SPECIALS & PACKAGES
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 cruise options, ranging from 4 hours to 8.5 hours. Cruises run early March through mid-October.
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. Shuttle service is not available for the 8:00 am 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. 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) 224-8030.
Stay & Play in Seward!
SPECIAL PRICE: Book an overnight at the Gateway Hotel or Harbor 360 Hotel and receive 20% off your cruise with Major Marine Tours
- Offer valid on all cruises in 2023
- Cruising daily from March 11th to October 8th
- Call us at (907) 224-8030 to book and mention the Stay & Play Special
Major Marine Tours
8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise
Price: $269 per person (not suitable for children under 12)
Dates: June 2 – September 4, 2023
Departs/Returns: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 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 deli lunch included.
7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Price: $229 per adult, $114.50 per child
Departure Dates: May 26 – September 10, 2023
Departs/Returns: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visit two active tidewater glaciers and have extra time viewing the abundant wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. Cruise is narrated by an experienced captain. The cruise includes a complimentary deli lunch.
6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Price: $199 per adult, $99.50 per child
Afternoon Departure Dates: May 6 – September 24, 2023
Departs/Returns: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Morning Departure Dates: June 10 – August 20, 2023
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. Two departure times are available for your convenience. Cruise is narrated by an experienced captain. The cruise includes a complimentary deli lunch.
4 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
Price: $129 per adult, $64.50 per child
Afternoon Departure Dates: June 12 – October 8, 2023
Departs/Returns: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Limited on time but still want to explore? The 4 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: $119 per adult, $59.50 per child
Dates: May 8 – June 11, 2023
Departs/Returns: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 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 and harbor fee.
Package Cancellation Policy
When booking packages, full payment is due at the time of booking. Package reservations are fully refundable until 21 days prior to the first day of your package reservation. Within 21 days the package is non-refundable and non-changeable.