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26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours

Whittier, AK 99693
+1 907-276-8023
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Great views and hidden fees

The crew and the views were outstanding. Being charged to park in the company parking lot after... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CjW9905
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Macon, Georgia
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Awesome

We booked this several months in advance so were very lucky with the weather. We started out with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keabu
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The crew and the views were outstanding. Being charged to park in the company parking lot after paying close to $700 for the tour was low class to say the least.

Thank CjW9905
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this several months in advance so were very lucky with the weather. We started out with a perfectly clear day. It was a little cloudy and starting to rain on the way back in, but it didn't detract from our cruise. Friendly and...More

Thank Keabu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressed at each stage of the tour. Upon loading, we were assigned seats for the duration of the cruise (based on date of application but generally glacier viewing was from outside). Ship is very comfortable, fast and stable on the water. No motion sickness issues...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our glacier tour with Phillips Cruises. The meal was VERY good and they had a dairy free option as well (reindeer chili!). They have a bar on the ship so drinks flowed easily. The guide was amazing at giving us information about...More

Thank Susisaurus
Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Susisaurus, Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the complimentary meal we provide, along with the beverages and the guide on board. Hope to see you again. Safe travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful cruise! We saw a humpback whale, seals on icebergs, otter families floating close to the boat and lots of different birds. Plus great up close views of many different glaciers. The boat was stable and the water in the sound was like lake water...More

Thank January71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have great weather, so you would normally expect that would change a view, but we did see many glaciers, and the od they served was great. The only place you are going see glaciers like this is a competing cruise like this,...More

Thank tgrella
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this day tour at the completion of a seven day cruise from Vancouver. Even the poor weather conditions did not spoil our enjoyment of this experience. The catamaran was well appointed with seats and tables for everyone both upstairs and downstairs. Fortunately, on...More

Thank Saurus_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've lived in Alaska for 15 years and have taken all the day cruises. This is our favorite for friends and family. The quick catamaran covers a lot of distance and is very stable on the water. It was completely remodelled for the 2017 season...More

1  Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Traveler_from_Alaska, Thank you for the nice compliments and we are so happy to be your favorite choice for friends and family. Glad to hear you love all the updates on our M/V Klondike Express. We have more great things coming in the future and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise at the end of a 7 day cruise from Vancouver. What a wonderful experience! From making the reservation to after the cruise, Phillips staff provides excellent customer service. Not only did we see the glaciers, we saw orcas,...More

Thank marg5525
Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear marg5525, Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We have many guests take our day cruise after their 7-day cruise. The opportunity to get into the smaller passages and narrow fjords on our boats provides an up close view unmatched by larger vessels. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very disappointed in the booking service. we booked day before at the ticket office. at no time were we told about the 48 hour nonrefundable policy. my husband became too sick over night, to take the tour. That is when we found out...More

Thank rebel332
Lisa K, Director of Sales at 26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear rebel332, We are very sorry to hear your husband was not able to enjoy the cruise with you due to illness. We would like to gather more details about your booking experience. If there is an opportunity to follow up with you by email,...More

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jillmm2015
I can do a cruise from either Whittier or Seward. Whittier is an hour closer but would drive further if its worth the drive. Which is better?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Official representative from Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC Dear jillmm201... I have cruised in both Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National Park - and I have worked for day cruise companies in both locations too... More
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jillmm2015
Hi, jillmm2015. What would you like to know about this attraction?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Official representative of Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC Hi Jillmm2015 - Please see the reply we posted to the other question you asked. Hope that was the information you were seeking. If you need more assistance, please... More
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travelerscal
Are there any coupons in any of the coupon books for the 26 glacier tours 2017?
8 January 2017|
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Official representative from Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC Dear Travelers from Sacramento, Thank you for submitting your question. We offer discounts to active duty military and their families. We are also pleased to offer... More
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