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Day Cruises  


Day Cruises

Ocean day cruises are available in several areas of Alaska with the most popular destinations found at Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound. These trips offer a wonderful glimpse of coastal Alaska with its dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and wildlife. Whales, seals, sea lions, Orcas, sea otters, mountain goats, brown and black bears, puffins, kittiwakes and murres are commonly seen during the summer months. The adventure also has the advantage of comfortable accommodations during inclement weather as well as naturalists on board to guide passengers through the sights along the way.

Or take a step back in time with a riverboat ride on a grand sternwheeler. Travel to the Interior of Alaska and enjoy a day of relaxation, great food, colorful river lore and music as you traverse the waters of the Chena or Tanana Rivers. Get a glimpse of historic Fairbanks and stop along the way to visit an Alaskan musher, tour an Athabascan fish camp or experience an Indian village.

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises


Explore Prince William Sound from Valdez with the Local Experts – Stan Stephens Cruises. 

 With multiple departures daily, Stan Stephens Cruises offers you a chance to view the amazing icebergs of Columbia Glacier or cruise to the face of Meares Glacier.  In addition to amazing glacier you will have a chance to see the many residents that call Prince William Sound home: sea lions, sea otters, seals, Bald Eagles, puffins, porpoise, Humpback Whales, Orcas and more.  Enroute your Alaskan captain and crew will share with you the history of the area from the early explorers – to copper and gold miners – to the oil shipping and commercial fishing of today.

 As you cruise the calm waters of Prince William Sound will be treated to the best customer service in Alaska provided by our all Alaskan crew.  Meals are included on all tours as well as complimentary coffee and tea from our snack bar. 

  • Type: Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
  • Region: Southcentral
  • Community: Valdez

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