Prince WIlliam Sound 26 Glacier Cruise

10 hours | Anchorage | 1 A K - A N C - 6 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Glaciers
  • Chugach National Forest
  • Prince William Sound
Wheelchair Accessible, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Welcome Aboard! Travel by coach from Anchorage to Whittier as your experienced driver guide points out the sights along Turnagain Arm and the scenic Seward Highway. Spend the day retracing the routes early explorers travelled during the Harriman Expedition. Your 5-hour glacier cruise will cover 140-miles of narrow fjords, calm passages and stunning scenery. From your catamaran, you'll come face to face with towering masses of ice, so close you can hear glaciers move while gazing upon their brilliant blue hues and towering spires. You will see different types of glaciers, including Alpine (hanging), Piedmont and Tidewater. It's not uncommon to see a glacier calve-where pieces of ice break off into the water. To witness this massive movement of ice and hear its thunderous roar is truly an unforgettable experience! Yet, with the bounty of glacial wonders, it's not just about the ice. The wildlife is equally astounding. Enjoy sightings of sea otters, harbor seals, Dall's porpoise and Steller sea lions during the cruise. You may also spot whales (both humpback and orcas), bears, mountain goats and bald eagles. You will even stop at a bird rookery that is home to thousands of kittiwakes.

Professional narration about the geography, history, glaciers and wildlife is provided by U.S. Forest Service Rangers and the Captain on your cruise.The M/V Klondike Express is the largest, fastest and most luxurious catamaran in Alaska. This 137-foot, high-speed catamaran has three decks, two of which are enclosed and heated. All decks have outdoor areas with plenty of room for everyone to get an up close view. Comfortable upholstered booths with tables designated for 4-guests and 6-guests and large picture windows provide panoramic views from every seat. The bar offers Alaskan Ales, wine, spirits, light snacks, and a variety of gift shop items for purchase (at your own expense). Seven restrooms, complimentary hot coffee, tea and ice water at self-serve stations are available throughout the cruise.

A complimentary hot lunch is served right to your table featuring wild Alaska cod with an Alaska Amber beer batter, locally grown potato chips from the Alaska Chip Company and our own freshly prepared coleslaw. After your cruise, board your motorcoach for your return trip back to Anchorage.

Special Notes:

Guests need to make sure they do not reserve Land Excursions on the day of cruise tour arrival or departure that will conflict with their air schedules. Please allow at least two hours between the time your land excursion begins or ends and your flight.

Tour departs from the Hotel Captain Cook. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dress in layers. Bring a camera, binoculars, fleece jacket, hat, gloves, sturdy rubber sole shoes and a wind/waterproof coat. Lunch is included and served on board the vessel. The boat is heated and restroom equipped. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed. Travel time is approximately 2½ each way.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Scenic motorcoach ride to Whittier via tunnel

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
4

Safety briefing and board catamaran

Transport type:
Walking

Glacier Cruise in Prince William Sound

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
315
Time at site:
06:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Scenic motorcoach ride to Anchorage via tunnel

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
4