Anchorage Prince William Sound Glacier Day Cruise

Excursion Overview

Explore Majestic Glaciers and Wildlife on the Blackstone Bay Cruise Adventure

Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm via the Seward Highway, passing through the 2.5-mile-long Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. Upon arriving in Whittier, embark on a 3.5-hour cruise into the breathtaking Blackstone Bay.

As we navigate Blackstone Bay, experience the captivating landscape shaped by ancient glaciers during their great retreat. Witness an epic story of the powers between ice and granite, cruising among the sheer cliff walls, glacier outwash streams, and deep groves and striations scoured into the rock walls offering a glimpse into the history of glaciations.

Within an hour from Whittier, encounter the magnificent faces of two tidewater glaciers, Beloit and Blackstone, amidst numerous waterfalls and hanging glaciers, remnants of giant glacier’s retreat. Along the way, take a moment to photograph sea otters and harbor seals inhabiting this pristine sound. During the adventure, weather permitting, you’ll have the opportunity to step ashore for a beach walk immersing yourself in the natural geology and lush rainforest while enjoying a snack and hot beverage.

We operate rain or shine - Prince William Sound is a temperate rainforest and you can expect some rain that contributes to the beauty of waterfalls and glaciers. Please be advised that our adventure on the water will be 10-20°F cooler than on shore. Layered clothing including a fleece layer, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, and sturdy closed-toed or water-resistant hiking shoes are recommended.

Please note: In the event of weather-related cancellations by the captain, a refund for the cruise portion will be issued. Additionally, modifications due to weather may result in a partial refund. Gourmet lunch bowls prepared by our favorite eateries, Sweet Caribou, include chicken and a mini macaroon for dessert.

Please Note: This tour is only available on Wednesdays & Fridays in October, March, and April.

Things You Need to Know


  • Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide
  • Narration provided by the Boat Captain
  • Admission through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel into Whittier
  • Complimentary To-go Gourmet Lunch Bowl
  • Complimentary snacks, water, and hot drinks
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off on request


  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book

Duration: 8 hours (Roundtrip from local tour office.)

  • 8 hour - narrated tour
  • Up to 30 minutes - transportation

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the tour operator's office in downtown Anchorage. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the lunch options listed below. This must be selected at checkout:

1. Denali Beet: Mixed greens, roasted beets, strawberries, bleu cheese, spiced pecans, salt & pepper chicken with honey pepper vinaigrette.

2. Kenai Kale: Quinoa, kale, golden raisins, feta, toasted pine nuts, marinated chicken with lemon vinaigrette.

3. Matanuska Mesquite: Romaine, cotija cheese, roasted corn, grape tomatoes, red onions, jalapeño coins, house-made tortilla strips, mesquite chicken with cilantro lime dressing.

4. Russian River Ranch: Romaine, red peppers, grape tomatoes, diced cucumbers, cheddar, bacon, salt & pepper chicken with buttermilk ranch.

5. Talkeetna Ginger Sesame: Mixed cabbage, carrots, mandarin oranges, toasted sliced almonds, red peppers, chow mein noodles, teriyaki chicken with sesame ginger dressing.

Lunch, snacks, water, and hot beverages are included.

The maximum number of guests on this tour is 12.

Gratuities are not included. The suggested gratuity for our tour guides is 10 USD per guide.


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Duration: 8 hours

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Duration: 8 hours

Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Adult (8+): $330.00