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Gray Whale Watching Cruise provided by Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise

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Recommended by 93% of travelers
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • Use of binoculars
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Narration by an experienced captain
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anj1963 wrote a review Aug 2019
Cypress, Texas100 contributions34 helpful votes
This tour was disappointing because it was more about everything else and very little about whales. In fact we only saw one whale, kind of. We took a whale watching tour later in our vacation and it was superior to this one.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Gray Whale Watching Cruise
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns. Early in the season, the main hope of every gray whale watching cruise is to find and view these specific whales. As with all wildlife, their arrival to Alaska is varied and unpredictable. Our captains do their best to find the whales, but unfortunately, they may not be here everyday. With four hours on the water to search, we spend much time trying to find whales, but also want to highlight other wildlife and landscape viewing opportunities as we come across them. As the season progresses, more whales and more species of whales arrive and, during peak season, whale viewing opportunities are high which likely explains why later in your vacation you saw more whales. Thank you again for the feedback and we hope to cruise with you soon!
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Katie M wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom72 contributions23 helpful votes
We took a trip with these guys yesterday and the whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. We turned up to the office mid morning and booked the 3 1/2 hour tour of resurrection bay. All the crew were very friendly and helpful. The captain was excellent at narrating
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sh198425 wrote a review May 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
The booking process for a package (hotel, train and cruise) was easy through Major Marine. The link between the Harbor 360 hotel in Seward and major marine means that checking in for the boat trip and getting on the boat could not have been easier. The hotel and where you catch
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Date of experience: May 2019
Chris wrote a review May 2019
Telluride, Colorado2 contributions
Oh wow, take this tour if you make it to Seward. It was really neat. I definitely recommend it. Everything was well set up for us and we have such a nice day :)
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Date of experience: May 2019
cocoalaska wrote a review Apr 2019
Anchorage, Alaska2 contributions
It was a misty magical mysterious day with low ceiling clouds and velvety water in the bay. We saw hungry birds and lazy sea lions, as well as one vain, preening sea otter.... then Mandy threw her lucky mermaid back to the sea (a small painted stone meant for that purpose). The
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Date of experience: April 2019
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By: Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise
Loved it!!
**Re-iteration of my wife's review** We took the 6 hour Kenai Fjords cruise with Major Marine tours on 30th June a
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Great trip
This was a great trip. Food was good, the pilot followed clues of nature and not some checklist. We were able to
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 hr cruise!
We were very fortunate to see a large pod of Orcas. They were so stunning! The day was a bit rainy and foggy, but
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Beyond Exceptional
Undoubtedly the way to go. After reading many reviews and blogs, we found Major Marine Tours. We had a phenomenal p
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Captain Chris
Captain Chris did an amazing job with the narration of what we were seeing and keeping the people looking in the r
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Awesome tour!
We were lucky enough to see Orcas the day we took our tour! The whole staff was highly knowledgeable and very frien
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Excellent experience
We truly got so lucky with this tour find. The numbers were nice and not crowded due to covid, which made seeing th
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Seward cruise
This was the BEST glacier/animal cruise !! We saw orcas, eagles, mountain goats, seals, dall dolphins, sea lions, h
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As good as it gets
Even right at the end of the season, managed to catch all manner of wildlife. Crew were as excited as the guests an
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Major Marine tours Seward AK
This was a very informational and beautiful tour. The Capt. and staff were extremely friendly and answered any ques
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Wildlife Tour
Took a tour this summer but forgot to leave a review until now. Even though it was "shortest" tour (3.5hrs), I had
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Great Time
It was a wonderful experience. Loved the views and the wildlife we’ve spot. Great vibes from the the boat crew as w
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Great experience!
Captain Chris provided an amazing tour going out of the way and being flexible to give us the best views of wildlif
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Kenai National Park cruise
We really enjoyed the 6.5 hour cruise seeing wildlife and glaciers especially the orcas. Staff was friendly and hel
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Outstanding cruise
Great time viewing Aialik glacier close up and watching a very playful and amorous sea otter. Very knowledgeable &
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Key Details
  • Resurrection Bay, Bear Glacier, and 1 more
  • Duration: 4h
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