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Glacier Quest Cruise
The Glacier Quest is your quickest way to see the massive tidewater glaciers of Alaska. Enjoy the towering cliffs, sea birds and otters. Watch for wildlife on the shore too, as your captain guides the boat across pristine waters to Blackstone and Beloit glacier, some of the most amazing sights you will ever see.
M/V Glacier Quest
Our newest addition to the fleet, this 80 foot catamaran holds 149 passengers on 3 decks, two of which are enclosed and heated with 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.
Comfortable upholstered booths with tables are available for all passengers and the large picture windows provide a view from every seat. A saloon, snack bar, gift shop and three restrooms are a few of the other amenities available to our Glacier Quest passengers.
Cruise with a National Forest Service Ranger
All of our cruises are narrated by a Chugach National Forest Service Ranger. They provide an insider’s view of this area and are available all day to teach you about the natural history of the area. They’ll also work with the kids on the popular “Junior Ranger” program. Always a hit! Please note: Ranger program begins approximately June 1st. Prior to June 1st, narration provided by trained and professional Captain and Crew.
Complimentary Hot Lunch!
We never charge extra...lunch is on us!
You can choose one of the following options:
- Fish and Chips: Wild Alaska cod, our own fresh made coleslaw and Alaska made potato chips.
- Sandwich and Chips: Roast beef, turkey and cheddar sub on an Asiago baguette with Alaska made potato chips and our own coleslaw, made fresh daily.
- Are you gluten free or vegetarian? Try our Teriyaki Rice Bowl served with our fresh coleslaw* and rice pudding.
*Please note the coleslaw contains egg in the dressing.
- Kids meal: Hotdog, fruit cup and potato chips.
Our snack bar, full service saloon and gift selection are available throughout your voyage. Sip your favorite Alaskan Beer, wine or cocktail while enjoying a front row seat on your ultimate Alaskan adventure.
Warm your spirits with one of our signature hot drinks or freshen up with our very own Glacier Ice Margarita.
Buy a cute otter for the grandkids back home!
No Sea Sickness – Guaranteed
With the combination of our stable catamaran, the M/V Glacier Quest, and the protected waters of Prince William Sound – we guarantee a trip without sea sickness or your money back. If you’re concerned about motion sickness in the least, we’re the choice for you!
These playful little guys are often found throughout Black Stone Bay where glaciers from long ago have left an underwater shallow area that is prime for feeding. The otter, known for it’s rich pelt has no blubber like other marine mammals to keep them warm, and relies on a rich seafood diet, high metabolism, and constantly refreshing the air bubbles in its fur for warmth. Otters are known for being one of the only animals that use tools, having been seen using rocks and the like to break open shells while feeding.
This member of the dolphin family can be seen throughout the sound. The more docile orca whales are known as resident orcas and travel in large family groups or pods and feed on the salmon runs that make their way into Prince William Sound. They can be playful, and are often very curious. The transient orca whales feed on marine mammals such as seals and sea lions, and are not easily spotted, as they tend to be more stealthy. The resident pods can be spotted by the massive dorsal fins above the water as they travel, sometimes reaching up to six feet in height.
Keep a keen eye out for humpback whales, bears, mountain goats, sea lions and Dall's porpoise as you cruise the bay. While at the glaciers, it is common to see seals on top of the icebergs around the boat, and eagles are ever present in Black Stone Bay. We’ll do our best to point them out to you, but often rely on you, our guests as well to spot these critters as we travel.