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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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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went on the 5 hour wildlife cruise on Sept. 5 on a beautiful sunny and calm day. We saw orcas, humpbacks, otters, eagles, sea lions...amazing! Perfect day on the water, couldn't ask for more. The park ranger Tom was great, super informative.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I really liked the people running this tour. From the beginning till end they are nice to us. Excellent views of Glacier and Wildlife. If you are in Alaska, I recommend this tour.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went in May 2012 and did this tour with our family. Saw humpback whales, Dall's porpoise, orca, several otters, sea lions and harbor seals along the way. Saw puffins and bald eagles too! Views of Bear and Holgate Glacier were breathtaking.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did this trip the second week of September. We saw two humpback whales breech at the same time. They said that was rare. We had dolphins right along side of the boat. Sea lions were also plentiful. The food is good but not restaurant quality, but that was not why we took the cruise. The glacier we saw up... More

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Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was a last minute selection for us. We arrived Wednesday and did not have anything planned for Friday, did some research and Seward it was. We booked online and it was easy and fast. We chose the 5 hour cruise with lunch buffet. When you first arrive, we were greeted and welcomed. All the staff were upbeat and friendly.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We took several boat excursions with Major Marine and they were all great. We took a boat excursion out to Northwestern Fjord and it was really a beautiful trip. We saw a couple of Humpback Whales and the Captain got the boat close and well positioned to the whales so that we could get some great pictures. The scenery was... More

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We loved viewing the glaciers, seeing the rafts of sea otters, the sea lions, the seals, the puffins, the eagles, and being almost surrounded by Orca whales. There was a potential for seasickness the day we went, and the staff was very attentive to make sure everyone was comfortable. The sea did not get as bad as had been predicted,... More

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vancouver, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful cruise out to the holgate glacier. Interesting facts from the park ranger and we saw all sorts of wildlife. Dalls porpoise, orca, bald eagle, humpback whales, stellar sea lions and puffins. There were a few times of rough sea and a few of us sat outside, but the tour folks had given us all a heads... More

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Wasilla,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a great tour of Kenai Fjords. We took the 7.5 hour tour and were lucky enough to see all kinds of Alaska wonders. We saw glaciers, Bald Eagles, two kinds of whales, puffins, jelly fish, sea otters, sea lions and beautiful Alaska. What made it even better was the deal I got on KTUU deals (local TV station).... More

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Madison, WI
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We were thrilled by this experience on our second day in Alaska. (FYI Seward was a beautiful, easy 3-hour drive from Anchorage.) This cruise offered narration throughout by a National Park Service ranger, it provided a very nice luncheon buffet, and it appeared to be far less crowded than the other tour boats going out. I also give high marks... More

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