Columbia Glacier Cruise

Columbia Glacier Cruise

Departs from Valdez. Approximately 6 hours.


$167 pp


Come see Prince William Sound from Valdez on a complete day tour featuring glaciers, wildlife, and history! This glacier and wildlife cruise features a visit to spectacular Columbia Glacier, Southcentral Alaska’s largest tidewater glacier.

Stan Stephens Cruises has been operating in Prince William Sound for over 30 years. In addition to their experienced captains, each vessel features comfortable, warm, indoor seating and ample outdoor observation decks. On board you will have a chance to view the Sounds’ wildlife – whales, sea lions, puffins, seals, sea otters, eagles, goats, bears and more. You will learn about the history of the area.

Topics include Alaskan Natives indigenous to the Sound, gold & copper mining, commercial fishing, the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Learn about the historical events surrounding the 1989 oil spill and it’s aftermath. You will cruise approximately 80-miles roundtrip on this 6-1/2 hour tour. A light lunch is served on board.

This is also a great trip if you are staying at the Copper River Princess Lodge for two or more nights. Valdez is about 100 miles south of the Lodge, about two hours by car.