Glacier Quest Cruise and Coach Package

11 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 11 hr

We make it easy to see it all in one day! Relax on the coach as the driver guide narrates while you enjoy the beauty of Turnagain Arm. In Whittier, the Glacier Quest Cruise cruises from the quaint seaside town to glacier-filled Blackstone Bay, a dramatic deep-water fjord where two tidewater glaciers and several alpine glaciers await. Keep an eye out for sea otters, Steller sea lions, bears, mountain goats, whales, and more! You will see several glaciers, including Tebenkof Glacier, named for Mikhail Demitrievich Tebenkof, an outstanding surveyor whose maps were the first charts of Alaska’s waters published in 1852. Northland Glacier rests majestically, clinging to the edge of the towering mountain. Blackstone and Beloit are tidewater glaciers that have carved a steep pathway to reach Prince William Sound’s saltwater. Cruise up close to these massive glaciers to watch for telltale signs of movement signaled by the distinct “pop” of glacier ice calving. Return to Anchorage by coach.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Turnagain Arm Drive

Traveling between Anchorage and Whittier is a spectacular journey. The Seward Highway is designated a Scenic Byway that follows the shoreline of Turnagain as it winds its way along the base of mountains revealing one stunning view after the next. As time allows, photo stops will be made along the way.

Pass By: Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Travel time from Anchorage to Whittier is 90 minutes. From Girdwood to Whittier, allow 45 minutes. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is open thirty minutes past the hour for access to Whittier. The tunnel opens on the hour to depart Whittier, hourly until 11:00 PM.

Stop At: Prince William Sound

Explore Blackstone Bay on the 3.75-hour Glacier Quest Cruise. See glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife up close. After the cruise, meet the coach at 6:45 PM for your return to Anchorage.

Duration: 4 hour

Pass By: Whittier

Whittier Alaska is the Gateway to Prince William Sound. This quaint coastal town is home to just 200 residents. Whittier is the place where local Alaskans come to play in Prince William Sound for the weekend.
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