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Wednesday, June 24

4:30 p.m.
Begin Boarding Buses

5:00 p.m.
Depart for Whittier

6:45 p.m.
Buses Arrive in Whittier
Passengers Board Ships

7:15 p.m.
Dinner and Glacier Cruise

10:15 p m.
Ships Return to Whittier
Passengers Board Buses

12:00 midnight
Buses Arrive in Anchorage

Bring warm clothing

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Join your friends and colleagues for a unique and once in a life-time opportunity to see the Prince William Sound at night! Especially during a night without darkness. Night cruises from Whittier are not available through commercial tours... so sign up now as spaces are limited and are being sold on a firstcome first-served basis. Actual ship/bus sign-up options will be during conference registration so gather your friends and buy your banquet tickets today. For those of you who have purchased a banquet ticket, you will receive a banquet voucher when you check in at the conference. You will then then turn your banquet voucher(s) into a seat(s) on the bus that will then give you a seat on the ship. Be sure and gather your friends together during registration in Anchorage and bring your vouchers to the BANQUET SIGN UP BOOTH to select your actual ship/bus.

Buses will depart Anchorage (Dena'ina Conference Center) for a 1-hour and 15-minute drive to Whittier. Buses will travel along the breathtaking Turnagain Arm; famous for its unusual bore tide. This drive has been voted one of the Ten Most Scenic Drives in America by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Watch for eagles, Dall sheep, moose and perhaps spot beluga whales feeding on the hooligan in Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival into Whittier via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel (largest mountain tunnel in North America where automobile traffic can only cross for 15 minutes every hour), guests will board onto privately charter ships for a 3-hour glacier and wildlife dinner cruise in Prince William Sound.

FEE: $150 per person includes bus transportation, boarding ticket for the three hour cruise, dinner and two drink tickets (Value of over $230) (discounted children prices available).

If you would like to add this event to an existing registration, please visit this link.

You will spend a magnificent evening exploring the untamed wilderness and calm waters of Prince William Sound! Cruise the fjords and passageways to discover the majestic tidewater glaciers of Barry Arm and the waterfalls and inlets of Esther Passage; a spectacular route traveled by few. Watch and listen as your captain and crew share the history surrounding many islands of the Sound. Throughout the tour the residents of Prince William Sound will entertain you; sea otters, seals, porpoises and whales make these waters their home, and bird watchers will find this trip a one-of-a kind. A delicious 3-course sit-down dinner will be served onboard the ship.

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