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Northwestern Fjord Sightseeing Cruise from Seward

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    Make your way to the departure point in Seward and head out on a shuttle to the boat that will take you on an unforgettable cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, named after its many fjords, which were carved by at least 38 glaciers. Travel deeper into the Kenai Fjords than with any other tour on a relaxing boat ride through stunning blue water surrounded by glaciers. Enjoy a breakfast of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and fruit as you gaze at the magnificent surroundings.

    This national park was established in 1980 and covers 669,984 acres (271,133 hectares) on the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the Harding Icefield, one of the largest icefields in the country. Watch in amazement as you pass mammoth, piercing-blue glaciers. Keep an eye out for marine life like killer whales. Learn how to tell the difference between tidewater and alpine glaciers.

    Cover 150 miles (241 km) on this spectacular voyage. Take a break from glacier-spotting for a lunch including a chicken Caesar wrap, potato chips, a granola bar, and a fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookie. Then see if you can spot more wildlife, which is abundant in the area. A wildlife guide will help you track what you see. Look for minke whales and harbor porpoises, falcons and arctic loons. And get your binoculars out to search for black bears and mountain goats.

    Get a few last photos in with the beautiful natural backdrop and relax as you head back to port, where your shuttle will bring you back to Seward.

    Please note: This is a seasonal tour operating from June 6 to September 1.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Could have been a great tour but too many people with too little deck space. Excellent sightings and commentary. Not great for photographers as could be over three deep with people. Couldn't even sit together for lunch

    Thank UkEagle
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Loved our full-day boat tour of Resurrection Bay and on to Northwestern Fjord. We saw sea otter, harbor seals, Stellar sea lions, orcas, humpback whales, fin whale, puffins, and more. While it was a LONG day on a boat, the captain/guide did a great job...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank hengelhardt1
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    OUtstanding, and worth every dollar spent. The captain went out of the way (following insight of other boats) to be sure we saw killer and humpback whales, sea lions, otter, and seals. Wide variety of bird life, including puffin and murres. The staff were knowledgeable...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dottie B
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We took this as a dinner cruise. It was so beautiful even with the smoke from the many forest fires that were burning in Alaska. But being peak tourist season there were a lot of people on the boat who wouldn’t stop talking. You can...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Betty S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I guess any customer's experience is going to depend, in part, on weather conditions and pot luck; we were fortunate to get a bright (not sunny) day, pretty calm waters, and a good sprinkling of wildlife, much of which I think is as close to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank IonH
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    February 17, 2019|
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    Response from toddg473 | Reviewed this property |
    I couldn’t tell you about Columbia or Mears glaciers. This trip was full and still had ample seating either inside or outside.
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