Whittier, Alaska is a popular embarkation/disembarkation port for some Alaska cruises that originate in Vancouver, BC. Alternatively, some passengers don’t get off the ship in Whittier at the end of 7 days, and stay onboard for two cruises. Whittier is a very small town with limited amenities and for that reason, most passengers that embark or disembark in Whittier choose to extend their vacation with a pre-cruise or post-cruise stay in Anchorage, Denali, or Fairbanks. For those that want to spend a day or more in Whittier, excursions include sea kayaking, boat tours, and fishing tours. Also worth a visit is a walk to Begich Towers, a 14-story condominium community that seems out of place on the landscape of Whittier, but it actually houses most of the local residents.