There is no visitor center, but you can contact the Whittier Chamber of Commerce (tel. 907/677-9448; www.whittieralaskachamber.org), which includes a business directory with links on its website.
The people at the Harbormaster's office are helpful and maintain public toilets and showers; it's the two-story building at the harbor (tel. 907/472-2327, ext. 6; www.whittieralaska.gov).
Whittier holds a summer-long halibut derby and a silver salmon derby from July 1 through September. The town also has an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, beginning with fireworks at midnight on July 3. Contact the Chamber of Commerce, above, for information on any of the events.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.