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Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

This tour includes transfers to and from Whittier from Anchorage.  Get away from the crowded bus and enjoy our deluxe guided van that takes you for a guided drive along spectacular Turnagain Arm. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and the inlet.  There’s a good chance of viewing Dahl sheep, as well as some chance of seeing some of Cook Inlet’s 350 Beluga whales and an eagle or two. Your guide will share with you interesting facts about the history of the area – from discovery by Captain Cook, to the Gold Rush in the late 1800’s, to the devasting ’64 earthquake.  Enjoy the scenic drive into Portage Valley teaming with spectacular scenery such as rivers, lakes and hanging glaciers which rim the surrounding mountains.

Whittier Tunnel

Enjoy the unique experience of a trip to Whittier, Alaska, driving the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America!  Fifty miles southeast of Anchorage the tunnel connects the port city of Whittier on Prince William Sound to the Seward Highway and Southcentral Alaska. It opened to vehicle traffic on June 7, 2000 after extensive conversion from a World War II railroad tunnel.

Landmark Accomplishments:

  • Longest highway tunnel in North America (13,300' or 2.5 miles).
  • Longest combined rail and highway use tunnel in North America.
  • First U.S. tunnel with jet turbine and portal fan ventilation.
  • First computerized regulation of both rail and highway traffic.
  • First tunnel designed for -40° F. and 150 mph winds.
  • Portal buildings designed to withstand avalanches

 

Board your Cruise:

Depart on the Wilderness Explorer Glacier Cruise and view wildlife, glaciers, the lush coastline of Prince William Sound, and an exclusive visit to the Wally Norenberg Fish Hatchery as we cruise towards Esther Passage on our way to Surprise Glacier. While onboard you will enjoy Alaska king Crab Cake Lunch.

Tour Highlights:

  • View numerous glaciers
  • Visit a working Alaska salmon fishery
  • Cruise scenic Esther Passage
  • Large Groups of Otters & Harbor Seals
  • Touch Glacier Ice
  • 100 miles Round trip
  • FREE Alaskan King Crab Cake Lunch
  • FREE Wildlife Guide
  • Deluxe Van Transportation Included

 

Departure Time:  8:30 am
Cruise Departure: 11:00 am
Return to Anchorage: 5:00 pm

Price: $208 Adults / $104 Children (2-11) plus tax and fees

 

For additional information/reservations please call:

907-764-2067

 

Alaska’s Finest Tours & Cruises

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Anchorage, Alaska 99501

907-764-2067

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