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Seward Shore Excursion: Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch

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Pass By: Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, 1302-B 4th Avenue Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664

The 5-hour Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise departs daily at 12pm and returns at 5pm and travels approximately 55 miles round-trip along the rugged coastline of Resurrection Bay.

If you've chosen the buffet, fifteen minutes into the cruise we will begin serving the Alaska salmon and prime rib meal that is freshly prepared on board. While you enjoy our cruising restaurant service you'll be able to sit at your reserved seat inside the heated cabin and not miss out on any of the beautiful scenery.

Several alpine glaciers nestled high in the mountains surrounding Resurrection Bay can be seen along the route if the weather cooperates. You'll also have the chance to see the impressive Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

As you approach the end of Resurrection Bay you will visit Cape Resurrection, home to Steller sea lions and thousands of nesting seabirds. The captain will stop the boat close to the sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries, providing excellent photo opportunities. Along the route you'll have the chance to see abundant wildlife such as whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, eagles, mountain goats and many types of seabirds.

A National Park Ranger will provide a detailed narrative on the history, ecology, geology and wildlife in the area.
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Departure Point
1302 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Reserved seating in the heated cabin
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Souvenir book
  • Use of binoculars
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this excursion to anyone. It was great. There was a Ranger on board that shared a lot of good information. The buffet lunch was amazing - salmon and prime rib. The boat was clean, and the staff was friendly. The Gulf of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour on Thursday 5 September. I appreciate you can't guarantee to see wildlife but the total lack of wildlife on our tour was quite shocking. The tour is outlined as a 'wildlife cruise' we saw the wake of a couple of Dall...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank joelvin02
Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jo, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your wildlife cruise did not live up to your expectations. Our top priority is to provide an enjoyable and memorable excursion to all of our guests. It truly is too bad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great 6 hours out on the water. We saw killer whales, sea lions, humpback whale and a lot of other misc. Just a great way to spend a day!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent way to get away from land to experience another part of Alaska. This tour was very informative and quite enjoyable. And the lunch was good and worth the price if you plan on a light breakfast. We lucked out and got...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 4 August 2019

I can’t say enough terrific about this trip. It was the absolute highlight of our trip to Alaska. We had just gotten off our cruise ship (which was only a so-so experience) and boarded the 180 passenger fast catamaran Alaskan Explorer. (We were also so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bob H
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Aneya G
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
I suspect that you could leave your bags in the cruise office and pick them up after the cruise but you should check this with the company first. I did not see anyone bringing suitcases onto the cruise I was on.
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