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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love it! Its always a different and informative experience. Major Marine tours is a first class operation and i highly recommended them to everyone.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a friend come visit from Montreal. We took her to the mysterious town beyond the mountain, Whittier. We booked the 4.5 hour glacier cruise. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The captain was great, he came out and asked how everything was going when the ship stopped, and even took our picture. The Park Ranger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to book this tour two days before and I did not believe that it is possible but we got lucky. Agent in Anchorage office was very accommodated. In addition, we had beautiful sunny weather, very friendly and professional crew, very informative USFS naturalist, delicious buffet. We could see not only glaciers from several sides and close distance but... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our Blackstone glacier cruise and meal was pretty good, could have been better though. Crew were friendly and helpful. Nice to have Mary explain and give some history as we cruised along. It was a beautiful day the day we went and water was calm, clear and sunny. We did not see orcas but or the glacier calving... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour Captain and staff did an excellent job. Saw several animal. The glacier calved and it was a bright sunshiny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

captain, food and service all were good. The best part was glacier and sea life. Very well narrated by Forrest ranger, I guess Mary.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The crew was very professional and got us close to glaciers and wildlife. Our cruise included a USFS naturalist, Mary, who related a lot of in-depth information about the flora, fauna, and geology. The buffet was good and it was very convenient to eat on the ship. To top it off we used a toursaver coupon so the overall price... More

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