5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Seward, Alaska
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Hop aboard one of Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruises, and take an extraordinary six-hour journey through Kenai Fjords National Park. This must-do tour from Seward offers the chance to view whales, birds and other wildlife as you cruise past alpine and tidewater glaciers among the fjords. You’ll visit seabird rookeries in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy lunch as you listen to onboard commentary from the captain!

Highlights

  • 6-hour Alaska cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward
  • Cruise past alpine and tidewater glaciers
  • View abundant marine wildlife
  • Visit seabird rookeries at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
  • Enjoy onboard lunch and commentary from an expert captain

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What You Can Expect

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward

Keep an Eye out for Whales

From an observation deck aboard your comfortable cruise, watch the Alaskan wilderness awaken! Starting your six-hour cruise at either 8am or 11:30am – your choice – board your vessel from Seward and prepare to take in some of Alaska’s most breathtaking surroundings from the water. You’ll be amazed by the vast amount of Alaskan wildlife to be seen – including a variety of whales, sea lions and birdlife.

Each 95-foot-long (29-meter) non-smoking cruise vessel has been customized for maximum comfort, including warm and spacious inside seating with large picture windows and multi-level viewing decks. All vessels are Coast Guard licensed for 150 passengers, equipped with restrooms and accessible to guests with limited mobility. You’ll enjoy a fast cruising speed, with extra time to photograph and view wildlife and glaciers.

During your in-depth tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, listen to onboard commentary from your informative captain and learn about the abundant marine life you’re likely to view at peak season. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, sea otters and porpoises as well as humpback, minke and orca whales that inhabit the park. Passing jagged icy cliffs along the Kenai Peninsula, view dramatic fjords and calving glaciers – both alpine and tidewater – amid 700 square miles (1,130 square km) of the Harding Icefield, which blankets the Kenai Mountains in glacier ice.

Enjoy an onboard lunch (see sample menu below) and learn about the ever-changing geology of the Harding Icefield, one of four major ice caps in the United States, which dates back to the ice age and forms the steep fjords. As you cruise approximately 100 miles (160 km) round-trip from Seward, admire the stunning landscape teeming with marine life amid plankton-rich waters – important feeding grounds for the migrating whales.

Your captain will point out migratory seabirds that nest in the Kenai Fjords, as well as other native flora and fauna. Be amused by puffins as they dive underwater and view the rookeries of more than 18 other bird species in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, including black-legged kittiwakes and common murres. Witnessing the vast, untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters, you’ll understand why this wildlife and glacier cruise is Alaska’s most popular!

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu:
Chicken Caesar salad wrap
Baby carrots
Granola bar
Freshly baked cookie

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The whole family enjoyed the trip immensely. The crew was exceptional and the captain was full of knowledge on the surrounding area and sea life! Well worth the money. Included was a tasty healthy wrap for lunch which was filling and delicious. To top it off, there's even ice cold beer for purchase

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was excellent. Lots of wildlife. Great tour guide who was very knowledgeable and passionate. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour director was great--we saw great marine life-whales, puffins, dolphins and sea lions. She stopped and rotated to make sure all the people were able to see on the ship

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I have been all over the world and this was my top 3 favorite places on Earth. Such a great experience. Great Boat, lots of room to walk around and seating both indoors and out. The Captain was extremely funny and made the entire boat laugh, and the crew was helpful and knew their knowledge on the environment and wildlife. Just an absolutely great time.

Only thing bad to say what Lunch wasn't very light and had no options to pick, sure it was something but not much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was very nice , enjoyed the whole thing, will go again. thanks The Stennetts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Awesome! I went July 12, 2013. We saw 5 humpback whales, about 6 killer whales, dulus porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, and some glaciers.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Captain/tour guide was superb!

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