Frequently Asked Questions

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Can children travel on board? What are their rates?

We welcome children of all ages on all of our trips! Child rates are one half of the adult rates, ages 3-12. Children 2 or under free. We encourage parents to bring snacks and lunch items for their children if the meals we serve will not be satisfactory for your family.

How big are the boats and how many people can they hold?

We have two vessels. We have a 80 foot, 149 passenger fiberglass Westport and a 82 foot, 149 passenger aluminum catamaran built by All American Marine. All of our vessels are United States Coast Guard inspected and have on board enough life jackets and life rafts for everyone, including child sizes. For more information about our boats click here.
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What are the meals, are they included, and is there a vegetarian option?

All prices include meals. On our 7-hour Columbia Glacier Cruise we serve a bowl of clam chowder with a bagel, cream cheese and cookies. On our 9 hour Meares Glacier Excursion we serve a hot chicken alfredo on a bed of rice that is served with steamed vegetables, dinner roll and cookies. We serve an afternoon snack of clam chowder and crackers. We offer vegetarian options on all of our trips. If you have other dietary needs we suggest you bring an alternative that meets your requirements. You may bring your own snacks as well; we just ask that you avoid bringing large coolers. Small coolers are fine to bring on board. We serve complimentary coffee, hot tea, lemonade and water all day long. We do not serve alcohol and respectively ask that you do not bring your own on board.

Where can I stay in Valdez?

There are many, many hotels, bed & breakfasts, RV parks and cabin rentals. Please visit www.valdezalaska.org to learn about the other businesses in Valdez.