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  • Seward: Kenai Fjords Half Day Wildlife Cruise

    1. Seward: Kenai Fjords Half Day Wildlife Cruise

    Experience the local wildlife in Resurrection Bay on this fully narrated tour. Rather than following a set route, your crew will steer you to the wildlife most often seen through Resurrection Bay. Watch as sea otters carry their pups on their bellies. Marvel at the speed of the Dall's porpoise as they surf the vessel's wake. Be awed by the size and majesty of orcas, humpbacks, and other incredible whale species. This adventures is perfect for families, those with limited time, or guests worried about seasickness.

    Despite less than optimal weather conditions, the crew was amazing and informative and it was a wonderful day! Parts of the world I would have never seen by by water!

  • Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

    2. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

    Board one of the largest catamarans in the region and spend a day filled with wildlife, glaciers, mountains and more. The cruise begins by searching for wildlife in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Whales, sea otters, and puffins are often sighted within minutes of leaving the harbor. A National Park Ranger will provide information on the area's wildlife, glaciers, fjords, and history. Stop at one tidewater glacier that has frequent calving events, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A full bar is available for those wanting to enjoy an Alaskan Amber of glacier margarita. Savor a deli-style lunch onboard while you cruise.

    It was a great trip, even through rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska crossing. Excellent captain and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. We saw eagles, seals, orcas, otters, and Daal porpoises and got a bit of history on each. Fantastic!

  • Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Discover the beautiful and scenic city of Seward. Surrounded by mountains and the Resurrection Bay, this picturesque location was once devastated by an earthquake, tidal waves, and fire in 1964. Since then, it has evolved into a thriving community that now boasts the iconic Iditarod National Historic Trail and an amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. On this audio tour, see the Old Alaska Railroad Depot, the Founder's Monument, the Seward Community Library, the William H Seward Bust, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society Seward Museum, the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chugach Museum with the Institute of History and Art. Quaint, quirky and full of interesting tales and historical facts, this tour takes you on a journey of years gone by. Benefit from an entirely self-paced tour. Simply download your audio files and use them at your own leisure.

  • Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 7.5-Hour Cruise

    4. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 7.5-Hour Cruise

    Step aboard a stable, high-speed catamaran for a full day exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Start your cruise in Resurrection Bay where you'll will learn about the park, the surrounding area and wildlife from an experienced captain. Allow your captain to take you to the best wildlife viewing areas for the opportunity to see stunning marine life including whales, otters, seals and thousands of seabirds. Head out into the Gulf of Alaska past Bear Glacier, the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Take advantage of getting up close with 2 active tidewater glaciers, Aialik Glacier and Holgate Glacier as your cruise stops nearby. Watch for calving, where giant chunks of glacier ice break off and crash into the water. Experienced deckhands will secure a chunk of glacier ice to make the most amazing cocktails and glacier margaritas.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Overall great cruise! It was my birthday and rainy. But I suppose that is normal for Seward. You are on a large-sized vessel, so be prepared for rocky motions and being wet if raining. The winds were high, but it didn't stop the excitement. If I were you, be equipped with a change of clothes, gloves, jacket, and items as it gets wet. Wildlife seen were one Humpback whale was spotted, a small pod of Orcas, Sea Otters, a Smack of Jellyfish, and several Puffins. I would recommend it to those trying for their first time as it is an experience to be part of. Though many may not be as fortunate in spotting sea life, you will see something. Enjoy the day and recognize the hard-working crew for their services!

Great trip! We saw otters, eagles, puffins and orcas! Narration was great and really enjoyed learning the history of the area. Crew was very friendly and patient. So nice even though some passengers were rude. Great experience! Highly recommend!

Wonderful experience. Captain Laura was very knowledgeable about the cruise and adjusted navigation according to where she heard of wildlife sightings. The staff accommodated my handicapped Mother, whose dream it has been to make this trip.

Our captain and the crew were great. We enjoyed every minute. Seen lots of wild life.

The captain was very knowledgeable about the area. We loved that!