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26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours

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Address: 100 W Camp Road, Cliffside Marina, Whittier, AK 99693
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+1 907-276-8023
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC operates daily glacier and wildlife...

Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC operates daily glacier and wildlife cruises from Whittier into Prince William Sound. We are located just 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. Our glacier cruises can easily be accessed by car, coach and rail service departing from Anchorage. **The 26 Glacier Cruise is our most popular choice! A journey into Prince William Sound is unforgettable. Explore the serenity of Esther Passage, view majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College and Harriman Fjord while traveling in luxurious comfort aboard the Klondike Express, the fastest catamaran in Alaska. The Glacier Quest Cruise is a great choice for families with children! Cruise into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls. Watch for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales or mountain goats. The Sunset Glacier Cruise is an evening cruise under the midnight sun! Sunset brings a different light to the glaciers of Blackstone Bay. Join us for evening cruise on board a high speed catamaran to explore the land of the midnight sun. June 16 - August 13, 2017 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with special departures June 21, July 3rd and 4th, Our cruises include a complimentary hot meal, reserved indoor seating, full-service bar and snacks for purchase, restroom equipped, and no seasickness guarantee. U.S. Forest Service rangers join us on the 26 Glacier Cruise and Glacier Quest Cruise to provide narration. Our Captain and crew provide the narration on our Sunset Glacier Cruise. Our cruises depart from 100 W Camp Road in Whittier, Alaska. **We are located 1.5 hours south of Anchorage. If driving, allow proper timing to enter the tunnel which operates on a schedule for one way traffic. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is North Americas longest shared rail and vehicle tunnel providing access to Whittier on an alternating timed schedule. We recommend taking the 10:30 a.m. tunnel for the 26 Glacier Cruise, the 11:30 a.m. tunnel for the Glacier Quest Cruise and the 6:30 p.m . tunnel for the Sunset Glacier Cruise. More information is available for the Whittier Tunnel and the City of Whittier. **Upon Arrival in Whittier, drive one mile to the Cliffside Marina parking lot where you'll see our ticket office with a red roof and a big yellow triangle. Please be advised that tunnel and parking rates are set by the entities that operate these services and may change prior to next season. **If you are interested in booking one of our glacier and wildlife cruises, please call us or visit our website for online reservations. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC

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Really liked the glacier tour. Saw lots of ice. Really liked seeing the otters & seals Very beautiful and knowledgeable staff. Meal was very nice and more than I expected.

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked the glacier tour. Saw lots of ice. Really liked seeing the otters & seals Very beautiful and knowledgeable staff. Meal was very nice and more than I expected.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were celebrating my retirement, and visited Alaska for the first time in late August/early September, 2016. Reviews for this glacier cruise, with their accompanying photos, led me to book this 5-hour day boat tour as part of our vacation. And it was absolutely FABULOUS, an experience of a lifetime>>>>well worth the price. We had a picture-perfect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 26 Glacier Cruise after getting off the AMHS ferry in Whittier. WE were lucky in that the shy was clear, but really you can see fine from inside if the weather was bad. Don't know if we saw 26, but we saw many glaciers, with close looks at several. Saw goats, seals, otters and dolphins. It is... More 

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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to see many different types of Glaviers and wildlife, and the town of Wittier was really interesting to explore, too!

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor.com about your day with Phillips Cruises & Tours on our 26 Glacier Cruise. It's great to hear you had fun on the cruise and made time to explore Whittier too! Have a great day and we hope you can cruise with us again. Safe Travels. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed our day on the water with Phillips Cruises immensely! We went on a spectacularly beautiful, sunny day in August - the crew said it had previously rained or had been cloudy for weeks - how lucky we were! Each glacier was so majestic and gorgeous. The boat was comfortable and easy to be a passenger on, whether it... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor.com about your experience with Phillips Cruises & Tours on our 26 Glacier Cruise. We love those spectacular sunny days too! It is great to hear that your 8-year old enjoyed the Junior Ranger program. Our partnership with the Chugach National Forest Service is a favorite for adults too! Thank you for your... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our 26 Glacier Tour was a highlight of our fabulous Alaskan adventure. The glacier and wild-life sights were spectacular. The high-speed catamaran was comfortable and the crew was welcoming and attentive. With an overwhelming number of possible activities to do in Alaska on a family vacation, this should be rated as a "not to be missed"

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your 26 Glacier Cruise experience. We love to hear that our cruise was the highlight of your Alaska vacation. The beauty of Prince William Sound makes our job easy with the rugged mountains, towering glaciers, and wildlife. Thank you for cruising with us. We hope to see you again. Safe Travels. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is an AMAZING 1-day glacial tour. I got the best photos of my trip to Alaska on this glacial cruise--and that says a lot given that I saw Denali. The captain and crew were great and the narrator was fantastic, weaving in all sorts of history and fun facts with her narration of these awe inspiring glaciers. I would... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us and posting a review on TripAdvisor.com. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their day. We'd love to see some of the photos you took. If you'd like to share them on social media, please tag the photos with 26glaciers. Hope to see you again. Safe Travels. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Outstanding as usual. We are locals and this is the firm and trip we prefer to take friends and relatives on. Professional, courteous and informative. Theses guys do it right every time.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor.com. We appreciate your local support. It brings us great pride to receive referrals like yours and we are so grateful to hear your kind words. Hope to see you again in 2017 on the 26 Glacier Cruise. We have completely renovated the interior of the M/V Klondike Express this winter do come... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

It's hard to fanthom the beauty we witnessed on this cruise. Comfortably gliding by huge chunks of ice as the water mirrors huge snow packed mountains. I am still in awe.

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review no TripAdvisor.com. We couldn't agree more! Our captain and crew are also in awe every day when they see the daily beauty of Prince William Sound. Hope to see you again. Safe Travels. More 

Wasilla
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This cruise was long awaited by me. I don't care to be in a boat on the water, but the catamaran used by Phillips cruises leaves you feeling safe and secure while still getting the brisk breeze, clear air, water wild life and the freedom of moving around without roads. The day was sunny, the first in three weeks according... More 

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Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your sunny glacier cruise, feeling safe and secure on our stable catamaran. Hope to see you again. Safe Travels. More 

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