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Seward Kenai Fjords 7.5 Hour National Park Cruise

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Excursion Overview

Explore the whales, wildlife, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park

With 7.5 hours on the water, this cruise allows time for the captain to seek out the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the area!

The captain will guide the vessel alongside seabird rookeries in the Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection, home to thousands of nesting seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, and cormorants. You will also visit Steller sea lion colonies, where Steller sea lions gather on the rugged, rocky coastline. Whales, sea otters, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles, and mountain goats are also commonly seen along the route.

The boat will stop in front of Holgate and Aialik Glaciers where you will watch for potential calving, where chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. While on the water, we will begin providing a complimentary deli lunch. This hearty deli lunch will keep you fueled for your full day of adventure on the water. Complimentary coffee, tea, and water are provided. Snacks, beverages, and full-bar drinks are available for purchase during the cruise.

Included: Deli lunch and complimentary use of binoculars while onboard. Life jackets and life rafts are onboard in case of emergency. This cruise is not recommended for those who are prone to seasickness since it travels through the open Gulf of Alaska.

Deli Lunch Menu:
Turkey, Roast Beef, or Vegetarian* sandwich (Toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese)
Chips, Granola Bar
Chocolate Brownie or Cookie
One Complimentary Soft Drink
Complimentary Coffee, Tea, and Water

*Gluten-free bread is available for those with dietary restrictions (GF). Gluten-free bread must be requested in advance, at the time of reservation.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • View 2 active tidewater glaciers - Holgate & Aialik
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Guaranteed reserved seating in a heated cabin for every guest
  • Multiple viewing decks
  • Narration
  • Deli-style lunch
  • Chance to see an abundance of wildlife including but not limited to: whales, sea otters, steller sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, seabirds

Requirements:

  • This cruise is not recommended for those who are prone to seasickness since it travels through the open Gulf of Alaska.

Duration: 7.5 hours (Roundtrip from Seward.)

  • 7.5 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 wheelchair accessible. Catamarans used for this tour are wheelchair accessible on the main deck inside only. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests day of.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Guests are urged to dress in layers, including a warm rainproof 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) and extra batteries.

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. If the route of the Kenai Fjords National Park tour is limited to the confines of Resurrection Bay, we will refund $50 per adult and $25 per child.

You are welcome to store your luggage in our office during your cruise.

Pets are not permitted onboard unless your dog is a Service Animal needed due to a medical reason. Service dogs that are trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability are permitted. Emotional support or comfort dogs are not allowed. 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.

 

Guest Reviews

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Frantisek V

On Jul 2023

Perfection - so many animals seen!

Alden F

On Jun 2023

A most wonderful tour on a beautiful boat with an amazingly friendly and helpful crew. The sights and sounds were everything they were predicted to be and we checked every box as to wildlife sightings. You name and it we saw it. If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would. LOVED the whole experience and especially the captain's narratives on geology, history, and the like.

Kathy W

On Aug 2020

Amazing thank you

$239.00

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Duration: 7.5 hours

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Adult (12+): $239.00

Child (2-11): $119.50

Infant (Under 2): $0.00

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