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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
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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.
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.
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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1 - 5 of 53 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Really great expedition and an efficient way to cover a lot!

My wife, grandson and I took the five hour glacier & wildlife cruise out of Seward. We also signed up for the optional buffet meal. Often I get asked (as I have been to Alaska a dozen times) by folks at home "Are you taking...More

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 3 days ago
physically challenging

Great tour....but be prepared for rough waters out in the Gulf of Alaska, and potential physical discomfort.....our family took motion sickness medicine and I'm glad we did. Some folks on the boat were struggling with motion sickness. Crew very helpful with those individuals. Totally worth...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 days ago
Decent outing. Hypocritical attitude about the enviorment

Positives: Organization: The organization, from boarding to disembarkation and everything in-between is excellent. Boat staff: I loved that we had an all-female crew, including the captain. There was one female employee working the food area that kind of had an attitude but I can't let...More

Thank OwlYaDoing
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wildlife viewing

Excellent wildlife viewing in comfort. We had reserved seats inside and then were free to move around the boat. Take warm clothing and precautions for sea sickness

Thank Chewbaca12
Reviewed 1 week 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
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16 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.