Inn At Whittier
5a Harbor Loop, Whittier, Alaska, 99693, United States
More about Whittier
Almost out of the tunnel!
Entrance to tunnel
Coral Princess enclosed pool
Coral Princess, docked at Whittier Alaska
Transportation from Whittier to Alaska
I am arriving in Whittier June 7 at 2am (aboard a cruise) I have a 7:25 am flight from Anchorage ..can anybody tell me how to make this happen?? !!! Seems like the transfers do not begin from Whittier until 11am...at the very earliest... I cannot understand how you can arrive at 2am but not leave the port area till 11am...a taxi sounds just a bit expensive!! Any suggestins..ideas??
Re: Transportation from Whittier to Alaska
For arriving in the middle of the night in Whittier, your only option will be taxi, and you probably won't be able to find one! I would bet that your cruise company already have tranport arrangements, or they can make them for you.
Travel Tips for Whittier
Waterfalls in Passage Canal
Whittier was selected by the military because it's sheltered by the steep Passage Canal. Right outside Whittier harbor in the Canal there's a small waterfall. You can't miss it if you arrive/leave by boat or ferry. Around the waterfalls there are always hundreds of kittiwake flying around or resting as shown in photo.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
This great place is in between Girdwood and Portage Glacier & Whittier. So I wasn't for sure what city to put it under...
After leaving the Whittier/Portage Glacier area, you'll drive 20 miles (ish) and then come to where you will take a right onto AK Route 1 North (heading toward Girdwood & Anchorage). The Wildlife Center is on the left JUST AFTER that right hand turn. You'll see a sign. At this point you would be about 47 miles from Girdwood.
This is a non-profit park that takes in orphaned and injured animals. If they can be treated they will be released, but if not they become permanent residents. Some of the residents include: bears, moose, elk, ox, bison, caribou, deer, lynx, eagle, and other birds. You drive through the park and everyone just pulls off wherever in order to see and take photos. There is a fence that seperates you from the animals, but it was big enough to allow you to see clearly and take good pictures (without those fence lines in your photo).
I really enjoyed this place and will always bring family/friends here when they come to visit Alaska.
•Children (4-12) $7.50
•Children (under 4) FREE
•Seniors (65+) $7.50
•Active Military (with ID) $7.50
A bit spoiled by the concrete
After all the traveling to arrive here (two plane flights and a train ride), Whittier was not quite as exciting as anticipated. It is in a truly grand location with spectacular views but there is something unseemly about the concrete buildings and the new pier. It seems a bit spoiled by it all, as if something rather grand has been lost in the process.
Whittier is a micro mini small town. We just visited for a couple of hours on our way to catch a cruise. The town used to be quite incommunicated, but because of the rise of tourism in Alaska, cruiseships started to start and end voyages here and the Whittier tunnel, once only cruised by rail, is now open to the public.
Whittier is the gettawway to magnificent Prince William Sound and its superb fjords and glaciers.
Whittier - Secret City...But not much to do
The best part of Whittier is driving to there. The highway from Anchorage to South is amazing, probably one of the most beautiful roads in the world... The same road takes you to Homer, Kenai and Seward too.
Along the way to Whittier, you'll see glaciers, so beautiful with their turqoise color.
Whittier itself. I have to be honest and say that it is ugly and boring town or vilage perhaps. Location is beautiful and you can reach this secret historical place only by tunnel. But because of its strategic background, the architecture is awful, so ugly. Most of the residents used to live in a one big apartment complex, which reminds me of communism archtiecture.
There are some attaractions like Outdoor Adventure company and some restaurants along the main road, but this town is not designed to amuse tourist, which is sad. Some big cruise ships stop here and what a shame, that there is nothing this town can offer, expect the mountains.
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Inn At Whittier
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Address: 5a Harbor Loop, Whittier, Alaska, 99693, United States