10. From Whittier: Glacier Quest Cruise with Onboard Lunch
Discover the pristine beauty of Alaska’s Prince William Sound on a high-speed catamaran cruise from Whittier. Admire the sights of Blackstone Bay and keep a lookout for wildlife on a scenic cruise, while enjoying a tasty meal onboard. Start with pickup from a meeting point in Alyeska or Anchorage, or choose to make your own way to the meeting point in Whittier. Upon arrival, get checked in and then board the high-speed catamaran to set off on your adventure through Prince William Sound Cruise from this quaint seaside town of Whittier to glacier-filled Blackstone Bay, a dramatic deep-water fjord where two tidewater glaciers and several alpine glaciers await. Admire the panoramic views of spectacular glaciers flowing down from the mountains to the saltwater. Travel in comfort aboard a secure, modern high-speed catamaran. Learn a bit more about the area and hear local stories from the live onboard commentary from a Chugach National Forest Service ranger. As the captain navigates a path through the ice-filled waters, watch the dynamic tidewater glaciers closely as massive chunks of ice can calve (break off) at any moment and crash to the sea with a thunderous sound. Keep watch for marine wildlife and migratory birds along the way, including sea otters, harbour seals, bald eagles, kittiwakes, and migratory birds. Depending on the season, you may spot whales and bears feeding on the migrating salmon population. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious meal onboard the vessel. Select from the following options: • Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Chowder served with oyster crackers, a fresh Julienne vegetable salad, a multi-grain roll, a cheddar cheese snack, a fruit snack, and a peppermint pattie. • Hearty Vegetable Chili served with oyster crackers, a fresh Julienne vegetable salad, a multi-grain roll, a cheddar cheese snack, a fruit snack, and a peppermint pattie. • No meal requested - Select this option if you are traveling with an infant or you have special dietary restrictions that cannot be accommodated by the above options. • Kids Meal (ages 2-11) featuring an all-beef hot dog, potato chips, a fruit snack, and a peppermint pattie.