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Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island
4.5

Resurrection Bay Cruise with Fox Island

By Kenai Fjords Tours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Get the best views of the dramatic scenery of Resurrection Bay on a full-day cruise that reveals snow-capped mountains and glaciers. As well as enjoying free time to explore Fox Island on foot, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch. Plus, a guide increase your chances of spotting wildlife in its natural habitat.
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration:
5h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Increase your chances of spotting mammals on a wildlife cruise
  • See Resurrection Bay from a different perspective on a cruise
  • Choose to enjoy the scenery from the top deck or a covered area
  • Enjoy free time to skip stones at a pebble beach

  • Expert wildlife guide
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Gratuities


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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5971RES

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; dress in layers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5971RES

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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Resurrection Bay
  • 1
    Kenai Fjords National Park
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Fox Island
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bear Glacier
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

bpvl2902
bpvl2902
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Loved it!!!!
We were fortunate enough to book the last tour of the summer season and boy did it exceed our expectations! Staff w
Roxanne H
Roxanne H
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Great Experience
Great Experience! We saw so much wildlife...Orcas, Sea lions, Seals, Mountain Goats. Made new friends on board the
Alan R
Alan R
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Great Cruise!
Sights: eagle, otters, sea lions, orca whales, glaciers, and other gorgeous scenery! Crew was exceptionally courte
T H
T H
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Orcas!
We had a pleasant cruise on the Orca Voyager. The captain and crew were knowledgeable, professional, and courteous
Susan0817
Susan0817
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Would definitely recommend!!
This was a wonderful experience! We saw lots of wildlife and glaciers. The captain was very informative and the s
zhaoyao2828
zhaoyao2828
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National Park Tour
Well-worth tour, saw quite some animals and good views. The captain is experienced, the whole tour was very comfort
jmkgarner
jmkgarner
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Glacier Tour
The captain did a fine job talking about the area and spotting sea life. We saw seals and orcas with calves and hum
emfisch13
emfisch13
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Amazing experience overall!
Highly enjoyed the views and ability to see wildlife but the tour was very crowded and had limited indoor seating
rajenkin
rajenkin
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Kenai Fjords Boat Tour
This tour was great. It was a little rainy, but that didn't diminish the day (it rains a lot in Seward). The crew
alyssakparrish
alyssakparrish
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Wonderful & Educational Tour of Kenai Fjords!
We had a great experience! Able to see SO MUCH wildlife! Boat was clean and crew was awesome and knowledgeable abou
danielleb378
danielleb378
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Best Excursion!
This trip was one of my favorite excursions I have ever booked for a vacation. We booked the very last trip of the
msobel14
msobel14
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Incredible! Must do activity
Words can’t describe the experience. It was so amazing to see the glaciers and tons of wildlife on the trip. One t
Steve T
Steve T
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National Parks Cruise was Excellent!
We had an excellent experience on our National Parks Cruise, even thought the weather was cold and rainy. Captain
rodneyo222
rodneyo222
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Fantastic scenery, informational, awesome
Though late in the season, still able to see orcas, glacier was fantastic, accomodations were very good
kadia1919
kadia1919
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Alaskas incredible beauty by boat!
The National Park Tour is a must do, if you have it in the budget. It’s unnecessarily expensive but was a lot of fu
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Fatima A
6 contributions
Great half day cruise with plenty of wildlife sighting. The lunch and cookie was a really special touch! The boat was comfortable
Written August 30, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share your day with us. We love to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Sue Drover Manager Marine Passenger Services
Written September 2, 2022
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Albert S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Very nice trip! Highly recommended. We saw seals, otters, eagles and two humpback whales. The crew was very friendly and helpful.
Written August 19, 2022
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Kathy
West Jordan, UT27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Spectacular views! Informative captain. I loved this more than I can say! Staff was kind and helpful. Hot Afternoon chocolate chip cookies was the best! Feel like I died and went to heaven (without dying of course).
Written August 7, 2022
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Sunnydayadventures
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The boat was clean and in good repair; the staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food provided at the lodge on Fox Island was very good and plentiful.
Our trip started very overcast but cleared after lunch to provide for great sealife watching. Our captain was able to find many different areas hosting sea creatures for us to observe-sea lions, seals, sea otters, puffins, a number of other birds, and we were able to see a whale breach and dive a couple of times!
With the great weather, sea life viewing, interesting information shared, it was a great trip! And the free warm fresh baked cookies were a nice bonus! Thanks guys! I highly recommend the Resurrection Bay with Fox Island tour!
Written August 6, 2022
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DAVID AND CAROL
Oro Valley, AZ315 contributions
Jun 2022
This was an excellent 5 hour cruise of Resurrection Bay. For starters you park for free in their lot which is about 1/2 mile from where you board the boat. Their shuttle transports you to the pier. Our tour was 5 hours from 12 noon to 5 p.m. They recommend checking in and getting your boarding pass an hour early. We spent the time until boarding looking in the shops near the pier. Be sure to pick up a free "Kenai Fjords Wildlife Guide" in the gift shop as it will help you identify much of the wildlife you will see. The boat (Nunatak) was very comfortable, and passengers were not crowded together. The crew was most pleasant and informative. Water in the Bay was very calm so no worries about becoming seasick. The scenery was beautiful with snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and interesting rock formations and crystal-clear water. You can take photos both from inside the cabin or outside on the deck. We saw a lot of whales as well as many birds such as puffins and eagles. The whales seemed to attract large numbers of birds which was often a key of where to look. After about an hour at sea we landed at Fox Island for lunch. The lunch was much more than we expected. It was served buffet style and included salad, rolls, potatoes, a corn dish, salmon and chicken as well as a beverage. The dining area was very well maintained. The stop on Fox Island was for an hour so there was time after lunch to explore and take photos. Boarding the boat again, we cruised through an area with many otters and sea lions basking on the rocks. The cruise was one of the highlights of our Alaska visit and I would highly recommend it. Seward is about two hours from Anchorage but it is well worth the drive.
Written August 4, 2022
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Renae H
5 contributions
Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. My friend and I had a little bout of motion sickness and Ms Wendy helped us feel better. She directed us to the best spot on the boat. Our Captain Chad had a beautiful voice. He was so easy to hear. His voice was wonderful. We saw so much wildlife! The lunch was tasty! The people at Fox Island were efficient and friendly.
Written June 27, 2022
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DLA for Grant C... A
9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The COOKIES! LOL
It was a relaxing ride full of information and wildlife.
Eagles sea otters, sea lions, gulls, puffins, Fin Whales and more!
The captain had a great sense of humor and lots of knowledge with a friendly crew!
Written June 17, 2022
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Patty V
5 contributions
Jun 2022
Excellent time cruising Resurrection Bay on the Nunatak! Captain found us Orcas, seals, puffins, Dall's porpoise, and an amazing view of the stunning scenery. Crew was attentive to every need and the cookies were amazing! Lunch at Fox Island was delicious and I loved the corn!!! Thanks to all!!
Written June 11, 2022
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Review-er-er_er
Houston, TX247 contributions
Aug 2021
I did the 5 hour Resurrection Bay Tour with Fox Island so I’ll speak to this one.

You park at the free parking lot and then ride a shuttle to the check in point. Once checked in, you can sit and wait or roam about the pier area until boarding. The pier area has various shops and restaurants.

Though the description states large bags aren’t allowed, they are. Masks are required while indoors on the boat but not while on the decks outside. There is outside seating for those who want to stay on deck and it is available immediately. Restrooms and refreshments are also available for purchase inside.

A freezing rain storm put a damper on our trip – choosing to start just as we headed out. As conditions were so horribly cold and rainy, our captain wisely decided to race to Fox Island to let us eat and hopefully allow for the weather to clear up. Not much of anything the 1st hour or during the hour at Fox Island.

I had the salmon filet lunch (not cakes as advertised) and it was just ok. The salmon was bland and a bit on the drier side than I’d like. Overall, if I had to do it over again, I would choose a cruise WITHOUT Fox Island. Nothing there warranted the extra time.

Back on board post Fox Island and the weather cleared.

During this last portion of the trip, we ended up being able to go to the amazingly beautiful Channel Island area. We saw sea otter, puffin (both species), seal, sea stars and had a nice long session watching 2 humpback whales (among other wildlife I don’t remember the name of).

The crew on this ship were amazing – very fun and personable.

We could hear everything loud and clear - even on the outside decks. They even took requests for what type of wildlife we wanted to see and actually made an effort to find it. (I was Team Puffin.)

It was wonderful and magical. However, make sure you dress appropriately. It’s significantly colder on the water than on land. I normally take the land temp and subtract 20 degrees. I also always go water and wind proof.

Highly recommended. Minus 1 star for Fox Island.
Written August 27, 2021
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Madison B
Irvine, CA11 contributions
It was a great trip! Gorgeous views, a tasty salmon lunch (although they could’ve warmed up the bread roll and it would’ve been a lot better) and we saw a whale, puffins, some otters and seals. Definitely recommend!
Written August 24, 2021
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