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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

  • Educational catamaran tour through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Stop at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands for closer views
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife such as puffins, sea lions, and otters
Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise
From US$ 173.63
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6 Hour Cruise with BuffetMost Popular
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a large, stable catamaran. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet served onboard while you cruise.
US$ 199.31
6 Hour Cruise
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. Cruise narrated by an onboard National Park Ranger. All guests receive reserved seats in the heated cabin.
US$ 173.63
Only with a National Park Service Ranger does a cruise through Alaska’s famously beautiful fjords become an educational excursion. Commentary from your park ranger guide makes the most of this 100-mile (160-kilometer) cruise through the stunning landscapes of Kenai Fjords National Park, including stops at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands, home to large populations of wildlife. Upgrade to include an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet lunch.
What to Expect
Make your way to the meeting location, and board a comfortable catamaran equipped with a heated cabin and warm beverages. Set off through Resurrection Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park en route to Holgate or Aialik Glacier, and stop and watch for calving, which is when large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water.

Continue past the Chiswell Islands to your second stop at Cape Resurrection (weather dependent), famous for its large population of nesting seabirds such as puffins and cormorants. Other wildlife sightings could include sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats.

Throughout the cruise, take in views of the pristine Alaskan wilderness while learning about the sights from your park ranger guide.
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Reviews (71)

1 - 5 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family LOVED our time aboard the Glacier Express!!! We enjoyed every space the "GE" had to offer! We loved seeing pods of Orcas, hump-back whales, puffins, otters, sea lions, and TWO beautiful glaciers. The ALL-FEMALE crew was exceptional! Their knowledge of the Wildlife and...More

Thank JimWFish
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family of 5. Booked with ease online. Added buffet. We were on first floor with easy access to coffee, buffet, and restrooms. The staff were awesome! The Captain was personable. Melissa and Ranger Tammy were absolutely awesome!! The food was great. Seating was comfortable. Saw...More

Thank AllieGMAC
Reviewed 1 week ago
6 hour cruise with buffet lunch

The cruise itself was beautiful. We saw whales,puffins, seals. We were seated upstairs and had minimal beverage service...had to walk downstairs to get coffee...no lids on cups. Was very difficult to manage food and drinks going upstairs.We were told crew would assist us but when...More

Thank klhers
Reviewed 1 week ago
5 hours of awesomeness!

What an experience! We saw otters, sea lions, whales, glaciers, jelly fish, puffins, and sea gulls. Not to mention the amazing scenery!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Girls getaway

Outstanding trip!! Capt Steve and his crew were so great!! Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They knew where to go, stopped for extra wildlife viewing

Thank Sandra F
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15 August 2018|
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Response from Betsy8080 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own food.
6 April 2018|
Response from Whyiteach2 |
Also, I want to make sure that we go past the Chiswell Islands. I saw a previous review that was upset that the cruise did not make it to the Islands.