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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
From US$173,63
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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.
From US$199,31
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.
From US$173,63
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.
Reviews (96)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Great scenery and wildlife

We had beautiful weather in September (which was totally unexpected), and saw many whales playing, as well as sea lions and a variety of birds. The glacier stop was beautiful and the lunch was delicious. The park ranger was very informative--she recorded on a map...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank landerslp
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Wonderful cruise with lots to see

We did the 5 hr cruise. Knew it was end of season and the wildlife was sparce but we still got to see an otter, killer whales, seals and birds. It was a wonderful cruise and the captain, Chris did his best for us to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Clark S
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Super crew, wildlife and scenic sights

We took the Kenai Fjord and Peninsula tour on one of the last days of the season. All crew and staff were great with descriptions, wildlife sitings, lunch and supporting cruisers through rough seas! Park Ranger/staff was also superb. Loved the glaciers and descriptions. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Experience of a lifetime with glacier calving and splendid views

The Kenai Fjords glacier and wildlife cruise was one of those experiences that is very unique to Alaska. Only a handful places on this planet will you have the opportunity to view the glaciers up so close and to listen to the thunderous sound of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vikas U
Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Vikas, We truly appreciate the time you took to write your feedback and are so glad that you had an enjoyable day on the 7.5 hour tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. The wildlife and each glacier put on a different show every day...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Spectacular Fjords Cruise from Seward

We took the six hour cruise through Resurrection Bay to the Aialik Glacier with Major Marine Tours and were not disappointed! We were so lucky to have a perfect weather day, but there is reserved seating in the cabin which is heated, if need be....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
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Sharon S
15 August 2018|
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Response from Betsy8080 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own food.
Samantha S
8 May 2018|
Response from Ralph B | Reviewed this property |
yes, I have been in these waters in June, July and Aug and whale sightings are common
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.