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“Great day in the park”

Kenai Fjords National Park
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US$243.18*
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Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise
Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Seward
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Went on Kenai Fjords boat tour, Dan Olson our captain. He located tons of whales, otters, sea lions, etc. got so close to glacier, we watched it calf. Lunch on board and then stopped at Fox Island for Salmon and Prime Rib dinner buffet. Do the 8 hour tour, well worth it.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Kenai Fjords National Park was a great visit while in Seward. Great access, clean and quiet. The hiking trails are well marked to Exit Glacier and the hike is relatively easy for most ability levels. The scenery and view was unbelievable in all 360 degrees.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We visited the national park via boat tour on Major Marine. The scenery in the park is amazing. We saw glaciers on the mountains, waterfalls, and beautiful islands. We saw lots of wildlife , including sea lions, porpoises, birds and whales. We saw three humpback whales - one on the way out to Holgate Glacier and a mother and calf on the way back. The mother and calf smacked the water with their fins and one of them jumped repeatedly out of the water. It was breathtaking.

The water was absolutely calm and the boat ride was smooth, which made the boat tour outstanding.

Had I known the water would be so calm (NOAA reported 3 foot seas that day), we would have done the 8.5 or 7.5 hour tour instead of the 6 hour one. The six hours went by very fast.

My family loved our time in the park and would definitely take a boat out there again.

Thank want2Bontheroad
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

One of the most fantastic areas of the world that I have seen so far in my opinion. The whale and sea life spotting is absolutely amazing. I have taken the wildlife cruise many times and have never been disappointed. You are always sure to see Orca whales, otters, seals, dolphins and other passing whales depending on the migration at the time of your visit.
Be prepared for rain with a good waterproof jacket, but rain does not dampen the enjoyment of this awesome part of the world. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

I love Alaska and its people. The whole state is beautiful and rugged but some of the best experiences we have had have been in the Seward area. This park is huge, no wait, MASSIVE! There is something for everyone here. There are glacier experiences at Exit Glacier, hiking in the park, fly overs in bush planes, and my favorite; glacier and wildlife cruises through Major's Marine Tours. The Marine boat tours are probably the best way to see the park even though you will only see a small portion of it. From the boats you will see wildlife, glaciers, mountains, eagles, whales, sea lions, and possibly so much more. The tours are not too expensive and are a great way to rest and relax, especially if you spent the previous week hiking like we did. We love this place and want to go back again. You will also want to hike the Lost Lake trail outside of town for spectacular views of the park and surrounding area. Beautiful trail but be prepared to overnight or deal with weather as thing change fast on the trail. My favorite trail in all of Alaska. Also locally is Caines Head Recreation area on the edge of the park which is great hiking but be careful of the tide table or you can find yourself trapped for many hours.

Thank BaronVonL
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