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The 26 Glacier Cruise departs from Whittier and travels through the pristine passageways and fjords found in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Upon leaving Whittier, the vessel heads east out Passage Canal toward Egg Rocks or Perry Island in search of migratory Steller sea lions. From there it proceeds to the very scenic area called Esther Passage where only small ships can navigate the waterway. High mountains protect this narrow channel from rough seas and winds. Many different animals call this area home; bald eagles are commonly seen fishing in the area along with occasional black bear sightings. It is not uncommon to see orca whales, humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and a variety of birds in this narrow passage.

May 6 – September 30, 2016
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
$149 Adult + tax/fees, $89 Child age 2-11 + tax/fees


  • Explore over 140 miles of Prince William Sound
  • Esther Passage, College Fjord, Surprise Glacier
  • Cruise route features 26 named glaciers and many others
  • Complimentary hot meal, coffee, hot tea, and ice water
  • Custom narration by Chugach National Forest Service Ranger
  • Exclusive No Seasickness Guarantee

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.