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Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

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Address: Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-274-7300
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Description: Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling day cruises into Prince William...
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.
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We took the Surprise Glacier Tour on a beautiful day and we had a great time. The crew was very friendly and helpful and the Forest Service Ranger was very knowledgeable and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the Surprise Glacier Tour on a beautiful day and we had a great time. The crew was very friendly and helpful and the Forest Service Ranger was very knowledgeable and well spoken. We got to see sea otters, sea lions, lots of birds and one whale. The views were spectacular. We spent a lot of time out on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Got a nice deal from Alaska Tour & Travel on the cruise to Blackstone Glacier (free salmon & prime rib buffet.) The drive to Whittier along the Turnigan Arm should not be missed. Also stop at the Portage Glacier Visitor Center for great views and exhibits. You have to time the mountain tunnel as it is one way alternating directions... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

At boarding time at the station, the ARr staffs help us a lot to change some programs to match our schedules. When I arrived at cruise, the cruise staffs provided us helps to find seats and tfood stuffs. The cruise sailed along the sound and passage. There is a national forest officer being a guide for the tour. Seals and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was a gray cloudy day and we were dubious about going on the cruise but that was needless. We saw the glaciers with defused lighting and they were beautiful with deep blue crevices. This would not have been true if the sun had been shinning brilliantly. We also saw a whale, puffins, kitty wicks, and adorable otters. It was... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We did the Blackstone Glacier tour and very much enjoyed all the different glaciers. We drove through the tunnel from Portage to Whittier which was an experience in itself. Would recommend this excursion

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Super viewing of some wildlife and amazing glaciers on a spectacularly "brochure-perfect" day! Our trip was 5 hours which was perfect for us;, and I believe it would be ideal for those with children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The tour was very organised right from the Eagen centre pickup and drop at Whitter. The tour guide was an excellant commentator on the entire strech of the tour. The glacior close-up was really amazing to watch and hear the sounds and though it was raining the trip was and excellant close up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is an excellent tour. We went for the Blackstone glacier tour and it stopped along many glaciers on the way, took their time for us to enjoy the view. We even saw a whale along the way. Very nice and helpful folks. Enjoyed this tour thoroughly. Highly recommended!

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Liberty Lake
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I highly recommend this excursion as part of your Alaska adventure. Very impressive cruise and we received excellent customer service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I just finished our third trip to Alaska, a place we truly love to visit, despite the many hours we have to fly from Hong Kong. As we've seen glaciers calving, and the abundant wildlife in Kenai, we were debating if we should do a Prince William Sound Cruise during our stay in Anchorage. Weather and the... More 

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Address: Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-274-7300
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Whittier

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