• Location: Seward, Alaska
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Experience up-close views of glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this 6-hour catamaran cruise. Enjoy 100 miles (round-trip) of jaw-dropping scenery as a National Park Ranger explains the surrounding geology and wildlife. Sail past the majestic Holgate Glacier and witness chunks of glaciers break off and crash into the water. Get your camera out near Chiswell Islands, home to thousands of nesting seabirds. In addition to the sites, treat yourself to an upgrade and enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet.

Highlights

  • 6-hour catamaran cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward
  • See Holgate Glacier or Aialik Glacier and watch for calving of glaciers in Aialik Bay
  • Visit the Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection (depending on weather), home to thousands of nesting seabirds
  • Listen to a National Park Ranger on board provide engaging commentary
  • Keep watch for sea otters, puffins, whales and mountain goats along the way
  • Upgrade and enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet on board

What You Can Expect

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Holgate Glacier

Customer Reviews

Yelena H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great experience!

Pat T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A great experience, not to be missed! Professional crew, great at finding the wildlife, nothing like being 1/4 mile from a calving glacier.

Brian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The sights were just fantastic. We saw several pods of orca whales, sea lions, a black bear, doll sheep and a hump back whale.

Qunfang H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The scenery was great. Despite of bad weather, we spotted sea lions, puffins and a bald eagle along the way. Crew members were very friendly and food was good. Portions of the ride is bumpy, so taking motion sickness medicine is highly recommended.

Rhonda Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was our best experience in Alaska! The cruise was great, the boat's crew and captain were professional and very knowledgeable. The park ranger on board was able to point out locations as we cruised by and had a wealth of information about the park, glacier, and animals. Don't pass up the buffet: it is worth every cent! The food was wonderful and fresh! But back what we saw -- we paused beside a whale-study boat that was watching a group of Orcas, it was an amazing group of huge whales. Then as we traveled closer to the glacier, we witnessed a large fin emerging from the water and slapping the surface. One fin was soon joined with another fin, both slapping the surface, the humpback whales were scaring small schools of fish toward their baby so it could learn to fish. After several minutes of seeing several whales at the surface, one finally breached. It is hard to describe the massive size of these whales--the water surrounding them shot up and boiled. The entire cruise was great -- a must-do!

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great experience! Facilities were good, food was great. All of the wildlife didn't cooperate totally....LOL!

Jackie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The weather cooperated and we had a great time. I had 2 college age adults with me from Oregon. The water, mountains, glaciers, wildlife were moments that we will remember forever. The boat was very comfortable and the captain/guides helpful and friendly. We loved our day.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We saw 5 humpback breaches, 2 pods of killer whales. several sea lions, sea otters, and puffins. Beautiful scenery as well highlighted by the glaciers. The ship provided ample viewing spots and the crew did a good job.

Robin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We were very pleased with the cruise. We saw humpback whales 2 breaching, orca whales, puffins, sea otters, sea lions, eagles, seals and the very cool actually frozen haha Holgate glacier up close.

Rita E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Trip was great. Just enough narration with good solid info. Food was delicious and reserved seating is the way to go.

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