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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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Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC operates daily glacier and wildlife...

Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC operates daily glacier and wildlife cruises from Whittier into Prince William Sound. We are located just 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. Our glacier cruises can easily be accessed by car, coach and rail service departing from Anchorage.

Our summer season runs May 6 - September 30, 2016.

26 Glacier Cruise - Our most popular choice!

A journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable. Explore the serenity of Esther Passage, view majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska.

        May 6 - September 30, 2016

        Departing from Whittier at 12:30 p.m.

        Returning to pier at 5:30 p.m.

        $149 Adult, $89 Child, plus $19.95 tax/fees

Glacier Quest Cruise - Great choice for families with children!

Cruise into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls. Watch for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales or mountain goats.

        May 14 - September 11, 2016

        Departing from Whittier at 1:00 p.m.

        Returning to pier at 4:45 p.m.

        $99 Adult, $59 Child, plus taxes/fees

Sunset Glacier Cruise - A magical evening! **New for 2016!**

Sunset brings a different light to the glaciers of Blackstone Bay. Join us for evening cruise on board a high speed catamaran to explore the land of the midnight sun.

        Solstice weekend departures, June 18, 19, 20 and 21

        Evening departures July 1 - August 15, 2016

        Departing from Whittier at 7:15 p.m.

        Returning to pier at 9:45 p.m.

        $109 Adult, $69 Child, plus taxes/fees

Our cruises include a complimentary hot meal, reserved indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks for purchase, restroom equipped, and no seasickness guarantee. U.S. Forest Service rangers join us on the 26 Glacier Cruise and Glacier Quest Cruise to provide narration. Our Captain and crew provide the narration on our Sunset Glacier Cruise.

Our cruises depart from 100 W Camp Road, Whittier Alaska which is 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. If driving, allow proper timing to enter the tunnel which operates on a schedule for one way traffic. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is North Americas longest shared tunnel in North America. The tunnel provides one way service to Whittier on an alternating schedule. We recommend taking the 10:30 a.m. tunnel for the 26 Glacier Cruise, the 11:30 a.m. tunnel for the Glacier Quest Cruise and the 6:30 p.m . tunnel for the Sunset Glacier Cruise. More information is available for the Whittier Tunnel and the City of Whittier. Upon Arrival in Whittier, drive one mile to the Cliffside Marina parking lot where you'll see our ticket office with a red roof and a big yellow triangle.

Some additional information to assist with Getting To Us -

- Whittier Tunnel charges $13* round trip for standard vehicles

- Handicap parking is available in the Cliffside Marina lot for $12*

- Car and RV parking is available in the Public Lot for $7-$15*

*Please be advised that tunnel and parking rates are set by the entities that operate these services and may change prior to next season.

If you are interested in booking one of our glacier and wildlife cruises, please call us or visit our website for online reservations.

We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC

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26 Glacier Cruise

The cruise was amazing! Many stops, knowledgeable staff. Bring good binoculars and warm layers--the cruise is chilly and windy. The only thing I (and other vegetarians sitting... read more

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Paramount, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cruise was amazing! Many stops, knowledgeable staff. Bring good binoculars and warm layers--the cruise is chilly and windy. The only thing I (and other vegetarians sitting next to our table) didn't like was the vegetarian lunch selection. I didn't eat most of mine; other vegetarians ordered pizza (which they had to pay extra for).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 4, my mom, my sister, my daughter and myself spent a very enjoyable afternoon seeing the glaciers, seals, sea otters, and of course the glaciers. We had a lovely meal and relaxed while watching the scenery. It was a very memorable day. Your staff was excellent and I highly recommend the tour to anyone going to Alaska... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience. I specially liked the guide who was explaining in detail about the nature and natural things coming on the way.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time with 5 adults and 6 kids aged 6-15. Astounding scenery and a very pleasant cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother and niece came for a visit last summer and wanted a short cruise in the Prince William Sound.This half day cruise was affordable,and the sights were amazing.The best part?No seasickness!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent trip and got really close to glacier. Surprisingly, they are the only ones who give a military discount.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your service to our country! We are glad to hear you had a good trip. Hope to see you again in 2016. Safe Travels. More 

Anchor Point, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in AK and have taken visiting friends on both 26 Glacier and shorter GlacierQuest cruises. I prefer the 26 one--lots of bang for the buck. Both are kid friendly and a great way to see glaciers if you are based out of Anchorage for AK visitors. The ships are clean and have great narration by an onboard expert,... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing our cruise with your visiting friends. We are so honored when Alaskans choose our cruise over other activities in Alaska. This summer we are adding an evening Sunset Glacier Cruise. Maybe we'll see you on our new cruise. Until then, safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time. Decent food, expensive, but edible. Didn't see a lot of wildlife, but did see all glaciers as promised. Plenty of time to get great pics.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Phillips Cruises & Tours. We are glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the glaciers and take some great photos. Safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just a wonderful Glacier Cruise. we saw more than 26 glaciers. we were fortunate to get up close to a huge one that came right to the water's edge. The tour guide (a US Forest Service Ranger) had so much information to share while on board. The food was good. we enjoyed meeting other travelers too. Highly recommend... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your AMAZING review of our 26 Glacier Cruise. We appreciate your recommendation and will let the US Forest Service know that you enjoyed their narration. Hope to see you again. Safe travels. More 

Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in Alaska for the biggest part of my life, and have never gone on one of these sightseeing cruises. I finally went this year, and was totally amazed at the things that I saw on the cruise that I have never seen in living here over 30 years. This cruise took us on a much longer trip and we... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

We love it when Alaskans explore an area that they may have lived next to for 30 years, but never had the chance to see up close on one of our glacier cruises. It is amazing when you realize how different the landscape is just over the mountains where glaciers and marine wildlife are abundant. Thank you for choosing Phillips... More 

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