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Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

112 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-4731
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112 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-4731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I joined a cruise with Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Tours in May 2016 during our escorted 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' tour with Titan Travel. We were staying for 2 nights on a room only basis at the Mountain View Hotel, Valdez and the cruise was...More

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SStephensCruises, Owner at Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to see you again if you make it back to Alaska!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have known the Stephens for over 35 years and am very familiar with this cruise. I have personally taken the cruise to the glaciers at least a dozen time and recommend it to all my friends and business acquaintances every year. It is, in...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was one of the best day trips we did on our trip to Alaska. The boat holds 140 passengers but we only had 40 on board so there was plenty of room to move both inside and out on the deck. The captain gave...More

Thank scsmMelbourne
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Everyone who comes toValdez needs to take this trip. You see whales, Seals, Outers, to see the free ice in the water is breath taking so beautiful . A awesome trip.

Thank Darlene B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This cruise was an all day thing, and I thought I might get bored, but it was awesome! We were fortunate, as it was a sunny nice day, so we sat out on the deck. Saw seals, sea otters and puffins. Also got to see...More

Thank frhotdog154
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We recently took the Stan Stevens Meares Glacier Cruise out of Valdez. What a delightful trip. The boat was comfortable, food and drinks were adequate and the captain and staff were knowledegable and friendly. When some significant feature was in sight, the boat would be...More

Thank oldanalyst
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We did the Columbia Glacier Cruise on a Sunday. and had a fabulous day on the water. Staff very friendly and commentary from the captain was excellent. It was all very informal and we could stand right beside the captain who answered any questions we...More

Thank alanmary16
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We did the 7hr Columbia Glacier cruise and it could'nt have been with a better Cpt and crew all so friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cruised from Whittier, AK to Valdez, AK on a sunny and gorgeous day. Not much wildlife to be seen, unfortunately, but the cruise was spectacular anyway. All staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We took a side trip to Meares glacier to see it close...More

Thank Wendalyn S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Won a cruise at our local fair's silent auction, so FINALLY got to get on board with the Stan Stephens crew. Agree with Jack L about the wheelchair access; one of the heads on board will accommodate a wheelchair patron with ease, so don't deny...More

Thank Margie S
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Linda K
What time in the morning does the Columbia Glacier cruise depart?
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.
What kind of zoom range in a lens would be recommended to get good wildlife photos on this cruise?
28 October 2015|
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Response from Gisela S | Reviewed this property |
i use a Canon SX60 with a 65x Optical zoom lens. The better your zoom the better photos of wildlife you will get in Alaska.
Mary or Jon D
Comparing Stan Stephans and LuLu Belle for wildlife/glacier tour. votes? Pros and cons?
25 May 2015|
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Response from SStephensCruises | Property representative |
We are a crew of year round Alaskans dedicated to sharing Prince William Sound with travelers from all over the globe. On paper our Columbia Glacier Cruise will seem similar but the real difference will be in the experience... More