Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez, Alaska, is more than just a 6-hour journey; it’s an awe-inspiring escapade that captures the essence of Alaska’s wilderness in its purest form.
Valdez, often called the “Switzerland of Alaska,” is the perfect backdrop to begin this voyage. Nestled in Prince William Sound, Valdez is a hidden gem—a slice of paradise enveloped by rainforests, tidewater glaciers, and towering mountains.
One afternoon in August, as the clock inched toward 2:30 p.m., our excursion began from Valdez towards Columbia Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound and the second largest in North America.
A canopy of clouds initially shrouded the sky, but they gradually dispersed as if to offer us an unobstructed view of Alaska’s splendor.
Our journey through Alaska’s pristine wilderness was skillfully guided by the seasoned team at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises.
If your Alaskan adventure checklist features encountering plenty of wildlife, beautiful waterfalls, sailing amidst huge chunks of ice and large icebergs, and witnessing a beautiful glacier and its majestic sprawl, this cruise is an experience you can’t afford to miss.
My family and I—my husband, our 22-month-old explorer, and our 7-year-old nature enthusiast—sailed into this natural wonderland, ready to experience realms of wonder only Alaska can offer.
Trust me, it’s a crescendo worth experiencing.