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  • Lieu : Whittier, Alaska
  • Durée : 4 heures 30 minutes (environ)
à partir de USD 134,00

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This 4.5-hour glacier cruise ventures into the calm, protected waters of Prince William Sound, where seasickness is highly unlikely. Visit three active glaciers to watch for spectacular glacier calving, where massive chunks of ice break off crash into the water. Nine alpine and cirque glaciers are visible in the nearby mountains as you cruise. You'll also see breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and wildlife such as harbor seals, sea otters, and seabirds. Your cruise is narrated by a National Forest Ranger. Enhance your experience with the purchase of our Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet.

Langues de l'excursion

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Points forts

  • Approchez au plus près de la faune indigène
  • Observez la faune et la flore indigènes dans leur environnement naturel
  • Visite entièrement commentée
  • Guide professionnel, sympathique et instructif
  • Activité en famille
Departing from Whittier, the Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise travels through Passage Canal and Decision Point on its way to Blackstone Bay, a fjord located in the peaceful waters of Prince William Sound. A fjord is a deep, U-shaped valley that has been formed by glacial erosion. Prince William Sound is located in a temperate rainforest and receives a vast amount of rainfall that feeds the many overflowing waterfalls that you will see in the area.

As you cruise into Blackstone Bay, you'll soon get the first glimpse of the gigantic ice field that feeds the Blackstone, Beloit, and Northland glaciers. Blackstone and Beloit are actively calving tidewater glaciers, which means that they flow from the mountains all the way down into the ocean, where they calve or break off into the water. Northland Glacier is an actively calving hanging glacier; it hangs off cliffs overlooking Blackstone Bay.

As you approach the glacier, you'll begin to see chunks of ice called icebergs floating in the water. You'll come to a stop, floating among the icebergs as the glaciers tower 700 feet above the 77-foot vessel. Here, the captain will turn off the engines so you can hear the ice crack and groan. Often you will see harbor seals and sea otters lounging on the floating ice. You'll spend about an hour watching these glaciers so you have as much time as possible to see them actively calving.

As you head back towards Whittier, watch for sea otters and the numerous amounts of bald eagles that nest along the coastline. Sea otters are the smallest marine mammal in Alaska, weighing 80-100 pounds. They do not have blubber, so to stay warm they have thick fur, with up to 600,000 hair follicles per square inch. Sea otters are one of the few animals that use tools, utilizing rocks to break open the shells of crab, clams, shrimp and other seafood, which they eat 20-25 pounds of each day!

Next, you'll visit Hidden Falls, where the boat stops within feet of the mist of the falls, providing a wonderful photo opportunity. Before ending the cruise you'll visit the second-largest black-legged kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound, where thousands of black-legged kittiwakes have built their nests on the steep sea-side cliffs. These migratory birds, part of the gull family, travel as far south as Baja California and Costa Rica every year. During the summer they mate, lay eggs, and raise their young in rookeries built into rocky cliffs.

After leaving the rookery you'll return to the Whittier harbor.

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Dates de départ :
Point de départ :
Whittier Boat Harbor
Heure de départ :
12:45pm
Durée :
4 heures 30 minutes (environ)
Détails de retour :
Return to original departure point

Informations tarifaires

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Glacier Cruise
Code : TG1

Climb aboard the Kenai Star for a memorable cruise to the most spectacular glaciers of Prince William Sound. Visit three actively calving glaciers. Cruise narrated by a Chugach National Forest Ranger.

Anglais
à partir de
134,00 USD
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Glacier Cruise with Buffet
Code : TG2

Climb aboard the Kenai Star for a memorable cruise to the most spectacular glaciers of Prince William Sound. Enjoy our all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and prime rib meal, served while you cruise.

Anglais
à partir de
153,00 USD
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Informations supplémentaires

Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise

Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise

Le prix comprend :
  • Reserved seating in the heated cabin
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Souvenir book
  • Use of binoculars
  • All taxes and fees included
Le prix ne comprend pas :
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Informations supplémentaires :
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
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Conditions dannulation

Si vous annulez au moins 7 jour(s) avant la date de départ prévue, aucun frais d'annulation ne sera appliqué.
Si vous annulez de 3 à 6 jours avant la date de départ prévue, des frais d'annulation de 50 % seront appliqués.
Si vous annulez au moins 2 jours avant la date de départ prévue, des frais d'annulation de 100 % seront appliqués.