- Experienced & Alaskan: The Stephens family and staff have been
operating in Prince William Sound out of Valdez since 1971. Our captains
have an average of 25 years of experience, and all of our staff are
Alaskan residents anxious to share the culture, land and wildlife that
make us proud to call Prince William Sound our home.
- Spectacular Glaciers: With two departures daily, Stan Stephens Cruises offers travelers the chance to choose their ideal tour of eastern Prince William Sound. Columbia Glacier, Southcentral Alaska's largest tidewater glacier, is featured on both our 6 1/2 hour and 9 1/2 hour tours. On our 9 1/2 hour cruise we also feature Meares Glacier, an advancing and very actively calving glacier.
- Complete Tours: We offer more than just a glacier cruise - we take the time to share ALL of the Sound! With Stan Stephens Cruises you can see amazing wildlife; whales, sea lions, puffins, seals, sea otters, eagles, goats, bears and more. We will inform you with stories about the history of the area. Topics include Alaskan Natives indigenous to the Sound, gold & copper mining, commercial fishing, the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Learn about the historical events surrounding the 1989 oil spill, and it's aftermath.
- Superior Comfort: On board a Stan Stephens Cruise you will receive the best customer service available on a day cruise in Alaska. All tours include complimentary meals, coffee, tea, and lemonade. In addition a small snack bar is found on each vessel. You will enjoy your meal with gusto, because the waters of eastern Prince William Sound are known as some of the calmest in Alaska.
|"Don't miss Alaska's most preferred experience -- Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises!"|
~John Hall, Anderson House
|"We saw everything - wildlife, birds, glaciers, waterfalls, and mines. Thanks!"|
~ Rich Schuman, New Jersey
|"The staff was both knowledgeable and interesting, and seemed to be having as much fun as we were. They were most helpful and interesting to talk to. The cruise was a definite high point in our trip to Alaska."|
~ Pete & Ginger Shilts, Texas