• Location: Whittier, Alaska
  • Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
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Narrated by a National Forest Park ranger, this 5-hour catamaran cruise takes you into Prince William Sound outside of Whittier. Marvel at the thousands of birds dotting rocky cliffs, see Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord and listen to glacier ice crack and groan. Harbor seals lounge on floating ice, while the Esther Passage is home to a sea lion colony, bird rookery and working salmon hatchery. Complement your sightseeing with an upgrade to include an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet.


  • 5.25-hour catamaran cruise in Prince William Sound from Whittier
  • Enter Port Wells, Barry Arm, Harriman Fjord and Esther Passage to see wildlife and glaciers
  • Visit the second-largest black-legged kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound
  • Watch for sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals and whales
  • Listen to a National Forest Ranger on board provide engaging commentary
  • Upgrade and enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet on board

What You Can Expect

Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise

Harbor Seals

Customer Reviews

Hunter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was an impressive venture in all respects. The boat's crew was extremely helpful, friendly, and competent. The park ranger guide was very, very knowledgeable. She also did a good job of engaging children during the cruise. The roast beef and salmon buffet was excellent... well worth the extra cost. The scenery was lovely and the glaciers were impressive.


Anne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

What an amazing adventure this was! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The guide was very knowledgeable and not only did a great narration but answered everyone's questions individually. We were fortunate to see many creatures, including sea otters, harbour seals, porpoise and whales! The vessel stopped when we spotted animals to allow everyone to get pictures. We also got up close to glaciers and could hear them dropping ice, and see many of the features and have them explained. The buffet lunch was exceptionally good. I liked everything about this cruise and think it is a must for eveyone visiting this area.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great service! Had to change cruise date at day before due to airplane delays-everyone flexible and pleasant

Amit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour. Captain Laura and her crew were awesome! It was cloudy and rainy for the trip, but that is Alaska in Summer and we were prepared and wore our rain gear. The crew was very helpful, friendly and really welcoming. Both my daughters became junior rangers of Chugach during this trip and loved learning about the wildlife. We saw lots of harbor seals, sea otters, birds, saw salmon in the hatchery and finally the Glacier was amazing. It is huge, we were fortunate enough to see it calving as well and caught it on camera. The food is good, they also pick up some glacier ice and serve drinks over it...very cool! Thank you guys, hope to see you again in a couple of years.

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Incredible trip. Beautiful scenery. The buffet was also very good. Very friendly staff.

Geoffrey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent crew and good food!!

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