5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

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  • Location:Seward, Alaska
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward

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!


  • 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!


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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was the second time that I've taken this tour and actually saw more wildlife this trip then the last time in 2014. The chocolate chip cookies were a good way to end the day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved this tour! We were fortunate to have a beautiful day, and fortunate to have Brian as our pilot and narrator. Saw lots of wildlife and calving glaciers. The trip couldn't have been better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The staff were friendly and professional. The naturalist on board the boat was interesting and knowledgeable. Our tour was cut short by the wind and waves, but the staff had our refund waiting for us when we got back. I hope to be able to take the whole tour someday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were very pleased with the tour and felt it was worth what we spent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about everything we saw: humpback whales, Orca whale, puffins, harbor seals, stellar sea lions, common murres, bald eagles, and my favorite a sea otter who was swimming very close to the vessel. Learning about the landscape fjords, islands, and glaciers was also fascinating. The souvenir booklet we were given at the end of the tour with beautiful photographs and information about the park was a nice surprise and greatly appreciated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great trip, the captain was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was an excellent trip around the Alaska fjords and glaciers. Captain went out of his way to make sure we got to see the dolphins, whales, orcas, and eagles. The included lunch was good. I would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great cruise lots of whales and sea life. Crew members were great, professional and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. Knowledgeable and helpful crew. Lots of marine lives to see. Fantastic glacier and fjords.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time. The c rew was great and the view of the glacier was beyond description.

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