Cruises From Whittier

Before your cruise from Whittier, get to know the town—it is one of the most unique in North America. Accessible only by boat or a single-lane tunnel, virtually all of Whittier’s 200-plus residents live under the same roof—a condo complex with a school, grocery store and bank built right in. On the banks of Prince William Sound, there’s stunning natural scenery and a selection of tidewater glaciers to discover before your cruise from Whittier. Anchorage attractions are an easy hour-and-a-half away. Spend the day at the Chugach National Forest or view bears, moose and bison roaming in vast natural habitats at the Wildlife Conservation Center. If you intend to visit Anchorage, check the tunnel schedule and give yourself extra time for summer traffic.

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Things To Do In Whittier

Some things to do in Whittier, Alaska.

Kayak the Sound

The serene waters of the Prince William Sound and several artic-blue glaciers make a stunning backdrop for a kayak adventure. Hear the thrum of calving glaciers and paddle by sea life: orcas, sea otters, sea lions, and many birds.

Prince William Sound Museum

Explore Whittier’s captivating history as a Cold War outpost and railroad terminus at this small but riveting museum.

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

This 2.5-mile-long, one-lane tunnel through Maynard Mountain is the longest highway tunnel in North America. It is also one of very few ways in or out of Whittier and shared with trains. Check the schedule and plan accordingly.

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