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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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August 2015

Great time. Great food. Saw harbor seals, sea lions, otters and 3 orcas. Great family memories! Even got a drink with iceberg ice in it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great time. Great food. Saw harbor seals, sea lions, otters and 3 orcas. Great family memories! Even got a drink with iceberg ice in it.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Major Marine was great. We loved the Surprise Glacier. Very knowledgable ranger on board. Fine for kids (ours are 6 and 8)

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

An excellent trip with an outstanding crew. Could not ask for better service and beautiful scenery! !

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great trip! We had a wonderful weather day with clear skies and calm water making for easy viewing of both glaciers. Boat was not crowded. Lower deck with nice with tasty beef and salmon buffet. Bar had some tasty drinks also. Ranger was very informative and the crew was nice. Everything was well organized and on time. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Alaska Railroad to the Kenai Star cruise of the glaciers in Whittier. Every part of this day was terrific. The train ride was narrated by a guide, and was comfortable. The glacier cruise was beautiful, and the buffet on board was excellent. Definitely recommend this trip and would do it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was OK as I was disappointed that there is no wildlife to see on this tour except for otters. It is all about seeing the glaciers for 5 hours. We opted not to purchase the buffet dinner and ate before we arrived while we saw others brought their own food. We also saw some calving at one of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took a Prince William Sound tour on 08/05/2015.We had a great tour of Prince William Sound. Transfer from Anchorage to Whittier by the Magic Bus company was a tour in itself with well spaced stops for photo opportunities etc. Commentary by the Magic Bus tour guide/driver was excellent and gave us great introductory insights into Alaskan way of life.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was the second time my family has taken a Major Marine tour. Like the first tour we very satisfied with the service. Though we didn't partake of the lunch buffet consisting of prime rib, salmon, salad, sides and desserts; we saw what people were served, ate and the variety and I can say with complete confidence it was a... More 

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Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Prince William Sound Glacier cruise - we took the train from Anchorage to Whittier (a Great ride to Whittier & back). Everything about this tour was great: the food (all you can eat salmon and prime rib), the service, the captain who was the tour guide who took special time to point out... More 

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Sun Prairie, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier cruise - we took the train (request reclining seats) from Anchorage and arrived in Whittier right before boarding. We saw the Surprise Glacier calving and a lot of wildlife including: Humpback whales, a rock wall full of sea gulls and nests, sea otters, sea lions, and harbor seals.... More 

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