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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
Phone Number: +1 907-276-8023
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. Our summer season runs May 6 - September 30, 2016. 26 Glacier Cruise - 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. May 6 - September 30, 2016 Departing from Whittier at 12:30 p.m. Returning to pier at 5:30 p.m. $149 Adult, $89 Child, plus $19.95 tax/fees Glacier Quest Cruise - 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. May 14 - September 11, 2016 Departing from Whittier at 1:00 p.m. Returning to pier at 4:45 p.m. $99 Adult, $59 Child, plus taxes/fees Sunset Glacier Cruise - A magical evening! **New for 2016!** 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 18, 19, 20 and 21 July 1 - August 15, 2016 Departing from Whittier at 7:15 p.m. Returning to pier at 9:45 p.m. $109 Adult, $69 Child, plus taxes/fees 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, Whittier Alaska which is 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 tunnel in North America. The tunnel provides one way service to Whittier on an alternating 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. Some additional information to assist with Getting To Us - - Whittier Tunnel charges $13* round trip for standard vehicles - Handicap parking is available in the Cliffside Marina lot for $12* - Car and RV parking is available in the Public Lot for $7-$15* *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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The best cruise of my lifetime! Despite it being a "low-wildlife day" we were able to see Harbor Seals, Mountain Goats, Dall Sheep, Humpback Whales, Dall's Porpoises, Stellar's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best cruise of my lifetime! Despite it being a "low-wildlife day" we were able to see Harbor Seals, Mountain Goats, Dall Sheep, Humpback Whales, Dall's Porpoises, Stellar's Sea Lions and Sea Otters. We were also able to see a glacier calving and the beautiful landscape 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 Kevan, Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor.com about our glacier cruises. It sure sounds like you had a great wildlife day on the cruise and you saw a glacier calving - that is fantastic. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again on a future cruise. Safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A wonderful cruise to see many amazing sights!! The ship gets up close to several glaciers which are just amazing. We were fortunate to have a humpback surface right outside our window where we sat at our table. The drive to Whittier is fun as well. Great views along the way and driving through the tunnel was a very fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Because my stay in Anchorage was for only four days, I chose to take the 5 hour glacier cruise out of Whittier for some sight-seeing. No need to make the drive from Anchorage -- a shuttle runs from Anchorage to Whittier and back, or you can take a train. I took the shuttle, and the driver was an entertaining tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whales, bears, otters, seals, eagles, glaciers, beautiful scenery all in one trip. What more could you want? This is a great tour offered when doing back-to-back Alaska cruises with time in Whittier between cruises. We havew done this cruise twice and would certainly do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Cold and misty with light rain, but undeterred, we had a great cruise. Saw several bald eagles and a few groups of sea otters. The boat was two levels, with great viewing from the windows and from the outside decks. The commentary was spot on and well done. The staff was well trained and had everything running smoothly. It seems... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This cruise, despite a very rainy day, was top notch and great beginning to end. The staff was so attentive and informative. The boat was accessible and fun. BEAUTIFUL glaciers and mountains and sea. Wildlife too, if cooperative of course. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. You will not be disappointed. First class operation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a wonderful time even though it rained most of the trip. The service was excellent. Even though it was cold and wet we went outside often. Our pictures are fantastic and true to their word no one suffered from "sea sickness".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I booked this cruise through the internet as recommeded by Jeff Schultz of Alaskaphototreks before my photography tour/workshop with him. We met at the pick up point in CaptainCook Hotel in Anchorage. The bus tooks us pass Turnagain Aim, a truly scenic drive. The price included lunch and unlimited coffee/tea. When we arrived there, we were ushered to our place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is our second time on this particular cruise. No two trips are ever the same and there is always something wonderful to see. We had a beautiful day. The glaciers were amazing. We saw some orcas, otters, sea lions, eagles and dall sheep. The Sea Lions had moved from where they usually are and the Captain went out of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am sure this would be a great tour when the wind and rain aren't blowing in your face. It was very hard to get out for photos because it was so windy and rainy. We were able to take some from our table inside the cabin. They provide squeegees for the inside of the windows, which we used a... More 

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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 cruising with Phillips Cruises & Tours. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service provided despite the fog and the rain. And we are happy that your photos turned out better than you expected, or could see with your eyes. Hope to see you again. Safe travels. More 

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