Whittier, Alaska, US
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Approximately 8¾ Hours
Board a catamaran just a short distance from the cruise ship terminal.
You'll travel 150 miles from Whittier into the pristine wilderness of Prince William Sound to view 26 massive glaciers, including Harvard Glacier in College Fjord. Narration by an expert Chugach National Forest Service ranger means your trip is both beautiful and informative.
On the catamaran, you'll come face to face with towering masses of ice in brilliant blue hues, so close that you can hear the glaciers moving. You will encounter several glacier types, including alpine (hanging), piedmont, and tidewater. The glaciers often calve -- pieces of ice break off and thunder into the water. It's an unforgettable experience.
On this cruise, the wildlife is equally astounding. Sightings of sea otters, seals, porpoises, sea lions and bald eagles are commonplace. You may also spot bears, mountain goats and humpback and orca whales. The captain will stop at a bird rookery that is home to thousands of kittiwakes.
Reserved seating, heated cabins, large panoramic windows, a hot meal, tea, coffee and ice water are all included. The boat also features a snack bar, gift shop and restrooms.
The content of this tour is identical to 26 Glaciers Cruise & Anchorage Transfer. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from this tour's inventory. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends in Whittier with an overnight stay in Anchorage or to guests transferring to the airport with flights departing after 11pm. Cruisetour guests who will spend the first night of their land package in Anchorage can participate in this tour. It is not available to guests staying on the ship for the cruise back to Vancouver. The tour ends at select Anchorage hotels. Guests who booked their Anchorage hotel through Holland America Line will be dropped at their hotel and collect their luggage by 8:30pm. The tour then drops at the Anchorage airport by 9pm for guests with late departing flights. Guests who made their own Anchorage hotel arrangements will transfer to the airport, collect their luggage, and make their own way to their hotel via taxi, Uber or hotel shuttle (if provided). If you have already purchased an airport transfer with your cruise booking, a refund for the transfer will be processed on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer. The tour operator offers a 'no seasickness guarantee.' Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Tour operates rain or shine. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Northbound cruise ship routes include College Fjord, but this tour allows a closer view of the glaciers and wildlife. The boat may not be exclusive to Holland America Line guests.