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Renown Glacier Cruises & Tours

P.O. Box 310, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #39 of 48 Activities in Seward
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Larkspur, Colorado
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330 reviews 330 reviews
175 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We selected the 7 hours Glacier Cruise and went on a special route to Holgate and Surprise Glaciers. The weather was great, so we accessed the unique and wonderful Chiswell Islands. We saw humpback whales, dall porpoise, steller's sea lions at rest, many cool rock formations and lots of sea birds. Our day was special and a once in a... More 

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phila, pa
11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We complete a southern route Alaska cruise w/Holland America......NEVER AGAIN. Prior to booking we called Holland and asked their policy about bringing aboard beverages and was told by Corp. Ofc ...we could bring (1) case of water, (1) case of soda, and (1) bottle of wine per person, for personal consumption. So we packed (2) large bottles of water, and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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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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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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