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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!

  • From Anchorage: Wilderness, Wildlife, & Glacier Experience

    2. From Anchorage: Wilderness, Wildlife, & Glacier Experience

    Experience rugged mountains, panoramic ocean views, wildlife, and amazing glaciers, all on this guided trip from Anchorage. Venture deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than a typical sightseeing tour with entry to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Chugach National Forest.

    Follow the sun and the wind towards the most scenic locations possible for the day of your tour. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and travel into exciting areas of the Chugach National Forest that require special permits.

    Spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide. Discover the rich history and experience the wonders of the Ring of Glaciers.

    Spend the day alongside highly trained adventure guides whose sole purpose is to leave you with memories lasting a life...

  • Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

    3. 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!

  • From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

    4. From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

    Experience the beauty and awe of the Matanuska Glacier on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Drive the Glenn Highway up the Matanuska Valley along the Matanuska River. The glacier is 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Anchorage, so there are vast open vistas to enjoy along the way when the weather is clear. At the glacier office, check in, and take advantage of the warm, indoor restrooms before heading out. Then drive to the glacier house, where the initial view of the glacier is breathtaking. There you will load onto the sleds and enjoy a slow, safe ride out to the magnificent blue ice, a trip that lasts for 2 hours. After you leave the glacier, the lunch spot is seconds away. Glacier burgers, grilled ham and cheese, hot chocolate, and other comfort foods are on the menu. Relax and take a nap with the background of Alaskan music or chat on the way back to Anchorage. This tour is a full eig...

    The experience of Matanuska Glacier was great. Jeremy from 907 Tours was great and very helpful with sharing information. I highly recommend this tour/experience of Glacier hiking.

  • Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    5. Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    Check-in at a unique Alaskan log office before hopping on a single-engine, high-wing aircraft to begin your fantastic scenic flight. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute flight winding in and around the Alaska Range's major peaks—Hunter, Foraker and Denali.

    Follow the massive glacier highways from above while listening to fascinating expert narration from your pilot. Witness Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park, stretching 45 miles with stunning ridges of earth and ice.

    This tour is perfect for those who want to soak in traditional Denali views while adding additional views from the south and west. The extra time in the air also allows for greater flexibility in finding the best views of the day.

    Upgrade your tour to include a glacier landing during your flight. Experience the exhilaration ...

    We thoroughly enjoyed the glacier flight. It was amazing to fly so close to the glaciers and to land on one! The weather caused us to have to reschedule twice but we were thankful for the safety precautions taken. We highly recommend this activity if you are in Alaska.

  • Anchorage: 1-Hour Trolley Tour

    6. Anchorage: 1-Hour Trolley Tour

    Enjoy a fully narrated tour of historic Anchorage from the comfort of an enclosed, heated trolley with panoramic windows. Travel a 15-mile circuit through Alaska's largest city, while a lively and informative Alaskan guide shares the history of the city, their family stories, and more. Departing from the corner of 4th and F Street, the tour includes many highlights, such as the Mysterious Earthquake Park, and Westchester Lagoon, where waterfowl abound, and moose and small mammals forage. See the Alaska Railroad, and float planes departing from Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountain ranges, wildlife sightings, and historic neighborhoods In addition, get a coupon book serving more than 20 restaurants, gift shops, tours, and attractions in downtown Anchorage.

    Kris was an amazing guide and gave me a great tour! Awesome history! Would recommend it to anyone looking to find out more on Anchorage!

  • Anchorage Museum General Admission Ticket

    7. Anchorage Museum General Admission Ticket

    Arrive at the Anchorage Museum and explore the exhibits dedicated to the art and design, history, science and culture of the North. Admire hundreds of Indigenous Alaskan artifacts in the Arctic Studies Center loaned by the Smithsonian Institution. The center’s main exhibition is titled Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. The exhibition features more than 600 objects from the Smithsonian's collections that were selected and interpreted with help from Alaskan Native advisers. Examples include an 1893 Tlingit war helmet from the southeast village of Taku and a 1935 Iñupiaq feast bowl from Wales, on Alaska’s northwest coast. Learn about objects through touch screens where you can zoom in on photos and scroll through more information, such as related oral histories and archival images.  Upgrade your experience by visiting the Thomas Planetarium. ...

    Very nice and informative museum about the diversity of Alaskans. I don't usually care for museums, but this one was very interesting and memorable.

  • Anchorage: Coastal Trail 3-Hour City Bike Tour

    8. Anchorage: Coastal Trail 3-Hour City Bike Tour

    Start your tour after being picked up at the Visitor Center downtown in a Mercedes Sprinter Van. Journey to Kincaid Park where you'll be given your own personal bike and a safety briefing from the guide. There are many stops for historical stories and photo opportunities throughout the tour. Bike through Kincaid Park, Anchorage’s largest park where many of the moose in the city live. Visit Earthquake Park, a memorial for the 2nd largest earthquake in recorded history that caused major damage in Anchorage on Good Friday in 1964. Ride along the coast, with views of 5 different mountain ranges including the Alaska Range and Denali. This is a casual ride and is for people of all biking abilities and ages. This trip has a hop-on/hop-off option. The vehicle meets the group halfway where they have the option to join the driver guide for a driving tour the rest of the way.

    Our tour guide was awesome. Full of knowledge, and extremely observant as she pointed out 2 moose on our trail. She was funny, smart, and friendly. Both my wife and I were extremely satisfied with this bike tour.

  • Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    9. 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.

  • Alaska: 7-Day Brown Bear and Denali National Park Adventure

    10. Alaska: 7-Day Brown Bear and Denali National Park Adventure

    Day 1: Anchorage to Wildlife and Alyeska Resort Start off with your guide picking you up in Anchorage and begin your adventure. Head to the first stop at the Caribou and Musk Ox Farms in Palmer to get up close and personal with Alaskan animals. Feed and pet caribou and get up close to a moose. Then, go to the beautiful Alyeska Resort to take a tram ride to the top of the ski lift for beautiful scenic views. Day 2: Flightseeing and Bear Viewing Spend a day flying through over the Alaskan landscape and watching brown bears. The pilot will stop at areas where brown bears have been sighted, providing guests with up-close picture taking opportunities. In June, guests will see brown bears in their breeding areas while July guests will be able to see the world-renowned brown bears fishing at Brooks Falls. Spot bears fishing for salmon, digging for clams, pla...

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 162 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!