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Day Cruises  


Day Cruises

Ocean day cruises are available in several areas of Alaska with the most popular destinations found at Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound. These trips offer a wonderful glimpse of coastal Alaska with its dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and wildlife. Whales, seals, sea lions, Orcas, sea otters, mountain goats, brown and black bears, puffins, kittiwakes and murres are commonly seen during the summer months. The adventure also has the advantage of comfortable accommodations during inclement weather as well as naturalists on board to guide passengers through the sights along the way.

Or take a step back in time with a riverboat ride on a grand sternwheeler. Travel to the Interior of Alaska and enjoy a day of relaxation, great food, colorful river lore and music as you traverse the waters of the Chena or Tanana Rivers. Get a glimpse of historic Fairbanks and stop along the way to visit an Alaskan musher, tour an Athabascan fish camp or experience an Indian village.

Major Marine Tours

Prepare to be thrilled with Major Marine Tours. May your adventure include breaching whales exploding with force from below the ocean surface and massive glaciers rumbling and echoing as they release huge icebergs, crashing into the ocean.

Major Marine Tours offers half-day or full-day cruises that can provide this experience while feeding your appetite with a all-you-can-eat baked Alaska salmon and prime rib meal, served onboard in a heated cabin. Watch puffins dance across the water while a park ranger provides a comprehensive narration on the ecology and history of the area.

Cruises embark daily from Seward, for a journey through the Kenai Fjords National Park or from Whittier, to the pristine fjords of Prince William Sound.

  • Type: Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
  • Region: Southcentral
  • Community: Regionwide

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