Alaska Glacier and Wildlife Day Cruises
Prince William Sound is a wonderland of massive glaciers, dense spruce forests and abundant wildlife. Embark on a journey that retraces the path of early explorers Vitus Bering, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Captain James Cook and Captain George Vancouver. These great explorers discovered Alaska in 1741, navigated these waters in search of the Northwest Passage, identified new species of animals; Steller Sea Lion, Steller Jay, Steller Eider and Steller Sea Eagle, and traded with the indigenous people. Professional narration is provided by U.S. Forest Service Rangers on every cruise with stories about these early explorers and their adventures along our cruise routes.
A journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable. Explore the serenity of Esther Passage. View the majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the M/V Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska.
May 8 - October 3*, 2015
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$149 Adult, $89 Child plus taxes/fees
*See Rates/Schedules for operational updates on cruises departing 9/27-10/3.
- Esther Passage, Barry Arm, Harriman Fjord
- Explore over 140 miles of Prince William Sound
- Cruise by a Stellar sea lion rookery
- 26 named glaciers and many more along this route
- 5 hours, daily May - September
Great choice for families with children!
Cruise into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls. Watch for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales or mountain goats. The M/V Glacier Quest is our newest luxury catamaran that will whisk you to your adventure in comfort with large picture windows and heated cabin.
May 15 - September 13, 2015*
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$99 Adult, $59 Child plus taxes/fees
* The Glacier Quest will not be available on August 18, 2015.
- Shotgun cove, Blackstone Bay
- Explore 45 miles of Prince William Sound
- View waterfalls and spruce tree forest
- 7 alpine or tidewater glaciers along this route
- 3.75 hours, daily May - September
Both Cruises Include
Both cruises include a complimentary hot lunch, narration by U.S. Forest Service Rangers, reserved indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks for purchase, restroom equipped, and no seasickness guarantee.
Professional narration is provided by US Forest Service Rangers from Mid-May to Mid-September on every cruise. Narration is provided by our trained and professional Captain and crew if the Ranger is not on board.
We depart from Port of Whittier, about 60 miles or 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. Our cruises can easily be accessed by car, coach and rail service departing from Anchorage.
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