Hubbard Glacier is a tidewater glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada. From its source in the Yukon, the glacier stretches 122 km (76 mi) to the sea at Yakutat Bay and Disenchantment Bay. It is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving face over ten kilometers (6 miles) wide.
The longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving face over six miles wide, the Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. These glaciers calve when giant pieces of ice crack off the head of the glacier and fall into the sea. While the faces of most glaciers advance very slowly if at all, Hubbard is an exception, its face is continually moving farther out into the sea.
Cruises are designed to provide passengers with the best viewing possible anywhere and you'll be able to see this massive natural wonder of blue ice from just about anywhere onboard.
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 2,172.62 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 9 hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port of Juneau offers berths right adjacent to the downtown area. You can literally walk off the ship into a shop, restaurant or bar.
At Sitka ships anchor up in one of the channels outside of Sitka and tender into the main wharf (just below Castle Hill). Downtown Sitka is a 2-block walk from the tender port.
Travel Links – Hubbard Glacier can be accessed by boat from Juneau. Juneau is a main port for the Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska's ferry system. The ferry runs regularly throughout Southeast Alaska with regular stops in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangel, Sitka, Haines, and Skagway. Visitors can access Juneau from Seattle or Anchorage with Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines also has regularly scheduled flights to Ketchikan, Sitka, Wrangell, and Petersburg- with summer service to Gustavus.
Sitka can be accessed by plane and is also a popular port for cruise ships on the Alaska Marine Highway.