We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
+1 907-274-7300
Website
Save
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
US$ 134.00*
and up
Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise
More Info
US$ 134.00*
and up
Whittier Shore Excursion: Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise
More Info
US$ 164.00*
and up
Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling day cruises into Prince William Sound, and the grandeur of its ever-changing glaciers. Choose between the 5.25 hour Surprise Glacier Cruise and the 4.5 hour Blackstone Glacier Cruise. All trips are hosted by a Chugach National Forest Ranger. At the glaciers you'll often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks of ancient ice. This area is also home to a wide variety of animals including sea lions, seals, sea otters,and mountain goats; as well as an abundance of bird rookeries with many species including eagles and kittywakes. You can enhance your experience with our Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared on board the vessel. All guests are guaranteed reserved seating inside our heated cabins.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“major marine” (108 reviews)
“park ranger” (58 reviews)
LOCATION
Harbor Loop Subdivision, Whittier, AK 99501
CONTACT
Website
+1 907-274-7300
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (679)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 672 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We took the Major Marine Tours cruise to Blackstone Glacier. On the way we saw several glaciers and stopped at the Beloit Glacier as well. What a goosebump moment when huge chunks of ice fell off the face!! The closest sound to describe the calving...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent trip from start to end. We lucked out with beautiful weather so I'm sure that helped. You can roam around the boat inside and out. The all you can eat meal was delicious. A park ranger on board does excellent narriative and has activities...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 909ddc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a bit worried as we started the tour with very foggy conditions. We headed straight for the black-footed kitiwake rookery where we looked and listened to the birds. We saw a large group leave the rookery on approach and our captain said that...More

Thank rgable
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on the Blackstone Bay cruise & it was beautiful! Was not at full capacity. The food was terrific & the glaciers were breathtaking. The crew was wonderful. Would highly recommend it!

Thank suefitz65
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great and super fun tour of Blackstone Bay. Staff on the boat were awesome. Great food. Loved it all around.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 334kirstenc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw more sights than we ever dreamed we would. Captain Laura was alert to the appearance of a humpback, orcas, and Dall porpoises. Maia the US Forest Ranger did an excellent job throughout the whole tour. The food was delicious-the courses kept on coming....More

Thank scitchr55
MMT-PR, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad you were able to see all that wildlife on your Prince William Sound cruise. It sounds like quite the treat, on top of all that all-you-can-eat salmon and prime rib! We hope you can cruise with Major Marine again soon! Safe...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The cruise was great and the food was excellent. We saw a bear and several sea otters. The glacier were good.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank knucklebuster1031
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second cruise with MMT and we will be back! Knowledgeable staff, nice boats, beautiful Alaska and great cruises!

Thank FranklinSchanklinPhD
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's our first time in Alaska, and the cruise was our first thing to do. It was a rare sunny day at Whittier, and everything looked absolutely gorgeous. We loved watching the glacier craving, getting closer to the falls and simply staring at the ice...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank yunzoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome! Great crew, great narrative. Fun for all and best viewing of glaciers! Meal was just a bonus!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank vogtj1
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Swiftwater Seafoods Restaurant
228 reviews
.49 km away
Wild Catch Cafe
79 reviews
.06 km away
Inn At Whittier
156 reviews
.01 km away
Donut Depot
30 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whittier Harbor
140 reviews
.48 km away
Prince William Sound Museum
36 reviews
.78 km away
Begich Towers Incorporated
13 reviews
.75 km away
26 Glacier Cruise by Phillips Cruises and Tours
1,535 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
justreachusha
Hi, We are first time visitors to Alaska and trying to decide between Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise and Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise. Could you help us understand what we would get to see differently for the above cruises. Also wondering what would be there to see in kenai fjords national park other than Glaciers. We are family with 2 adults and 1 kid of age 4 years, We would be staying in Anchorage city, i sit worth enough to drive to kenai fjords national park after taking any of the above cruises? Really appreciate your answer
18 July 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from bgrk | Reviewed this property |
We did the Surprise Glacier cruise just a couple weeks ago. We loved it, but our priority was seeing a glacier calve. We were fortunate that it did calve a few times. However, this is really the only glacier you see close... More
1
Vote
Vimmy A
I would like to book surprise glacier tour with major marine ...what are opening and closing times of whittier tunnel to catch ctuise ..how much time would it take from seward to whittier to catch cruise ..
29 May 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
The tunnel opens one way every hour and you would have to make it by 10:30 or 11:30am. Probably want to get closer than Seward as that would be several hour drive. Worth the effort!
0
Votes