Hello and thank you for your interest in Major Marine! This is a great question and I will be happy to give your the differences between our two tours. First, our Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier cruise that departs... Mais
Hello and thank you for your interest in Major Marine! This is a great question and I will be happy to give your the differences between our two tours. First, our Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier cruise that departs Whittier is five and a quarter hours in length and will visit one massive and active tidewater glacier called Surprise. This tour will also pass numerous other glaciers as well. The perk of this tour is that we offer a no-seasickness guarantee. The waters of the Sound are so smooth that we are confident our guests will not feel ill. Chances of seeing wildlife on this cruise are good. Next, our 7.5 hour cruise departing Seward is also a great glacier and wildlife cruise. This tour will visit two actively calving tidewater glaciers within Kenai Fjords National Park. It also has considerable time to search for and spend time with all the wildlife in the area including whales. In general, wildlife tends to be more active and plentiful in the Seward area than Whittier. That being said, the waters outside of Seward are nearer to the Gulf of Alaska and the potentially rocky waters of the open ocean. So, to summarize, if you are looking for a lot of glaciers and some wildlife, and calm waters, we would recommend a tour from Whittier. If you have your heart set on seeing whales as well as a couple of glaciers, the 7.5 hour may be for you. I hope this helps! Please do not hesitate to give our office a call for any additional questions. It is our pleasure to help! Safe Travels!