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    What to Expect
    Travel independently to Seward harbor front, arriving warmly dressed, wearing several layers, a hat, gloves, and rubber-soled shoes.

    Then, board your ship, and after a safety briefing, gaze back at Seward as you sail into Resurrection Bay. From March through May, the bay is visited by Californian gray whales as they make their annual journey north from Baja, California to the Bering Sea. Your cruise will travel 55 miles (88.5 kilometres) along the coast in search of sightings.

    Listen to the on-board commentary about the whales, and scan the seas using the supplied binoculars. With luck, enjoy sightings: unforgettable views of these majestic mammals in their natural habitat.

    Watch, too, for humpback and orca whales, dall’s porpoises, seals, and sea otters, and perhaps spot bears and mountain goats with their young on the rocky shores.

    Look for glaciers as you trace the coastline, seeing the blue ice of Bear Glacier, a Piedmont Glacier, and Kenai Fjords National Park’s biggest glacier, all nestled in the mountains.

    As you cruise, enjoy included tea, coffee, and water, and any refreshments you’ve brought aboard. Wine, beer, and snacks can be purchased on board (own expense).

    Your 4-hour cruise finishes when your ship docks at Seward.
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    Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Thank katie198_13
    Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

    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....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank sh198425
    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    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 :)

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Chris1J
    Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank cocoalaska
    Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

    otters, sea birds, sea lions, porpoise, whales and more... this day was exactly what we needed this afternoon. The rain made for a dramatic and magical backdrop to the day. Thank you to our guide, Justin and Captain Chris for spotting the wildlife!! My first...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank wi2ak
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