Day Seven: Prince William Sound
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND CRUISE: Having said good-bye to your escort, you will transfer and continue on with a fan-fare day cruise of the Prince William Sound. Sailing to Whittier, watch for marine life including several species of whales, sea otters, harbor seals, sea birds including kitty wakes, gulls, turns and more. Eagles soar overhead and occasionally share their nesting habits with us.
Pass glaciers and icebergs feet away from your boat. 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 names 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 have some time in the afternoon for sightseeing. This small fishing town is Alaska’s newest port. Choose to have some infamous pie, or take in the grandeur of the mountains of this sleepy town.
At 6 PM, please be at the Whittier Train Depot. Board the Alaska railroad for your scenic return to Anchorage. Portage Glacier and salmon spawning grounds will be in full view. 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, a courtesy shuttle will take you to your Anchorage hotel for your overnight.
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