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Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
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Whittier Shore Excursion: Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise
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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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Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a trip that we take almost every summer when we visit Alaska. Every time we cruise with Major Marine Tours it is a fabulous experience!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well managed tour and amazing staff! It was a memorable tour with forest ranger always keeping kids engaged. I will recommend this tour for everyone.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We cruised with Captain Laura, Ranger Kathleen, and the best crew ever, Ethan, Tanner, Chris and Amber on June 14. Captain Laura went the extra mile and even took a side trip so we could view as much wildlife as possible. Ranger Kathleen's presentation was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was worth the money, it was amazing! The staff were very helpful and kind! The food was delicious and there was plenty!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Weather was iffy but we did see a lot of marine life including one humpback whale. The captains narrative was great!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful day on Prince William Sound! The weather was sunny and the seas calm. We opted to have the prime rib and salmon dinner onboard, and it was excellent. Having reserved seating with a great view of the scenery we were cruising...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well organized, nice food , great service. An amazing and knowledgeable forest ranger was on board. We saw two whales, lots of otters and some mountain goats. Perfect recipe for an enjoyable vacation!! *Tip: Make sure you book in advance if possible.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was an off and on rain, it was worth the trip to Whittier. We enjoyed ourselves. The crew was great and the food was great. Wish we could've done this on a clear day. I would take the tour again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 4.5 hour Glacier cruise on May 31. The Captain and Ranger did a great job of pointing out wildlife. The Captain stopped the boat for a while so we could watch a humpback whale feeding. When we got to Surprise Glacier, the...More

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Sue M
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Lindsay M | Property representative |
Hello Sue, Your choice would depend on what you are looking for from your cruise. Both Seward and Whittier have some wonderful perks. If you are looking to view a large variety of wildlife, we would encourage you to tour... More
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justreachusha
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
You will see beautiful glaciers on both cruises. I did the Surprise glacier trip 15 years ago and loved it. The Blackstone cruise we did in June 2016, its a shorter trip and we loved it too. They parked the boat in front... More
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Vimmy A
May 28, 2016|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
The tunnel opens one way every hour and you would have to make it by 10:30 or 11:30am. Probably want to get closer than Seward as that would be several hour drive. Worth the effort!
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