, Stan and Mary Helen Stephens operated fishing and hunting charters on their first vessel the 26 foot...more
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112 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing day in Valdez. The crew was very friendly, and the captain of the ship was knowledgeable. I can highly recommend the glacier tour. Alaska in the Fall presents amazing colors.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great cruise for viewing the glacier, but the wildlife viewing left a lot to be desired. Perhaps it was just the day, but we saw one raft of sea otters, one bald eagle, a two whales diving and a few seals on...More

Thank lanamom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very professionally run, comfortable and enjoyable cruise. Ben, the captain, did an excellent job of giving commentary during the trip, pointing out and slowing down for wildlife along the way as well as talking about the geography and glaciers. We saw lots...More

Thank NIKieser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're told we were doing this boat trip got on the boat and skipper came over the microphone and welcomed use aboard and said it was a 7 hour trip my heart sank thinking 7 hours on a boat But I was wrong we seen...More

Thank Wendy P
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your day with us on Prince William Sound. Thanks for reviewing the day. Enjoy your Alaska journey!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a splendid trip up to the Columbia glacier on board Stan Stephens latest one year old catamaran cruiser Glacier Spirit. Despite a miserable rainy day which kept visibility down to half a mile, this 7 hour journey was filled with wonder! We...More

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Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you decided to travel with us and happy you enjoyed your day. We hope the rest of your travels go well.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the whole day on the boat looking for glaciers and wildlife and had a great time. The ship was nice, staff very friendly, the food good. The captain and the rest of the staff spent a great deal of time looking out for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were quite disappointed with the cruise as we had booked the Mears Glacier cruise before leaving Australia and we were really looking forward to seeing the Mears Glacier, however when we got to Valdez there was a message for us from the tour company...More

Thank JanetteE59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During my round trip through Alaska I also booked this tour. It was great to spot al those bald eagles, orcas, whales, sea lions, seals etc. One of the highlights, highly recommended!

Thank AngeliqueK190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time! The glaciers were amazing. The 6 hour tour was the perfect amount of time to be out.

Thank Laura S
Colleen S, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for traveling us and taking time to review your trip. We are glad you had a good day and we hope you will travel with us again if you are back in Valdez.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great tour, highlight of our trip, we saw the biggest glacier calving we had ever seen at Columbia glacier, a ~150 ft tall cave on the glacier face completely collapsed. The scenery was absolutely beautiful along the way. And many many marine...More

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Marlene Z
12 July 2018|
Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
On an overcast day you could see temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. On a sunny day it could be in the 70’s +. No matter what the weather a wind and waterproof layer is suggested. Even if not raining it will help block... More
Kelli K
6 May 2018|
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Response from Colleen S | Property representative |
Thanks you for being interesting in traveling with Stan Stephens Cruises. We do encourage guests to book in advance whenever possible. It both secures you a seat and allows us to plan. Travelers who have a more flexible... More
Linda K
5 February 2017|
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Response from oldanalyst | Reviewed this property |
The Columbia leaves at 11:00. We took the Meares which leaves at 10:00 I suggest you arrive a half hour or so early. If you are staying in Valdez, this is easy since everything is within a short walking distance of the dock.