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Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island

Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island

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Seward, United States
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Overview

Admire the icy blue waters of Resurrection Bay as your boat glides past glaciers, snowcapped mountains and dramatic cliffs. On this 5-hour cruise into the Kenai Fjords across Resurrection Bay, keep watch for whales, puffins and otters with the help of a wildlife guide. Step onto the shores of beautiful Fox Island, and sink into a mouthwatering lunch at a private lodge. This Resurrection Bay cruise gives you the chance to learn about the area’s natural history and skip stones at a pebble beach.
  • Cruise along the bay’s icy waters and soak up scenic views of mountains, cliffs and glaciers
  • Learn about Alaska’s wildlife from an expert guide and look out for otters, whales and more
  • Sink your teeth into delicious lunch on Fox Island
  • Watch a presentation from a park ranger and enjoy free time at ‘skipping stone’ beach
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Expert wildlife guide
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink, unless specified
Gratuities
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.

12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Revel in the serene beauty of the Alaskan wilderness on this 50-mile (80-km) cruise across Resurrection Bay. Make your way to Seward Small Boat Harbor and step aboard your boat that cuts through the cool waters of Resurrection Bay. If you like, enjoy a glass of beer or wine from the onboard bar (own expense) as you soak up the views.

From a comfy spot inside or on the open-air top deck, take in the jaw-dropping scenery of alpine glaciers, snowy mountains and jagged cliffs. Your landscape tableau includes Bear Glacier, one of the Alaskan coast’s premier sights. A wildlife guide on board points out whales, puffins, otters, falcons and sea otters along the way.

Reach Fox Island and follow your guide to a charming lodge, where you’ll sit down for a delicious lunch. During your meal, a National Park Ranger provides an engaging presentation of the area's natural history.

Then, enjoy some free time at a ‘skipping stone’ beach. Try your hand at bouncing pebbles across the water, or simply lap up the peace and pristine scenery.

Back on your boat, take in your final views before your 5 hour Resurrection Bay wildlife cruise ends back at Seward harbor.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Resurrection Bay
Kenai Fjords Tours is pleased to welcome you to picturesque Fox Island, in the heart of Resurrection Bay.
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: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fox Island
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bear Glacier
View Bear Glacier, the Harding Icefield's largest glacier within Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; dress in layers
  • 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 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.

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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 Resurrection Bay Cruise 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 Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island.

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Travels with Ollie.
Dale_T
, Sep 2022
A great lunch. Skipping stones with my grandsons. Sea lions. Puffins. Running around the boat with another kid.
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Everybody was so friendly...
Punch
, Aug 2022
Everybody was so friendly & helpful. Few was breath take. The wild life was amazing. The food was yummie & the cruise was easy saling. I want to do it again but longer next time.
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star-5
A great experience!
Samantha_M
, Aug 2022
Our captain and crew made this experience fun! They worked hard to make sure we got to see wildlife. We saw sea otters, sea lions, hump back whales & puffins. This was our favorite boat trip so far in Alaska!
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Wildlife journey
Amy_K
, Aug 2022
Overall it was awesome! There was a lot of turbulence towards the end, which left me feeling a little queasy. I took some Dramamine, drank some ginger ale with crackers and all was well… I loved the trip and the crew was awesome! We saw all kinds of different wildlife, making the experience that much better!!! It was well worth the cost, and the fresh cookies were an excellent touch!
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The captain and crew were...
Joseph_H
, Aug 2022
The captain and crew were excellent, conveying interesting information and trying hard to find the wildlife in the bay. The meal was mediocre however.
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star-4
Gorgeous views!
Amy_C
, Jul 2022
Went with a group of friends and we saw bald eagle when leaving bay, porpoise right by boat and pod of humpbacks feeding as a group. Seeing wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Food was only thing that was mid.
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Amazing tour
Robyn_S
, Jul 2022
The weather was perfect and we saw so much wildlife. Fox Island was beautiful and the lunch was a full spread of salmon, chicken, rice, salad and mashed potatoes. Highly recommended tour and totally worth the money!
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Family adventure
WANDA_W
, Jul 2022
We saw a lot of different wildlife during our cruise and enjoyed the lunch at Fox Island. It was a great adventure!
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Great day at Fox Island!!
Nancy_L
, Jul 2022
Seeing the whale and Fox Island was great as usual!! Nothing more to say other than I would go again someday & could have been an hour shorter excursion.
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Seeing the wild life and...
Kerstin_S
, Jul 2022
Seeing the wild life and the captains interpretations. Going up close and having wildlife explained.
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Whale sighting!
Holly_C
, Jul 2022
Half day cruise was just enough. We saw a whale and puffin and had a great lunch. The crew made homemade chocolate cookies and gave a great tour. Thanks for a great fun day!
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Magical
Rebecca_H
, Jul 2022
Lunch was great! We were lucky seeing hump back whales bubble feed and breech! Magical! The kids loved being in front with the waves. The staff are wonderful, great info and dad jokes from the naturalist on board!
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We were able to see the...
Laura_G
, Jul 2022
We were able to see the whales bubble feeding. It was amazing. The crew were very nice and helpful. We will do this again.
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Exceeded expectations!
Kevin_S
, Jul 2022
Captain Chris’s knowledge and passion for the bay and its inhabitants was incredible. Crew was friendly and engaging. Highly recommend for couples or families.
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This was one of our favorite activities!
Elaine_V
, Jul 2022
I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat! The crew was really organized, we left on time, saw a lot of wild birds, sea lions, sea otters, and humpback whales. The lunch was really good at Fox Island (salmon, mashed potatoes, baked corn, salad and biscuit). At the end of the trip they gave us freshly baked cookies! Overall super worth it!
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Loved the cruise
Beverly_S
, Jun 2022
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Lunch was excellent. Staff went above and beyond! If you get sea sick, be mindful of this excursion.
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Amazing wildlife experience!
christine_K
, Jun 2022
We had many various experiences with otters, humpback whales, puffins, eagles and so much more! Amazing surroundings amd fantastic crew!
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Fantastic whale...
Thomas_M
, Jun 2022
Fantastic whale sighting..humpback and baby breaching within a hundred feet! Great trip, well run, comfortable - we'll do it again next time we're in Alaska.
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Slice of paradise
Tami_E
, Jun 2022
Fox island was lovely, all staff on boat and land were AMAZING! We saw over a dozen orcas! It could not have been a more perfect day!
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Rez Bay cruise with Fox Island doesn’t disappoint.
Wendy_C
, Jun 2022
Seeing MANY animals in the wild and a fantastic lunch on Fox Island! We were not expecting to see a whale and thought we would get a good sandwich for lunch. No, we have salmon as the main course and dessert too. Plus a fresh baked cookie just as we returned to port!
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