Private Charters

Private Charters

Photo of inside of Klondike Express prepared for private charter cruise

Private Charter Service

Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC is an experienced tour operator in the private charter business. We have serviced many national conferences, family reunions, weddings and other special events on board our morning, full day or evening charters. Tour Operators wishing to transit Prince William Sound by private charter have also contracted us to travel between Whittier and Valdez. Our fleet of custom sightseeing catamarans is available from May through September. Charter service provides your group exclusive access to the entire vessel and crew. Meal service can be arranged. Narration is generally provided by our captain and crew on charters, but a U.S. Forest Service Ranger can be arranged with advance notice.

Our Fleet

M/V Klondike Express

The Klondike Express is the largest, fastest and most luxurious catamaran in all of Alaska. This 137-foot, high-speed catamaran holds 338 passengers on three decks, two of which are enclosed and heated and there is an inside seat and table for every passenger on board. The Klondike Express is a non-smoking vessel. However, we have designated a small exterior area where smoking will be permitted during times that the vessel is underway.

M/V Glacier Quest

The Glacier Quest is an 80 foot catamaran that carries 149 passengers on 3 decks, two of which are enclosed and heated and there is an inside seat and table for every passenger on board. The Glacier Quest is a non-smoking vessel. However, we have designated a small exterior area where smoking will be permitted during times that the vessel is underway.

Charter Routes

M/V Klondike Express

3 Hour Charter – Cruise into Blackstone Bay to see Beloit and Blackstone Glacier
3.5 Hour Charter - Cruise directly to Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord
4.5 Hour 26 Glacier Cruise Charter – Follow our 26 Glacier Cruise route as you travel through Esther Passage and up to Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord

M/V Glacier Quest

3.5 Hour Charter – Cruise into Blackstone Bay to see Beloit and Blackstone Glacier
6 Hour 26 Glacier Cruise Charter – Follow our 26 Glacier Cruise route as you travel through Esther Passage and up to Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord

Taxes and Fees

The City of Whittier has a $5.00 per passenger head tax that is not included in the rates listed below. This will be collected once the final passenger number is established.

Book a private charter by emailing Sales & Marketing  or call 907-276-8023