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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
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.
6 Hour Cruise with Buffet
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.
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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Reviewed yesterday
Kenai Fjords 7.5 hour glacier and wildlife cruise

We booked the 7.5 hour cruise with Major Marine after our Norwegian Cruise Line cruise (we called that morning to check on availability and there was plenty of room). The cruise went out along the eastern side of Resurrection Bay, then to two glaciers in...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Orca Song

We took the 3.5 hour Wildlife Cruise in July 2018. We were on the Orca Song with Captain Kayleigh, and this was a wonderful experience! The Captain gave us an excellent tour - we saw tons of wildlife and learned a lot from her thoroughly...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 5 days ago
Kenai Fjords Cruise

Captain Sarah and her crew provide a great experience! The scenery was spectacular and we saw lots of animals - whales, dall sheep, sea lions, etc. Ranger Abby's insight was fantastic. If you have any tendencies toward seasickness, definitely take something at the start of...More

Thank debayers315
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
7.5 Hour Cruise Done Right

Justin , Z and the crew were great. So was the park ranger Maya on site. Lots of Hump Backs , puffins , Seals , sea lions , otters, dollus porpos.

Thank Frequent1234
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent cruise

The Captain and crew on the Glacier Express were fantastic. They kept us informed as to what and where to be watching for. Saw whales, otters, sea lions and best was the calving of the Glacier. Meal was very good on board, ship was clean...More

Thank travlin55
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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.