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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch provided by Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch

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Overview
Only with a National Park Service Ranger does a cruise through Alaska’s famously beautiful fjords become an educational excursion. Commentary from your park ranger guide makes the most of this 100-mile (160-kilometer) cruise through the stunning landscapes of Kenai Fjords National Park, including stops at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands, home to large populations of wildlife. Upgrade to include an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet lunch.
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You'll start at
1412 4th Ave
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USADeparture Point: Major Marine Tours Check-In Office at Harbor 360 Hotel Address: 1412 4th Ave. Seward, Alaska 99664
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  • Pass by Resurrection Bay
    Pass by Holgate Glacier
    Pass by Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise
    Pass by Kenai Fjords National Park
You'll end at
1412 4th Ave
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USADeparture Point: Major Marine Tours Check-In Office at Harbor 360 Hotel Address: 1412 4th Ave. Seward, Alaska 99664
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Highlights
  • Educational boat tour through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • See at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife such as puffins, sea lions, and otters
  • Ride in the comfort of a heated cabin with a reserved seat
What to Expect
Make your way to the meeting location, and board a comfortable catamaran equipped with a heated cabin and warm beverages. Set off through Resurrection Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park en route to Holgate or Aialik Glacier, and stop and watch for calving, which is when large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. Continue past the Chiswell Islands to your second stop at Cape Resurrection (weather dependent), famous for its large population of nesting seabirds such as puffins and cormorants. Other wildlife sightings could include sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats. Throughout the cruise, take in views of the pristine Alaskan wilderness while learning about the sights from your park ranger guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Reserved seating in the heated cabin
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Souvenir book
  • Use of binoculars
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Souvenir Booklet
  • National Park Ranger Narration
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cindy E wrote a review Nov 2019
WILMINGTON49 contributions13 helpful votes
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This was a great trip that had a little bit of everything for us to see. We caught a beautiful day, making our way from port in Seward into Resurrection Bay towards Aialek Glacier. On the way there we saw one humpback whale. At the glacier, the captain was able to bring the ship
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Doug M wrote a review Oct 2019
Rockledge, Florida247 contributions24 helpful votes
Being able to see the wildlife and Glaciers were spectacular! If you ever visit Alaska this is a must do trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lori B wrote a review Oct 2019
Lyons, Michigan, Usa82 contributions17 helpful votes
This was a great trip. The captain took us a little out of the way so we could see orcas! It was really nice. The glaciers and wildlife were stunning. We did not have the buffet lunch, so I don't know how it was. We did have a drink made with glacier ice. It was a great
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Torben V wrote a review Oct 2019
108 contributions6 helpful votes
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Worth the money for sure. Great stuff, good food and sooo much to see. Was an awesome Trip with unforgettable pictures. Thanks to the captain and crew...
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mountain Girl wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Let me start by saying, our family has taken this tour multiple times over the years, mostly during peak season, July/August. This year, we talked up the tour to family members who hadn’t ever gone out, and we were there on September 18th. Not good timing for seeing much. We
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Dear MountainGirl, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear that the wildlife was not overly abundant on the day of your tour. As you stated, animals can be quite unpredictable, and later in the season they may become more sparse and harder to locate with less vessels on the water helping in the search. Our 7.5 hour National Park Cruise visits two tidewater glaciers, spending about 20 to 30 minutes at the face of each to maximize chances of viewing some activity. It is too bad that you found this to be too much time, but for first time visitors to Alaska and others, it is our goal to show them the magnificence of these glaciers, and that means allowing them ample time to view these unique wonders of nature. We have shorter cruises available that spend less, or no, time at glaciers, if wildlife-viewing is your priority. The longer tours cater to those looking to maximize time spent at glaciers as well as increase chances of spotting wildlife. The whales this autumn have been rather active, but unfortunately not every single day. Major Marine will never hesitate to inform guests about what has been seen day to day. It truly is unfortunate that they were not present on the day of your cruise. We apologize that you found your cruise disappointing and hope you were able to make some memories with your family. We look forward to cruising with you again in the future.
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Major Marine Tour - Kenai Fjords Cruise, Seward
Outstanding experience for out tour group. We were most looking forward to this 8.5 hr tour and it did not disappoi
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JORGE M
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Excellent Service
View was fantastic, meals descent, personnel superb. I recommend with no delay if you want to enjoy nature
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BeachedHonu
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Amazing glacier views!
We took the 7.5 Hour National Park Cruise, and would strongly recommend this again. This is the easiest way to see
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Terry C
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Outstanding tour!
This was an amazing tour provided by Major Marine Tours. Never rushed and the boat captain(s)would stop and wait f
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Yarnsomuch
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Kenai Fjords Cruise in August 2019
We took this cruise with 4 adults and 3 children including an infant of 7 months. Everyone enjoyed the cruise. Br
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KnoxvilleTennessee52
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One of the most Memorable Experiences
The experience and sights seen during the Kenai Fjords Nation Park tour was amazing. The cruise allowed us to obtai
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msmithriverside
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Amazing tour--and oh, those Transient Orcas
We took this tour in July 2019. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Alaska and one of the greatest exper
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Dixie509
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Cruise for animal viewing
Good tour for viewing lots of different animals. Lunch was plentiful and tasty. Nice clean boat with lots of good
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NWsceniclovers
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Beautiful 1/2 Day Alaskan Cruise
This 1/2 day cruise exposes you to so much beauty when your time is limited. The crew was exceptional from the star
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kswindmill82
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Great tour
We enjoyed our tour very much. Friendly people at the gift shop and a the boat captain was great with lot of info.
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bartronmel
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Great sea life cruise!!
We appreciated that they were still doing tours when we were there in October! Still got to see sea life!!
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Debbie F
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Animal watching
Took the 3.5 hour cruise out on Resurrection Bay. It was a nice sunny day yet chilly so the heated inside was plea
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BeerFan73
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Fabulous
Amazing, Friendly and Knowledgeable. Very enjoyable, we got to see whales and other animals. They went in many loca
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OMGtrips
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Alaska calling
This was day 3 of our 10 days road trip in May’18 - Anchorage-Seaward-Girdwood/Whittier-Talketna-Denali-Anchorage.
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morrell h
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A great way to see the area!
This is a great way to see the area without driving. The lunch was really good, the salmon was excellent! Many phot
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