Water activity

From Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Lunch

4.9 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Major Marine Tours
Water activity

From Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: Major Marine Tours

From US$ 256.03 per person


Experience the best wildlife viewing in the area on a Kenai Fjords National Park cruise in Seward. Spot sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries and spend time in front of 2 tidewater glaciers.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about Kenai Fjords National Park from a knowledgeable captain
  • Explore glaciers, mountains, and fjords on a stable, high-speed catamaran
  • Marvel at 2 active tidewater glaciers with the opportunity to see a massive calving event
  • Experience wildlife including orcas, humpbacks, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles, coastal mountain goats, and more
Full description

Experience up-close views of the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this round-trip cruise from Seward. Sail past the majestic Holgate and Aialik Glaciers and enjoy a complimentary deli lunch. Listen as the captain explains the surrounding geology and wildlife.

Step aboard a stable, high-speed catamaran for a full day of exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Start your cruise in Resurrection Bay and learn about the park, the surrounding area, and wildlife from your 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.

  • Binoculars to use on board
  • Shuttle from railroad depot and cruise ship port
  • Drinks (Coffee, tea, and water)
  • Deli lunch (option of turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian sandwich)
  • Alcoholic beverages 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
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Please be prepared for inclement weather; wear warm layers with a waterproof outer layer, a hat and gloves, and sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or tennis shoes
  • 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 mid-May to early August.
  • You can bring your own food with but you aren't allowed to bring alcohol with you.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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Captain Tanner and the whole crew were so nice and knowledgeable, it really added to the experience! They worked so hard to find as many animals & sights as possible. We were amazed at how many different animals we saw as well as the glaciers! The margaritas with glacier ice topped it all off

March 29, 2023

What an incredible experience. The captain and staff were extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife that it nurtures. It was probably the worst day to be out at sea as a storm was approaching, yet Major Marine made it one of the best. We saw humpback whales, sea otters, puffins, seals and even orcas. I was concerned about taking a large size day trip cruise but they respected the wildlife we came across without stressig it out.

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March 29, 2023

This was an excellent tour. The check-in was easy, they assigned seats for you to keep your belongings at, the lunch was delicious, the captain knew so much about the marine life and was in constant contact with others on the water. Highly recommend this tour!!

March 29, 2023

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