Alaska Glacier Viewing

Prince William Sound Adventures can bring you up close and personal with these beautiful giants.

We will travel to a tidewater glacier with a packed lunch onboard and dine as you view the earthly wonder. Glacier calving will leave you awestruck.

Not only will you enjoy the sights, but the sounds as well.

At some instances wildlife is spotted in the area. Floating icebergs are a favorite hang out spot for seals and they tend to come in groups. Bring your camera and video camera to capture this amazing memory!

Kayak trips to glaciers are also available for another way to view these colassal beauties.

About Alaskan Glaciers

Glaciers are a natural beauty made up of layers of ice, snow, sediment, rock and water. These layers are added over many years to build ice fields and glaciers.

Alaska's mixture of climate and topography has made a favored glacier terrain for the last 12.5 million years. Today there are still over 100,00 glaciers in Alaska, although ice covers only 5% of the state.

Glaciers come in a variety of types. Some of the best to view are tidewater glaciers, which as the name suggests, advance directly to the sea. Water and wind can help glaciers to crack and calve. Calving is when large pieces of the glacier separate from it. Tidewater glaciers that end in deep water can also calve from under the water, shooting huge pieces of ice like missiles up through the surface to fall back with mighty splashes. The image of slow, imperceptible glacial movement is now replaced by the sounds of the thundering ice bergs cracking and falling into the sea. The freshly-calved bergs are often a sparkling deep blue and assume fantastic shapes as they slowly drift with the currents or beach themselves on outgoing tides.