Major Marine Tours – Whittier

Major Marine Tours is an award-winning, family-owned glacier and wildlife cruise company operating out of the scenic harbor towns of Seward and Whittier, Alaska. Our cruises from Seward explore the abundant wildlife and towering glaciers of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. With six cruise options to choose from, we have an itinerary for everyone: from half-day family-friendly cruises in calm waters to full-day small-vessel adventure cruises. Our two half-day cruise options from Whittier highlight the dense concentration of glaciers and waterfalls that are found in the calm, protected waters of Prince William Sound. Book yourMajor Marine Tour wildlife and or glacier cruise directly with Great Alaskan Holidays today! CLICK THE “BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE ONLINE NOW” TAB ABOVE TO RESERVE ONLINE, OR CALL US TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE RIGHT NOW OVER THE PHONE! Calls From Outside Alaska: 888-2-ALASKA (225-2752) or Local and International Calls: 907-248-7777

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Surprise Glacier


-Depart/Return: 12:15 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
-Dates: May 20 –September 27
-5.5 Hours
-Vessel: Fairweather Express II, 78 ft.
-Capacity: 124
-Retail Price: $149

Blackstone Bay Glacier


-Depart/Return: 12:45 a.m. –5:15 p.m.
-Dates: May 27 –August 27
-5.5 Hours
-Vessel: Kenai Star, 85 ft.
-Capacity: 166
-Retail Price: $119

Major Marine Tours Advantages

Our nine cruise options explore two of Alaska’s most popular destinations: Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince William Sound. From family-friendly tours to adventure cruises, we have something for everyone.

Guests enjoy our Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared onboard and served while cruising, maximizing our guests’ time on the water.

Onboard National Park Rangers and National Forest Rangers provide a detailed narrative of the history and ecology of the area.

We offer reserved seating in our heated cabins.

Free souvenir book for every guest.

Commitment to world-class customer service.

What to wear…
Even on the warmest summer days, the temperature on the water can be cool, especially in front of the glaciers. We recommend guests dress in layers so they are comfortable at the different stages of the cruise. All of their vessels offer heated, enclosed cabins, but to really experience the wildlife and glaciers of Prince William Sound , you’ll want to spend some time on the observation decks. Those planning to be on the outside viewing decks should bring a rainproof jacket, hat and gloves. Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles are also important.

Driving to Whittier?

Please allow 1.5 hours to drive from Anchorage to Whittier on the Seward Highway. Near Milepost 79, you will pass the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on your right. In a very short distance you will make a left turn onto the Whittier – Portage Glacier road. Continue for approximately 10 minutes toward the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Please be advised that speeds are regularly checked along this road so be careful to obey the speed limit.

What is the Anton Anderson Tunnel?

Every guest coming to Whittier will travel through North America’s longest shared rail and car tunnel which operates on a timed schedule allowing one-way traffic through the tunnel. A round-trip fee is collected when vehicles go to Whittier. The tunnel to access Whittier is open at 30 minutes past the hour. To depart Whittier, the tunnel is open on the hour. Tunnel fares run $13.00 for vehicles under 28’ and $22-$38 for vehicles over 28’. In addition to the tunnel we should put in there the most ideal times to enter the tunnel to ensure that they make it through.  It’s typically 10:30am for the Surprise Glacier and 11:30am for the Blackstone Bay.

Major Marine Tours’ Prince William Sound Route Map

Major Marine Tours’ Whittier Parking Map

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