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Glacier cruise from Seward or Whittier?

san jose, ca
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Glacier cruise from Seward or Whittier?

Which is a better one?

3hr 45 mts Blackstone bay glacier cruise from Whittier by 26 glaciers.com from Whittier or 4 hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife cruise from Seward by Majormarine.com?

This is our frist trip to Alaska(flying into Anchorage) and we are planning to rent a car.

Thanks

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1. Re: Glacier cruise from Seward or Whittier?

The 4 hr. KF wildlife cruise is just that--a wildlife cruise--and doesn't include a tidewater (calving) glacier. You'd have to do one of their all-day cruises for that. You should see a variety of wildlife, though unlikely to see humpbacks on the shorter tour. More than a 50% chance of seeing them on the longer ones.

The Blackstone Bay tour includes some time at 2 tidewater glaciers, Blackstone and Beloit. Not much chance of seeing wildlife except for gulls and an eagle or two, and a handful of sea otters.

Of course, wildlife goes where it wants to, so no guarantees what you might see (or not see) on any given cruise.

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2. Re: Glacier cruise from Seward or Whittier?

Thank you- That helps. I was leaning towards the Whittier cruise too.

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