Water activity

From Seward: Half-Day Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour

4.8 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Major Marine Tours
Water activity

From Seward: Half-Day Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour

Activity provider: Major Marine Tours

From US$ 146.03 per person


Watch for whales, puffins, sea otters, and more on a half-day wildlife cruise through Resurrection Bay. Travel to the best whale and wildlife viewing areas in the region.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise through the protected waters of Resurrection Bay
  • Watch for abundant wildlife such as porpoise, otters, marine birds, whales and more
  • Learn about the ecology, geology and history of the area from experienced guides
Full description

Embark on a guided sightseeing cruise from Seward along Resurrection Bay from Seward with guided commentary. Encounter native wildlife like whales, puffins, sea otters, and more before witnessing the natural beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park.

Benefit from a shuttle from the railroad depot or the cruise ship port. Then, head off the beaten track in search of wildlife where they often appear through Resurrection Bay. With the help of binoculars, 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, and learn about their habitat from the onboard guide. Take in the wild natural beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park.

  • Wildlife cruise
  • Binoculars to use on board
  • Shuttle from railroad depot or cruise ship port
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please check in at the Major Marine Tours desk inside the lobby of the Harbor 360 Hotel, 1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Tripods

Know before you go

  • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, but there is a chance to see orcas, humpbacks, Dall's porpoises, steller sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, seabirds, and more. Peak whale watching season is between mid-May to early August
  • You can bring your own food
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

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Awesome tour guides, super friendly and caring staff, clean facilities, beautiful views - couldn't recommend this enough! I ended up taking the railway from Anchorage to Seward for the day, so we only had time for the 4 hour, which was perfect timing and more than enough for me! We saw sea stars, mountain goats, eagles, puffins, a humpback whale, jellyfish, and more :) this is a must do!!

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March 29, 2023

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!

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March 29, 2023

I am biased since everything you cant control went well. Saw whales, puffins, sea lions, and many other birds. The sun was out, the weather was great. Yet all of the things the crew on board could control were great. Lots of great information, drinks, and binoculars available. I would recommend anyone give the tour a try.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 235247