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Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
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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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Had an amazing day, saw harbor seals, bald eagles and otters. Glaciers were everywhere, lunch was yummy too!

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It was an extremely beautiful trip. Even though there were a bit of clouds the glacier was gorgeous. The captains navigation skills were amazing. He got us up close and personal with the glacier. Tanner was spectacular and managed to accommodate everything we needed. He...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed everything about this. We saw glaciers, wildlife, and had a nice meal. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Would take another of their tours.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to get a gorgeous, sunny day out of Whittier for our tour of the Prince William Sound. Expert crew members and a highly knowledgeable on-board Forest Ranger made the trip smooth and informative! Would highly recommend to those looking for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The cruise was very nice. The ranger did an excellent job in engaging us with wonderful information about the scenery, glaciers and animals. The staff were very helpful, polite and did an excellent job serving the customers.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had an awesome time with Major Marine tours! The ship was nice and clean, super friendly staff and a very kind and grateful Captain. We got to get really close to some massive glaciers and it was beautiful!

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This glacier cruise made my trip to Alaska. I loved every second of it. The crew was pleasant, friendly, and helpful. The park ranger was very informative. The boat was comfortable and clean, and the food was really good! Most of all the mountains, ocean,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Top notch crew and guides, had a great time on a cold and dreary day. The entire experience was first rate and they went out of their way to make it a wonderful day.

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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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