Only one hour away from Anchorage, Alaska, mammoth glaciers await passengers on a Prince Wiliam Sound Cruise. A variety of options are available for passengers on a cruise through scenic Prince William Sound.
A perfect day trip from Anchorage is to take the train along Turnagain Arm, then take a Glacier Adventure Cruise, and be back in Anchorage that evening. It's only 50 miles round trip, but you'll feel like you've entered another world of inexplicable beauty. Board the Alaska Railroad to Whittier, where you'll board the ship for the Glacier Adventure Cruise. Incredible tidewater glaciers and beautiful waterfalls offer the perfect photo opportunity for passengers. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in marine experiments. In addition to the amazing scenery, guests on the Prince William Sound Cruise may receive a pass to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the rescue and rehabilitation center, to see Alaskan wildlife including caribou, bears, muskox, moose, and many more. The 4-hour Glacier Adventure Cruise is a perfect way for families to spend the day observing and actually touching glaciers, photographing wildlife, and viewing plankton under microscopes. The cruise includes a delicious Alaskan King Crab Cake Luncheon.
The Wilderness Explorer Glacier Cruise takes passengers on an exploration of wilderness that's untamed, and the spectacular Prince William Sound. On this cruise, passengers visit a salmon hatchery, and cruise amazing Esther Passage. You then explore a multitude of glaciers in Barry Arm and Harriman Fjord. When stopping at the Surprise Glacier, you'll be delighted to see a variety of marine birds and animals. This is a six hour cruise and is 100 miles round-trip. The cruise may be booked from May 22nd thru September 12th.
The Railroad and Glacier Adventure amazing six-hour cruise is an incredible day trip from Anchorage; especially for families. This 50 mile round-trip tour includes a visit to two tidewater glaciers, science experiments that the kids will love, a superb luncheon, wildlife guide, and rail transportation.
Over the Seas Expeditions offers customized cruises to Prince William Sound. You'll see calving glaciers as tons of ice fall into the sea. See amazing creatures like sea otters up close as you kayak waters protected by the government. Explore coves and remote islands that few have ever seen. Hike in the incredible Chugach National Forest with a special permit from the National Forest Service. Alaskan salmon and halibut fishing trips are also offered for the avid fisherman.
Stan Stephens Cruises has offered passengers spectacular tours of Prince William sound for over 25 years. The cruise line features 6 1/2 and 9 1/2 hour tours. This Alaskan family shares the history of the area with guests and allows them the opportunity to view incredible wildlife such as whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, eagles, bears, and goats. Topics passengers will learn about are the Alaskan Natives, gold and copper mining, the devastating Alaskan Eathquake of 1964, and the Alaskan Pipeline. The aftermath of the 1989 oil spill is also discussed. A complimentary meal is served, and a snack bar is available on each of the vessels. The water is calm, so you will enjoy this cruise immensely.