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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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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. June 18, 19, 20 and 21 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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We had a marvellous day! Well run administratively, happy staff, very knowledgeable Park Ranger came with us, great with the children. Captain very amenable took us in close so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sue B
Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No good use another one the captain doesn't seem to care and is very rude . We were downgraded from Window seat to a seat in the middle because the earlier cheaper cruise canceled and they accommodated the people on that cruise to our cruise but we paid twice as much , didn't make any sense

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a marvellous day! Well run administratively, happy staff, very knowledgeable Park Ranger came with us, great with the children. Captain very amenable took us in close so we saw the glacier calving. Saw mostly sea otters and seals no whales this trip. Incredible views, lovely weather and all in all a marvellous trip and thanks to the crew... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have a great time on the tour, it seemed to go by so fast. The staff was very friendly including the ranger we had on board. The ride is as smooth as they advertise it to be. I brought my ski jacket and that was the best decision I could have made. The ship moves very quickly and the... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful day, sunny and fairly warm. The crew was fun, the cataraman was very kind on my tummy! All of the crew were helpful, explained lots about the area, and turned the boat nicely so everyone had the opportunity to see the sights and wildlife. Pretty chilly when the boat is moving, wear pants and a warm jacket!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By this boat ride it is the closest you can get to the glaciers. Even though they say that they show 6-7 glaciers, you get close to only 2-3 glaciers so do not be disappointed. We went for the last cruise of the day which was the costliest approximately 128$ per adult. We were given menu of fish/chicken/veg which you... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful day. The naturalist was extremely interesting. I liked how he engaged the children on the trip. The crew was efficient and courteous. The food was good and hot.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is Best Ever Cruise !!I did booking through telephone and instantly received receipt. I also got AAA discount. If you are coming from Anchorage, make sure you leave by 9:00am, as you need to cross one way tunnel and if you miss 11:30am, then you will likely miss your criuise at 12:30pm. There are plenty of opportunities for photos... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was so disgraceful to pack people in like sardines. if i had known this i would have done something else. the food was disgusting as well. to serve cod or chicken fried with potato chips, really? werent there enough obese people on board? thanks for encouraging people to eat healthy! that being said, i cant blame them for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was with a group of 21 people. The cruise was about 5 hours long and included lunch. We saw lots and lots of glaciers as well as a humpback whale, porpoises, sea lions, and river otters. This is a great activity for families -- but be sure to dress for bitterly cold winds if you plan to be out... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very pleasurable experience. Phillips did a wonderful job. The boat was in tip-top shape as were the crew. All crew members and staff were very friendly and courteous. We saw so may glaciers that we were in information overload. The Captain also went out of his way to show us marine wildlife. The tour guide on board... More 

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