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Itinerary
The Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Half-Day Cruise travels along the rugged coastline of Resurrection Bay in search of wildlife. Rather than following a set route, this cruise travels to the best whale and wildlife viewing areas that day based on reports from other vessels. The experienced captains will explore the area’s wildlife hot spots to maximize your chances of viewing whales and other wildlife. Two departure times are available throughout the day for your convenience.

Along the route you'll have the chance to see abundant wildlife such as whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, eagles, mountain goats, and many types of seabirds. As you approach the end of Resurrection Bay, you will visit Cape Resurrection, home to both Steller sea lions and thousands of nesting seabirds. The captain will stop the boat exceptionally close to the sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries, providing excellent photo opportunities

Several alpine glaciers, nestled high in the mountains surrounding Resurrection Bay can be seen along the route if the weather cooperates. You'll also have the chance to see the impressive Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.
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Resurrection Bay
Kenai Fjords National Park
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Overview
Treat yourself to an abundance of wildlife viewing with this 3.5-hour Kenai Fjords cruise in Resurrection Bay from Seward Harbor. Travel 55 miles (round-trip) along a rugged coastline and snap plenty of memorable photos as you sail past Bear Glacier. Sail close to sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries, and keep your eyes peeled for whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, eagles and mountain goats.
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour cruise through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords from Seward
  • See Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Visit Cape Resurrection, home to Steller sea lions and thousands of nesting seabirds
  • Keep watch for sea otters, whales and mountain goats
  • Choose from two departure times to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Wow! What an amazing cruise

We took the 1:30 pm 3.5 hr cruise on 09/10/18. What a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend time in Seward! First of all the staff at 360 hotel were extremely accommodating...not only storing our luggage for the duration of the cruise but tagging them and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Exceeded Expectations, Outstanding Narration, Enjoyable Trip

Our 3.5 hour cruise (9/10/18) was outstanding. We left right on time, ample seating, outstanding customer service. The captain went out of her way to guide us to the most amazing view of multiple pods of orcas we could hope to see. She spent an...More

Thank Steven C
Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Steven, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! We are thrilled to hear that Major Marine exceeded your expectations and that you had such an enjoyable cruise. It is certainly our goal to provide the most memorable tours from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best of the best

The best of our Glacial bus Alaskan tour, great crew, lunch of salmon and prime rib, outstanding scenery. We saw pods of orcas, bald eagle, brown bear, brown seals, sea otter, sea gulls and calving glaciers. It was a real treat. We were on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Saw 9 orcas, otters, seals, puffins, and a humpback whale!

Even with a 14 month old baby, the cruise was easy to walk about, find spots to sit and view, and get refreshed with simple and tasty snacks. Very family friendly!

Thank cfry13
Reviewed 1 week ago
Majestic beauty everywhere you look

My wife and I took the six hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise along with our twin granddaughters and their parents. This cruise fills up early so if you intend to go, make your plans as far in advance as possible. We booked in January...More

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Mandi D
18 July 2018|
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Response from Venture702623 | Reviewed this property |
You could, if one were to calve when the boat is passing. You are close enough.
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aprilbee2015
5 May 2018|
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Response from Steven C | Reviewed this property |
The cruise leaves from a hotel dock (Harbor 360). The cruise operation has a designated waiting room on the first floor of the Harbor 360 hotel which is very large and could definitely be used for this purpose, although it... More
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