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National Park Tour with Fox Island

National Park Tour with Fox Island

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Seward, United States
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
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Safety measures
icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Journey deep into the Alaskan wilderness on this full-day cruise from Seward through Kenai Fjords National Park. Aboard a spacious vessel customized for comfort, travel past alpine and tidewater glaciers among the fjords and take in a  bounty of wildlife sightings, including whales, sea lions and birds. Visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge for great views of seabird rookeries. Enjoy an onboard lunch and stop at a private lodge on Fox Island for a delicious dinner.
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise 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, dinner on Fox Island and commentary from an expert captain
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8.5 hour sightseeing cruise
Lunch
Dinner
On-board wildlife guide
Gratuities
Additional food and drinks, unless specified
Kenai Fjords Tours , 1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

Cruises depart from the Kenai Fjords Tours Office:1304 W. Fourth Avenue, Seward AK. Free parking is available in our private lot with a free shuttle, starting May 1st. The parking lot is located just a few blocks north of our check-in center behind the Marina Motel, located at 1603 Seward Highway.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
At the Seward Small Boat Harbor, step aboard a 95-foot-long (29-meter) non-smoking cruise vessel designed with comfort in mind. During your cruise, you'll cover 100 miles (160 km) round-trip. You don't have to worry about food during this trip — enjoy an onboard lunch and delicious dinner at a lodge on Fox Island. 

Learn about the evolving geology of the Harding Icefield, which dates back to the ice age and forms the steep fjords. Keep your camera out for the wildlife that you’re likely to see at peak season, which may include minke whales, orcas, and humpbacks, as well as porpoises, sea otters, and harbor seals.

 

Admire the 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 the amazing scenery.

 

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.

 

Your voyage ends back at the Seward port.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fox Island
Kenai Fjords Tours is pleased to welcome you to picturesque Fox Island, in the heart of Resurrection Bay. Your exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park is enhanced by a chance to step off the boat, stroll the beach and explore on land. This island is rich in inspiration and character. Once you arrive at Fox Island, head in to our cozy Day Lodge for a sumptuous meal of crab cakes, salads and rolls, which are included in your tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 for lunch and dinner; 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 100 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 National Park Tour with Fox Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by National Park Tour with Fox Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by National Park Tour with Fox Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by National Park Tour with Fox Island.

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star-4
Great tour, but it is...
jeff_r
, Sep 2022
Great tour, but it is weather dependent. It was a rainy day, and clouds obscured some of the spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and glaciers. Plus, when we left the immediate area of the bay, the waters were incredibly choppy and the boat bobbed up and down maniacally. Several people got sick. But overall it was a pretty great tour, and we would do it again -- just hopefully on a nicer day!
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Boat was comfortable, ...
Rachael_M
, Aug 2022
Boat was comfortable, staff was accommodating weather was not stellar. Went to Holgate glacier and back. Dinner on Fox Island was good.
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Bad weather
Craig_D
, Aug 2022
Unfortunately, weather and rough seas cut the activity short. We did receive a partial refund in as much as the trip was limited.
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star-5
Surrounded by Beauty for 8 hours!
Nancy_M
, Jul 2022
Being at Aialik glacier experiencing the ice, the calling and all the beautiful seals and otters. The experience of watching gray whales gracefully swim was wonderful as well.
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star-5
Whale watching
Sally_D
, Jul 2022
When companies like this advertise what you might see in the best possible circumstances, that was our tour. The organisation prior to boarding was excellent and the crew on board were knowledgeable and helpful. They were able to adapt the food to meet my gluten free requirements and provided help throughout the day. The drinks on-board are reasonably priced. The captain ensured there was plenty of time to observe the wildlife and glaciers whilst providing information on what we were seeing. Alongside the humpback whales and orcas that we saw, we managed to see a small grey whale. As this was out of season and the captain wasn't certain she radioed for guidance to ensure we knew what we had seen. The crew then provided a book for passengers to discover more. The stop off at Fox Island was well organised and again very helpful staff Probably the best trip we have ever been on.
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star-5
Awesome tour!
Deanna_J
, Jul 2022
We saw otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, seals and best of all, whales! The whales were bubble feeding! We even got to hear their vocalizations! Great trip!
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star-4
A wonderful experience!
Paula_B
, Jul 2022
Celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Loved seeing all the wildlife and watching the Glacier calving. Captain Chris and crew were great!
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star-5
Best 8 hrs at sea
Daniel_M
, Jul 2022
Had an amazing experience! The captain and the crew were fantastic! The captain made sure she stopped at evert animal sighting and provided a fun narration during the trip.
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star-5
Awesome
Colleen
, Jun 2022
All beautiful. Long day but gorgeous and well organized with great crew Saw orcas humb backs seal lions puffins.
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star-5
Go on this! So worth it!
Sandra_O
, Jun 2022
Fabulous Trip. We saw Puffins, Eagles, Otters, Seals, Porpoise, 3 types of Whales, Glaciers and Icebergs.
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star-5
Equal opportunity views for all!
Amy_G
, Jun 2022
My Mom is dealing with some health challenges now, yet she was able to enjoy every view mobile individuals enjoyed; because the ship captain navigated the boat 180 degrees. Thank you, Thank you.
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star-5
We saw tons of marine...
Sarah_G
, Jun 2022
We saw tons of marine life and our captain was informative and accommodating. The crew was friendly and willing to go the extra mile
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star-5
Excellent tour at Kenai fjords
angelanienaber
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour! We saw killer whales, humpback whales, sea otters and puffins. It was nice to see Fox island and have dinner. The food was ok but the experience of everything made it well worth the tour.
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star-4
Wildlife on Rough Seas
Carol_B
, Jun 2022
Seeing orca whales, humpback whales, and porpoises swimming next to our vessel. The glacier was awesome!
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star-5
100% Recommended!
YUAN_P
, Jun 2022
Amazing tour! Stunning view of the Glacier, and more wonderful to us, was that we saw so many animals especially orca and humpback! Plus lively dolphins. The crew was nice and friendly; all people on board were happy.
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I saw a lot of wildlife,...
Tom_W
, Jun 2022
I saw a lot of wildlife, spectacular scenery and watch a glacier calf. The crew was top notch. Job well done!
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star-5
An incredible experience!!
Caroline_P
, May 2022
Our Captain Emma and crew were fantastic. We saw humpback and orca whales, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, a calving glacier, puffins, dolphins, and more. An incredible experience!!!
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star-1
Not kid or special needs friendly food is not edible
Michelle_K
, Aug 2021
Not kid friendly. Not handicapped friendly. They make people with handicapped kids sit out in the cold while everyone else gets to sit inside where it is warm. Face mask rules not enforced.If you have special needs or kids or believe these type of people have equal rights please avoid this place at all costs. I requested a refund.
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star-5
Whales, seals, sea lions and calving of the glacier.
ADL
, Aug 2021
We’ll done!! Especially the whale and all the crew. Good history stories. Excellent views. Lots of sealift.
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star-5
A trip well worth taking!
Lonnie_B
, Aug 2021
Captain Emma and crew did a wonderful job! We saw humpback and Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Otter, and we were taken up close to see and hear the Glacier calving, we saw a variety of Sea birds and stunning views of the Kenai Fjords. The Salmon dinner on Fox Island was delicious! This trip was the highlight of our year! We highly recommend going on the Alaskan Explorer!
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