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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

  • Educational catamaran tour through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Stop at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands for closer views
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife such as puffins, sea lions, and otters
Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise
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6 Hour Cruise with BuffetMost Popular
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a large, stable catamaran. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet served onboard while you cruise.
6 Hour Cruise
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. Cruise narrated by an onboard National Park Ranger. All guests receive reserved seats in the heated cabin.
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.
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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1 - 5 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing short cruise and awesome Aialik glacier and wildlife

We boarded the cruise as a part of our multi-day tour arranged by Salmon-Berry. The vessel was the company newest catamaran, excellent and fast. The weather was excellent. We had buffet lunch on board, silver salmon, and beef steak - with salad. Cocktails as well...More

Thank IswantoP3
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Great day on an Amazing Vessel

The only thing that could have been better was the weather, but you can;t control that. We saw just about every type of wildlife possible in Kenai, the only one that eluded us was an Orca. Humpbacks, Otters, different seals, eagles, puffins, other marine birds,...More

1  Thank DZandDY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing. Captain Sarah was great as was the crew, especially Z. We saw orcas thanks to Sarah taking a detour when she heard where some were. The buffet was delish.

Thank Barbi B
Reviewed 1 week ago
This was simply amazing-made me cry to see the whales!

This company is really terrific. When we first arrived-it was really windy and raining and the seas were at 14 feet. They suggested we reschedule if we could(otherwise they were ready to give us a refund). We did reschedule-it was so amazing! We saw two...More

1  Thank elizmdevine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Trip

My family took the six-hour tour and had a blast. The day before was rainy and windy, but we lucked out and had near perfect weather. We spotted sea lions, puffins, and sea otters (no whales sadly) and stopped at a glacier right as a...More

1  Thank jonathansulinski
Questions & Answers
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16 August 2018|
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Response from Betsy8080 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own food.
Samantha S
8 May 2018|
Response from Ralph B | Reviewed this property |
yes, I have been in these waters in June, July and Aug and whale sightings are common
6 April 2018|
Response from Whyiteach2 |
Also, I want to make sure that we go past the Chiswell Islands. I saw a previous review that was upset that the cruise did not make it to the Islands.