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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
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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. **The 26 Glacier Cruise is 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. The Glacier Quest Cruise is a 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. The Sunset Glacier Cruise is an evening cruise under the midnight sun! 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 16 - August 13, 2017 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with special departures June 21, July 3rd and 4th, 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 in Whittier, Alaska. **We are located 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 rail and vehicle tunnel providing access to Whittier on an alternating timed 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. 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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Great experience!! Don't miss this!

We went on May 12, 2017 on the 26 glacier cruise. It was amazing! The views were breathtaking! We saw otters, sea lions, birds, and so many beautiful glaciers. The crew was great... read more

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Lilburn, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on May 12, 2017 on the 26 glacier cruise. It was amazing! The views were breathtaking! We saw otters, sea lions, birds, and so many beautiful glaciers. The crew was great and friendly and the park ranger who narrated was wonderful. This is one part of your trip to Alaska you don't want to miss.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The check in time is 10:30 even though the office is opened before that. Right after you cross the tunnel if you continue to drive you will see on your left the office. You can park there but just for check in as it is reserved for the owners of the boats and employees. The recommended car park is a... More 

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We went on May 10. We were a group of 11 and coworkers. It was awesome. The boat was beautiful and very comfortable. The employees were very engaging and pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing trip to see a bit of Alaska.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for bringing your colleagues on the 26 Glacier Cruise. We love to see coworkers get out of the office for the day to let mother nature inspire creative ideas and team building. We would love to hear from your other coworkers too! Thanks again and safe travels! Find us online using hashtag 26glaciers. More 

Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the 3.5 hour tour and had a fantastic time even though the weather wasn't perfect. Everyone was super friendly and the Captain gave us a wonderful tour. He got us up close and personal with all the sites and pointed out wildlife and gave us some history. The whole crew was great. I had glacier ice cubes... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear LizzinOR, Thank you for cruising with us on the Glacier Quest Cruise. It is always great to see reviews about so many great parts of the cruise - even when the weather isn't perfect. We will pass your compliments on to the crew. Lisa More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky on the weather and the day was perfect for seeing everything. Good thing there was not a quiz on the names of all the glaciers. The wildlife was great to see as well. The ship was clean and well-appointed. You wanted for nothing, good food, clean pottys and the crew was excellent. This is the first season... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Albuquerque108, Thank you for posting a review about the fantastic views. From your comments, it sounds like you also had a fantastic experience while on board. We really appreciate hearing from you and will pass your compliments on to Sophia and Cody. They will be pleased to receive the feedback. Great comments about transportation too. Thanks for sharing that... More 

Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These people know what they're doing. Excellent cruise. Friendly staff. Excellent narration by the Ranger and Captain. I am prone to seasickness and did not get seasick at all. Salmon chowder lunch was delicious and filling. You can also buy hot dogs, nachos, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks at very reasonable prices. They assign seats in the cabins and there's... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ninerd, Thank you for the wonderful review you posted on TripAdvisor. We are so grateful for your kind words and it is great to hear that we are providing an excellent cruise experience for our guests. We hope you will be able to cruise with us again some day. Safe Travels! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour! Staff was friendly and professional. The food was excellent as well. We had a very knowledgeable ranger on board who kept us informed. Got some great photos of the glaciers as we were really close and got to see some of the wildlife as well. The tour operates out of Whittier so remember to get your... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Chris L, Thank you for joining us on the 26 Glacier Cruise. We would love to see some of your photos of the glaciers and wildlife you saw during your cruise. We also appreciate you posting a reminder to future guests about the tunnel timing - the Whittier tunnel schedule opens 30 minutes after the hour to drive TO... More 

Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I paid $230 for this day trip. I added the $60 for the bus ride to the ship. It was worth it. The views were spectacular. It was the first cruise of the season so the ship was not sold out. I really liked that not many were on the boat. It allowed you to get around easier. It was... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear tmiller461, Thank you for cruising with us on the first day of the 2017 season. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful views and saw whales, sea otters and glaciers. The feedback you shared about the food was noted on a comment card during the cruise and discussed with the crew upon returning to the dock that evening. We... More 

Corona, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really liked the glacier tour. Saw lots of ice. Really liked seeing the otters & seals Very beautiful and knowledgeable staff. Meal was very nice and more than I expected.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Phillips Cruises & Tours. We are glad that you liked seeing the otters and seals - we do too! Our 2017 season is right around the corner if you are able to cruise with us again. Safe Travels. More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I were celebrating my retirement, and visited Alaska for the first time in late August/early September, 2016. Reviews for this glacier cruise, with their accompanying photos, led me to book this 5-hour day boat tour as part of our vacation. And it was absolutely FABULOUS, an experience of a lifetime>>>>well worth the price. We had a picture-perfect... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Joan K, Thank you for cruising with Phillips Cruises & Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us - without the worry or discomfort of any seasickness. Our boats were specifically built to provide a stable cruise so that everyone can enjoy our cruises. We hope to see you again. Safe Travels. More 

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