A journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable. The 26 Glacier Cruise travels 145-miles in 5-hours to explore the serenity of Esther Passage, view majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while allowing guests to travel in luxurious comfort aboard the Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska. The Glacier Quest Cruise travels 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. Both cruises include a complimentary hot lunch, narration provided by a U.S. Forest Service Ranger, assigned indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks available for purchase, restroom equipped, and a no seasickness guarantee
Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling day cruises into Prince William Sound, and the gradeur 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.
Saltwater Excursions, LLC provides memorable, exciting, and successful adventures in Prince William Sound for fishing, sightseeing, and hunting transportation. We operate out of Whittier, Alaska. Come fish with Alaska's premier saltwater fishing charter!
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. The Glacier Quest Cruise includes a complimentary hot lunch, narration provided by a U.S. Forest Service Ranger, assigned indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks available for purchase, restroom equipped, and a no seasickness guarantee.
Portage Glacier Hwy, Whittier, AK Enjoy the unique experience of a trip to Whittier, Alaska, driving the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America!
Lazy Otter Charters, Inc. is a family owned and operated charter and water taxi operation harbored in Whittier, Alaska. Captain Mike Bender has been operating Lazy Otter Charters Inc in Prince William Sound since 1994 and is pleased to be expanding our fleet and offering the same renowned reliability and customer service.
Located away from the congestion of Harbor activities is SOUND PADDLER. Up in town at the N.W. corner of Billings and Eastern Avenue is the "Old Gym" when the military occupied Whittier. Now its called the "Boathouse" and allows us lots of room for outfitting our clients for their Ocean Kayaking or SUP adventures. We then use our shuttle van & trailer to transport you to the beach or harbor. This flexibility allows for logistic preparations and planning, ALL out of the weather under our BIG roof. Great service and gear compliments a great facility for a trip of a lifetime!!
Gerry was so knowledgable ...he took us out the the college glaciers where we sat in the boat eating our lunch ...not another soul around..the air pounded our ears as the glaciers calfed right in frount of us ...the boat rocking in response...so amazing with an eagle above us in the sky...otters playing at the side of the boat...such a gift...so very different then if you were on the boat standing next to a group of people lined up at the rails of a small ship...these are the moments that still come back to me when i recall Alaska...like it should be experienced..the vastness, the beauty...this is what gerry can give you with his vast experience on these waters...do not miss this opportunity...splurge for the longer tour ...my brother has the most amazing photos but it is the ones that I hold in my mind and my heart that I hold most dear to me.
Based near¾Whittier, Alaska and¾Prince William Sound,¾Paddlers' Realm is your means to incorporating sea kayaking into your Alaskan adventures.
McKinley Explorer from Whittier, Ak to Denali National Park & Preserve. For each person they limit baggage on the train to one carry-on per person, that can fit under your assigned seat. We used a small zippered canvas bag and a back pack.
They seat you at an assigned table. If you are traveling with a group they seat you all in the same area.The whole trip takes approximately 9 hours from the port of Whittier to Denali National Park & Preserve train depot.
I recommend wearing comfortable clothes in layers.
They serve a selected menu of breakfast/lunch items & beverages on the train (moderate $$) It can be served at your assigned table or in the lower level dining car.
Our train had a cute, compact gift shop on the lower level also. They carried books about the glass -domed train (adult & children's versions) They also had jewelry, stuffed animals in engineers outfits and other unique gift items that I hadn't seen anywhere else in Alaska. I bought a moose pin with a gold dust eye. The views from the glass-domed train are breath-taking, but go to the observation deck on each car for better photo-ops. be sure you packed a hat and gloves, as it can get chilly in the wind on the open platform. Our train stopped twice for photos. once for a moose in a field and then the second time for Mt McKinley (which the local natives only call Denali). Denali, if she shows, is on the left side of the train. We got several great shots of Denali, which is fortunate, because it is the only time we saw her in full view for the rest of our visit. The trip is long, but the ever-changing scenery makes it well worth every moment! And don't forget to do "moose ears" to the south-bound train, it's tradition!
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This is the building in Whittier where just about all of the people in Whittier live. A very interesting place to visit. Store, Post Office and everything is in the building.
5 dollar bargin! We thought that this small Museum would take care of the couple of hours we had in the morning between the time we left the cruise ship and took the 26 Glacier tour at noon. We were so very impressed with the way the voices of the past spoke through this. It is not an interactive museum and not for non-readers. But the history presented was very well done and my husband and I who love museums and history felt like we came away with a better understanding of this area of the world and the challenges it has faced. The only downside is getting there was a bit confusing but the town is so small that you cant get too lost.