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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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Kenai Fjords National Park
Resurrection Bay
Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise
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Explore the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay on this 5-hour Kenai Fjords cruise. Travel 55 miles (round-trip) along a rugged coastline and admire alpine glaciers nestled high in the mountains. Snap plenty of memorable photos as you sail past Bear Glacier and stop close to sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries. Along the way, keep watch for whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, eagles and mountain goats. Enhance your maritime journey with an upgrade to enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, served onboard while you cruise.
  • 5-hour cruise through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords from Seward
  • See Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Visit Cape Resurrection, home to Steller sea lions and thousands of nesting seabirds
  • Listen to a National Park Ranger on board provide engaging commentary
  • Keep watch for sea otters, whales and mountain goats
  • Upgrade and enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet on board
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Orcas, whales, sea otters and so much more!

I am so glad we took the cruise. The sights are soooo beautiful. Add to that a lot of wild life to see... and then the magnificent glacier! So many good memories now. Also pretty nice lunch and then the cocktails served with glacier ice!...More

Thank Zoya K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So went on the five hour wildlife cruise from Seward. Just a heads up the email says to get there 30 minutes earlier than your actual boarding time. Personally I don’t find it necessary but depends on the person you are. Met the captain and...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago
6 hour Cruise

We took the 6 hours cruise with the optional buffet. The buffet was $25 per person, but well worth it as a time saver, as well as good meal. As for the cruise, we saw the Bear and Holgate Glacier's, as well as a bald...More

1  Thank jaybW3557LX
Reviewed 1 week ago
Always memorable and amazing

Over the 25 years I've been visiting Seward Major Marines is my favorite of the Kenai Fjord trips. They never fail to deliver, lots of wildlife, ice and beautiful scenery. On this trip we saw a late season humpback, orcas rubbing on the gravel on...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Most amazing tour of our Alaskan trip!

Fantastic boat, crew and wildlife sightings. Can’t say enough. Saw orcas, humpback whale, sea otters, sea lions and more. Boat was super comfortable and easy to get around to see the sights. Plus buffet was excellent too. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank Debbie G
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8 July 2018|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think its worth it. When it rains in Alaska it can stop in five minutes. This is an amazing cruise.
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Response from travelingdoc2015 | Reviewed this property |
Save your $$$$ for icy strait whale watching...especially if you don't care about sea birds. You'll see all the animals aforementioned plus bears along the shoreline..food was god-awful and stupidly priced. Seating was... More
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Response from K W | Reviewed this property |
Correction to phone number above- it is 907 865 6224
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