Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise

Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise

Departing from Whittier, Alaska

This 5.25 hour catamaran cruise takes you to some of the most beautiful places in Prince William Sound and provides the best opportunity for both wildlife and glacier viewing in the area. As you cruise towards the spectacular Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord you may see wildlife such sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, and harbor seals. Upon entering Harriman Fjord you will be surrounded by breathtaking mountains and alpine and tidewater glaciers. The catamaran will travel to the end of the fjord and stop in front of Surprise Glacier to give you up-close views of an active tidewater glacier. After spending time in front of Surprise Glacier, you will cruise through Esther Passage, a scenic narrow marine waterway surrounded by mountains. On your way back to the Whittier Harbor you will stop at a working salmon hatchery and the second largest kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound.

Please Note: The town of Whittier is only accessible via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. Since vehicles and trains share the same tunnel, access to and from Whittier is available only at pre-specified times. Please plan on traveling to Whittier through the 10:30 a.m. tunnel for this cruise. More information about the tunnel, driving directions, and transportation options can be found below, in the “How to Get Here” section.

May 18 - September 16, 2018*

Departs
12:15 pm
Returns
5:30 pm
Adults
$149.00
Children
$74.50
Infants under 2yrs
$0.00

*On the following dates, the Surprise Glacier Cruise will operate on a smaller vessel and include a complimentary deli lunch instead of the buffet. Please call to book these dates: May 23 & 26; June 9, 20, & 23; July 4 & 18; August 18 & 29; September 1.

Tax, harbor fee, and meal not included in the above prices.

Advantages

Current Specials & Packages:

Take advantage of these limited-time offers for this cruise. To book, call (907) 274-7300.

There are no specials for this cruise at this time. Visit our Specials & Packages page for a list of our current specials.

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How to Get Here

Our Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise departs daily from Whittier, Alaska. Whittier is a remote Alaskan town that can only be reached via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. The tunnel is located at the end of Portage Glacier Road. Since vehicles and trains share the same tunnel, access to and from Whittier is available only at pre-specified times. Passengers on our Surprise Glacier Cruise must travel to Whittier through the 10:30 a.m. tunnel. We recommend that you arrive at the tunnel 10 minutes prior to the tunnel opening. Click here for more tunnel information.  If you’d rather use your travel time to sit back and relax while you gaze at the spectacular sights, we are more than happy to arrange round-trip transportation aboard the legendary Alaska Railroad.

Click here for Whittier Driving Directions & Check-In Information

Click here for Transportation Options