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Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise

Seward Small Boat Harbor, 1302-B 4th Avenue, Seward, AK
+1 800-764-7300
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Ranked #7 of 46 Activities in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling full day cruises into the Kenai Fjords National Park, where wildlife is abundant and tidewater glaciers are... more » Owner description: Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling full day cruises into the Kenai Fjords National Park, where wildlife is abundant and tidewater glaciers are massive. Covering 120 miles, you can choose between a 6 hour or 7.5 hour tour, and all trips are hosted by a National Park Ranger. At the glaciers you'll often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks of ancient ice. This area is also home to a wide variety of animals including whales, sea lions, seals and sea otters, as well as an abundance of birds including puffins and eagles. You can enhance your experience with our Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared on board the vessel. All guests are guaranteed reserved seating inside our heated cabins. « less
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Burlington, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This company knows how to do it right. We had a wonderful tour the day we visited and the day was sunny and clear which made it even better. It was amazing to see al the sights. On our trip we saw glaciers, calving glaciers, humpback whales, orcas, white sided dolphins, otters, seals, sea lions, puffins, eagles, bears, mountian goats,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Even though it was a chilly and rainy day, the National Park guide was enthusiastic about the tour and engaging the children in the Junior Ranger program. He was also great at finding lots of wildlife for us to view and had a lot of great historical information about the area and told some great stories. We saw humpback wales,... More

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great day on the water very calm. Saw Bald Eagles, sea-lions and harbor seals. Saw lots of birds. Ranger gave history of the area

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our 6 hour cruise to see the glaciers. We were able to see puffins, Stellar sea lions, porpoises, humpback whalesDahl sheep and lots of birds. The National Park Ranger, Tom Osborne, shared lots of information with us. Our only issue is that a buffet with prime rib and salmon is offered for $19 but that did not work... More

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Bethesda, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I think that the experience of the Major Marine tour of Kenai Fjords is very weather dependent -- we unfortunately sailed on a lousy weather day -- cold and steadily raining, with very rough seas. Everyone had some measure of sea sickness, and a few were really uncomfortable and queasy for a while. I have nothing but praise for the... More

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Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our 6 hour cruise unfortunately was scheduled on a rainy, windy day, so we spent the majority of our trip inside the cabin. There was a parks ranger on board the whole time narrating and he did a great job. It was very informative. He alerted us when something might be coming up that we would want to go outside... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

the onboard staff was very friendly and helpful. the food was great and plentiful, the free usage of great binoculars was a nice plus. of course it is unpredictable as to what wildlife one sees on these boat excursions, but i was happy to see eagles, puffins, sea otters, sea lions - and a 'rare' sighting of a hump-back whale.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our tour lasted for about 7 hours. Throughout the journey there was lot of excitement watching marine animals. We saw hump back whales, killer whales, Varieties of birds, seals, sea otters etc. The onboard crew was just too good. The captain stopped at every point they spotted sea animals. The park ranger onboard was good at spotting animals and explaining.... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Major Marine Tours are a "must do" for everyone! An awe-inspiring experience that will leave you feeling satiated. A great value for the cost. Buy the meal...my prime rib was delicious. Buy the thumb drive with a full array of pictures loaded for you. That way you can relax and fully absorb the wonder of the "gifts" that will come... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great trip, great crew, amazing views. You need at least 6 hours for this trip. Recommended for all ages.

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