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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 #6 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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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We found this trip a bit disappointing. Firstly you had allocated seating which you had to stay in for departure and return. Was full boat so felt very squashed in. Lunch was good but again sent up by table so quite a long wait for food when really just wanted to be outside enjoying scenery and wildlife. Also no seating... More

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bring a coat! We did the beautiful, full-day (7 1/2 hr) tour 4 years ago and came back with friends to do it again. You'll be assigned an indoor table where you can sit or store belongings. We brought boys age 12-16 who also enjoyed the tour. The junior ranger program on board is fun but these kids felt too... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a 7.5 hr tour of Kenai Fjords and an incredible time. The Ranger on board gave excellent sighting assistance with good information on habitat, etc. The learning station set up for the children was terrific with plenty of binoculars for all passengers to use. Many children completed the Junior Ranger Program for the Kenai Fjords that day, Lunch... More

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portland, or
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really wanted a boat with less than 100 people and this was the only option. We would not have picked the 8.5 hr tour, but it flew by and we were happy to have all that time on the water. The boat is the Viewfinder and we had about 28 passengers. The captain clearly loves his job and was... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I was worried my family of 4 (two teenagers-16 and 19) might be bored after a while so we took the 6-7 hr tour vs longer cruise. We did not get bored and the time passed quickly. We lucked out into a bright sunny, August day but even with worse weather I believe it would have been great-there are fairly... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend to see the Kenai Fjords with Major Marine. We took the full day trip visiting Surprise Glacier and Aialik Bay. Saw a lot of wildlife and glaciers. Vessel is good, comfortable and food is great. The buffet is absolutely good value for money. It seems that they are the only company which has a ranger on board every... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I truly enjoyed the Kenai Fjords Cruise. The captain was very professional and let us know why we weren't going right up to the animals. But we saw many as close as we safely could. The lunch was delicious and very filling. The crew was very helpful. Just a great experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second cruise with Major Marine. We had taken the Surprise glacier tour several days earlier. Both were wonderful! We seen different types of wildlife on both tours. The scenery is incredible with many glaciers. The buffet was delicious and you could go back for seconds or thirds.The ranger was very informative and the crew were so friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Major Marine Tours did an outstanding job taking care of our group of over 1200 visitors! I was impressed with the friendly and helpful staff, orderly, informative and professional way they conducted our tour and special attention we all received. The meal at Fox Island was delicious and the folks there were also friendly and courteous. I would recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had 7 people from out of state visit and this was one of out tours. We traveled from Anchorage to Seward on the train and cruised from there. This could have been a long day, but it turned out to be a fantastic day. We could not have been more pleased with the service on the train and the... More

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