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Orca Quest Cruise

Orca Quest Cruise

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Seward, United States
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Overview

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 captain and 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 captain and crew members
  • Use a hydrophone to hear how orcas communicate with one another
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Water, coffee, and tea
Use of binoculars while onboard
All taxes and fees included in price
Educational narration by an experienced captain
Restroom on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
1412 4th Ave , 1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

Departure Point: Major Marine Tours Check-In office at Harbor 360 Hotel Address: 1412 4th Ave., Seward, AK 99664

  • Seward Cruise Ship Terminal , Seward, AK 99664, USA
  • Alaska Railroad Corporation , 408 Port Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
  • 12:30 PM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    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 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.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Major Marine Tours
    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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Orca Quest Cruise?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
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    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Orca Quest Cruise?
    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 Orca Quest Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Orca Quest Cruise?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Orca Quest Cruise?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Orca Quest Cruise.

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    sfernandez2743
    , Jun 2022
    Great trip. Lots of wildlife including Orcas and humpback whales! Would highly recommend for an excursion out of Seward.
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    star-5
    Outstanding tour. Saw a lot of Orcas!
    Douglas_G
    , Jun 2022
    We got to see so many animals and great views on the way to the Orcas. We saw sea lions, whales, Dall's porpoises and sea otters. Once we got to the cove where the Orcas were, it was incredible. We had some pass right by the boat. The young ones were playing and breaching like crazy. What a great day.
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    star-5
    Awsome tour!
    Cindy_s
    , May 2022
    Awsome trip. Captain m gave us a wonderful trip, orcas , whales, puffins,sea lions, otters. Highly recommend
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    star-5
    You will be glad you did!
    Marian_H
    , May 2022
    When you take a tour like this there is a pretty good chance that you may not see what you were hoping to see but we hit the jackpot! The captain was very patient and trying to find Borquez for us to see and it paid off. I would recommend this trip to anyone traveling with older folks or children or even by yourself… It was a great trip!
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    WOW! Is the one Word I...
    Michael_S
    , May 2022
    WOW! Is the one Word I can use to Explain our Experience on this Cruise. The Scenery was Breathtaking, the Crew was Phenomenal, the Captain was BEYOND INFORMATIVE 😍 regarding our location and the animals and their habits. Us, our kids and 3 Grandkids ages 10, 6, and 2. We're Astonished by this FABULOUS ORCS CRUISE! 🛳 GOD WILLING WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR, and EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER
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    star-5
    Captain Tammy was great!...
    Donna_W
    , May 2022
    Captain Tammy was great! Spoofed at least 12 orca and 2 humpback & puffins! Very professional! Great tour!
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    star-5
    Best ever Alaska trip!
    Elizabeth_B
    , May 2022
    Captain and crew were amazing! We saw Orca, Humpback whale, goats, Steller sea lion, eagles and sea otter! Well worth the journey 😁
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    star-5
    Outstanding day!
    Andrew_M
    , May 2022
    This was an outstanding excursion. Plenty of room on the boat and the crew were fabulous. Lots of workers and lots of information. Do not miss this one
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    star-5
    Amazing Afternoon in Seward!
    Brian_M
    , May 2022
    Great cruise! ORCAs were abundant! Vessel was extremely clean and audio system to keep guests informed was the best on a boat cruise that we’ve ever heard in our travels across the lower 48 states and now Alaska.
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    star-4
    Well worth doing ….
    Michael_F
    , May 2022
    Absolutely beautiful day on the water…. perfect weather and saw multiple species of whales along with other shore life.
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    star-5
    Don't miss this tour. It is 100% worth!
    Alex_F
    , May 2022
    Excellent tour! I would highly recommend. The Captan is very knowledgable, she was very good at finding the wildlife and presenting it to the passengers. The crew was very friendly. The ship is clean, and comfortable. My wife and I had a lot of fun.
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    star-5
    Great excursion
    Farron_F
    , May 2022
    Great excursion and the captain and crew were great 👍. Saw orca gray whales otters mountain sheep dolphins.
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    star-5
    Aaa-mazing!
    Peggy_E
    , May 2022
    What an incredible experience. We had a 6 hour layover from the train and this 4 hour trip was perfect. We saw lots of wildlife and were blessed seeing 4 females and one male orca, along with humpbacks and orca dolphins.. The crew was very professional and hard working to make the excursion memorable.
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    star-5
    Orcas Galore
    Wayne_B
    , Jun 2021
    This tour exceeded expectations. We saw a great many orca whales and other creatures. Captain Nat had great narration and did a great job of finding and staying near wildlife. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.
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    star-5
    Excellent
    Tiffany_R
    , Jun 2021
    Excellent! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely helpful with onboard supplies when my oldest daughter got super sick. They provided me with blankets and extra sweatshirt so we could sit outside and let her get fresh air and still see the whales without her being too cold since all the warm clothes plus her jacket I had brought were soiled with throw up.
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    star-4
    Family time
    Moby-Dick
    , Jun 2021
    What could have been better, a lower price. The tour guides on board were very helpful, and knowledgeable. Loved the Orca’s wish we could have seen more. Thank you for the Experience.
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    star-5
    Perfect Afternoon
    Brandy_B
    , May 2021
    This was a perfect trip. Our captain (Chris) was amazing and the crew was the same. We saw so much natural wildlife and were lucky enough to catch a Humpback and a pod of Orcas. I would highly suggest this trip.
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    star-5
    Had a great time
    Louis_M
    , May 2021
    Within minutes we were watching a humpback whale.......then at the end tons of killer whales!!! Staff was unbelievable, boat was very comfortable
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    star-5
    Orcas quest and much more!
    Apiradee_W
    , May 2021
    The length of the tour is perfect for our 8 and 10. The crews were knowledgeable and knew their route well. We saw 3 different pods or orcas, puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bald eagles, sea otters and a Humpback whale. What a perfect day!
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    star-5
    Awesome
    Samantha_M
    , May 2021
    Absolutely amazing, we saw so many whales in Agnes cove! It was definitely one of the most memorable place I’ve ever been!
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