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Northwestern Fjord Sightseeing Cruise from Seward provided by Kenai Fjords Tours

Northwestern Fjord Sightseeing Cruise from Seward

Northwestern Fjord Sightseeing Cruise from Seward
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5971NORTHWESTERN
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wildlife guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Kenai Fjords Tours, 1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA Cruises depart from the Kenai Fjords Tours Office:1304 W. Fourth Avenue, Seward AK. Free parking is available in our private lot with a free shuttle, starting May 1st. The parking lot is located just a few blocks north of our check-in center behind the Marina Motel, located at 1603 Seward Highway.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in time for tour is one hour before departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Wildlife guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Departure details
  • Kenai Fjords Tours, 1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA Cruises depart from the Kenai Fjords Tours Office:1304 W. Fourth Avenue, Seward AK. Free parking is available in our private lot with a free shuttle, starting May 1st. The parking lot is located just a few blocks north of our check-in center behind the Marina Motel, located at 1603 Seward Highway.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in time for tour is one hour before departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kenai Fjords Tours
    1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
    Cruises depart from the Kenai Fjords Tours Office:1304 W. Fourth Avenue, Seward AK. Free parking is available in our private lot with a free shuttle, starting May 1st. The parking lot is located just a few blocks north of our check-in center behind the Marina Motel, located at 1603 Seward Highway.
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  • Pass by
    Resurrection Bay
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    Kenai Fjords National Park
    Stop: 9 hours
    Your adventure in Kenai Fjords begins at the harbor in beautiful Seward, Alaska. Check in at our central office and enjoy the sights and sounds of the lively waterfront. When it’s time to board, head down the dock to your vessel, where you’ll be greeted by our team of deckhands. The journey begins as you sail out of the Seward harbor—watch for the resident bald eagle and seals! From here, different tours take different directions. As Resurrection Bay opens into the rugged Gulf of Alaska, our exploration into Kenai Fjords National Park deepens. No matter the tour you choose, you’ll have plenty of wildlife-watching opportunities, see stunningly craggy coastlines, meet our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of deckhands, learn and discover along with our passionate captains and explore the majesty that is Kenai Fjords.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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alltravellvr
Ohio368 contributions
We travel a great deal, and this was among the best tours we have ever taken! The boat was comfortable, the included lunch was tasty, and the warm cookie at the end was heavenly. But the BIG difference was Captain Mark L! He provided narration during the excursion that was enormously informative, interesting, humorous, and even thought provoking. He's extremely knowledgeable, provided salient info that was clearly organized and timely, and his delivery was so precise we thought he must be reading it (frequent peaks into the bridge and surprises on the trip proved this wasn't happening). He's a truly gifted, professional presenter. You'll see if you ride with him! We loved all the wildlife and nature we saw on our trip and appreciated the deep-seated emotion invoked when experiencing this is in person. It was hard to choose which of the variety of tours would be best for us, and we're thrilled we chose the Northwestern Fjord. We gave up dinner on the island for a longer time on the water and more opportunities to see wildlife. WELL worth it!! We will do this trip again, when we return to Alaska, and we have NEVER repeated an excursion. It was just that good!
Written July 23, 2022
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TheMetz
NJ, USA246 contributions
Captain Mark rocked!! He has been doing these glacier tours for 20 years and his narration was very interesting and humorous. When I peeked in the cabin, he was just talking from memory, no script or papers nearby. He described geographically where the glaciers use to extend to and how they have changed during his tenure. He navigated us very close to glaciers and extremely close waterfalls; so close to the water falls I thought we were going to hit the rocks!

The glacier portion of the tour is 5 stars but I knocked overall score down one star because I thought the wildlife portion was a bit dull. While we did get rather close to the island to see the various birds, the seals were farther away as were the whales. Overall very good tour and recommended.
Written August 10, 2022
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Amy L
5 contributions
We lucked out with a perfect weather day. We spent over half of it outside, and with jeans, sweaters, and a light jacket, it was still chilly outside. You could go inside at anytime though. The boat had very comfortable seats, and the kids enjoyed lots of hot chocolate and cider. The staff was exceptional. They shared a lot of information and were very kind and interactive with our 10, 12, and 14 year old. We had 5 whale sightings, lots of sea lions, puffins, and a lot more wildlife. We did a glacier plane landing a few days prior, but seeing the glacier this way was a completely different experience. This tour was my favorite excursion we’ve booked this trip. Some people stayed inside the boat almost the whole time. I think we enjoyed it a lot more since we wanted to be outside watching for wildlife.
Written July 12, 2022
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Kristina Fiflis
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Hands down one of my favorite parts of our trip to Alaska. We saw 3 different types of whales, sea lions, otters, puffins and had Dall's Porpoise swim along side our boat for 10 minutes. The 7 hours flew by and despite the cold, our group spent about 6.5 hrs outside to see everything (so bring warm jacket and gloves). Captain Mark did a great job of narrating what we were seeing and lingering just long enough in each spot to let us catch sight of wildlife or watch ice crash from the glacier, while still giving us a full tour around the fjords. Was very obvious that the staff has been doing this a long time since boarding, food and overall experience were laid back, but knowledgable and professional.
Written August 30, 2021
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Kim H
Chautauqua County, NY16 contributions
We were in Seward on a cold rainy day but our cruise was still a go. There was plenty of indoor seating on the boat and it was heated so we were comfortable. We could go out on deck whenever we wanted for wildlife viewing. The boat was very clean and comfortable and our captain was very informative - We saw a number of Killer Whales, a Hump Back Whale, Porpoise, Sea Lions, Seals, a number of different bird species, including puffins, and a couple of playful sea otters. The Glacier was amazing and our captain navigated through the ice filled water giving us an up close view and remained in the area to allow us time to watch as chunks of ice fell from the glacier. Only draw back for some would be if you suffer from motion sickness - there were a couple of people on the boat that did not do well. The crew was very empathetic and prepared for this, they did great helping them. Great trip for us !!
Written June 23, 2021
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gtowings
Birmingham, AL2 contributions
Super knowledgeable captain who has been navigating the water for 29 years gave us an up close and exciting view of the glacier. We were fortunate to the glacier calving in two different places. Also got to see different kinds of whale and sea lions. It is a long trip but worth it!
Written July 9, 2022
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stellka_in_evora
Columbia, MD33 contributions
It was a wonderful 7 hour tour. The weather was very nice with sunshine and calm waters. The captain was very knowledgeable and narrated the tour very well. During the tour we saw sea otters, orka whales pod, humpbacks whales, puffins, varios eagles.

We spent most of the time outside on front deck. Keep in mind that while boat is moving, the wind blows in your face and you get cold really fast. I had on my down jacket, the windbreaker on top of that, gloves and face mask to keep my nose warm :). BTW, inside the cabine, face masks are mandatory. In the cabin it was warm, but if you like photography, it's better to be outside as much as possible because once people spot something, it gets crowded really fast and you may not have a good spot for a picture.

Don't forget that boat also has a back deck and the upper deck and sometimes these are the better spots for photography especially if front deck gets super crowded.
Written August 11, 2021
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IllinoisMrsZ
Illinois276 contributions
Wonderful experience even if the waters were a bit choppy. We were given options for refund, reschedule or to go ahead and do tour. We decided to brave the waves and are so glad we did! I suffer from motion sickness and had taken dramamine and did just fine! The captain was very informative and spotted much wildlife for us to enjoy seeing. He made sure all had time to observe each creature. His skill was displayed when he took us near the waterfalls as well as in the choppy waves. We enjoyed our lunch meal and the fresh baked, warm cookie near the end of our ride. Really wanted to see a tidewater glacier and it did not disappoint with calving of small pieces up high while we watched. Getting to see Orca, a humpback, puffins, sea otters, bald eagles and Dall porpoise were a bonus on this adventure of a lifetime!
Written July 29, 2021
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David H
9 contributions
What a day! We had the experience of a lifetime. Our captain took us to within feet of the glacier. It was an incredible sight. While going to and from the glacier, we saw humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, and a pod of orcas. We got some great photos including some of one of the orcas breaching. Our captain was great essentially narrating the tour. We have never seen such incredible wildlife in such a spectacular setting. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Written June 28, 2022
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Kayt
Newnan, GA7 contributions
The weather was awful with 20mph winds and 7 ft. swells. Everyone on the boat was sick. I will never do that trip again. I much prefer the shorter trip where you see more wildlife and spend more time watching the glaciers instead of slapping through the water. This was a very expensive trip 783.00 for 4 of us. Not worth it
Written June 22, 2021
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By: Kenai Fjords Tours
RaviBhadrachala
RaviBhadrachala
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Wonderful experience
Great experience with fantastic staff and equipment; We are glad we did this with this team and would like to come
leiwang100
leiwang100
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Famine vacation
Family vacation. We have a family of four. Two sons 19 and 24 years old. We all loved this tour. The caption is ver
laskii
laskii
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Cruise was phenomenal 🙌
We stopped to see wildlife, glaciers, different coves and waterfalls. Its an amazing experience where you can fre
KTJJM
KTJJM
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Northwestern Glacier cruise
The Northwestern Glacier tour was an excellent experience! Our captain has been with the company for 28 seasons alr
rckjffry
rckjffry
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National Park tour.
Captain pointed out a lot of wildlife on this cruise. Crew was accommodating too. Enjoyed lunch on the boat and din
amymT5841PO
amymT5841PO
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Great - Safe
We attempted the Northwestern Tour - I’ve read great things about it - but the weather did not cooperate. Kenaf Fj
homnrs1012
homnrs1012
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Fabulous cruise
It was a wonderful day! My friends and I enjoyed it so much! The crew was truly extraordinary! Keep up the great w
gloriatualaulelei97
gloriatualaulelei97
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Resurrection Bay with lunch on Fox island
Vacation with my husband. We wanted to stay in state so we can explore Alaska more before leaving next year.
AverageJo
AverageJo
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If Only Sunny!!
The tour was great, but the weather was miserably cold and rainy. We can only imagine what we might have seen!
gwendal265
gwendal265
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Highlight of our Seward trip
We were pleasantly surprised by how many glaciers we got to see on this 5.5 hour dinner cruise. It was incredible h
amyp564
amyp564
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Don't miss the Northwestern Fjord Cruise!
Excellent, well-run tour! If you have the time, definitely choose the Northwestern Fjord Cruise. It seems like it w
Jeremy W
Jeremy W
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Exceeded all expectations
While we drove from Anchorage early in the morning, with unexpected road construction, we made it on board just in
gopalkamat
gopalkamat
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Great visit to Kenai Fjords National Park - highly recommend the cruise!
The cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park via Kenai Fjords Tours was great! The operation is managed highly professi
Flyer39671
Flyer39671
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Amazing experience!
This was an excellent tour!! The wildlife, glaciers, and information from our captain were all amazing! Very inform
lindsceli
lindsceli
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Great trip!
This was an amazing trip! From the wildlife to the glaciers, it was breathtaking! Our staff was amazing as well!
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