Seward Kenai Fjords 4 Hour Wildlife Cruise | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Explore the calm, protected waters of Resurrection Bay

Do you have limited time but still want to cruise and view wildlife? This 4 hour Seward Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise is a perfect tour for you! Look for Orca, humpback whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, puffins, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other marine life during your cruise on the calm and protected waters of Resurrection Bay. You will sail through the "Captain's Choice" route as your experienced captains will explore the area's wildlife hot spots to maximize your chances of viewing wildlife. This cruise is fully narrated by knowledgeable captains and crew members. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, you may see alpine glaciers tucked in the surrounding Chugach and Kenai Mountain Ranges and cruise by Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Experience the cruise that President Obama took on his visit to Alaska in 2015!

Route Highlights:

- Resurrection Bay
- Bear Glacier (piedmont glacier, visibility weather permitting)
- Cape Resurrection
- Bird Rookery
- Steller Sea Lion Haul Out
- Thumb Cove and Humpy Cove
- El Dorado Narrows

*This can vary depending on wildlife and weather conditions.

Things You Need to Know


  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and water
  • fully narrated cruise
  • Multiple viewing decks


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from Seward.)

  • 4 hours - cruise

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the 4th Avenue check-in office. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. 

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no meal included on this cruise. We have a snack bar onboard, and you are more than welcome to bring your own food with you. Glass containers and personal alcohol are not permitted. Snacks, beverages, beer, and wine are available for purchase at the snack bar during the cruise.

The Seward Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise offers reserved seating, onboard National Park Ranger narration, and features optional Alaska Salmon and Prime Rib Meal. The benefit of this 4-hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise is that it's less expensive, offers two departure times throughout the season, and less time on the water. This 4-hour cruise is narrated by our experienced captains and naturalist crew members.

Our guests stay on the boat for the entire cruise to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities.

Guests are urged to dress in layers, including a warm rain-proof coat, hat, gloves, and comfortable, rubber-soled shoes. Guests are welcome to stay in our heated cabins, but warm clothes are recommended for guests who would like to spend time outside on the viewing decks.

Cameras (tripods are prohibited), extra batteries, and binoculars.

Our cruises go out rain or shine. We only cancel cruises due to unsafe sea conditions, in which case we will notify you as soon as possible. We reserve the right to cancel or re-route our cruises based on weather or other conditions.

You are welcome to store your luggage in our office during your cruise. We can also assist with delivering luggage to the train or cruise ship depots in Seward and Whittier.

Pets are not permitted onboard unless your pet is a needed companion due to a medical reason. There are several doggy daycare/boarding facilities in Seward.

No. All vessels are non-smoking. There are no designated areas on the vessels for smoking.


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Adult (12+): $139.00

Child (2-11): $69.50

Infant (Under 2): $0.00