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Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise

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Address: 1302-B 4th Avenue, Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: +1 800-764-7300
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Major Marine Tours offers two thrilling full day cruises into the Kenai...

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.

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Best money you'll spend on your trip to Alaska

After living and working all over Alaska, we finally played tourist when my sister came to visit. We booked the full 8 hr Kenai Fjords and Fox Island (with dinner) cruise. I wish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living and working all over Alaska, we finally played tourist when my sister came to visit. We booked the full 8 hr Kenai Fjords and Fox Island (with dinner) cruise. I wish I had done it sooner!! I was a bit worried it might be a bit much for her and her friend( and my husband too), but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on cruises out of Seward multiple times, and this was the first and only time I've been on Major Marine Tours. They offered a good deal where you got a cruise/hotel package. The cruise itself is not what I'd consider the best. The boat we were on was old, and had poor seating, with just a bunch... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went mid-September, the end of the season, the ship was not crowded. The park ranger was very friendly and informative, and the staff were fun and efficient. We got a rare sunny day, saw humpback whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, puffins, eagles and the glacier calved for us. We even had drinks with glacial ice in them. Binoculars were... More 

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Colden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

On 8/3/15 my husband and I spent the day with Major Marine on the boat Viewfinder doing the almost 9 hr. Northwestern Fjord cruise. I booked this on line before we left home for our Alaska trip. Cost $347.68 for the 2 of us. This included port charge and tax. We had to check in at the MM office right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The weather wasn't great but we were undeterred and headed off for the six hour cruise regardless. There are several companies that visit the fjords, all seem good but we were extremely happy with Major Marine. The staff were helpful and professional - covering all duties from safety to food service. In fact, the only observation I would make is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were lucky as it was late September, the weather was beach perfect and the crowds were down (there were only 60 people on the boat that carries 300 in peak season) so we had plenty of space to move. We saw some wildlife (baby whales, seals and birds) but there is less to see at this time of year... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We did the Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. The boat was a smaller monohull. We were unlucky concerning the weather because it was rainy and not so great to make good pictures. Usually you can see a lot of animals and nice glaciers. But to be honest I wouldn’t do the trip again because of seasickness. It was a bumpy... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We did our research and glad we picked Major Marine for our Kenai Fjords cruise. The ship is clean and well run. We were traveling during the shoulder season so there was not a large crowd and we were assigned a table next to the window. What sets this cruise aside for us were a larger/more stable ship, great food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

You can't pick the weather but the wild life was still out there. We saw humpback whales and a pod of 7 orcas (two of which breached together), plus seals, sea lions, porpoise, eagles. No complaints. The staff are really helpful and the buffet really good. It was nice to go back to our cottage and not have to cook.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a great cruise tour! We did the 6 hour with buffet lunch. Very accommodating staff, good food. Nice clean boat. We saw all kinds of wildlife and glaciers on a very sunny day with rough seas. Highly recommend it!!

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