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Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
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Whittier Shore Excursion: Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise
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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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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We loved this tour. The staff were super friendly. The vessel is completely accessible, including the captains wheelhouse. There's all kind of cool technical dials and gauges to look at and ask about. This vessel has a full bar for your cruising pleasure! The captain...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I took two Major Marine tours, one out of Whittier on the very last day for the season and one out of Seward two days later. I found both of them to be wonderful. Both had a narritive from either a Forest Ranger or Park...More

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MMT-PR, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Wayne, Thank you for choosing to cruise with Major Marine Tours from both Seward and Whittier! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a tour of both areas. Each are truly spectacular and we love sharing the beauty, as well as...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lots of rain early. Very thick fog. Visibility less than 50 yards. Ate our salmon and prime rib while the rain subsided and fog lifted. Last half of tour was great. Would do it again.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went on the last day of our Alaska trip. Nice, sunny day. The captain & the ranger on board were very knowledgeable. Saw beautiful glaciers, lots of wildlife including orcas, whales, sea otters, a black bear.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were on the last trip of the season and it was "made to order". The weather was outstanding, the food was very good, the sea, land, and air creatures came out to greet us and the Surprise Glacier surprised us with a HUGE piece...More

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MMT-PR, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Bonnie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! That final trip of the season was a fantastic day to close out the 2017 cruise season and we are so glad you were able to join us for it! It...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

My husband and I took the 5+ hour tour of Prince William Sound in September. It was the last cruise of the season, and did not disappoint! The crew was great, helpful and knowledgeable. We felt very welcome. The cruise was amazing!! I know it...More

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MMT-PR, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! We are so glad you were able to cruise to Surprise Glacier with us on that final day. It definitely was a spectacular day to close out a wonderful season on Prince William...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have taken this cruise several times and it keeps getting better and better! The Crew obviously love what they do and they make sure everyone is having a good time and can create great memories!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Very relaxing tour. Calm waters (no need for seasickness mediation), beautiful sights, wonderful park ranger narrative, delicious food, lovely crew and fellow passengers. Highly recommended, rain or shine!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had good weather, but think we were lucky. Saw glaciers and captain stopped when wildlife was seen.

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Sue M
8 May 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
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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
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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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