In this full-day tour, you will be able to visit Sewards own Holgate and Aialik Glacier up close. As you cruise through the icy Aialik bay, you have the chance to see harbor seals, whales, porpoises, and other marine wildlife in the crystal blue water.
Make sure to let your captain know if there is anything special you would like to see on your trip, and they will do their best to accommodate! You never take the same route twice in order to ensure you see the best Seward has to offer you.
Please note: Each vessel can only hold up to 6 guests per departure.
Duration: 6 hours (Roundtrip from small boat harbor)
When should we arrive?
Plan on arriving at our dock slip 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. This allows ample time for you to park, find us, check in, load, etc. If you show up at our location and the boat is not there, do not worry! We often run back-to-back trips so just standby until we dock from the previous trip.
Can you provide luggage storage?
Feel free to bring backpacks and similar sized bags, camera bags, food, etc. on our boat trips. Do to the smaller vessel size and to optimize room for our guests to move about, we can’t accommodate luggage during our trips on the boats (except for water taxi) and we can’t provide luggage storage during our trips. Check out The Alaskan Bag Lady for luggage pickup/storage/and dropoff services while you’re out with us.
Are kids welcome?
Of course! As parents, we love kids of all ages! We have PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) for kids of all sizes and ages (and adults of course too!). Our son has been on the boat since he was a week old, and we have had guests with kids of all ages onboard countless times.
Do you book for more than 6 people at a time?
Unfortunately, no. Our boats are run a 6 passenger vessels. It’s a U.S. Coast Guard law that we are limited to 6 passengers per boat, even if some are kids. However, we do have 2 boats, so if you’re willing to split your party up into smaller groups, then that is an option.
Is there a place to store my luggage during the cruise?
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.
Can I bring my pet on board?
Dogs are allowed only on water taxi trips for an additional per dog.
Do you allow smoking onboard?
For the comfort of all guests and crew, we are a smoke-free vessel. Cigarettes, e-cigs, vaporizers, cigars, or other tobacco products are not allowed to be used on board
Is there a restroom onboard?
Of course. We have a private, flushing head. Your captain will brief you on how to use it. In the wintertime the head is inoperable due to freezing (but we have other accommodations in winter for this)
Do you cancel if it is raining?
If it is raining, we don’t necessarily cancel a trip. If the ocean conditions are too rough, we might, but rain doesn’t necessitate a cancellation. Be prepared for moist weather.
What should I wear?
Bring a variety of clothes to wear on board. Layering is the best way to go. Bring warm clothes, warmer than you think you might need, and some waterproof outerlayers. The boat has a comfortable, heated, and dry cabin, but you will probably want to be outside during part of day, even if it is cold and/or moist.