Day Ten: Prince William Sound & Whittier
Prince William Sound Cruise: Having said good-bye to your escort, you will transfer and continue on with a day cruise of the Prince William Sound. Sailing to Whittier, watch for marine life & sea birds. Eagles soar overhead and occasionally share their nesting habits with us. Pass Columbia Glacier and the waterfalls that the sound is famous for. You will be able to whale watch, as well as take in the pristine wilderness of this vast ocean inlet. With glaciers named after the famous Ivy League East Coast Colleges, you will see why this is so aptly named College Fjord. As you arrive in Whittier, you will take in the grandeur of the mountains of this sleepy town.
You will depart Whittier by Adventure Class Rail. At 7:00 PM, please be at the Whittier Train Depot for check-in. Board the Alaska railroad for your scenic return to Anchorage. As you head north, watch for Dall sheep on the cliffs winding their way along the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet. Arriving at the train station at 9:30 PM, you will need to acquire a taxi to transfer you to the airport. A taxi is about $20 and the airport is about a 15 minute drive.
For more adventure, consider asking about our 12-Day Full Circle / Grand Discovery Combo Adventure to check off a few more National Parks from your bucket list!