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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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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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Well organized cruise

Perfect organized tour. We took the train from Anchorage to Whittier (Alaska Railroad) and checked in for the glacier cruise. Great food, friendly crew. Despite the weather (fog... read more

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect organized tour. We took the train from Anchorage to Whittier (Alaska Railroad) and checked in for the glacier cruise. Great food, friendly crew. Despite the weather (fog and rain), was everything perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first cruise and it was AMAZING!!! The food was excellant. They were very informative. Letting us know where to look for wildlife and what glaciers we were seeing. When we got up close to Surprise Glacier that was AWESOME. They turned off the engines so we could listen to the glacier. We watched as the glacier calved.... More 

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Wasilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire trip was great !!! If I could improve anything it would be the weather.. all other factors were way above average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I called Major Marine to ask their advice on which tour would work best for our situation and I have to say that the young person helping me nailed it perfectly. We chose the Surprise Glacier tour out of Whittier and it was great. The seas were very calm so none of our group got seasick. In fact, I didn't... More 

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip. Beautiful scenery, great narration, good food. The scenery was breath taking. Up close views of surprise glacier. The national park ranger provided a great narrative of the surroundings and the history of the areas. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Alaska and the anchorage area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a dreadful day - wet, misty, poor visibility and cold. Despite that, what a great cruise run by Major Marine Tours - informative, well organised, close up of glaciers and waterfalls, simple but good food, good size boat without being too big and plenty of room for everyone to take photos. Didn't see a lot of wildlife despite the... More 

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las vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenery is NOT to be missed. Boat and equipment was top notch. Crew was very knowledgeable and made a fun, exciting and memorable trip. This is the very base way to see a small sliver of a beautiful state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day on Prince William sound .A highlight of our trip to Alaska .The margaritas made from glacial ice scooped out of the water where an added bonus to an awe inspiring day

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived by train, checked in to boat tour and had an awesome tour. We were blessed with great weather and were able get close to several glaciers. We were able to make the cruise ship with about an hour to spare. So worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience to view glaciers with knowledgable guides. We didn't see many sea life or wildlife so if this is the trip you are looking for, you might not get exactly what you want. If going to view glaciers, however, it was fabulous. Lunch was great as well-- salmon or prime rib.

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