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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

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This 6-hour cruise explores Kenai Fjords National Park and visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in beautiful Aialik Bay. A National Park Ranger will be on board to narrate your cruise and point out wildlife such as whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more. Stop at the mighty Holgate or Aialik Glacier and float among the icebergs as you watch for calving, where giant chunks of ice break off and crash into the ocean. Enhance your cruise with the purchase of an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet.
  • Educational boat tour through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • See at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife such as puffins, sea lions, and otters
  • Ride in the comfort of a heated cabin with a reserved seat
What to Expect
Make your way to the meeting location, and board a comfortable catamaran equipped with a heated cabin and warm beverages. Set off through Resurrection Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park en route to Holgate or Aialik Glacier, and stop and watch for calving, which is when large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. Continue past the Chiswell Islands to your second stop at Cape Resurrection (weather dependent), famous for its large population of nesting seabirds such as puffins and cormorants. Other wildlife sightings could include sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats. Throughout the cruise, take in views of the pristine Alaskan wilderness while learning about the sights from your park ranger guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Departure Time
11:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Reserved seating in the heated cabin
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Souvenir book
  • Use of binoculars
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Souvenir Booklet
  • National Park Ranger Narration
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the money for sure. Great stuff, good food and sooo much to see. Was an awesome Trip with unforgettable pictures. Thanks to the captain and crew...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Torben V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying, our family has taken this tour multiple times over the years, mostly during peak season, July/August. This year, we talked up the tour to family members who hadn’t ever gone out, and we were there on September 18th. Not good...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MountainGirl, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear that the wildlife was not overly abundant on the day of your tour. As you stated, animals can be quite unpredictable, and later in the season they may...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every penny, even without the buffet. You can bring your own food too. We saw sea otters, transient orcas, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, and all this even at the end of the season, in addition to all the amazing views! Well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on our 6 hour cruise! We saw the Aialik Glacier up close and personal. We saw otters, orcas, sea lions, lots of different kinds of birds and bald eagles! The captain made sure to stop and give everyone ample time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DandJ90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our best experience and time spent in our trip to Alaska and Canada! Money well spent out of all the activities we did in our month long trip. Crews were exceptionally nice and made sure we all had a great experience. We saw...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SH G
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Jane B
1 August 2019|
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Response from 65oski | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Resurrection Bay is fairly calm but when the boat goes out further there can be some swells. There were about 200 passengers on board and I counted four or five people out on the open deck who were... More
Sharon S
15 August 2018|
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Response from Betsy8080 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own food.
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