Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

6 Hours Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Skagway’s Premier Tour
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Unparalleled backcountry glacier visit
Wildlife Opportunities
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Sea lions, whales, and eagles
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Suitable for ages 7 and up


One of the most positively reviewed Skagway shore excursions, the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari takes you on a spellbinding journey through some of southeastern Alaska’s most scenic natural wonders with a voyage right up to the face of the awe-inspiring Davidson Glacier Skagway! Cruise in a catamaran along ice-scoured fjords, hike through dense rainforest, and paddle a canoe on a placid mountain lake to the stunning face of the ice wall! Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with a 60-minute catamaran cruise through the Lynn Canal, North America’s longest and deepest fjord. Stay alert to spot whales, sea lions, seals, and more as you pass by steep rock cliffs, hidden coves, and crashing waterfalls. As you take in these sights, your naturalist guide will provide a wealth of enlightening information. On arrival at secluded Glacier Point Beach, an outfitted adventure vehicle will carry you on a short drive across forested glacial moraines to base camp. A quarter-mile hike through the forest leads you to a breathtaking view of Davidson Glacier Skagway and of the lake below, where you will board a 31-foot voyager canoe for a peaceful paddle around the lake. Upon reaching the opposite shore, you will have the opportunity to hike towards the face of Davidson Glacier, if time permits. Back at Glacier Point, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach before your return cruise back to Skagway.

Ranked as the #2 Skagway activity on TripAdvisor, the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari is geared toward the active traveler who longs to get away from it all and out into the rich natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Seats are limited, however, so advanced booking is highly recommended for folks booking Alaska shore excursions on your own. The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari includes dock-to-dock transportation for your convenience and will be a day off the beaten track that is truly unforgettable!


Glacier lover? If you’re heading to Juneau and are searching for an even more intimate glacier adventure, you may want to check out our exclusive Mendenhall Glacier Paddle and Hike Tour.

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgeable Guides
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the afternoon 1:30 p.m. tour safe with our cruise ship schedule?
It will depend on your itinerary but this afternoon tour is designed to be safe for any cruise ships with an 8:15 p.m. departure or later. That means if your ship leaves at 8:15, 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., you can comfortably book this tour as it will return to the cruise docks by about 7:30 p.m. The majority of the passengers on this trip will be in the same boat as you (pun intended).
Is this excursion suitable for guests of all ages?
The minimum age to participate on this tour is 6 years old and participants must weigh at least 50 lbs.
Our ship arrives at 7:00 a.m. - do we have time to make the 7:30 a.m. departure?
Yes! In many ways, the 7:30 a.m. departure is geared towards guests arriving at 7:00 a.m. Just be prepared to disembark early or on time and there shouldn't be any problems joining the 7:30 a.m. departure.
Is transportation included? Where is the meeting location for this tour?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your cruise ship. The guides will meet you right at the end of your specific cruise ship and you will be returned to the cruise ship at the end of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete instructions immediately upon booking.
What times are the departures?
The departure times for all of our excursions vary by the day. Please check the sidebar to the right for availability information.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 13 years old • Minimum Weight: 50 lbs • Maximum Weight: 350 lbs • Minimum Height: 58 inches
The minimum age for this tour is 7 years old.
The minimum weight for this tour is 50 lbs.
The maximum weight for this tour is 350 lbs.
There is no walking on Davidson Glacier.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


6h 00min

Adult Rate

Itinerary • 6h 00min

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Your guides will meet you right at the gangway of your cruise ship for a short walk to the small boat harbor to head down to Glacier Point.

10 minutes
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You'll enjoy a stunning boat ride through Lynn Canal over to Glacier Point. Keep an eye out for Marine wildlife including seals, sea lions, and possibly whales during your ferry.

1 hour 15 minutes
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After reaching the beach, you'll hop on a bus for a short ride through the forest to the staging area. Here, you'll don your rubber boots and lifejackets for the journey.

1 hour
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After a short walk to the river, you'll hop in your canoes to journey closer to Davidson Glacier. Across the lake, you'll have time to get out of your canoes, venture closer, and take some stunning photos.

1 hour 30 minutes
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Returning to shore, you'll de-gear before hopping back in the bus and heading to the beach for a picnic-style lunch including a sandwich, trail mix, and applesauce.

1 hour
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After Lunch, you'll hop back in the boat for transport back to Skagway. Keep your eyes trained outside for mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, & more. Upon arrival back to Skagway, you'll be escorted back to your cruise ships.

1 hour