Girdwood Day Cruises
Girdwood is the perfect launching point for a day cruise in nearby Prince William Sound. It’s a 45 minute drive or just over an hour train ride. If you chose to drive yourself, remember to consider the Whittier Tunnel schedule.
If you're going to be in Girdwood, the Portage Glacier Cruise is another option. It's the perfect tour if you’re looking to get up close to a glacier but don’t have a lot of time or don’t want to spend too much money. It's about a 30 minute drive and the tour lasts one hour.
Whittier Day Cruises View All
Whittier • Best Glaciers • 1.5 hrs from Anchorage by car, 2 hrs by train
Lazy Otter offers classic tours, but this is a water taxi, so they’ll also take you anywhere you want to go within Price William Sound — or just customize a tour to whatever you want to see. Maybe that’s glaciers, or whales, — or maybe it’s quiet time on a secluded beach. Lazy Otter can also help facilitate taking you and your family on a camping trip. You’re not held to any strict schedule, either: if, on a day tour, you can spend more time in one ...more
Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise, out of Whittier, will take you to 26 different glaciers in just 5.5 hours. Enjoy cozy comforts on the high-speed catamaran and wander its outdoor decks as you come within 300 feet of massive tidewater glaciers. In addition to glaciers, the captain will be on the lookout for wildlife like otters, whales, harbor seals, and marine birds. The trip takes place in the afternoon, and a hot lunch is included in your tour. ...more
Portage Day Cruises
Just an hour’s drive from Anchorage, the MV Ptarmigan let you get within 300 feet of the towering ice wall called Portage Glacier. You can also book a narrated motorcoach tour to take you to Portage Glacier.