From mid-May through mid-June, orca whales frequent the waters outside of Seward in search of food. This half-day whale-watching cruise — the only orca-focused cruise in Seward — takes you into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Rather than following a set route, your seasoned captain navigates the boat to orca hot spots of the day. Hear the whale's haunting calls with the help of a hydrophone, and learn about orcas and their behavioral traits from the naturalist crew members on board.
Half-day orca whale–watching cruise from Seward
Journey into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park during prime orca season
Spot orcas in their natural habitat
Learn about the whales from naturalist crew members
Use a hydrophone to hear how orcas communicate with one another
Your half-day orca whale–watching cruise leaves midday from the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel Dock, and docks back here in the late afternoon. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard.
Keep your eyes peeled as you journey into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Rather than following a set route, your experienced captain takes you to places where orcas have recently been sighted, making every day a unique cruising experience.
Along the way, learn from your captain and naturalist crew members about the orcas’ prominent dorsal fins and fascinating social behavior. A hydrophone on board allows you to listen to the calls of the orca whales underwater.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Wet & Wild
, May 2019
The weather did not cooperate, but that didn’t put a damper on the trip. Captain Laura was very informative! The deck hands were friendly and accommodating! We saw two pods of orca’s, humpback, sea lions, otters, puffins, and birds. Enjoyed the experience!