The Cruise Experience

Welcome aboard Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC. Every cruise into Prince William Sound is a unique and memorable way to view the beauty of the glaciers and wildlife of this pristine wilderness area. Conditions change daily due to weather, ice flows and wildlife activity. On a daily basis, the captains adapt to these changing conditions to provide the best cruise experience while keeping your safety and comfort a top priority. The crew is attentive throughout the cruise ensuring that your time with us is an enjoyable memory and a favorite highlight of your Alaska vacation.

No Sea Sickness - Guaranteed

With the combination of our stable catamarans 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!


Cruise With A Chugach National Forest Ranger

A Chugach National Forest Service ranger joins us on our 26 Glacier Cruise and Glacier Quest Cruise. They provide an insider view of this area and are available throughout the cruise to teach you about the natural history of the area. Families cruising with children are actively engaged during the cruise as they work through the “Junior Ranger” activity book. Towards the end of the cruise, once the activity book is completed, the children can earn a badge as they agree to be good stewards of our National Forests.
The Sunset Glacier Cruise is an evening departure and narration is provided by our trained and knowledgeable Captain and Crew members.

Complimentary Hot Lunch!

We never charge extra, lunch is on us! Choose one of the following options:

  • Fish Basket: Featuring Panko Crusted Wild Alaska Cod served with Alaska Chip Company potato chips and our own delicious coleslaw.
  • Chicken Basket: Featuring all white meat chicken breast tenderloin served with Alaska Chip Company potato chips and our own delicious coleslaw.
  • Vegetarian / Gluten Free Bowl: Teriyaki vegetables, tofu and brown rice served with our delicious coleslaw and a rice pudding cup.
  • Kid’s Meal (age 2-11): Choose from the above options or choose our all beef hotdog, Alaska Chip Company potato chips and a fruit cup.

Note: Our popular Fish Basket is served unless another option is requested at booking.
Guests with special dietary concerns may consult our 2016 Meal Nutrional Facts.
If we do not have a meal that meets your special circumstances, you are welcome to bring your own food.

Snack Bar

During the cruise, our galley is open throughout the voyage. We offer mini pizzas, nacho chips and hot dogs. In our display area for gifts and other items, we also have jerky sticks, trail mix, chocolate bars and other snack items to help satisfy your cravings. Try one of our delicious Polar Bear Smooches. These peppermint candies have the perfect combination of dark and milk chocolate and melt in your mouth. The galley and gift area is located on the main deck toward the aft section of both vessels.


Full Service Saloon

Warm your spirits with one of our signature hot drinks or freshen up with our very own Glacier Ice Margarita. Also available for purchse, our full service saloon features Alaskan ales on tap, wine, a full selection of spirits and liquors. Try our Klondike Coffee or a Polar Bear Smooch Hot Chocolate. Both are delicous treats when you come inside after feeling the cool glacier breeze on your face. 

Gift Shop

A small selection of Alaska themed gifts are available for purchase on board to share your cruise experience with friends and family back home. If you are seeking a larger variety of gifts, or wish you had purchased that favorite item onboard, you can visit our main gift store in Anchorage called Grizzly's Gifts. They are located at the corner of Est and 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage.

Reserved Seating

Large picture windows provide a view from every seat on the main and second deck on each vessel. Reserved indoor seating for each confirmed guest provides a designated location where we will serve lunch and creates a base camp to keep personal items during the cruise. Guests are encouraged to move about the vessel during the cruise to take advantage of the many outside observation decks. More seating info...


The M/V Klondike Express is equipped with seven restrooms located on the main and upper deck. The M/V Glacier Quest has three restrooms on the main deck. Both vessels have an ADA accessible restroom and baby changing table.

Ada Accessible

Our cruises provide a safe and comfortable way to explore Prince WIlliam Sound. The Glacier Quest Cruise can accommodate guests with limited mobility who can walk short distances or step over a raised threshold. The 26 Glacier Cruise can accommodate most guests who require use of a wheelchair during the cruise. Please contact us to discuss your special physical requirements in advance of your cruise.

If you require use of a motorized wheelchair, please contact us at 907-276-8023 to discuss the options available for cruising with us and traveling to Whittier.