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Alaska Saltwater Tours : Captain’s Choice Small Group Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

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Please Note: This tour is run by Alaska Saltwater Tours and is subject to their scheduling needs and cancellation policies.  Miller’s Landing is happy to check availability!  You can also contact the operator directly by following the above link, or emailing

Scenic Glacier, Whale Watching, and more in Kenai Fjords National Park 

Our full day Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife, Natural History, and Glacier Tour ventures deep into Kenai Fjords National Park. With over 25 years experience, we will show you the Fjords’ best kept secrets. This is a photographer’s paradise where you will see the Harding Icefield, calving glaciers, seals, Steller sea lions, porpoises, and sea otters. We will stop for lunch in front of a calving glacier, giving us ample time to witness and photograph the face of the glacier as mammoth pieces of ice thunder into the sea. A majority of the time we see whales on these wildlife and glacier tours.

During spring we are likely to spot grey whales on their annual migration to the arctic. In the summer we often encounter humpbacks, minke, and fin whales which have traveled thousands of miles to feed in the rich waters of the fjords. Orcas, also known as “killer whales”, are present in our waters throughout the year.

Most tour operators conduct their wildlife and glacier tours with groups of 100 or even 200 passengers. We are more interested in quality than quantity and therefore limit our group size to 15 or fewer and can arrange for tours with as few as 2 people. With smaller groups we can position the boat so everyone gets a perfect view. We take extra effort so you will never miss that photo opportunity of a lifetime.

We are often asked, What is the difference between our tour and the tours offered by the other companies? While we specialize in and only do small group tours, the following testimonial probably explains this better than I can.

We depart at 8 a.m. and plan on returning between 4:30 and 5 p.m. but on numerous occasions haven’t gotten in until later, usually because we have encountered an unusual wildlife sighting late in the afternoon such as orcas chasing a humpback whale or a mountain goat giving birth and everyone on board is more interested in the sighting than getting back on time. We have the advantage of flexibility that is impossible with all of the large group tours that must adhere to strict schedules. We also enjoy flexibility in choosing our viewing route and therefore seldom take the exact same route two days in a row.

Repeatedly guests tell us that this tour of the Kenai Fjords coastal wilderness was the highlight of their trip to Alaska.

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