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Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward

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Seward, United States
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Watch the Alaskan wilderness awaken on this 6-hour morning cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward. Aboard a warm and spacious vessel customized for comfort, cruise past alpine and tidewater glaciers among the fjords and take in a bounty of wildlife sightings, including whales, sea lions and birds. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board, and visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge for great views of seabird rookeries. Don’t miss one of Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruises!
  • 6-hour Alaska cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward
  • Enjoy onboard lunch and commentary from an expert captain
  • Cruise past alpine and tidewater glaciers
  • View abundant marine wildlife
  • Visit seabird rookeries at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
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6-hour sightseeing cruise
Lunch
On-board wildlife guide
Additional Food and drinks, unless specified
Kenai Fjords Tours , 1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

Located on 4th Avenue in Seward, Alaska directly across the street from the Breeze Inn, and on the water where the small boat harbor is located. A few blocks south of the Train Depot.

11:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Choose from several morning departure times and embark on a 6-hour Kenai Fjords National Park cruise from Seward. Step aboard a 95-foot-long (29-meter) non-smoking cruise vessel designed with comfort in mind. Capture views of jagged icy cliffs along the Kenai Peninsula, fjords and calving glaciers — from inside the warm and spacious cabin equipped with seating and large picture windows, or from the multi-level observation decks.

Enjoy a fast cruising speed, with extra time to photograph and view wildlife and glaciers. Learn about the evolving geology of the Harding Icefield, which dates back to the ice age and forms the steep fjords. As you journey approx. 100 miles (160 km) round-trip from Seward, marvel at the breathtaking landscape teeming with marine life amid plankton-rich waters, which attract migrating whales.

Hear from your seasoned captain about the wildlife you’re likely to see at peak season, which may include humpback, minke and orca whales, as well as harbor seals, sea otters and porpoises.

Catch sight of migratory seabirds that nest in the Kenai Fjords, as well as other native flora and fauna. Watch puffins 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.

Enjoy an onboard lunch (see sample menu below) before the captain sets voyage back to Seward port.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kenai Fjords National Park
In Kenai Fjords National Park, over half of the landmass is covered by the enormous Harding Icefield, a thousand-foot block of ice that dates back to the last Ice Age. The Harding spills out in all directions in the form of glaciers. Some stretch northwest into rugged hills of the Kenai Peninsula. Others—five of them, to be exact—reach as far as the sea along the craggy coast of the Gulf of Alaska.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 2,400 islands, headlands, rocks, islets, spires and reefs and is known for its abundance of seabirds.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; layers are recommended
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars and camera recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Alaska Collection
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward.

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  • "Masks are only required indoors as of May 2021 when you're not eating." See review
  • "Bring your own food, you are allowed to do so and I would recomend doing that." See review
  • "Our day was a calm sea, but if you are prone to seasickness, you might want to take something." See review

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Unhappy with Trip Advisor.
Kerry_B
, Sep 2022
I am unhappy with Trip Advisor using Viator as the vendor. I thought I made a reservation with Trip Advisor. THe day of the cruise, weather forced it to be cancelled. There was an email from Viator about the cancellation, but I overlooked it because I did not realize Trip Advisor was also Viator. We tried to take the cruise the next day, but the vendor could not guarantee the weather would allow us to take the cruise we booked. It ended up the ocean was too rough, so the cruise was a shorter 4 hour cruise in Resurrection Bay. I checked to see that I'd get a credit on my credit card and almost left. I had another question before leaving, and confirmed that I'd get a credit, and the person said - hold on - no I'd be getting a cash refund. So I was given cash of I think $50 / person or $200. Then when the charge showed up on my credit card, it was with Viator out of London, Great Britian with no other details. WHen I called American Express, they had no details but gave me two unviable phone numbers. I went back to my confirmation email, and found a link for Viator Customer Care. THey were puzzled, saying Viator is out of Las Vegas, not London GB and wanted me to scan & send how this showed up on my credit card. American Express will not let me dispute the charge, as they said the website shows that that Viator is a Trip Advisor Company. I'll never use Trip Advisor again, ever.
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star-5
Excellent afternoon kayak tour
Albert_K
, Sep 2022
Despite the pouring rain, the tour was great and Cody was fun to chat with and learn from. We had some unexpected surprises including a bear signing and holding a crab! Highly recommended.
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star-5
Second trip to Alaska,...
traci_d
, Sep 2022
Second trip to Alaska, first time Seward. So glad that I decided to take this tour, it was that great. Crew was friendly, and respectful of the animal and marine life. Got close enough to a couple of orca pods and sea lions so we could see them and get photos, but kept far back enough to give them space.
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star-5
Great day full of beautiful views
Hannah_S
, Sep 2022
Got to see incredible sites, mainly the glaciers and spire cove. So beautiful and the crew did an incredible job taking care of everyone. Plenty of stops and ability to walk out on the deck anytime!
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star-5
Unbelievable and worth every penny!
Jason_M
, Sep 2022
Hands down worth every single penny and more! This trip was unbelievable. The captain and crew were awesome and they tried to make sure you got to see some of Alaska’s most uninhabited areas as up close as possible. I would do this trip over and over and highly recommend this company for anyone who is traveling through Seward!
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star-1
Tour was rained out
jerridoliveira
, Aug 2022
Canceled due to rainy conditions by Kenai Tours operators in Seward. Operator said we would be reimbursed but have yet to even see a cancellation notice.
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star-5
Glaciers and Wildlife
Donna_R
, Aug 2022
Amazing tour! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable. What a great day! We had the opportunity to see three whales and amazing glaciers up close!
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star-5
Beautiful day!
Mike_V
, Aug 2022
Was looking forward to seeing some whales, and Evan though they weren't really close we had multiple sightings.
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star-5
A tour not to Miss
Antoinette_P
, Jul 2022
This was an excellent tour. I enjoyed the seeing the otters, whales, and sea lions just to name a few. The view was breathe taking.
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star-5
Awesome
Barbara_M
, Jul 2022
Beautiful and fun. We had a great time and saw three whales and lots of puffin, seals, and otters. The captain was awesome!
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star-5
Great tour!
Trudy_G
, Jul 2022
Seeing the Whales was the most awesome thing. Also the crew was fantastic! When the weather got rough and we had to turn around and not go to the Glazier, we got some money back. Never seen a company do that.
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star-4
Very nice
Holly_H
, Jul 2022
I got a good video of the ice breaking off. I also liked how the captain gave out fun facts and the history around Seward. Everyone was very nice and lunch was also handed out nicely.
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star-4
Very pretty, bring something to entertain kids
Gina_G
, Jul 2022
The trip was really great - we saw lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery. We got to see 6 orcas, a humpback, seals, sea lions, puffins, bald eagles. They take you up close to a glacier and bring in ice for everyone to hold and take pictures with. Lunch was decent - chicken wrap for adults or a hummus option for vegetarians and chicken nuggets for kids. Snack bar is also pretty good and has many options for candy and snacks. The only downside is that the cruise can be pretty long for kids. Most kids were napping so i would recommend bringing something to do during the parts where you are just cruising over the open ocean. They sell cards in the boat. Also, grab a seat inside! That wast you can move about inside and outside but it gets cold by the glacier and you always run into rain in Alaska!
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star-5
Kenai Fjords tour was fantastic !!!
Cindy_M
, Jul 2022
This was the best tour I have ever been on !! Our captain/ crew were great and we saw a humpback whale, a pod of orcas, countless seals on ice in front of a glacier, many sea otters, sea lions, puffins and more !! I can’t say enough positive about it !! Dress warm :)
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star-4
Glacier boat trip
Christine_B
, Jul 2022
Boat stopped at glacier so we could listen and take photos. Wish we got a bit closer , I don’t recall I’d captain told us distance reason. Knowledgeable and even stop in a cove to see a waterfall!
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star-5
Best experience!
Nora_M
, Jul 2022
We saw so many animals including a bear, sea lions, a humpback, orcas, and the glacier was incredible!! It was an amazing experience!!!! Everyone should do it and the crew was awesome!
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star-5
Large number of humpback...
Charles_C
, Jul 2022
Large number of humpback whales around us. Saw several breaches and bubble rings. Unbelievable day and it exceeded my expectations.
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star-5
#1 Tour in Alaska
Mark_T
, Jul 2022
Most wonderful tour in Alaska. Everything beautiful in one tour and the food was great also. We saw whales, seals, otters, burd of all types, puffins, glacier up close.
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star-5
Excellent Tour
Sarah_H
, Jun 2022
Everything about this tour was fantastic. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable. The time spent moving to the sights, while stopping to view wildlife was great. If anyone saw wildlife, it was pointed out to the captain so he could slow down and circle around if needed. It made it so everyone on deck could view and not miss out. We also really enjoyed that passengers were able to move inside or out depending on their comfort level. On our tour we were able to watch Orcas, Puffins, Blue Whales, porpoises, Sea lions, Seals, Sea otters, and calving glaciers. It was incredible!
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star-5
Fantastic day trip
Rochelle_E
, Jun 2022
This was such a great day cruise. The sites were amazing and we even got to see wildlife that we weren’t expecting to see.
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