Northwestern Fjord cruise glacier and whale watching cruises to Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska, Wildlife viewing, photography and calving tidewater glaciers. Alaska's most popular wildlife and glacier cruise.

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Northwest Glacier CruiseTravel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other daily tour operator. Ours is the only daily tour visiting magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers. Cruise Map

Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. Our tours are the best way to see this pristine National Park and its inhabitants. We also visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to a large variety of whales, seabirds, stellar sea lions, sea otters and more. Don't miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska's coastal waters.

  • Travel the spectacular Northwestern Fjord.
  • 150 miles round trip.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch.
  • Whales and wildlife viewing.
  • Tidewater glaciers.
  • Fully-narrated tour presented by accredited interpreters.

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Tour Type: Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Day Cruise, Northwestern Fjord Tour
Difficulty: Easy
Comfort: Indoor Seating
Prior Experience: None

  • 9 Hours, 150 miles round trip.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch.
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 and 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.
Sea OtterArrival - Getting To Seward. Seward, Alaska is 129 miles south of Anchorage. If you're driving from Anchorage to Seward you should allow 3 hours to drive to Seward. You can reach Seward by road or Backcountry Safaris would be happy to package bus and or Alaska Railroad transportation to and from Seward as well as overnight lodging in Seward with your Resurrection Bay Tour.

Parking is available in the Kenai Fjords Tours parking lot, which is located off the Seward Highway. As you enter town, coming from Anchorage, turn right on Phoenix Road; the parking lot is immediately on your right. Our shuttle van picks up at the parking lot approximately every 10 minutes to take you to the Kenai Fjords Tours office. Parking Map PDF

Departure - 8:30 AM. Departs from the Seward's Small Boat Harbors please check in one hour before departure time.


8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (9 hours)
May 31 - August 28

Seward, Alaska is 129 miles south of Anchorage. You can reach Seward by road or Backcountry Safaris would be happy to package bus and or Alaska Railroad transportation to and from Seward as well as overnight lodging in Seward with your Whale Watching Glacier Cruise.

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.
2017 RATES
Child rates apply to persons 11 years old and younger.

Adult: $195 each plus tax and fees
Child: $195 each plus tax and fees

Fees: Harbor Fee $3.50 Sale Tax 7%

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The Dall's Porpoise may be the fastest small cetacean on the planet? It has been reported to reach speeds of 30 knots. These creatures delight in riding the bow waves of tour boats in the Kenai Fjords. riding the bow waves of tour boats in the Kenai Fjords.
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P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
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