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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 #1 of 16 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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Newcastle, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We took our tour in June. We sailed from Whittier. It was still quite cool so were glad we had hats, gloves, scarves and jackets. We were fortunate to only have a small amount of rain that day but it didn't spoil the experience at all. Cruising by the glaciers was amazing. The sights, the sounds and the smells. All... More

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Davisburg
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great tour. Great staff. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the sights. The lunch was even good!

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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had two epic Major Marine Boat Cruises out of Seward on our same trip and wanted more action on the water and at the glaciers so we took the 12:30pm tour out of Whitter. The boat ride through out the Prince William Sound brought other worldly waterfalls, glaciers calving (although hard to hear in the rain) and humpback whales.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We booked our Blackstone Glacier Cruise 5 months prior to our trip. Two days before our scheduled cruise, we checked the weather and discovered rain in the forecast. I called and they were able to change our reservation to the next day. We loved our cruise. We saw an otter floating on his back, eating something. We saw seals on... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great trip into Blackstone Glacier. Saw a whale and sea otters. Glaciers were active and calving. We didn't partake of the optional lunch ($19 per person) but it sure looked good.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The cruise was even better than I had hoped for. We got to see Surprise Glacier calve! We saw humpback whales, rafts of otters, porpoises playing with our boat, and many types of birds. The scenery was beyond beautiful; it was breath-taking. Captain Laura was extremely professional, making sure we had a safe and memorable cruise. She and the ranger... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On my last day in Alaska, I went on the Major Marine tour out of Whittier. The drive to Whittier was very scenic and the driver of the van stopped several times to let us take photos. Boarding the ship was a simple process. The waters of Prince William Sound were calm and the skies were clear. I saw impressive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Well organized, beautiful scenery and we lucked out with great weather, whales & Dall porpoises. They served a great lunch and a wide choice of beverages. Their employees went out of their way to assist us with our luggage afterwards, which really impressed me because the trip was over. It was a great day on the water.

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California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband, son and I went with Major Marine Tours for our PWS glacier cruise at the end of July. We used a 2 for 1 coupon for the Blackstone Glacier Cruise and purchased the lunch buffet for all 3 of us. We had a lovely afternoon, despite the rain! The naturalist aboard was informative and friendly. The captain and... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Perfect trip for those arriving in Whittier via cruise ship. Fantastic views of glaciers, bird rookery, and wildlife along the way. The naturalists on board was knowledgeable and described everything along the way. Upon hearing that a whale was nearby, the captain made sure we had time to see the whale. Fantastic! Highly, highly recommend this tour as well as... More

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