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26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours

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Address: 100 W Camp Road, Cliffside Marina, Whittier, AK 99693
Phone Number: +1 907-276-8023
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Description: Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC has been providing Prince William Sound...
Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC has been providing Prince William Sound glacier cruises with visitors from around the world since the 1950's. Our 2015 season starts on May 8th with the 26 Glacier Cruise and on May 15th with the Glacier Quest Cruise. We are a favorite activity for locals to share with their visiting friends and relatives. Our "No Seasickness Guarantee", complimentary hot lunch and customized narration are just a few of the many reason why Phillips Cruises and Tours is the leader in glacier cruising in Alaska. Every journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable. The 26 Glacier Cruise travels 140-miles in 5-hours retracing the path of early explores John Muir and William Dall who were among the elite community of scientists, artists, photographers and naturalists who explored this area on the Harriman Expedition in 1899. Their discoveries were recorded in several sizable volumes of discoveries. Many of the animals we see were named after explorers on the Harriman Expedition; Dall porpoise, Dall sheep and more. The Captain will set a course that travels through the serenity of Esther Passage and continues into narrow glacier carved fjords. There will be plenty of time to view the majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers of College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the M/V Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska. This state of the art vessel was built specifically for cruising in Alaska. Our double-plated bow provides a safe and stable cruise as we nudge our way past ice bergs that drift in front of the massive glaciers anchoring the end of the fjords with deep blue crevasses of towering ice. Our high speed catamaran is propelled with two diesel engines that drive water jets, each pumping 165,000 gallons of water per minute with an average cruising speed of 32 knots, allowing us to glide effortlessly through Prince William Sound. If you prefer a shorter cruise, the Glacier Quest Cruise travels into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls. Several terminal moraines are present in this region marking the retreat and advancement of the glaciers over time. Keep an eye on the navigation monitors on the vessel and you'll see how the sea floor shifts from 20 feet in depth to over 1100 feet in a short distance. Waterfalls line the rocky walls of Blackstone Bay with ribbons of shimmering cascades of glacier melt off trailing from 3,000 foot mountain peaks into the sea. Dense spruce forests line the shoreline down to craggy rock outcroppings which are some of our favorite places to spot the wildlife. During your cruise, keep an eye out for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales or mountain goats. We also see a number of other birds, bald eagles, Dall's porpoise, Steller sea lions and more! Both cruises include: - a complimentary hot lunch - narration by a U.S. Forest Service Ranger - reserved indoor seating - full-service bar and snacks for purchase - restroom equipped - Our exclusive no seasickness guarantee. We operate daily tour May through September and our vessels are available for private charters in the morning and evening. Full day charter options are also available.
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My wife and my 2 adult children recently did the 26 Glacier Cruise and we thought it was wonderful. I reserved online early( a person informed me that when they assign seats, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and my 2 adult children recently did the 26 Glacier Cruise and we thought it was wonderful. I reserved online early( a person informed me that when they assign seats, they go by the order payment is received) we had a table for 6 at the window but only the 4 of us were placed there. Our boat... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took the Glacier Quest cruise and absolutely loved it! It was worth every penny and more. Truly the highlight of our trip! Even on a cloudy day, the scenery was breathtaking. The Ranger provided a lot of helpful information, so it was educational and recreational. Although the temperature was around 70 degrees, we were so thankful we paid attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After doing a lot of research, we finally settled on this cruise out of Whittier, and we are so glad we did. Initially I didn't want to go on such a big boat with about 350 people. But we had to weigh that against their claim for no sea sickness. And it was true ...it was a very smooth ride.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Phillips offers two cruises - the 26 Glacier and the shorter Glacier Quest. We took the Glacier Quest for the second time yesterday. This is a 3 hour, 45 minute tour and offers a great overview of many glaciers. Not sure we could do the longer one with young children. But the Quest is wonderful with the Park Ranger on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing scenic tour, saw lots of wildlife, lots of glacier, and as an added bonus we had awesome weather. Smooth sailing made this trip extra enjoyable. The only complaint within our group was the food. Pretty much just fish sticks and chips. Nothing to write home about. But the views are fantastic, and the crew was friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our day started on about 30 minutes of sleep the night before due to being stuck on the highway on the wrong side of a closed rode from a forest fire. We contacted Phillips Cruises the day before our excursion to let them know what was going on. They checked in with us the morning of the cruise to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

These boats are not huge like cruise boats but they're not small either. There were two levels on the boat for seating and another level on top for viewing. The food was good, not great (but I don't like fried foods) but the overall experience was wonderful. The people were all very friendly and helpful in every way and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We saw humpback whales flapping their tails, waving and also breaching. We saw all the animals on their animal check list. It was an amazing excursion booked with Princess Cruise Line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We made our reservation about a month prior to our trip so we had a beautiful window seat throughout the 5 hour cruise. We could go out on deck as well. Perfect day! We saw humpback whales, sea lions, and beautiful glaciers. It was so quiet at the glaciers, you could only hear the moan and cracking of the ice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing cruise, the landscapes are breath taking. Better make reservations in advanced for table by the window. Sunny day is a must.

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Address: Address: 100 W Camp Road, Cliffside Marina, Whittier, AK 99693
Phone Number: +1 907-276-8023
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Whittier
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 99 - 99

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