Kenai Fjords Tours
Kenai Fjords Tours
4.5
Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
About
Kenai Fjords Tours by Pursuit, Seward's original glacier and wildlife cruise operator, exploring Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park since 1978. Explore towering glaciers, mountainous peaks and landscapes, exclusive stops and the best chance to spot whales, sea otters, puffins and more. Take a fabulous boat tour and see the best of Alaska.
Seward, Alaska
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Kenai Fjords Tours
Travellers talk about
(791 reviews)
(532 reviews)
(425 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,963 reviews
Excellent
4,902
Very good
747
Average
182
Poor
80
Terrible
52

Lem
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
The 6 hour tour around the Kenai Fjords a National Park was exceptional - the best experience we’ve had in Alaska so far.
Written May 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

867mistyg
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
It was a relaxing trip. My favorite part was looking out for wildlife and taking in the views. I recommend the longer tours to help your chances of seeing more wildlife.
Written May 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

404redirect
Owasso, OK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
We saw lots of wildlife. Capt and crew were great at pointing out the wildlife and positioning the ship so everyone could see. We saw tufted and horned puffins, eagles, common murres, cormorants, pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes, seals and sea lions, dall’s porpoise, orca, sea otter, goat and moose. The glacier calved twice while we were out there and the crew brought some ice on board. Great day.
Written May 17, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HeatherHoytRE2024
Savannah, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
May 13th, 2024. Our first time in Alaska. We wanted to experience all we could while we were there. We booked a cruise to enjoy a tour of the Gulf of Alaska / bays along the Kenai Fjords National Park coastline, to see the land / wildlife from a boat / water perspective. The trip did not disappoint! We saw a humpback whale and her calf, orca whales, Dall's porpoise playing / chasing / swimming alongside the bow of the boat, seals basking in the sun "on the rocks," sea otters floating on their backs, eagles perched on peaks and flying in the air, cormorants, gulls, puffin, mountain goats, Dall sheep, and various other flying animals. The waters were crisp, brilliant royal blue. We saw several glaciers, snow-capped mountains, rocky islands, and various trees during our 6 hour cruise of the park. The sights were breathtaking and leave one astounded with their beauty. It was sunny and warm (when not moving fast). The ride was smooth. The narration was informative. The trip was worth the money. It did not disappoint!
Written May 17, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mrmkyd
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Weather wasn't the best but still worth the trip, Just make sure you are not one to get sea sick easily. Worth every penny!
Written May 15, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

taylorkins09
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
We were able to see so much wildlife on this tour. We had a perfectly clear day which made the experience even more enjoyable. The open water did make a few people sea sick, prepare yourself if this may be a concern.
The food was way better than expected.
They provide such cool experiences that will never be forgotten, I highly recommend this tour.
Written May 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your review. We agree, it was an awesome day! Our captains do try their best to keep everyone as comfortable as possible, but sometimes there is a little more motion than some can handle. We are happy to hear that you did have a great experience.
Written May 14, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara L
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
No one warned us ahead of time that there was a storm coming in the day of our cruise. We were told about the storm right after leaving the dock, too late to get off the boat. The storm caused terrible winds and extremely rough waters for a LARGE part of our 6 hour cruise and MANY people got seasick (obviously ruining the trip for those people). The company said they cancel tours if the waves are more than 10 feet tall, but with such a small boat, I think they should cancel tours sooner for the comfort of the guests. I understand that maybe storms can happen suddenly, but the tour company was aware that storms and rough waters were present that day and didn’t tell anyone ahead of time. Doing so would have allowed everyone to make an informed decision and maybe choose to skip the cruise that day. I’m disappointed by this lack of transparency up front and that is why I will not be using this tour company again.
Written May 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are sorry about the weather conditions that occurred during your trip. That is something that is out of our control and strive to give every guest a comfortable tour, no matter the conditions. We know that doesn’t always align and appreciate your feedback regarding your concerns. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Written May 14, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ariga42
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
Great experience overall, our caption and crew were great! They were very informative, knowledgeable and helpful. Despite the choppy waters and getting terribly seasick, the trip was amazing and we saw loads of sea life and glaciers! Would recommend to many!
Written May 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us at Kenai Fjords Tour. We hate to hear about the seasickness, but definitely glad to know your trip was still amazing.
Written May 11, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris L
Las Vegas, NV6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024
THIS COMPANY IS ONLY INTERESTED IN PROFIT. THEY HAND OUT MINATURE SODAS AND ONE COOKIE. BUT WORST THTEY GO OUT IN ANY WEATHER INCLUDING 10 FOOT+ SWELLS CREATING SEA SICKNESS. I VOMITTED AND SO DID 3 OTHERS. THIS IS A LETTER I SENT TO THE COMPANY. I'm writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the recent excursion. It's evident that profit superseded safety and customer satisfaction in your priorities. Despite severe weather conditions, including 10+ foot swells, the trip proceeded as planned, putting everyone's safety at risk.

Choosing financial gain over the well-being of your customers is unacceptable. Ignoring severe weather warnings demonstrates a blatant disregard for safety protocols and demonstrates a lack of responsibility on your part.

I strongly urge you to reconsider your approach and prioritize the safety and satisfaction of your patrons in the future. I will be sharing my experience with others and advising them to steer clear of your services until significant improvements are made.
Written May 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are sorry about the weather conditions that occurred during your trip. That is something that is out of our control and strive to give every guest a comfortable tour, no matter the conditions. We know that doesn’t always align and appreciate your feedback regarding your concerns. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Written May 14, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lauren M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Incredible trip! We saw orca, humpbacks, dolphins, puffins, mountain goats, seals and lions. Very educational. We enjoyed seeing Alaska from the water.
The weather great most of the time, just a little bit of rain/snow mix for about thirty minutes. My husband and I sat outside for the majority. If you choose that I’d recommend more clothing than you think you need - you’ll definitely need two layers of pants, and at least three up top plus a hat, scarf, and gloves.
Food was good! Any additional food was reasonably priced.
Crew members were so friendly and helpful!
Written May 7, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your review! Wow! You guys got the full experience. We are so happy the wildlife decided to show out for your tour! Safe travels and thanks for touring with us at Kenai Fjords Tours
Written May 11, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,825

Kenai Fjords Tours - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Seward
Zoos & Aquariums in SewardDay Trips in Seward
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars