Columbia Glacier Cruise

Amazing glaciers, exciting wildlife, and a rich history


$162 Adult / Child $81 + $4 per person*

6 Hours

10:30 a.m. Departure

5/17/2024 – 9/15/2024

6-hour Columbia Glacier Cruise

If your time is more limited, our Columbia Glacier Cruise is the perfect option. This 6-hour journey through Prince William Sound features a visit to the Columbia Glacier area, where you will view the historic catastrophic retreat of Columbia Glacier. In addition to the amazing ice in Columbia Bay, you will have the opportunity to see the wildlife that lives in Prince William Sound including seals, sea otters, sea lions, humpback whales, orca, Dall’s porpoise, bald eagles or puffins. While on board you will learn about the mining, oil shipping, earthquakes and fishing history of the area.

On board a light meal is served. Complimentary water, tea, coffee, and lemonade are available, along with additional snacks for purchase.

Departure Time: 10:30 AM ***
Length: 6 hours
Dates of Operation: May 17 – September 15, 2024
Rates: $162.00 Adult + $4 Fees; $81.00 Child + $4 Fees

*** Departure time is modified for the following dates:
7:30 AM on June 14, July 3, 4 and 24, August 7, 21 and 23
2:30 PM on June 15, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 21, 24 and 25, August 7, 10, 14, 21, 23 and 30.

Captain Amanda looks forward to visiting Columbia Glacier to see its amazing blue ice. “Growing up, I had heard of the color glacier blue, but really had no idea what it truly was until I went to Columbia Glacier. There is nothing I love more at Columbia Glacier than being able to cruise up to a huge, blue iceberg and letting people experience it firsthand.”

Captain Alan believes Columbia Glacier is one of the more unique tidewater glaciers in Alaska that one can visit. “No matter how close you are, you are getting to witness its retreat and geologic history.”  

Captain Chris enjoys sharing the story of Columbia Glacier’s retreat and how “it’s the first time a retreat such as this has been documented from start to finish (whenever that may be).”

Captain Caleb’s favorite part of Columbia Glacier is “cruising among the massive glacial ice chunks and being surrounded by the ice and mountains.”

We are fascinated by the ice in Columbia Bay, and Marketing & Reservations Manager Selah agrees!  “Seeing the massive glacial ice in Columbia Glacier Bay is my favorite part of going on our Columbia Glacier cruise.”