Glacier and whale watching cruises to Kenai Fjords National departing From Anchorage, Alaska, Wildlife viewing, photography and calving tidewater glaciers. Alaska's most popular wildlife and glacier cruise

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Ocra Whale WatchingKenai Fjords Whale Watching Cruise with a convenient Anchorage departure. This tour combines Anchorage to Seward transportation with Alaska's most popular wildlife, whale watching and glacier cruise.

Choose an Alaska Railroad experience that takes you past two glaciers and through five tunnels in the Grandview Valley. Or relax in a motorcoach as your driver narrates along the scenic Seward Highway traveling along Turnagain Arm and through Turnagain Pass. Our transportation options mean you can arrive by train and depart by bus, arrive by train and depart by train, arrive by bus and depart by bus, or by any combination of train or bus. You can even choose the Gold Star Dome Car train, first class seats for the best views. Let us know and we'll get you to and from Anchorage for this cruise.

This one-day Kenai Fjord cruises departing from Anchorage, Alaska will provide an in-depth experience within the pristine Kenai Fjords National Park. Tours are fully narrated by an accredited wildlife interpreter and also include a visit to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

Kenai Fjords is teeming with wildlife. Whales, sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, orcas, bears, eagles, seals, seabirds, and mountain goats all call Kenai Fjords National Park home. There's incredible scenery and massive tidewater glaciers, towering walls of ice from the last ice age that calve into the fjords.
  • Whales and wildlife viewing.
  • Calving Tidewater Glacier
  • Fully-narrated tour presented by accredited interpreters.
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Tour Type: Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Day Cruise, Resurrection Bay Tour
Difficulty: Easy
Comfort: Indoor Seating
Prior Experience: None

This tour combines your choice of bus and or Alaska Railroad transportation between Anchorage and Seward with Alaska's most popular wildlife, whale watching and glacier cruise.

Kenai Fjords Tours Boats
Kenai Fjords Tours operates the largest day cruise fleet in Southcentral Alaska. The millennium class vessels are 95 feet long and Coast Guard licensed for 150 passengers. The boats offer a fast cruising speed, allowing for extra time to photograph and view wildlife and glaciers. Each vessel has been customized for the maximum comfort of our guests. We offer multi-level walk-around viewing decks as well as warm, spacious inside seating with large picture windows. All vessels are non-smoking, restroom equipped and accessible to guests with limited mobility.
Anchorage departure. Train departs at 6:45 AM. Bus departs at 7:00 AM,

Arriving in Seward by train you'll be met at the Seward Train Depot by one of Kenai Fjords Tours buses for the short shuttle to the Small Boat Harbor. If you arrive in Seward by bus, the bus will drop you off at the Small Boat Harbor.

Alaska RailroadAt the Small Boat Harbor you'll check in at the tour office and board the whale watching glacier cruise boat. Whale Watching Cruise departs the Small Boat Harbor at 11:30 AM. This six hour cruise arrives back in Seward at 5:30 PM.

A healthy chicken Caesar wrap for lunch will be served on the cruise.

Your cruise includes whale watching and wildlife viewing on our way to Aialik Bay to see a calving tidewater glacier. The endangered Steller Sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, eagles, seals, seabirds, mountain goats, killer whale, humpback whale, gray whale, fin whale, and the Minke whale all call Kenai Fjords National Park home.

Returning to Anchorage. The train arrives back in Anchorage at 10:15 PM. The bus arrives back in Anchorage at 9:30 PM


Daily May 26 - September 25

Train Departs Anchorage 6:45 AM
Bus Departs Anchorage 7:00 AM

Train Arrives Anchorage 10:15 PM
Bus Arrives Anchorage 9:30 PM

What To Wear On Your Trip
Dress in layers. A stocking cap and gloves are nice to have if you're not used to cooler temperatures. Kenai Fjords National Park is a temperate rain forest and rain gear, pants and jacket are highly recommended if you want to be outside for the best views of the wildlife, whales and the glaciers.

Highly Recommend Gold Star Dome Seat Upgrade
GoldStar Service - Upgrade to first-class service aboard double-deck dome cars, the unobstructed scenic views and luxury rail travel has never been better. The exclusive private GoldStar open air viewing deck is the perfect way to enhance your Seward train experience and to experience the grandeur of Alaska.

2016 RATES
Child rates apply to persons 11 years old and younger.

Train - standard train seats
Gold Star Train - first class dome car seats. Gold Star seats includes meals.

Transportation options, can be done in any order.

Bus - Bus
Adult: $247.50 each plus tax and fees
Child: $125.50 each plus tax and fees

Bus - Train
Adult: $304.50 each plus tax
Child: $154.00 each plus tax

Bus - Gold Star Train
Adult: $393.50 each plus tax
Child: $213.50 each plus tax

Train - Train
Adult: $303.50 each plus tax
Child: $153.50 each plus tax

Train - Gold Star Train
Adult: $381.50 each plus tax
Child: $204.50 each plus tax

Gold Star Train - Gold Star Train

Adult: $459.50 each plus tax
Child: $254.50 each plus tax

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