After ten days of fantastic weather all the way from Vancouver we disembarked at Whittier on a cold, grey, rainy day prompting one of our group to remark that she “would have to return in summer”. The weather did not improve but our mood did after we met our guide/driver, John, who would provide all the sunshine we needed! Our family group of 16 had booked the all day Whittier to Anchorage tour with drop off at the airport and at a downtown hotel, It was a lot cheaper than the cruise ship transfer and proved once again to be more personalized and convenient. John quickly loaded our 28 seater and we were off long before the cruise ship bus. All the stops were interesting and the children really enjoyed the Wildlife Refuge and feeding the Deer at the Wildberry Farm, even though we often had to take refuge from the rain ourselves. The Tram Ride at the Alyeska Ski Resort was great fun although our view was mainly the inside of a cloud. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the willing, accommodating, cheerful demeanor of John. We would recommend Alaska Cruise Transportation without hesitation or reservation. Many Thanks to them and to John.