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I arrived in Valdez on a rainy dull day and I had not advance booked a boat tour to see the calving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ehel
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Alberta
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The Lu-Lu Belle is a must do in Alaska!

My husband and I attended church aboard the lulu bell on Sunday morning, then went back a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim9258SC
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Silver City, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in Valdez on a rainy dull day and I had not advance booked a boat tour to see the calving glaciers and sea wildlife. Word of mouth was that LuLu Belle had the best tour so I stopped in to see if they...More

Thank Ehel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I attended church aboard the lulu bell on Sunday morning, then went back a couple of hours later and did the glacier tour. It was one of our very best experiences in Alaska. The captain/owner was so incredibly informative and gave us...More

Thank Kim9258SC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain of this boat did not stop talking for 8 hours of the cruise. No about what about what we were seeing or the history of the area No, he went on about how oil is great, unions are bad, climate change is a...More

Thank HaHaHoHoHeHeHaHa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Skilled captain, beautiful boat, fabulous scenery, and a good value except for one painful fact. The captain has a microphone, and there’s no place except the toilet to escape his political monologues. Never mind that you’re paying him, and you don’t get a turn at...More

1  Thank Pete A
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time in Valdese, Alaska. We have friends that have worked for Captain and Fred for mini mini years, the Meriolis‘s. Upon their recommendation, we took the day cruise. We do not regret doing this :-) the Captain and the crew exceptional!...More

Thank 298jasone
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We have been on several glacier cruises out of different places in Alaska and I have to say that Lu Lu Belle is by far the best one yet. Captain Fred kept us in stitches most of the trip with his quirky sense of humor....More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The boat was beautiful; the scenery and wildlife amazing, and we appreciated the on board help and the captains willingness to stay a bit longer and watch for whales and calving glaciers. We enjoyed the captain’s stories and information, but it went on for too...More

1  Thank ojaistars
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

LOVED the trip to the glacier...the captain and crew were knowledgeable, friendly. The briwnies were lucious. We saw seals, whales, otters, eagles, just a wonderful, comfortable trip. Highly recommend!

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

captain fred is a character funny little comments and lots of information of history and wildlife and the area - the day we went out he tried hard to find us whales which we found none but it made our cruise 9hrs and 20 min...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The boat ride on the LuLu Belle was amazing! What makes this boat different than the others is the willingness the captain has to allow some liberty between trips and customize it for his passengers. This means if we run into a pod of orca,...More

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484eugeneh
10 July 2018|
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Response from JEAN1999 | Reviewed this property |
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jerzeygirl1212
15 May 2018|
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Response from JEAN1999 | Reviewed this property |
You will see glacier calving. It may be large or small; most likely small. you will see otters, sea lions, orcas, puffins
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TravelingYanks
17 January 2018|
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Response from SVAA0814 | Reviewed this property |
"Chapel of God's creation" -- We attended the Sunday service in 2017 August and I loved it. There is service (prayer) on the boat - however if you don't want to participate, then you can go on the upper deck. I thought... More
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