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Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

  • The only Kenai Fjords cruise to visit two active tidewater glaciers in Aialik Bay
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
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7.5 Hour Cruise with BuffetMost Popular
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a high-speed catamaran. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, served onboard while you cruise.
7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Cruise
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a high-speed catamaran. Visit two active tidewater glaciers and see whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more!
Discover the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this 7.5-hour catamaran cruise. Enjoy 130 miles (round-trip) of jaw-dropping scenery as a National Park Ranger provides engaging commentary. In Aialik Bay, watch for the calving of tidewater glaciers, when chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. From the comfort of a heated cabin, spot Steller sea lions, orcas, humpbacks and puffins that call these waters home. Upgrade and enjoy a buffet-feast of Alaska salmon and prime rib.
What to Expect
This 7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise departs daily at 10:00 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. The cruise will travel approximately 130 miles roundtrip through Resurrection Bay into Kenai Fjords National Park. We will cruise through the protected waters of Resurrection Bay, searching for wildlife and and enjoying spectacular scenery. We will cruise by Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

After cruising through Resurrection Bay, we will round Cape Aialik (pronounced “I-al-ik) into Aialik Bay. The optional Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet will be served around 12:00 p.m. We serve the buffet while you cruise so you can maximize your time on the water and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from our large viewing windows while you dine.

As we cruise into Aialik Bay you will get your first glimpse of Aialik Glacier, an active tidewater glacier. We will stop in front of the glacier and watch for calving, where large chunks of glacial ice break off and crash in to the water. Our next stop is Holgate Glacier, another actively calving tidewater glacier. We will spend approximately 20 minutes in front of each glacier, floating among the icebergs as we watch for spectacular calving.

A National Park Ranger will be onboard to provide a detailed narrative on the history, ecology, geology, and wildlife in the area. They are always more than happy to answer all of your questions. They are very experienced, informative, enthusiastic, and enjoy sharing their knowledge of Kenai Fjords National Park.

Depending on the weather, we will cruise to the Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection, home to thousands of nesting Alaskan seabirds like puffins, kittiwakes, and cormorants. The captain will stop the boat very close to the nesting areas of the seabirds, which provides great photo opportunities. We will also visit Steller sea lion colonies, where Steller sea lions gather on the rugged, rocky coastline. Sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats are also commonly seen along the route.

Since this cruise does go out into the open Gulf of Alaska it is not recommended for anyone who is prone to motion sickness. Our half-day Resurrection Bay cruise or our Prince William Sound cruises are much better options if motion sickness is a concern.
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing cruise with LOTS of wildlife sightings

We were blessed with a delightful cruise with abundant wildlife. We saw Orcas, Humpbacks, Stellar sea lions, Harbor Seals, Sea Otters, Puffins, Black Muirs, Grey Gulls, Cormorants and many other birds. We viewed several glaciers and saw and heard two of them calving. The ship's...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 days ago
Gorgeous and amazing tour!

We took the 7 1/2 hour cruise with buffet lunch, out of Seward, yesterday. The weather was overcast and open ocean rough, but we saw so much wildlife that it was really worth the tour! The largest highlight was the swimming black bear crossing the...More

Thank Kris J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Awesome.... went back again already.

We did the 3.5 hr wildlife cruise and saw 2 pods of orcas and one jumped. Also a couple hump back whales jump, seals, sea ottters, puffins and so many other types of birds. We also did the 7.5 hr glacier cruise. Saw lots of...More

Thank EricLB2016
Reviewed 4 days ago
See Alaska's beauty

We live in Anchorage and when visitors come we always take them to Kenai Fjords National Park. Captain Gary and 1st Mate Tammy with Major Marine Cruises gave all of us an incredible experience. The wildlife, scenery and glaciers were amazing. We'll be back again...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour

This company and the other local businesses work together to make this a memorable experience. We took the train down from Anchorage to take this tour then join our cruise ship. Once we checked in at the depot we never had to deal with our...More

Thank Pat124
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4 June 2018|
Response from dhmcneil | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the ride water glaciers. They took the boat as close as they could safely get to 3 glaciers. They go out daily with three boats, so I’m sure they will have a trip to fit your schedule. Book in advance at major... More