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Kenai Fjords Glacier and Wildlife Cruise on Aialik Bay

Highlights
  • Educational catamaran tour through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Stop at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands for closer views
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife such as puffins, sea lions, and otters
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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise
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6 Hour Cruise with BuffetMost Popular
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a large, stable catamaran. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet served onboard while you cruise.
US$199.31
6 Hour Cruise
Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. Cruise narrated by an onboard National Park Ranger. All guests receive reserved seats in the heated cabin.
US$173.63
Overview
Only with a National Park Service Ranger does a cruise through Alaska’s famously beautiful fjords become an educational excursion. Commentary from your park ranger guide makes the most of this 100-mile (160-kilometer) cruise through the stunning landscapes of Kenai Fjords National Park, including stops at Holgate Glacier and the Chiswell Islands, home to large populations of wildlife. Upgrade to include an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet lunch.
What to Expect
Make your way to the meeting location, and board a comfortable catamaran equipped with a heated cabin and warm beverages. Set off through Resurrection Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park en route to Holgate or Aialik Glacier, and stop and watch for calving, which is when large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water.

Continue past the Chiswell Islands to your second stop at Cape Resurrection (weather dependent), famous for its large population of nesting seabirds such as puffins and cormorants. Other wildlife sightings could include sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats.

Throughout the cruise, take in views of the pristine Alaskan wilderness while learning about the sights from your park ranger guide.
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1 - 5 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
If it's Foggy Out, it will be foggy everywhere!

I asked what you could see on this tour if bad weather...sea lions, otters, eagles from afar, and glacier, but any surrounding scenery is a negative. At least two hours is crossing rougher water. Didn't bother me, but some passengers weren't so lucky. Many people...More

Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed 4 days ago
A must do!

We did the 6 hour cruise and opted for the buffet and it was awesome! We really lucked out with the weather since it had been raining a lot beforehand. Towards the end I did start feeling a little sick because we were getting close...More

Thank xshortcakeoo7
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing short cruise and awesome Aialik glacier and wildlife

We boarded the cruise as a part of our multi-day tour arranged by Salmon-Berry. The vessel was the company newest catamaran, excellent and fast. The weather was excellent. We had buffet lunch on board, silver salmon, and beef steak - with salad. Cocktails as well...More

Thank Iswanto P
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great day on an Amazing Vessel

The only thing that could have been better was the weather, but you can;t control that. We saw just about every type of wildlife possible in Kenai, the only one that eluded us was an Orca. Humpbacks, Otters, different seals, eagles, puffins, other marine birds,...More

1  Thank DZandDY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome!!

This was amazing. Captain Sarah was great as was the crew, especially Z. We saw orcas thanks to Sarah taking a detour when she heard where some were. The buffet was delish.

Thank Barbi B
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SAScooter
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Betsy8080 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own food.
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Samantha S
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Ralph B | Reviewed this property |
yes, I have been in these waters in June, July and Aug and whale sightings are common
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Whyiteach2
April 6, 2018|
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Also, I want to make sure that we go past the Chiswell Islands. I saw a previous review that was upset that the cruise did not make it to the Islands.
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