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    Pass By: Resurrection Bay, Seward, AK

    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 may cruise out to the Chiswell Islands, 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 cruises are much better options if motion sickness is a concern.

    Pass By: Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, 1302-B 4th Avenue Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664

    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 may cruise out to the Chiswell Islands, 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 cruises are much better options if motion sickness is a concern.

    Pass By: Bear Glacier, Seward, AK

    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 may cruise out to the Chiswell Islands, 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 cruises are much better options if motion sickness is a concern.

    Pass By: Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward Highway, Seward, AK

    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 may cruise out to the Chiswell Islands, 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 cruises are much better options if motion sickness is a concern.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1302 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    7h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Water, coffee, and tea
    • Use of binoculars while on board
    • All taxes and fees included in price
    • Restroom on board
    • National Park Ranger Narration
    • Reserved seating inside a heated cabin
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
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    +1
    It was a decent experience. I wasn't wowed unlike other reviewers here. But I am not a big aquatic wildlife person, so ... We had a medical emergency on the tour so had to turn back to take care of that. Crew acted very responsibly in handling that. We saw otters, killer whales,
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    A relaxing 5 hour trip sailing the Fjord looking for wildlife which is never guaranteed. We saw at a distance birds, two sea otters, seals and a bald eagle but it was disappointing to have sailed around to places where they would expect the orcas to be. The hot summer has
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    Sarah was a very safe captan. Made sure all sides of the boat saw everything. They keep you informed during the 7.5 hours tour. Very fun to watch the staff “fish” for glacier ice and then make glacier margaritas at to sell at reasonable price. The ice is so clear! The meal was
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    This was such a great trip! We saw otters, eagles, humpback whales (sleeping no less!), sea lions, puffins and glaciers! My brother has lived in Alaska for 30 years and even he was impressed. The Captain's narrative was great and the Park Ranger was superb! Her knowledge on
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    I was so glad this boat trip was included on my tour with another group. The weather looked kind of chancy, but it turned out to be a wonderful day. Our captain, Sarah was awesome and really good at sharing educational information and stopping/ turning off the boat engine
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    By: Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise
    5,861 reviews
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    BeachedHonu
    Los Angeles, California
    42
    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
    St. Augustine, Florida
    130
    Outstanding tour!
    This was an amazing tour provided by Major Marine Tours. Never rushed and the boat captain(s)would stop and wait
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    Yarnsomuch
    Tivoli, New York
    60
    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.
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    Cindy E
    WILMINGTON
    2410
    Great Experience
    This was a great trip that had a little bit of everything for us to see. We caught a beautiful day, making our way
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    KnoxvilleTennessee52
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    135
    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
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    msmithriverside
    10
    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
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    Dixie509
    Houston, Texas
    3318
    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
    Seattle, Washington
    10
    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
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    kswindmill82
    10
    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
    10
    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
    Mentor
    20
    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
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    BeerFan73
    20
    Fabulous
    Amazing, Friendly and Knowledgeable. Very enjoyable, we got to see whales and other animals. They went in many
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    OMGtrips
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
    188
    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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    638DougM
    Rockledge, Florida
    24824
    Breath taking trip!!!
    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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    morrell h
    Murray, Utah
    224
    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
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