We also own and operate Major Marine Tours, offering world-class wildlife and glacier tours in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. These day-cruises are a must-do activity in Seward and are consistently rated as visitors’ favorite experience in Alaska. We can package your Gateway Hotel reservation with any Major Marine Tours cruise for the ultimate Seward adventure.
See towering tidewater glaciers, stunning scenery, whales, and abundant wildlife on one of our seven cruise options, ranging from 3.5 hours to 8.5 hours. Cruises run early March through mid-October. Most cruises feature our famous Alaska salmon and prime rib meal, freshly prepared onboard and served while cruising, as well as onboard National Park Ranger narration*. For the convenience of our Gateway Hotel guests, we offer free shuttle service to the Major Marine Tours check-in offices. For those who prefer to walk, the check-in offices are within close walking distance of the hotel. Visit the Major Marine Tours website to learn more.
To add a Major Marine Tours cruise to your hotel reservation, please call us at (907) 275-3500.
8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise
Price: $239 per person (not suitable for children under 12)
Dates: June 4 – September 4, 2021
Departs/Returns: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The longest cruise offered in Kenai Fjords National Park takes you to the remote, untouched Northwestern Fjord. Get up-close views of glaciers, whales, and wildlife on this small-vessel adventure cruise. View three active tidewater glaciers and visit bird rookeries and Steller sea lion haul-outs. Complimentary light breakfast and deli lunch included.
7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Price: $189 per adult, $94.50 per child
Dates: May 28 – September 12, 2021
Departs/Returns: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Explore the whales, wildlife, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a large, stable catamaran. More time on the water allows the captain to seek out the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the area. Visit two active tidewater glaciers. Cruise with a National Park Ranger. Alaska salmon and prime rib meal available.
6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Price: $169 per adult, $84.50 per child
Afternoon Departure Dates: May 1 – September 20, 2021
Departs/Returns: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Morning Departure Dates: May 29 – September 6, 2021
Departs/Returns: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Visit one active tidewater glacier and discover the abundant wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. Cruise with a National Park Ranger. Alaska salmon and prime rib meal available on the afternoon departure and Brunch on the Boat available on the morning departure.
5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
Price: $109 per adult, $54.50 per child
Dates: May 8 – September 6, 2021
Depart/Return: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cruise the calm, protected waters of Resurrection Bay in search of wildlife such as whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, and more! View the stunning scenery along the rugged coastline of Resurrection Bay. Cruise with a National Park Ranger. Alaska salmon and prime rib meal available.
3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
Price: $94 per adult, $47 per child
Morning Departure Dates: June 7 – August 8, 2021
Departs/Returns: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Departure Dates: June 7 – October 10, 2021
Departs/Returns: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Limited on time but still want to explore? Two departure times for the 3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise gives you the convenience of choosing a half-day departure time that fits your schedule. Explore the wildlife and stunning scenery in the calm waters of Resurrection Bay on this small-vessel cruise. Rather than following a set route, this cruise travels to the best whale and wildlife viewing areas that day based on reports from other vessels.
Orca Quest Cruise
Price: $94 per adult, $47.00 per child
Dates: May 10 – June 6, 2021
Departs/Returns: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
From mid-May through mid-June, orca whales frequent the waters outside of Seward in search of food. Join Major Marine Tours – the local whale experts – as they search for orcas during this prime time for orca whale watching. Rather than following a set route, this cruise will go to where the orcas have been most recently seen, making every day a unique cruising experience.
Adult prices: age 12+
Child prices: age 2 – 11
Infants: under 2 (free)
Prices do not include tax, harbor fee, and optional Alaska salmon and prime rib meal. Alaska Salmon & Prime Rib Meal can be added to the 5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise, 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise Afternoon Departure, and 7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise for $27 per adult and $13.50 per child. Brunch on the Boat can be added to the 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise Morning Departure for $16 per adult and $8 per child.
Package Cancellation Policy
When booking packages, full payment is due at the time of booking. Package reservations are fully refundable until two weeks prior to your trip. Within two weeks the package is non-refundable and non-changeable.