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Major Marine Full Day Kenai Fjords National Park Tour

Experience abundant wildlife, fantastic whale watching, and massive tidewater glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park with these thrilling full-day cruises. Available in 6 or 7.5-hour long options!

Kenai Fjords Thrilling Adventures

We’ll visit the Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection, as we take you to the most significant wildlife viewing opportunities of the day.  You’ll often witness calving from a close distance, a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice.  These cruises also offer you the best opportunity for whale watching in Alaska. With photo opportunities galore, your cruise will be unforgettable.

About Major Marine Tours

  • Major Marine Tours offers seven cruise options into the pristine waters of Kenai Fjords National Park and two cruise options into the calm, protected waters of Prince William Sound. Departing from Seward and Whittier, our cruises are one of the “can’t miss” sightseeing activities in Alaska. View whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more! Visit active tidewater glaciers and marvel at Alaska’s magnificent scenery.
  • Major Marine Tours is an award-winning, family-owned business that has operated in Alaska since 1990. Major Marine Tours has been recognized as an industry leader for pioneering such innovative programs as bringing National Park Rangers aboard as interpreters and offering passengers reserved indoor seating on every cruise.
  • Major Marine Tours is one of the first marine tour operators in Alaska to join Denali Green Tag’s Tour Green program, the first carbon offsetting program offered for Alaskan tourism.
  • Over the years, our awards have included “Kenai Fjords National Park Partner of the Year” and “Kenai Peninsula Outstanding Business in Tourism.” We have also received TripAdvisor’s “Award of Excellence” in 2013 and 2014 for our tours in Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince William Sound.

About 6 Hour Tour

  • Morning Departure: June 7-August 18, 2024, departs 08:00am/returns 02:00pm
  • Afternoon Departure: May 4-September 22, 2024, departs 11:30am/returns 05:30pm
  • Our 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise explores the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • The Spirit of Adventure, our newly-remodeled catamaran, is one of our fastest boats, allowing you to experience as much scenery, glaciers, and wildlife as possible within six hours.
  • Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will be onboard to point out the spectacular sights and provide information on the area’s ecology, history, and geology. – You will spend time in front of the mighty Holgate Glacier, an actively calving tidewater glacier. This cruise is the best option for those traveling with same-day transportation packages from Anchorage.
  • Visit an active tidewater glacier

About 7.5 Hour Tour

  • May 24-September 08, 2024
  • Departs 9:30 am / Returns 5:00 pm
  • Our thrilling 7.5 Hour cruise explores Kenai Fjords National Park, where wildlife is abundant and tidewater glaciers are massive.
  • Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will be your guide to the spectacular sights while answering any questions you may have.
  • With 7.5 hours on the water, this cruise allows more time for the captain to seek out the best whale and wildlife viewing opportunities in the area, including Steller sea lion colonies and rookeries home to thousands of nesting seabirds. You will also spend time in front of two active tidewater glaciers: Holgate and Aialik Glaciers.
  • Visit two active tidewater glaciers
  • More time on the water allows the captain to seek out the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in the area

Included in both tours

  • View wildlife and scenery on a large, stable catamaran with multiple viewing decks and large, fog-free windows
  • Wildlife: whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, seabirds
  • Onboard National Park Ranger provides narration and answers questions
  • Fun and educational Junior Ranger Program available for children
  • Complimentary deli lunch provided; additional snacks and drinks available for purchase
  • Guaranteed reserved seating in a heated cabin for every guest
  • Complimentary use of binoculars while onboard
  • Free parking
  • Vessel: Spirit of Adventure (86 feet, catamaran, seats 174, cruising speed 24 knots, wheelchair accessible on the main deck)
Major Marine Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with whales breaching the surface

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