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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 #9 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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South Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We took the tour via Celebrity Millennium with airport drop off. The operation was smooth and organized. The crew and ranger were very accommodating and friendly. We had an awesome time, saw lots of wildlife and mammals up close. They provided commentary on what you see out there. The food provided was very good, i had second helpings. The cabin... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My parents flew from Germany to Alaska to come and visit us shortly after we moved here. We were trying to find something to do that would truly give them the Alaska experience. A friend recommended the Kenai Fjords Cruise, and majormarine.com was offereing a 10% discount, so we were sold! While the whether was not ideal, making it impossible... More

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Kansas City
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took the 6 hour cruise and had a wonderful time. We chose this cruise because there was a park ranger on board and she was extremely helpful. My son wanted to see certain birds and she always alerted him when we were approaching areas where those birds could be found. We also saw humpback whales, orcas, sea otters, Steller's... More

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Manangatang, Victoria, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went on the day cruise and had a spectacular time. The crew were fantastic, especially helping my 5yo daughter get a position on the railing to view the whales. The ranger was informative and we got to see many creatures. The captain made sure everyone had a chance to view and photograph everything they pointed out. The meal was... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were a bit concerned as we were a group of 6, my parents in law, husband and siblings. But there was no need to worry about getting seats together etc, as the tables are reserved and our group used it as a base and wandered all over the ship taking pictures of the whales, puffins, seals and otters as... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I took the 7 1/2 hour Kenai Fjord cruise last year and it was exceptional, but it was a bit hard to get good pictures with so many other people on the boat. This year we took the 8 1/2 hour Kenai Fjord Northwestern cruise and it was amazing as well. I really liked the smaller vessel because it was... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the Northwestern Fjords tour on the M/V Viewfinder. I was impressed that the boat was intentionally not loaded to capacity, which allowed everyone on board to have a good view without crowding. Great sights, friendly and knowledgable staff. Slightly more expensive than some other tours, but well worth it for the small boat experience. The food was surprisingly... More

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you only have time for one day-cruise, this is a good comprehensive one that I recommend. It is six hours long an covers a glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park, and Alaska marine wild-life. Depending on the captain's choice you get to see one of two glaciers, and this is quite spectacular! And of course, you will get... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great time! The crew knows what they are doing. I was very impressed that they were willing to move the boat off course and even turn around if there was wildlife to see. It's a big boat so that wasn't easy! The forest ranger on board was great at explaining all the animals too. We were able... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There were about one fifth of capacity, so we had plenty of room to stay and move around. I would say the scene was beautiful, but the duration was not long enough to view the ice berg or lots of sea lives. I understand this was a "sea life watching" trip, and we did found a few grey whales, sea... More

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