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Renown Glacier Cruises & Tours

P.O. Box 310, Seward, AK 99664
1-888-514-8687
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Ranked #36 of 46 activities in Seward
Type: Tours
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011 via mobile

Due to the good reviews, I chose this tour company but when I clicked the link, I was directed to Major Marine tours. This was a last minute booking because another tour company said the Seward Kenai tour was fully booked. So I was glad to find Major Marine still had space for me. A bonus was that there was... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

I've been on this cruise a couple of times now and it has been a safe, very enjoyable experience. The Captain was courteous and the Ranger was knowledgeable and vocal about what was going on at all times. One thing to remember when taking a cruise out--if you go on one of the huge boats, you will not get to... More

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florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

huge, stable catamaran for touring around the kenai penninsula. park ranger on board to spot wildlife and give information on the area. boat captain and personnel take great care for the comfort of passengers and to point out wildlife. we saw humpback whales, orcas, bird colonies and the rare steller's sea lions. we can't say anything bad about this company... More

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Denver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

.....We saw lovely wildlife and greatly enjoyed our tour but....the sound system wasn't working. That meant if we wanted to follow the commentary we had to go inside to hear what Ranger Chad had to say. To his credit he came outside several times and was willing to stop and answer individual questions and chat, but it would have been... More

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Crowley, TX
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143 reviews 143 reviews
6 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

Recommend using Renown Tours to book your Resurrection Bay or Kenai Fjords National Parks Cruise in Seward. It was recommended to us by a local B&B and we enjoyed our cruise a lot. A lunch was provided on our tour and for those who don't realize it, they offer a non-seafood option for that. Dress very warmly in layers!

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Houston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

The cruise was well organized from purchasing on-line (though we later found people who bught coupn books and got much better deals then even the early purchase one we got) to boarding, the naration by the very friendly ranger (she even walked around and chatted between events) and the entire plan. Crew was very attentive and clearly made sure we... More

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Louisville, CO
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

My daughter and I went on the 6 hour Glacier tour and were thrilled with the amount of wildlife we saw. Puffins, Seals, Killer whales, Humpback whales, Dall porpoises, and a Sea Otter. There were many more birds and it felt like a giant bonus to seeing the Glacier. The Glacier was loud and I loved that they asked everyone... More

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sewardres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

First of all I live and work in Seward,AK. I have been on almost all of the cruises available from the 3 tour companies in Seward. I just wanted to say that if you expect a LUXURY, all out cruise maybe you should take a vacation on a real cruise ship. Renown does have the largest catamaran that goes out... More

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

We picked this tour because of the toursaver coupon and the fact that there is a ranger on board. We ended up doing the 6 hour tour hoping it wouldn't be too long. It was awesome! We saw the glacier calving like crazy and the rain stopped long enough for us to get some good shots too! As for wildlife,... More

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

My husband and I really enjoyed our 6 hour glacier cruise with Renown Tours. Capt Eric shared the "mic" with the National Park Ranger and gave us interesting personal info as well as info regarding the sights. We also use the Great Alaskan Tour Saver coupon and felt we got a great deal!

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