Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise
Get up close to shore admiring the sheer cliff walls and tumbling waterfalls before viewing two tidewater glaciers!
March 2, 2022 – April 30, 2022 | Sunday, Wednesday & Friday
Sit back and enjoy the ride on this full-day journey…
10:00 AM Anchorage Departure preferred this will give us time for Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, time to eat lunch, a Whittier Tour, and photo stops on the return!
The perfect winter wonderland scene; the journey up Blackstone Bay takes you along the shores of this fascinating fjord carved by the ancient glaciers on their great retreat. It is an epic story of the powers between ice and granite. Live the history of glaciations as you cruise among the sheer cliff walls, wide glacier outwash streams, and deep grooves and striations scoured in the rock walls.
In less than one hour from Whittier, you will be sitting at the face of two tidewater glaciers, Beloit and Blackstone, and see the numerous waterfalls and hanging glaciers, remnants of giant glacier’s retreat. In route, you’ll stop to photograph sea otters and harbor seals that make their home in this part of the sound. During your adventure, you will step ashore to experience the natural geology and thick rainforest. Enjoy a snack and hot drink as you reflect on your journey and this magnificent nook of Alaska.
Potential Tour Highlights:
- Easy day trip from Anchorage
- Beach Walk
- Perfect for groups or families
- Glaciers & Waterfalls
- Sea Lions & Sea Otters
- Snack and hot drinks included on the boat
- Box lunch included for your day with Wild Journeys
- Search for Dall Sheep on the steep cliffs of Turnagain Arm and depending on the season, Beluga Whales
Heavy snows and accumulations of glacial ice characterize the Prince William Sound region. It owes much of its present form and appearance to erosion caused by the ice. Its remaining glaciers are among the best-known glaciers of Alaska!
..more sourced information can be found in this Geology of Price Willam Sound publication