Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise
- Duration: 6 hours
Experience the local wildlife in Resurrection Bay on this fully narrated tour. Rather than following a set route, your crew will steer you to the wildlife most often seen through Resurrection Bay. Watch as sea otters carry their pups on their bellies. Marvel at the speed of the Dall's porpoise as they surf the vessel's wake. Be awed by the size and majesty of orcas, humpbacks, and other incredible whale species. This adventures is perfect for families, those with limited time, or guests worried about seasickness.
Despite less than optimal weather conditions, the crew was amazing and informative and it was a wonderful day! Parts of the world I would have never seen by by water!
Board one of the largest catamarans in the region and spend a day filled with wildlife, glaciers, mountains and more. The cruise begins by searching for wildlife in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Whales, sea otters, and puffins are often sighted within minutes of leaving the harbor. A National Park Ranger will provide information on the area's wildlife, glaciers, fjords, and history. Stop at one tidewater glacier that has frequent calving events, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A full bar is available for those wanting to enjoy an Alaskan Amber of glacier margarita. Savor a deli-style lunch onboard while you cruise.
It was a great trip, even through rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska crossing. Excellent captain and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. We saw eagles, seals, orcas, otters, and Daal porpoises and got a bit of history on each. Fantastic!
Come face to face with the famous Mendenhall Glacier on this once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure. Meet your guide at the Mt.Robert's Tram building near the cruise pier. Your guide will take you on a scenic tour by minivan to the Tongass National Forest where you can gaze upon the stunning Mendenhall Glacier. This small group canoe tour takes you past icebergs, waterfalls, and steep cliffs once carved by ice. Paddle up close to the face of this 3,000-year-old glacier, 13 miles long of ice, half a mile wide and up to 1,800 feet deep. This is Alaska's most visited glacier! The paddle time is around two hours from start to finish, providing plenty of time to take advantage of capturing the memory through scenic photos. You will be equipped with top quality gear including rain pants, rain jackets, waterproof boots, and everything else you will need to ensure your comfort and safety. Yo...
Wonderful adventure!! Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful lake and glacier. Highly recommended!
One of the most popular sites in Ketchikan is the Saxman Native Village Totem Park. Here, you will find the world's largest collection of Totem Poles. Some of the poles were moved here from the old Cape Fox Lodge and are over 100 years old. Browse the park and learn the stories and history of these grand historic works of Native Art. Learn about the traditional tools, paints, and techniques for making Totem Poles as you watch carvers perform their craft at the Carving Shed. A visit to Saxman is a must when visiting Ketchikan. The next part of your journey continues on a scenic 9-mile coastal drive to beautiful Herring Bay, a quaint area far from the crowds and hustle and bustle of downtown. Slow down and take in the sites and sounds of the beautiful wildlife viewing area. During salmon season, black bears, eagles, herons, harbor, and fur seals are often spotted in this area. View the sa...
Seamlessly combine two of Juneau's favorite activities on this whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Marvel at majestic humpback whales in the company of a naturalist guide, and select from a range of trails to discover Mendenhall Glacier, the world's only drive-up glacier. Upon check-in, you will either be escorted to one of the shuttles for a narrated 25-minute drive to the glacier, or to the boat harbor for whale watching. On the glacier section of the tour, you can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (1.5 hours round trip), take the Photo Point Trail (40 minutes round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center. Take your time at the glacier with flexible shuttles back to town every 30 minutes. During your time on the water whale watching, your naturalist guide will explain the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures...
Step aboard a stable, high-speed catamaran for a full day exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Start your cruise in Resurrection Bay where you'll will learn about the park, the surrounding area and wildlife from an experienced captain. Allow your captain to take you to the best wildlife viewing areas for the opportunity to see stunning marine life including whales, otters, seals and thousands of seabirds. Head out into the Gulf of Alaska past Bear Glacier, the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Take advantage of getting up close with 2 active tidewater glaciers, Aialik Glacier and Holgate Glacier as your cruise stops nearby. Watch for calving, where giant chunks of glacier ice break off and crash into the water. Experienced deckhands will secure a chunk of glacier ice to make the most amazing cocktails and glacier margaritas.
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Overall great cruise! It was my birthday and rainy. But I suppose that is normal for Seward. You are on a large-sized vessel, so be prepared for rocky motions and being wet if raining. The winds were high, but it didn't stop the excitement. If I were you, be equipped with a change of clothes, gloves, jacket, and items as it gets wet. Wildlife seen were one Humpback whale was spotted, a small pod of Orcas, Sea Otters, a Smack of Jellyfish, and several Puffins. I would recommend it to those trying for their first time as it is an experience to be part of. Though many may not be as fortunate in spotting sea life, you will see something. Enjoy the day and recognize the hard-working crew for their services!
Great trip! We saw otters, eagles, puffins and orcas! Narration was great and really enjoyed learning the history of the area. Crew was very friendly and patient. So nice even though some passengers were rude. Great experience! Highly recommend!
Wonderful experience. Captain Laura was very knowledgeable about the cruise and adjusted navigation according to where she heard of wildlife sightings. The staff accommodated my handicapped Mother, whose dream it has been to make this trip.
Our captain and the crew were great. We enjoyed every minute. Seen lots of wild life.
The captain was very knowledgeable about the area. We loved that!