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.

May 20 - September 17, 2017

12:15 pm
5:30 pm
Infants under 2yrs

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


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. Please 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. Since vehicles and trains share the same tunnel, access to Whittier is available only at pre-specified times. 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.

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