Nestled at the head of the Passage Canal on the western edge of Prince William Sound, the Whittier welcomes a numbers of cruise ships each summer. While there maybe less that 500 year round residents, this town is still one of Alaska’s most important cities. Established during World War 2 as a military supply port, today Whittier’s economy is comprised mainly of shipping and port related jobs, fishing and tourism.

Hotels: None
Activities: 26 Glacier Cruise, Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise, Glacier Adventure Cruise
Arrival time: Southbound: 12:05 PM, Northbound: 5:30 PM
Departure time: Southbound: 12:45 PM, Northbound: 6:45 PM
Distance from:
  • Anchorage: 62 miles, 2 hours by train, 1.25 hours by car
  • Fairbanks: 422 miles, 14 hours by train (2 days), 9.25 hours by car
  • Denali: 299 miles, 9.5 hours by train (2 days), 5.25 hours by car
  • Seward: 89 miles, 3 hours by train, 1.5 hours by car

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