Alaska/Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier (Cruise By)

Welcome to Hubbard Glacier, the longest and most active tidewater glacier in Alaska.  Measuring 76 miles from its source to the sea, this marvel of nature stretches from Mt. Logan in the Yukon to Disenchantment Bay.

There is nothing more exciting than watching a massive chunk of ice as it comes crashing down into the bay.   The roaring sound that goes with it is just as thrilling.  This is called glacier calving or as the Tingit people say; White Thunder.  We managed to capture this phenomenon on video; see below.

We sailed along the face of Hubbard Glacier and could see numerous small icebergs float past us.  Since the Radiance of the Seas has so many windows, you can see this magnificent river of ice from just about anywhere on the ship.  We had a balcony room so we alternated between the top deck and our balcony to see the view.

This was our last night on the ship.  We docked the next morning at Seward and took a bus to Anchorage.  Please join me next week as we start the land portion of our trip.

 

2 Replies to “Alaska/Hubbard Glacier”

  1. Hi Judy. This was definitely a highlight of the trip, and your photos are amazing! I couldn’t get the video to play on my phone but will try later on my desktop.

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