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Orca Quest Cruise provided by Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Make the most of Seward’s prime orca season by pre-booking this orca-dedicated cruise from the city. Board the comfortable boat and enjoy the optimum chance of seeing the mammals in the wild as, rather than following a fixed route, your boat heads for locations in Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords where they’ve been spotted. Watch for sightings, learn about orca behavior, and hear their calls via the hydrophone.
  • Watch for orcas in the wild on an orca-spotting cruise from Seward
  • Up your chances of sightings on a boat that visits recent orca hotspots
  • Look for orcas, hear their calls, and learn about their behaviors
  • Prebook to secure your place, and enjoy snacks and use of binoculars on board
Important Information
Departure Point
1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Water, coffee, and tea
  • Use of binoculars while onboard
  • All taxes and fees included in price
  • Educational narration by an experienced captain
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SharonDMill61 wrote a review Jun 2020
Anchorage, Alaska6 contributions
This cruise was really fun! We saw otters, a grey whale, puffins, seals, sea lions and orcas! The mother orca was nursing the baby, it was a delightful thing to see! The view of Bear Glacier was spectacular and the shorelines are beautiful. I felt it was important to the
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Date of experience: June 2020
David W wrote a review Jun 2020
Palmer, Alaska4 contributions
Great trip. Knowledgeable Captain Chris and crew did a great job sniffing out whales, seals, porpoises, otters and many birds. Beautiful day!!
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Dawn A wrote a review Jun 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful! Captain Laura was very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. She had us on a pod of Orca within 45 minutes of leaving the harbor! The weather wasn’t spectacular-but it didn’t dampen our spirits at all! Loved the trip, and I
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Date of experience: June 2020
C and L wrote a review Jun 2020
11 contributions
Great trip with this company as always. Professional captain(s) taking all the measures to make you comfortable during the Covid-19 concerns. We saw humpbacks and a resident pod of Orcas. Really enjoyed our time on the water and all of the explanations the captain(s) provides
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Date of experience: June 2020
ABo wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions
Excellent time! Saw a few whales and many Orcas. Staff was friendly and laid back. Will definitely do this again with family when they visit Alaska!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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By: Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise
A must
Had a lovely time. The staff were great and it was a nice tough that they fished ice berg ice out of the ocean to
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Loved it!!
**Re-iteration of my wife's review** We took the 6 hour Kenai Fjords cruise with Major Marine tours on 30th June a
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Great trip
This was a great trip. Food was good, the pilot followed clues of nature and not some checklist. We were able to
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 hr cruise!
We were very fortunate to see a large pod of Orcas. They were so stunning! The day was a bit rainy and foggy, but
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Beyond Exceptional
Undoubtedly the way to go. After reading many reviews and blogs, we found Major Marine Tours. We had a phenomenal p
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Captain Chris
Captain Chris did an amazing job with the narration of what we were seeing and keeping the people looking in the r
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Awesome tour!
We were lucky enough to see Orcas the day we took our tour! The whole staff was highly knowledgeable and very frien
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Excellent experience
We truly got so lucky with this tour find. The numbers were nice and not crowded due to covid, which made seeing th
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Seward cruise
This was the BEST glacier/animal cruise !! We saw orcas, eagles, mountain goats, seals, dall dolphins, sea lions, h
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As good as it gets
Even right at the end of the season, managed to catch all manner of wildlife. Crew were as excited as the guests an
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Major Marine tours Seward AK
This was a very informational and beautiful tour. The Capt. and staff were extremely friendly and answered any ques
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Wildlife Tour
Took a tour this summer but forgot to leave a review until now. Even though it was "shortest" tour (3.5hrs), I had
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Great Time
It was a wonderful experience. Loved the views and the wildlife we’ve spot. Great vibes from the the boat crew as w
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Great experience!
Captain Chris provided an amazing tour going out of the way and being flexible to give us the best views of wildlif
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Kenai National Park cruise
We really enjoyed the 6.5 hour cruise seeing wildlife and glaciers especially the orcas. Staff was friendly and hel
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Key Details
  • Resurrection Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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