6 AND 8 1/2 HOUR CRUISES
This is Alaska's most popular wildlife and glacier cruise! Our tours depart from Seward, Alaska, and provide in-depth experiences of Kenai Fjords National Park's abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers. Tours are fully narrated by our experienced captains¾and include a visit to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to teeming seabird rookeries. Three¾departures daily during peak season, all including lunch on board
Perfect for families and just the right length to allow time for other activities in Seward, our Resurrection Bay Wildlife Tour, with an exclusive¾visit to¾Fox Island for an all you can eat wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib, is always a great choice! Learn about the rich history of Resurrection Bay while viewing the jagged cliffs, seabirds, marine wildlife and alpine glaciers, including magnificent Bear Glacier. View Bear Glacier, a Piedmont Glacier, en-route
Fully-Narrated Tour Presented by Accredited Interpreters EXCLUSIVE¾ Step ashore at our private Fox Island Lodge Add half a pound of Alaska king crab for a nominal fee
Departs daily during peak season:
Stop at the exclusive Fox Island day lodge for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Start with an all-you-can-eat wild Alaska salmon and prime rib lunch. Watch a presentation by a National Park Ranger and explore the "skipping stone" beach before cruising Resurrection Bay!
Always complimentary to our guests: Buffet style wild Alaska salmon and prime rib lunch Wildlife Guide
9 HOUR CRUISE
Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other daily tour operator. Ours is the only daily tour visiting magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers.
Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. Our tours are the best way to see this pristine National Park and its inhabitants. We also visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, island homes to teeming seabird rookeries. Donêt miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaskaês coastal waters.
We're pleased to be able to offer a custom Alaska birding or wildlife photography trip to suit the particular interests of our passengers. We take extra time for viewing and photographing whales, sea lions, bird rookeries and other abundant wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park. Our captains will tailor the route to match the desires of the group. Spend more time out, and see more of what you've come to see
The routes for our birding and wildlife photography cruises vary, often including destinations such as Aialik Glacier and Northwestern Fjord. Because of the limited group size, our captains match the specific route to the desires of the group and wildlife concentration for the given day. Photographers, birders and nature enthusiasts love the intimate experience that our small ships provide as we explore the pristine waters of the Chiswell Islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Looking for an active adventure in Alaska? Explore the beauty and wonders of Fox Island by cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours, and by kayak with Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking. Our cruise and kayak combinations provide a variety of ways to experience this incredible destination, allowing you an up close view of the wildlife and glaciers of Resurrection Bay. Travel to our exclusive Fox Island Day Lodge where our friendly staff will welcome you to Fox Island and introduce your experienced kayak guides. All guests will enjoy a delicious meal of wild Alaska salmon and prime rib while at Fox Island.
Our Full Day Kayak travels along the shoreline of Fox Island, exploring the blue green waters of Resurrection Bay on a 6.5 hour kayak adventure. The 9 am Kayak and Cruise combination provides an opportunity to explore the area on a 3 hour kayak excursion and then relax onboard a cruise to view Resurrection Bay, more wildlife and Bear Glacier.Enjoy an afternoon of paddling at Fox Island, watching for seals and sea lions while paddling along the spectacular shores
Take the family out for an all you can eat wild Alaska salmon and prime rib dinner with an exclusive visit to¾Fox Island. As you cruise to Fox Island, watch for puffins, cormorants and otters while cruising along the spectacular shores of Resurrection Bay.
We decided to take in the Alaska SeaLife Center before leaving Seward for Fairbanks. Arriving shortly before noontime on a Thursday, we practically had the place to ourselves a few days after Labor Day. This is really a very nice aquarium, featuring fish and other marine life indigenous to Alaskan waters. They also have two swimming tanks for their harbor seals and stellar sea lions. During our visit, they were feeding the animals, making for a nice photo opportunity.
Inside the building, we enjoyed reading about the life cycle of salmon, as well as other fish used for human consumption including shrimp and halibut. Having caught our share of them a few days earlier, seeing halibut up close and personal at the bottom of the tank where they live was very interesting. The flat fish, with both eyes on one side of their body, look as weird in their natural habitat as they do on a fishing line or boat deck.
There is also an aviary area with aquatic birds. Seeing the puffins up close was cool; I cannot believe how small they are. Walking the entire exhibit area and taking time to read the informational signs will take between 60 and 90 minutes. We also enjoyed stopping in their small auditorium to view a couple of movies on the Alaskan marine life.
Like most attractions in Alaska, you will find longer summer hours (mid May through mid September); Monday through Thursday, 9:00a Ð 6:30p and 8:00a Ð 6:30p on the weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). During the off-season, visitors will find the Alaska SeaLife Center open 10:00a Ð 5:00p seven days a week; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are two parking lots, including one for larger vehicles including RVês. During our visit there was no charge for parking, but given the small building at the entrance to the lots led me to assume that they may charge for parking during the summer.
Admission fees are $20 adults; $15 students (ages 12-17 or with ID) and $10 for kids (ages 4-11). They advertise that they offer discounts for AK residents, AARP, AAA and for members of the military. They also advertise in the Northern Lights discount coupon book with 2:1 offerings on not only the main admission ticket but also several of their special program offerings including the Behind the Scenes and the Encounters tours, as well as the Family Programs.
Regarding their admission fees, visitors should be aware that this is a working research center. As a not-for-profit entity, they do a lot of their work thanks in large measure through donations. When you purchase your admission tickets, they seek support through a "round it up" program to collect the extra change as a donation. Our "round up" would have been something under a dollar but I told them to go ahead and round it up to $25, making our donation $4.00 and change.