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Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
+1 907-274-7300
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Whittier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling day cruises into Prince William Sound, and the grandeur of its ever-changing glaciers. Choose between the 5.25... more » Owner description: Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling day cruises into Prince William Sound, and the grandeur of its ever-changing glaciers. Choose between the 5.25 hour Surprise Glacier Cruise and the 4.5 hour Blackstone Glacier Cruise. All trips are hosted by a Chugach National Forest Ranger. At the glaciers you'll often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks of ancient ice. This area is also home to a wide variety of animals including sea lions, seals, sea otters,and mountain goats; as well as an abundance of bird rookeries with many species including eagles and kittywakes. You can enhance your experience with our Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared on board the vessel. All guests are guaranteed reserved seating inside our heated cabins. « less
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful cruise. Reserved seating takes away that stress, but basically our seat was for our bags, as we spent the entire cruise outside on the decks. This cruise is for glacier watching. Good periods of time spent at 2 glaciers waiting for some action, which was rewarded. On way back got some good close up viewing of otters (not very... More

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very courteous staff, reserved seating, great food- previous comments were not s great about the Salmon but it was really good. Much better than the food served at the Aurora grill at Alyeska Resort. Captain skill was exceptional in taking the boat close to the Gull nests. Overall an wonderful experience.

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our glacier viewing boat trip. The seating on the boat was comfortable and the views of the glaciers and wildlife (otter, harbor seals, kittiwakes) was great. Only complaint was that we left a half hour late (waiting for late passengers) and therefore we were cut a little short on our tour.

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our first trip to Alaska would be a land tour. Our first excursion on the water would be out of Whittier on the Prince William Sound on Major Marine Tours. Not long after we left Whittier, we had a pod of Dall's Porpoise play with the boat for over 10 minutes. The Captain said it was rare for them to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really loved our trip to Surprise Glacier. We had a wonderful captain.-Captain Laura. and a very fine and experienced female park ranger(Name escapes me now), both very enthusiastic and knowlegable.The food was pretty good. Mostly we loved seeing the calving of the glacier and the Humpback whales we saw. The otters and sea lions were prettty cool too. We... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The staff on this trip were great! They were professional, helpful, and very accommodating. When we saw a whale, the crew took as much time as possible to wait for us to see it again and again. They provide binoculars and try to get you as close to things as possible, while maintaining the appropriate distance according to laws and... More

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Winooski, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great Value. Saw many glaciers, over 10 humpback and the captain was great. Unlimited buffet was also excellent. Highly recommend this.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely and totally fantastic. the up close of the glacier while several "calves" was extraordinary. Seeing the otters and seals was great and the unbelievable show a Krill-Baleen whale performed for us was the iceing on the cake. Made me want to go again. The small crowd made eveerythink just flow easily.Service was above board and nothing left out. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a 4 hour boat tour of several glaciers. The Parks and Wildlife representative was knowledgeable. She answered everyone's questions and explained the geology of the area. The food was good but the glacier ice margarita was fun. We got lucky and one of the glaciers calved while we were watching. Our grandson was with us. Thought he might... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was my favorite activity of a week in the Anchorage area. Saw a humpback whale, otters, sea lions and lots and lots of glaciers. The Park Service was a very nice addition (Jim).

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