Day Six: Whittier
WHITTIER: This morning, you will board the Alaska Railroad’s “Glacier Discovery” train for your scenic ride to the port town of Whittier. You will travel through Anchorage to the Turnagain Arm. As you make your way to Portage Valley, keep your eyes out as you pass Windy Point, one of the best spots to see mountain goats and magnificent Dall Sheep. Finally travel the longest highway tunnel in North America, the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. A unique design that enables a single lane of traffic to travel directly over the railroad track saved tens of millions of dollars over the cost of constructing a new tunnel. At the other end is the quaint little fishing town of Whittier.
This afternoon aboard your Prince William Sound day cruise, explore the untamed wilderness and calm waters of magnificent Prince William Sound. Cruise spectacular Esther Passage before exploring the numerous glaciers in Harriman Fjord and Barry Arm. Visit a working salmon hatchery and view the marine animals and birds that flourish in these waters. A delicious King Crab cake lunch is provided. After your cruise, return to the train depot for an evening transfer to Girdwood. Tonight enjoy comfortable accommodations in Girdwood.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Turnagain Area Lodging