Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise from Whittier
The 26 Glacier Cruise from Whittier offers close up views of magnificent glaciers in Prince William Sound. The vessel, the Klondike Express is a 338 passenger high speed catamaran and features upholstered booths, wide aisles as well as inside seating for all passengers. Huge picture windows provide for great viewing inside the two enclosed decks and the Klondike Express also provides extensive outside viewing areas too. Your voyage includes visits to College Fjords, Harriman Fjord and the Barry Arm in Prince William Sound, along with a visit to a sea lion rookery. On your cruise you will see several types of glaciers, including Alpine (hanging), Piedmont and Tidewater. Glaciers calving (when broken pieces of ice fall into the water and become icebergs) are normally seen on each cruise. It is also common to see sea otters, seals, porpoises, sea lions and whales (humpback and orca) during the cruise. You may also spot bear, mountain goats and bald eagles, and many types of birds. A complimentary hot meal is served on board. Phillips can also provide vegetarian, gluten free option with prior notification. For the kids they offer a meal of a hotdog, fruit cup and chips. Complimentary hot coffee and tea as well as ice water available throughout cruise. Whittier is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Anchorage, perched on a protective harbor in Prince William Sound and bordered by the majestic Chugach Mountains. Under 200 residents live here year-round, except in the summer when the population more than doubles due to the tourism and fishing industry.
Round-trip transportation on the Alaska Railroad is also available from Anchorage.
What To Wear
Due to unpredictable Alaskan weather, we advise dressing in layers, which will allow you to stay warm and dry as the outdoor environment changes. For this event, please also bring comfortable walking shoes and a jacket that can shield you from light wind or rain. If you are planning to be on an outside deck, a warm hat and pair of gloves are helpful. Don't forget your camera and binoculars for the many photo opportunities along the way.
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Length: 5 Hours
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.