Seward Military Resort's Tickets & Tours Program

Hours of Operation

Monday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Thursday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)
Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Alaska Time)

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The Seward Military Resort's Tickets & Tours Program is your first stop when planning your next Alaskan vacation or getaway. Seward Military Resort offer a full range of vacation travel services and can help you book your reservations. We also have exclusive discounts on Alaskan attraction tickets that you won't find anywhere else.

 

To learn more about how we can help you maximize your vacation time in Alaska, please contact Seward Military Resort at +1 (800)770-1858.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I need to be staying at Seward Military Resort to take advantage of these prices?
    • No, lodging accomenations through the Resort are not required.
  • Do I need to make reservations in person?
    • We accept reservations over the phone and in person.
  • Do you have any vendors outside of Seward?
    • Yes, we serve a number of companies on the Kenai Pennisula, and as far away as Healy. Seward Military Resort's Tickets & Tours Program operates all over the state, and we are happy to help you plan stops on your vacation.
  • Why should I buy through you guys instead of directly from these companies?
    • In addition to cost savings, purchasing through Seward Military Resort helps fund year-round Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities and supports Soldiers.
  • What about other vendors?
    • Please let us know what we are missing. We try to work with a diverse set of vendors throughout the state, and are open to more if there is a demand for it.

Seward Military Resort's Tickets & Tours Partners

Ticket and tour options and pricing reflect the current contracts. Pries are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact Seward Military Resort at +1 (800)770-1858

Alaska Railroad
GoldStar Service

The Alaska Railroad's premium class of service offers passengers an exceptional way to travel across Alaska. Glass-dome ceilings allow for panoramic views as Alaska unfolds the tracks, and an outdoor upper-level viewing platform -- the only of its find in the world -- offers fresh air and an excellent vantage point for photos. On the lower level of GoldStar railcars, passengers enjoy a full-service dining room; GoldStar tickets include meals, all soft beverages and two complimentary adult beverages per trip for passengers over 21.

GoldStar Service features:
  • Glass-dome ceilings
  • Upper-level outdoor viewing platforms
  • Inclusive dining at the lower-level full-service dining car
  • Private bar and two complimentary adult beverages
  • Comfortable forward-facing seats
  • Alaskan tour guide providing narration
  • Fully accessible
     
Availability:
  • Coastal Classic Train Anchorage > Girdwood > Seward; daily mid-May through mid-September.
  • Denali Star Train Anchorage > Wasilla > Talkeetna > Denali Park > Fairbanks; daily mid-May through mid-September.

 

 

Adventure Class

Experience rail travel across Alaska at our best rate. Adventure Class cars offer comfortable seating and large picture windows. Open-air vestibules between railcars provide an opportunity for fresh air and excellent photo ops. Adventure Class guests are encouraged to travel between railcars, whether to take advantage of the open seating in our Vista Dome cars or visit the Wilderness Café.

 

Adventure Class features:
  • Confirmed seat with large picture windows
  • Onboard dining and bar service available for purchase in the Wilderness Café (No dining or bar service on the Hurricane Turn Train)
  • Freedom to explore between Adventure Class cars
  • Access to open seating in Vista Dome car

 

Hurricane Turn Train Availability:
  • Coastal Classic Train Anchorage > Girdwood > Seward Daily mid-May through mid-September
  • Denali Star Train Anchorage > Wasilla > Talkeetna > Denali Park > Fairbanks Daily mid-May through mid-September
  • Glacier Discovery Train Anchorage > Girdwood > Portage > Whittier > Spencer Glacier > Grandview Daily June through mid-September
  • Hurricane Turn Train (Summer) Talkeetna > Hurricane Gulch (flag stop service) Thursday through Monday; Mid-May through mid-September
  • Hurricane Turn Train (Winter) Anchorage > Talkeetna > Hurricane Gulch (flag stop service) First Thursday of the month; October through May
  • Aurora Winter Train Anchorage > Wasilla > Talkeetna > Healy > Fairbanks Weekend service (select mid-week spring dates); Mid-September through mid-May

Coastal Classic

Anchorage > Girdwood > Seward

Discover why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic Train among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America. A convenient round-trip schedule and picturesque landscapes along the route make the Coastal Classic Train a local favorite. From Anchorage, the train winds along Turnagain Arm and through the backcountry wilderness of the Kenai Peninsula; massive glaciers and towering waterfalls can be seen along the way. Upon reaching Seward, the train comes to a halt on the shores of Resurrection Bay, offering easy connections to Kenai Fjords National Park. A seven-hour layover allows plenty of time in Seward before the return rail journey to Anchorage that evening.

 

Most Popular Trips
Travel Path: Round Trip from Anchorage to Seward
Run Dates Anchorage Departure Time Seward Arrival Time Seward Departure Time Anchorage Arrival Time Adventure Class Adult Ticket Price Adventure Class Child Ticket Price Gold Star Adult Ticket Price* Gold Star Adult Ticket Price*
May 12 - 31, 2018 AND September 1 - 16, 2018 6:45 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 6 p.m. 10:15 p.m. $124 $62 $258 $148
June 1 - August 31, 2018 6:45 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 6 p.m. 10:15 p.m. $139 $70 $284 $165

Denali Star

A variety of destinations and a convenient round-trip schedule make the Glacier Discovery Train ideally suited for day trips from Anchorage. Traveling south from Anchorage, the train makes a brief stop in Girdwood, before continuing on to Whittier, Portage, the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and Grandview. On the return journey, Anchorage and Girdwood-bound passengers may opt to disembark at Portage 2 for a direct motor coach transfer, or stay on the train for a lengthier journey including a stop in Whittier.

 

North Bound Trains

Travel Path: Anchorage to Wasilla

Travel Path: Wasilla to Talkeetna

Travel Path: Talkeetna to Denali National Park

Travel Path: Denali National Park to Fairbanks
 

South Bound Trains

Travel Path: Fairbanks to Denali National Park

Travel Path: Denali National Park to Talkeetna

Travel Path: Talkeetna to Wasilla

Travel Path: Wasilla to Anchorage


Glacier Discovery Train

A variety of destinations and a convenient round-trip schedule make the Glacier Discovery Train ideally suited for day trips from Anchorage. Traveling south from Anchorage, the train makes a brief stop in Girdwood, before continuing on to Whittier, Portage, the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and Grandview. On the return journey, Anchorage and Girdwood-bound passengers may opt to disembark at Portage 2 for a direct motor coach transfer, or stay on the train for a lenghtier journey including a stop in Whittier.

 

Round Trips

Travel Path: Anchorage to Girdwood (Round Trip)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Grandview (Round Trip)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Spencer Whistler Stop (Round Trip)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Whittier (Round Trip)

 

One Way Trips

Travel Path: Anchorage to Girdwood (One Way)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Portage-1st Stop (One Way)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Spencer Whistler Stop (One Way)

Travel Path: Anchorage to Whittier (One Way)

Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response. 

While primarily dedicated to marine research and education, the Center is the only permanent marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility in the state. 

The Alaska SeaLife Center lies at "Mile 0" of the scenic Seward Highway on the shores of Resurrection Bay. Visitors to our "windows to the sea" have close encounters with puffins, octopus, harbor seals, sea lions, and other marine life while learning about the work our researchers conduct both in the field and in our laboratories.
 

General Admission Ticket

Season Dates Hours of Operation Adult Ticket Price (13 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (4-12 years old)
September 5-28, 2018 Open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $20.75 $10.99
September 29, 2018 - February 25 2019 Open daily* from 12 - 5 p.m.

*Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
$20.75 $10.99
February 26 - May 25, 2018 Open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $20.75 $10.99

 

Aquarist Experience
Duration: 30 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 6 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.

Join a member of the Alaska SeaLife Center's aquarium team for a feeding and learn about the unique set of skills it takes to car for the nearly 200 species of fish and invertebrates housed at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Season Dates Tour Start Time Adult Tour Ticket Price (13 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.) Child Tour (6-12 years old. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.)
Summer Availability:  May 25 - August 19, 2018: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only.

Winter Availability: Not available.
11:30  a.m. $21.70 $17.35

 

Avian Experience
Duration: 30 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 14 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.

Join one of Alaska SeaLife Center's education birds and their trainer to learn how diving seabirds are adapted to a life below the waves.

Season Dates Tour Start Time Adult Tour Ticket Price (13 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.) Child Tour (6-12 years old. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.)
Summer Availability:  May 25 - August 19, 2018: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only.

Winter Availability: Not available.
4 p.m. $21.70 $17.35

 

Behind the Scenes Tour
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 12 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.

Go behind the scenes with a 60 minute guided walking tour through the Alaska SeaLife Center's back hallways familiarizes guests with the scientific research, wildlife response, and other marine science programs that happen behind the scenes to support Alaska's marine ecosystems.

Season Dates Tour Start Times Tour Ticket Price (12 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.)

Summer Availability:  May 27 - September 4, 2018: Daily

Winter Availability:  Call for availabilities.

10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. $12.98

 

Marine Mammals Encounter
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 5 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.​​​​​​​

Join members of our animal care staff and go behind the scenes to find out what it is like to care for and train our resident marine mammals.  You will experience enrichment and training sessions on this popular tour.

Season Dates Tour Start Times Tour Ticket Price (10 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Summer Availability: May 25 - August 19, 2018: Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays only.

Winter Availability: Call for availabilities.

2 p.m. $68

 

Octopus Encounter
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 5 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.​​​​​​​

Shake hands with a giant Pacific octopus during a feeding session and learn more about these mysterious and intelligent invertebrates from a member of our animal care team.

Season Dates Tour Start Time Tour Ticket Price (6 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center)
Summer Availability: May 25 - August 19, 2018: Daily

Winter Availability: Call for availabilities.
1 p.m. $68

 

Octopus Experience
Duration: 30 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 14 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.​​​​​​​

All brain, no bones! Immerse yourself in a world of suckers, tentacles, and beaks. Participate n the hands-on squid activity, observe an octopus feeding, and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Season Dates Tour Start Time Adult Tour Ticket Price (13 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.) Child Tour (6-12 years old. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center.)
Summer Availability: May 25 - August 19, 2018: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays only.

Winter Availability: Call for availabilities.
4 p.m. $21.70 $17.35

 

Puffin Encounter
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum number per tour: 4 people. Please note that this is a small group experience, reservations are highly recommended.​​​​​​​

Meet our puffins and other resident bird species and participate in a feeding in the aviary.  Learn how the extreme seasons in Alaska influence their behavior and appearance throughout the year.

For groups between 10-50, please call Seward Military Resort at +1 (907) 224-2659 to coordinator tour day and time.

Season Dates Tour Start Times Tour Ticket Price (10 years old and older. Price does not include admissions to the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Summer Availability: May 25 - August 19, 2018: Daily

Winter Availability: Call for availabilities.

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $68

 

Alaska Streamers

Alaska Streamers offers half day and full day guided fishing adventures on the Kenai River and Kasilof River. From streamside lunches to world class gear and outstanding watercraft to Kenai fly fishing experience and knowledge, Alaska Streamers strives to exceed your expectations. All of their Kenai fly-fishing trips are first class. On these trips, you will be fishing for Kenai River Rainbow Trout, Char and all species of Alaska Salmon, with varied daily limits. Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden are catch and release.

The Kenai River is what fishing dreams are made of - trophy-sized rainbow trout and Kenai salmon fishing trips that will leave you exhausted and begging for more. They say people never forget the first time they lay eyes on the Kenai, a sparkling glacial river carving its way through the pristine Alaska wilderness. This river is filled with once in a lifetime fish tales and yours is next.

 

Fishing Tour Time Price Per Person
Kenai River Drift: Half Day Guests will coordinate time and place to meet with Alaska Streamers $168
Kenai River Drift: Full Day Guests will coordinate time and place to meet with Alaska Streamers $225
Kasilof River Drift: Full Day Guests will coordinate time and place to meet with Alaska Streamers $225
Russian River Walk-in: Half Day Guests will coordinate time and place to meet with Alaska Streamers $168
Russian River Walk-in: Full Day Guests will coordinate time and place to meet with Alaska Streamers $225

 

Alaska Streamers' trip price includes fishing pole, tackle, bait, and zip lock bags for fillets. Alaska Streamers can provide waders and hit boots if coordinated ahead of the trip. Fileting and cleaning fish is included as part of the trip. Seward Military Resort guests can use the Resort's vacuum sealers to prepare for storing and freezers to store the fish.

 

For more information about the trips, please visit the Alaska Streamers website.

Bardy's Trail Rides

This area of Seward, Alaska is only accessible by horseback. View bald eagles up close, see where they nest and watch them feed. It is rare that you can’t ride your horse right under the trees where they majestically perch.

With Bardy's Trail Ride, you will ride through part of the old town of Seward that was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1964 and hear the stories of the people who lived through it. Their horses will then take you to the shore of the bay where the wild flowers meet the ocean.

The bird life of this area is very diverse, active and up close. This Trail Ride could very well be the wilderness highlight of your trip to Seward and Alaska.

Bardy's Trail Rides offers two trail rides a day, beginning at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., with check in 20 minutes early during the months of May, June, July and August. The horseback riding is approximately 2 hours.

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
May - August 2018 12 and 3 p.m. $118

 

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Bardy's Trail Tours.

    

Chugach Outdoor Center

When you come to Alaska, join Chugach Outdoor Center for raft trips and land tours exploring Alaska's spectacular wilderness areas. Chugach Outdoor Center can take you rafting on the Kenai Peninsula, at Denali National Park, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and on the thrilling Talkeetna River. From mild to wild, they run some of the most beautiful rivers in the world.

The Talkeetna River, Sixmile Creek and the Nenana River are Chugach Outdoor Center's favorites. From challenging Class V Alaska whitewater rafting to scenic wilderness floats through national forests, they offer a range of trip options catering to all ages and ability levels.

The raft trips range in length from two hours to two weeks. Choose from peaceful floats, whitewater introductions or heart-stopping Class V descents. Exploring Alaska by raft utilizes a low impact means of travel through Alaska's vast wilderness and riparian areas. Rafting maximizes your opportunities to experience Alaska while ensuring that we leave a light footprint.

With magnificent scenery, abundant meals and the chance to view wildlife, a raft trip is more than whitewater. It's an opportunity for self-discovery. The chance to make new friendships and renew old ones. What you'll discover is that friendships made around our campfires will last you a lifetime.

 

Sixmile Creek Trip

Rising over 300 feet in places, towering canyon walls are draped in a lush carpet of old growth rain-forest with cascading waterfalls pouring in from the sides. Crystal clear water with healthy salmon runs make this a river runner's dream. Safely running Sixmile's narrowly constricted passageways takes a coordinated team effort with technical and precise paddling. Working closely with your guide, you'll be paddling while (s)he handles the oars. This oar paddling combination gives you power when you need it, as well as precise maneuvering capability.

For those who want the most excitement we offer paddle rafting, everyone paddles with the guide sitting in the back giving paddle commands. Sixmile has such an abundance of whitewater that one rapid will quickly fade from memory as you anxiously look down river preparing for the next. Precipitous drops, thundering hydraulics and powerful waves follow one after the other in quick succession. With each succeeding canyon, you'll encounter whitewater of increasing difficulty. With rapids known as "Staircase," "Suckhole," "Merry-Go-Round" and "Jaws," the third and most difficult canyon has six rapids rated at Class IV+ and Class V.

Chugach Outdoor Center offesr two choices on Sixmile Creek. You can do the Class IV Two Canyon Run or the Class IV and V Three Canyon Run. All passengers must be physically capable of passing our paddler's practice swim.

 

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
Sixmile Creek Class IV May 15 - September 30, 2018 Morning Launch: 9 a.m.

Afternoon Launch: 2 p.m.
$104 (participants must be at least 12 years old)
Sixmile Creek Class V May 15 - September 30, 2018 Morning Tours: 8:30, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12, 1, 2, 2:45, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m.
$154 (participants must be at least 15 years old)

 

 

Turnagain Pass Float Trip

Take a peaceful flot trip through the narrow channels of Sixmile Creek's headwaters. Chugach Outdoor Center offers a float trip on the Granite and Bertha Creek Drainages for guests preferring a raft trip that does not have a lot of whitewater. Enjoy sweeping views of the Turnagain Pass area as you meander through the narrow channels of the Sixmile Creek headwaters. Bring a camera along to capture the picturesque beauty of the area while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife along the banks. The trip is 3 hours long and is suitable for kids as young as 6 years old.
 

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Adult Price (12 years old and older) Child Price (6-11 years old)
Turnagain Pass Float Trip May 15 - September 30, 2018 Morning Launch: 9 a.m.

Afternoon Launch: 2 p.m.
$82 $82

 

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Chugach Outdoor Center website.

Denali Zipline Tours

Soar to new heights with Denali Zipline Tours. During the three hour tour you will traverse from one platform to the next via nine separate and exciting ziplines, three suspension bridges, a rappel and a spiral staircase while clipped in at all times from beginning to end – all through and amidst the beautiful northern boreal forest. The pace of the tour is varied, mixing speed and excitement as you zip, with time to pause and gaze out from viewing platforms and along walks across the long aerial bridges that take in Denali and the expanse of the Alaska Range.

Your guides will share Denali Zipline Tour Educational Moments about the boreal forest and topographical features including ridges, ravines, kettle ponds, and the braided Chulitna and Susitna valleys. The history of Talkeetna runs deep and includes flying and mountaineering in the Alaska Range, gold mining and the quirky local characters. The final and longest zip of the tour will span close to 600 feet – with most of the ride suspended over our “Reflection Pond” – landing on the final platform six feet off the ground.

Denali Zipline Tours

Tour Date Tour Time Adult Rate (15 years old and older) Child Rate (10-14 years old)
May 25 - June 7, 2018 Morning Tours: 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12, 1, and 2 p.m.
$134.50 $108
June 8 - August 12, 2018 Morning Tours: 8:30, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12, 1, 2, 2:45, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m.
$134.50 $108
August 13 - 19, 2018 Morning Tours: 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12, 1, 2, 2:45, and 4:30 p.m.
$134.50 $108
August 20 - September 2, 2018 Morning Tour: 10:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12, 1, and 2 p.m.
Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing
September 3 - 30, 2018 Morning Tour: 10:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12 and 2 p.m.
Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Denali Zipline Tours website.

Exit Glacier Guides - Hiking Opportunities

Apline Hiking

Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 7 hours

A full day of hiking in a remote area with views of glaciers, oceans, and islands from a perch high up in the peaks. 

This guided alpine hike takes you to a place that few people have ever been to. Exit Glacier Guides' Alpine Helicopter Hiking trip is for those looking to explore a pristine environment and hike in a secluded high alpine region surrounded by glaciated peaks, waterfalls, wildflowers and views to the Resurrection Bay from above. There are no trails, and your guide will tailor the hiking to whatever your hiking interests are. Your experienced guide will teach you about the local geology, biology and cultural history as you explore the alpine tundra. The options are almost limitless and wherever you decide to go, the alpine environment will provide a uniquely Alaskan alpine experience.

The helicopter leaves from Seward's local airport, and the flight to your hiking destination is spectacular as well. After flying over Resurrection Bay and up a canyon filled with countless waterfalls, you will land right in the middle of our alpine playground.  

This tour provides hikers with 6 hours within the beautiful alpine environment - more than enough time to immerse one's self in this uncommon and untouched place. Exit Glacier Guides states that this is one of their favorite trips to run!
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 16 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

The company can customize the departure time.

$385

 

 

Exit Glacier Naturalist Hike

Difficulty : Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours

This small-group walk is a great way to learn about the history of the famous natural wonder known as Exit Glacier. Walk alongside one of Exit Glacier Guides' knowledgeable guides and learn about the glacier as we see it — a moving, massive organism left over from the last ice age.

Learn how this magnificent chunk of ice has affected the geology, biology, and even the weather in the beautiful Resurrection Valley. You'll hike through a history book of nature as you make your way up to the face of this stunning glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Naturalists come in two forms — local residents who have spent their lives learning about the history and geology of the area and our most knowledgeable glacier guides who have demonstrated a serious capacity for interpreting the vast amounts of amazing information that we take in while on the ice. 

NOTE: A shortened wheel chair accessible hike with marvelous views is also available.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
May 25 - September 9, 2018

The company can customize the departure time.

$31.99

 

 

Mount Marathon Morning Shakedown Hike

Difficulty : Moderate to Hard
Duration: 2.5 hours

Can anything be better than a cup of coffee, in the morning, on a mountainside? Need to stretch your legs before that boat trip or that drive back to Anchorage — and get your coffee fix? This hike quickly ascends 1000 feet to the “Bench” a lateral moraine left by an ancient glacier where mid to late summer you’ll be surrounded by a lush garden of wild flowers. Best part? Enjoy a cup of Joe (or tea if you prefer) while perched overlooking the town and bay. The hike is 2 miles round trip.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person 
May 25 - September 9, 2018

7 - 9:30 a.m.

$36.80

 

 

Mount Marathon Bowl Hike

Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3 hours

This is a favorite hike among locals. It combines panoramic views, flowers, and lush vegetation. Climbing directly from the Seward town site, this trail traverses Mt. Marathon to provide stunning views of Resurrection Bay and surrounding area. This hike is a marvelous chance to see the effects of glaciation and get a glimpse of Seward’s colorful history.

The hike continues up along the mountain's "bench" to a waterfall and eventually on to the Mt. Marathon Bowl, an alpine feature shaped by a cirque glacier. “The Bowl” opens into a Shangri-La of wild flowers, bounding stream, and glacial moraines.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person 
May 25 - September 9, 2018

8 - 11 a.m.

$54

 

 

Harding Icefield Hike

Difficulty : Hard
Duration: 7 hours

This trek climbs 3,000 feet alongside Exit Glacier as it passes through several climatic zones. The total length is 8.2 miles round trip.

Be on the look out for mountain goats, black bear, and marmots--- they are common sightings up here. 

The trail ends overlooking the massive 700 square mile Harding Icefield, which is a leftover of the last major Ice Age. Covering approximately 700 square miles, and at a maximum depth of roughly 4,000 feet, the Harding Icefield is the largest ice field entirely within the United States. Looking over a corner of the ice field is a humbling experience, one that leaves behind a sense of magnitude and awe that stays with visitors for a long time after they leave Alaska. 
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 10 years old) 
May 25 - September 9, 2018

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$74

 

 

Lost Lake Hike

Difficulty : Moderate
Duration: 6-8 hours

Lost Lake Trail is often described as among the best on the Kenai Peninsula. This trek begins within a northern rainforest, climbs into a boreal forest, then ends in a wide and wild tundra landscape where black and brown bear sometimes can be spotted. Views are expansive and stunning. You’ll come back tired but with the satisfaction of seeing a landscape that few will experience.
 

Tour Date Tour Departure Time Price Per Person
May 25 - September 9, 2018

8 a.m.

$95

 

 

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Exit Glacier Guides' website.

Exit Glacier Guides - Ice Climbing and Ice Hiking Opportunities

Exit Glacier Ice Climbing

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
Duration: 8 hours

You won't need any experience or special equipment to come climb with Exit Glacier Guides on this tour, just a sense of adventure! The company provides small client to guide ratios of 3:1 on this tour, which is led by experienced instructors who use carefully maintained equipment to lead you out onto the ice. Their tours are designed to not only expose you to the world of Ice Climbing, but also to spend a large amount of time on the glacier just simply exploring and finding amazing features around every corner—or crevasse.

Exit Glacier Guides will start the trip at their office in Seward, Alaska to outfit you with all the necessary equipment. Just bring the recommended clothing and a camera and they’ll provide everything else including technical equipment, a backpack, and trekking poles. Exit Glacier Guides will transport you to Exit Glacier where an hour-and-a-half hike through a de-glaciated landscape brings you to the edge of the glacier. Donning your crampons you first find a gentle slope to teach the basics of climbing, crampon usage, and safety. Then it’s on to the crevasse fields where you will ascend bigger walls and explore some of the more remarkable physical features of the glacier.

While this tour does not require climbing experience, the physical ability to be outside hiking, climbing, and pushing your athletic abilities is a must. You will hike a total of about 4.5 miles and gain and lose about 1,500 feet of elevation. The payoff is a secluded mountain experience and vistas that will be with you forever. Exit Glacier Guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment including a backpack, boots, snacks and water. All you need is the appropriate attire and things you will most likely already be travelling with.

Tap into that adventurer, explorer, thrill seeker and/or inner child and join us for some awesome glacier climbing!
 

Tour Dates Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 15 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

or

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$180

 

 

Helicopter Ice Climbing

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 hours

This trip is designed for those visiting Seward, Alaska who either want a private Ice Climbing tour, or want to up the ante set by Exit Glacier Guides' other climbing trips with more difficulty, further remoteness (via helicopter), longer exploration, pushing the limits, etc.

With this tour, you are able to access more as the helicopter takes glacier Ice Climbing to a new level. Experience fathomless moulins that echo. Climb beside waterfalls plunging into the unknown void. Or be content to climb at a moderate level in a completely remote and breathtaking environment customized for you.

The tour starts in the Seward airport where you will load the helicopter. After take-off, you will fly over Resurrection Bay and head over dramatic mountain canyons before landing on a moraine near the alpine glacier. Depending on the ability levels of individual clients, Exit Glacier Guides will be able to choose from a wide variety of climbs. You can either stick to the moderate walls on the glacier's surface, or you can head out in search of breathtaking — and very deep – moulins to drop into. The goal is to spend roughly 4 hours on the ice, climbing almost the entire time. After you finish climbing, the helicopter meets the group, loads up, and heads off though the canyons back to Seward.

For this tour, we provide all the necessary equipment excluding your clothing and camera. Enjoy!
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 15 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018 Customizeable. This trip requires a commitment of about 5 hours with 4 hours being spent on the glacier.  $385

 

 

2 Day Ice Climbing Adventure

Difficulty: Hard
Duration: 2 days

Put on crampons, pick up an ice tool, then go from climbing crevasses to soaring in a helicopter above moulins in 2 unforgettable days on this tour. 

Exit Glacier Guides wants each and every customer to walk away with a sense that they not only accomplished something unforgettable, but that their time with was an unmatched tour experience. Exit Glacier Guides' Multi Day Ice Climbing Adventure aims to put you into the hands of their well-trained and knowledgeable staff for 2 days of glacier climbing bliss.

You'll spend the first day on Exit Glacier learning the ropes, climbing walls and crevasses.  An all day tour, you'll spend a ton of time on the glacier climbing, hanging out, and having fun.

The next day you'll jump in the helicopter and fly to a remote glacier for some absolutely incredible moulin climbing. Moulins are huge chasms carved into the glacier by melt water flowing over the ice and funneling into weak points caused by crevasses and glacial movement. This tour day is completely yours to dictate, as there are plenty of
options and difficulties for you to choose from. Come climb and play and have a blast!
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 16 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018 The 2-day time commitment follows the schedule of the company's Exit Glacier Ice Climbing trip and the Heli Assisted Ice Climbing trip. $475

 

 

Exit Glacier Ice Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 6 hours

This six hour tour is popular with clients that don't shy away from exercise on their vacations. The picturesque path to the glacier is a mixture of back-country and on-trail trekking and the view from the top of the 1,400 ft of elevation that you'll gain while traveling over 1.5 miles of trail is absolutely stunning. This trip usually spends between one and two hours on the ice exploring the best that Exit Glacier's undulating surface has to offer.

You'll start on a well-maintained national park trail and proceed 1.6 miles up into the mountains. This portion of the trip takes about an hour to an hour and a half. During the hike, Exit Glacier Guides' knowledgeable guides will identify many of the native plants and flowers and use the landscape's unique features to explain basic glaciology. Quite frequently groups will see black bears, moose, and marmots along the way.

When you reach the ice, you'll don crampons and helmets. This gear lets you safely navigate the icy, undulating surface of the glacier. After a short training session in which the company's guides will demonstrate and oversee practice of safe glacier travel techniques, you'll head up the side of the glacier. 

On the ice we look for waterfalls, giant cracks in the ice called crevasses, deep holes called moulins, and other extraordinary features. Blue canyons filled with crystal clear water meander across the surface of the ice and frequently cross our path as we explore.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 13 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

or 

12 - 6 p.m.

$120

 

 

Helicopter Ice Hiking

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours

A 3-hour adventure of a lifetime awaits on this spectacular helicopter fly-in glacier tour in Seward, Alaska. Flying out of the Seward Airport, the helicopter trip takes you soaring over rugged mountain peaks to a remote glaciated valley.  

Dramatically flowing out of an isolated alpine ice field, your destination, just south of Godwin glacier, presents some of the most exciting glacier hiking in the state.  

Exit Glacier Guides' helicopter lands right at the glacier where you will be outfitted with crampons, helmets, and ice axes. Your guide will then instruct you on how to safely travel on the glacier and then you’re off to explore an ancient frozen river. Spending approximately 2 hours on the ice with your guide, you will explore the fascinating terrain and features of the glacier on this tour: moulins, crevasses, massive waterfalls, and rivers of melt water on top of the ice.  

This tour's difficulty is highly customizable for each group of clients.

When the helicopter returns, you have the option of a customized flight seeing tour of your choosing. Soar through huge icebergs in a glacial lagoon, fly over one North America’s largest Icefields, and/or explore the stark mountainous topography carved from the last ice age surrounding Seward.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 8 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

Customizeable. This trip requires a commitment of about 3 hours. 

$324

 

 

Helicopter Glacier Exploration

Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours

This trip offers the opportunity to be led into a place that few people have ever been. Exit Glacier Guides' Helicopter Exploration trip is an experience for those wanting to not only see and walk on a glacier, but to truly explore one as well. Given that glaciers are constantly changing, the options for navigation are truly limitless. 

The helicopter leaves from Seward's local airport, and the views seen from the flight up to the ice are spectacular. After flying up through an alpine canyon, the helicopter lands relatively close to the glacier access – just a short hike to the ice!

Under Exit Glacier Guides' guidance, you will hike deep into the glacier’s crevasse fields on this tour where you can be up close and personal to the awesome power and beauty of this massive glacier. Up higher in the faster moving sections of the glacier that are still creating the landscape around us we can almost feel the ancient flow of glacier ice make its way down the valley. 

After the hiking tour is done, the helicopter takes a thrilling canyon run down the mountain and over Resurrection Bay back to Seward.

This tour provides the hardy hiker with 3 hours of exploration- plenty of time to become intimately acquainted with another world.
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 10 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

Customizable. This trip requires a commitment of about 4 hours total with departure and return times somewhat customized depending on the helicopter schedule.

$355.50

 

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Exit Glacier Guides' website.

Exit Glacier Guides - Overnight Camping Opportunities

Remote Alpine Camping

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 days

Exit Glacier Guides is now offering overnight alpine hiking trips to a pristine alpine area surrounded by towering remote peaks. Using an R44 to access a high alpine zone above Resurrection Bay, you and your guide will be transported to an untouched alpine wonderland filled with waterfalls, wildflowers and glaciers.  

On this trip, you will set up camp on a ridge high above the valley floor with a giant peak looming right outside of your tent door. From camp, there are almost endless options for two to three days of hiking. Whether you want to see waterfalls, glaciers, Resurrection Bay from above, or the rugged islands jutting out of the ocean, your guide can tailor the hiking to your interests. The first day will start with a shorter hike through lush alpine meadows. Then you will set up camp in the evening, followed by a gourmet backcountry meal cooked by your guide. The second day will be either a longer hike or a day of relaxing and taking in the pristine alpine setting - the choice is yours! Depending on conditions, you may even be able to summit a nearby glaciated peak!

This overnight is an active and action packed tour that is guaranteed to amaze. Exit Glacier Guides will provide the tents, cookware, food, daypacks, trekking poles and all technical equipment. All you need to bring is your own sleeping gear, personal clothing suitable for Alaska camping, and belongings.  A good camera is a must!
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 12 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

The company can customize the departure and return times, but expect a morning start for the first day and an evening return on the second day. 

$599

 

 

Backcountry Glacier Camping

Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 days

An amazing multi-day, Alaskan Camping and backcountry excursion in an isolated valley encircled with hanging glaciers and steep mountain peaks. 

The stunning Unlikely Valley is an untouched hidden gem that we are now able to access for overnight stays. Using an R44 helicopter as transportation for this tour, you will be dropped into an area that is far removed from any signs of human activity.

The camp is set up on the banks of a river, whose water source comes from four beautiful glaciers that are right next to each other on the mountainside. From camp you'll have hiking access to an alpine glacier, you can check out the views from some nearby peaks, and there is plenty of opportunity to wander around the trail-less backcountry.  In the evening, your guide will prepare a gourmet backcountry meal.  

In the morning, after a guide prepared meal, the helicopter flies the group around the mountain to another, much larger glacier for some Ice Hiking and/or Ice Climbing. On this second day of the tour, you will spend four hours on the surface of an amazing glacier, exploring as much of the ice as possible.  

This fully outfitted overnight is an active and action packed tour that is guaranteed to amaze. Exit Glacier Guides provide the tents, cookware, food, daypacks, trekking poles and all technical equipment. All you need to bring is your own sleeping gear, personal clothing suitable for Alaska camping, and belongings. A good camera is a must!
 

Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person (Participants must be at least 10 years old)
May 25 - September 9, 2018

The company can customize the departure and return times.

$665

 

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Exit Glacier Guides' website.

Kenai Fjords Tours

About Kenai Fjords Tours

Towering walls of rock, lush forests, tumbling glaciers and abundant wildlife await on your journey up the coast from Seward on Kenai Fjords Tours six unique ocean cruises. Glide past seals, sea otters and sea lions playing and sunning on rocky shores. Watch puffins and eagles soar above. Wonder at the sight of whales frolicking at sea - all of these signature Alaskan sights are easily accessible on their wildlife and glacier cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Kenai Fjords Tours operates the largest day cruise fleet in Southcentral Alaska, including three custom-built, 82.5-foot catamarans: the M/V Aialik Voyager, the M/V Orca Voyager and the newest vessel in the fleet christened in 2015 — the M/V Castillo Voyager.

Designed for wildlife and glacier viewing, a smooth ride, environmental friendliness and fuel efficiency, the catamarans use up to 40 percent less fuel than older vessels. The 9 ships in the fleet hold up to 150 passengers and feature multi-level, walk-around viewing decks, spacious heated cabins, large windows, comfortable indoor seating for all guests and a snack bar. All vessels are restroom-equipped and the newer vessels, as well as the recently, renovated Fox Island Day Lodge, were designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility. Kenai Fjords Tours has made a commitment to environmental sustainability, implementing a program to recycle used motor oil on all ships and by disposing of waste from the vessels at the dock instead of through a marine release whenever available at the Seward Harbor. The company also utilizes an alternative energy system on Fox Island, recycles at all its facilities and has switched to light timers and energy efficient bulbs at all locations. The Kenai Fjords Tours Fleet is Adventure Green Alaska certified. Adventure Green Alaska (AGA) is a voluntary certification program of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) for sustainable tourism businesses operating in Alaska that meet standards of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

 

About the Cruises

9 hr Northwestern Fjord Tour

Traveling further into Kenai Fjords than any other tour, this is a journey to the remote Northwest. Home to three tidewater glaciers, the Northwestern Fjords is unlike anywhere else on earth. Watch for wildlife at every turn, and get so close to the glaciers you can almost touch them on this fully-narrated full-day cruise. Seabird rookeries dot the islands and alpine glacier cover horizon. Watch for wildlife at every turn, including the playful sea otters hanging out in the cliffs and in coves.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates* Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
9 hr Northwestern Fjord Tour June 9 - August 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

BREAKFAST: cinnamon roll and fruit cup.

LUNCH: chicken Caesar wrap, chips, granola bar, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. All meals are subject to change based on fleet schedule.

$179 Per Kenai Fjords Tours policy, children under 12 years are not recommended on this cruise. Per Kenai Fjords Tours policy, children under 12 years are not recommended on this cruise.

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.
 

8.5 hr National Park Tour with Fox Island Dinner

Spend your day aboard the most popular wildlife and glacier cruise in Alaska. Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park. Then, dock at the magical Fox Island for an all-you-can-eat prime rib and Alaska salmon buffet.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
8.5 hr National Park Tour with Fox Island Dinner May 26 - August 26, 2018 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

LUNCH: Chicken Caesar wrap, chips, granola bar, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cook.

 

DINNER ON FOX ISLAND: Salmon and prime rib buffet, salad, vegetables, rolls, mashed potatoes, and cookie. Fox Island complimentary beverages include lemonade, coffee, hot tea, and water. Beer and wine is available for purchase for an additional cost. Fox Island meals may be upgraded to include 1/2 lb. of King Crab for $14.50 at check-in and/or pre-booked. Meal can be upgraded on-board for $17.50.

$179 $92 Free

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.

 

6 hr National Park Tour

Departing from Seward, this cruise glides pass seals, whales and puffins as we explore coastal rainforests, tidewater glaciers and remote Alaskan islands. Experienced and engaging captains narrate the trip, so you walk away knowing a whole lot more about Kenai Fjords National Park and its wonders.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
6 hr National Park Tour May 20 - September 3, 2018

September 9 & 16, 2018
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

LUNCH: Chicken Caesar wrap, chips, granola bar, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. All meals are subject to change based on fleet schedule.

$150 $77 Free
May 5 - September 29, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Easily connects with the Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward train schedule)

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.

 

4.5 hr Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise with Fox Island Dinner

Cruise the abundant waters of Resurrection Bay then stop for a gourmet meal at a remote island. View jagged cliffs, seabirds, marine wildlife and alpine glaciers. This family-friendly half-day tour includes an unforgettable buffet meal of Alaska salmon and prime rib at the exclusive and charming Fox Island Lodge.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
4.5 hr Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise with Fox Island Dinner May 18 - September 7, 2018 12 - 4:30 p.m.

DINNER ON FOX ISLAND: Salmon and prime rib buffet, salad, vegetables, rolls, mashed potatoes, and cookie. Fox Island complimentary beverages include lemonade, coffee, hot tea, and water. Beer and wine is available for purchase for an additional cost. Fox Island meals may be upgraded to include 1/2 lb. of King Crab for $14.50 at check-in and/or pre-booked. Meal can be upgraded on-board for $17.50.

$102 $53 Free

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.

 

4 hr Gray Whale Watch Tour

A springtime highlight in Resurrection Bay. Witness the annual migration of gray whales as they make their 5,000 mile journey from Baja, Mexico to Alaska for summer feeding. See beautiful Resurrection Bay in the spring, as well as additional wildlife viewing and opportunities to view Bear Glacier in the distance.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
4 hr Gray Whale Watch Tour March 23 - 25, 2018

March 30 - April 1, 2018

April 6 - 8, 2018

April 13 - May 17, 2018
12 - 4:30 p.m.

LUNCH: Chicken Caesar wrap, chips, granola bar, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Vegetarian meals available upon request. All meals are subject to change based on fleet schedule.

$85 $44 Free

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.

 

3.5 hr Fox Island Dinner Cruise

Cast off for Fox Island adventure and a signature dining experience. The Bear Glacier sets the backdrop as your cruise to remote Fox Island for a family-friendly dinner served Alaskan-style. A buffet of prime rib and Alaska salmon at Fox Island Lodge is topped by a cruise back through Resurrection Bay.

National Park Day Cruises Run Dates Times Meal* Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
3.5 hr Fox Island Dinner Cruise June 9 - August 12, 2018 5 - 8:30 p.m.

DINNER ON FOX ISLAND: Chicken Caesar wrap, chips, granola bar, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Vegetarian meals available upon request. All meals are subject to change based on fleet schedule. Fox Island meals may be upgraded to include 1/2 lb. of King Crab for $14.50 at check-in and/or pre-booked. Meal can be upgraded on-board for $17.50.

$86 $45 Free

*Vegetarian meals available upon request. There are no discounts for not accepting the meals provided.

Major Marine Tours

About Major Marine Tours

Major Marine Tours offers world-class wildlife and glacier cruises to two of the most beautiful places in Alaska; Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince William Sound. Major Marine Tours is a locally-owned, family company celebrating 25 years of sharing the beauty of Alaska with their guests. See tidewater glaciers, stunning scenery, whales, and abundant wildlife from their cruises departing from the scenic harbor of Seward and Whittier.

 

The Seward cruises explore the glacier-carved fjords and abundant wildlife of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, offering some of the best whale watching opportunities in Alaska. Major Marine Tours' Whittier cruises go through Prince William Sound's calm, protected waters that take you to the area's dense concentration of glaciers and waterfalls.

 

Most cruises feature an onboard National Park Ranger narration and Major Marine Tours' famous Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared, and served while you cruise. Their "cruising restaurant" service maximizes your time on the water, allowing you to enjoy your meal without missing out on any of the sights.

 

Choose your adventure from one of their 9 cruise options, ranging from 3.5 hours to 8.5 hours. From family-friendly cruises on large, stable catamarans to full-day small vessel adventure cruises - Major Marine Tours has a cruise for you!

 

About the Cruises

8.5 hr Northwestern Tour

The 8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise travels farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise. Ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts, this small-vessel adventure cruise explores the remote, untouched area of Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. This cruise provides the best opportunity for up-close views of wildlife including humpback whales, orca whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, seabirds, otters, and more. The 8.5 hours spent on the water will fly by as the captain seeks out the best wildlife viewing in the area. You will spend time in front of the impressive Northwestern Glacier, an actively-calving tidewater glacier. A complimentary light breakfast and hearty deli lunch is included.

National Park Day Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
8.5 hr Northwestern Tour Seward, Alaska June 2 - September 2, 2018 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meal includes light breakfast on-shore and a hearty deli lunch on-board $205** Per Major Marine Tours policy, children under 11 years old are not recommended on this cruise. Per Major Marine Tours policy, children under 11 years old are not recommended on this cruise.

 

7.5 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

The thrilling 7.5 hour cruise explores Kenai Fjords National Park, where wildlife is abundant and tidewater glaciers are massive. Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will be your guide to the spectacular sights while answering any questions you may have. With 7.5 hours on the water, this cruise allows more time for the captain to seek out the best whale and wildlife viewing opportunities in the area, including Steller sea lion colonies and rookeries home to thousands of nesting seabirds. You will also spend time in front of two active tidewater glaciers: Holgate and Aialik Glaciers

National Park Day Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
7.5 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with meal Seward, Alaska June 8 - August 19, 2018 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meal includes an "All You Can Eat" Alaska Copper Ricer Salmon and Prime Rib buffet $189.58 $96.80 Free
7.5 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise without meal Seward, Alaska June 8 - August 19, 2018 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meal is not included with this package $168 $85.75 Free

 

6 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

The 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise explores the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park. The Spirit of Adventure and Kenai Fjords 360 are two of Major Marine Tours' fastest catamarans, allowing you to experience as much scenery, glaciers, and wildlife as possible within six hours. Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will be onboard to point out the spectacular sights and provide information on the area’s ecology, history, and geology. You will spend time in front of the mighty Holgate Glacier, an actively calving tidewater glacier. This cruise is the best option for those traveling with same-day transportation packages from Anchorage.

National Park Day Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
6 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with meal Seward, Alaska May 4 - September 23, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meal includes an "All You Can Eat" Alaska Copper Ricer Salmon and Prime Rib buffet $172.11 $87.81 Free
6 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise without meal Seward, Alaska May 4 - September 23, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meal is not included with this package $150 $76.75 Free

 

5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise

The 5 hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise explores the calm, protected waters and rugged coastline of Resurrection Bay. You will experience up-close encounters with wildlife as Major Marine Tours guide their ship along massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, stopping along the route to view passing whales and otters. You will see alpine glaciers tucked in the surrounding Chugach and Kenai Mountain Ranges and cruise by Bear Glacier, a piedmont glacier and the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. A National Park Ranger will be onboard to narrate your cruise. The protected waters of Resurrection Bay are calmer than the open waters visited on our longer Kenai Fjords National Park cruises, making this tour a better option for those who are prone to seasickness.

Wildlife Day Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with meal Seward, Alaska May 18 - September 9, 2018 12 - 5 p.m. Meal includes an "All You Can Eat" Alaska Copper Ricer Salmon and Prime Rib buffet $116.94 $59.93 Free
5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise without meal Seward, Alaska May 18 - September 9, 2018 12 - 5 p.m. Meal is not included with this package $93.70 $48.60 Free

 

 

3.5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise

Search for whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, puffins, and many other types of marine birds as you cruise the the protected waters of Resurrection Bay on Major Marine Tours's 3.5 hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife 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. Major Marine Tours' experienced captains will explore the area’s wildlife hot spots to maximize your chances of viewing whales and other wildlife in Resurrection Bay. This cruise is fully narrated by their captains and naturalist crew members. Experience the cruise that President Obama took on his visit to Alaska in 2015. Beer, wine, beverages, and snacks are available for purchase.

Wildlife Day Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
3.5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise (morning departure) Seward, Alaska June 11 - August 12, 2018 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m Snack on-board only $81.65 $42.05 Free
3.5 hr Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise (afternoon departure) Seward, Alaska June 11 - August 25, 2018 AND September 10 - October 14, 2018 1:30 - 5 p.m. Snack on-board only $81.65 $42.05 Free

 

Gray Whale Watch

Give into Spring Fever and join Major Marine Tours for their Gray Whale Watching Cruise, a day that is sure to become one of your fondest Alaska memories. Join them for their first cruise of the season as you head out to the opening of Resurrection Bay to witness the annual return of the gray whales.

Gray whales migrate over 5,000 miles from Baja to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas each year. These whales begin migrating north in late February and travel by “line of sight,” meaning that they travel close to the coastline on their migration. Gray whales arrive in Alaska in the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow Arctic waters before migrating south in mid-October.

Major Marine Tours' Gray Whale Watching Cruise takes you through Resurrection Bay to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska in search of our returning visitors. In addition to gray whales, watch for humpback whales, orca whales, Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, and many types of seabirds. The tour is fully narrated by Major Marine Tours' experienced captains and naturalist crew members. Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea, and water. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

Shoulder Season Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
Gray Whale Watch Cruise Seward, Alaska

March 24 - April 9, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)

 

April 14 - May 19, 2018 (daily)

1 - 5 p.m. Snack on-board only $82 $42 Free

 

Orca Quest

From mid-May through mid-June, orca whales frequent the waters outside of Seward in search of food. Join Major Marine Tours as they search for orcas during this prime time for orca whale watching. These incredible marine mammals are distinguishable by their prominent dorsal fins, which can grow up to six feet tall, and their fascinating social behaviors. Major Marine Tours' experienced captains will explore the area’s orca hot spots and communicate with other vessels about recent orca sightings to maximize your chances of seeing orcas. Rather than following a set cruise route, you'll visit the places where orca whales have recently been seen, giving you a unique cruising experience every day. Learn about these whales from their experienced, local captains and naturalist crew members. Hear the haunting calls of these animals for yourself through our onboard hydrophone.

Shoulder Season Cruises Departure Location Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
Orca Quest Cruise Seward, Alaska May 1 - June 16, 2018 1 - 5 p.m. Snack on-board only $82 $42 Free

 

5.25 hr Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier*

This 5.25 hour catamaran cruise takes you to some of the most beautiful places in Prince William Sound and provides the best opportunity for both wildlife and glacier viewing in the area. As you cruise towards the spectacular Surprise Glacier in Harriman Fjord you may see wildlife such sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, and harbor seals. Upon entering Harriman Fjord you will be surrounded by breathtaking mountains and alpine and tidewater glaciers. The catamaran will travel to the end of the fjord and stop in front of Surprise Glacier to give you up-close views of an active tidewater glacier. After spending time in front of Surprise Glacier, you will cruise through Esther Passage, a scenic narrow marine waterway surrounded by mountains. On your way back to the Whittier Harbor you will stop at a working salmon hatchery and the second largest kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound.

Whittier/ Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises* Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
5.25 hr Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise with meal May 18 - September 16, 2018 12:15 - 5:30 p.m. Meal includes an "All You Can Eat" Alaska Copper Ricer Salmon and Prime Rib buffet $169.46 $91.21 Free
5.25 hr Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise without meal May 18 - September 16, 2018 12:15 - 5:30 p.m. Meal is not included with this package $148 $79.50 Free

*Whittier, Alaska is approximately 60 miles southeast of Anchorage and 87 miles north of Seward. Please Note: The town of Whittier is only accessible via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. Since vehicles and trains share the same tunnel, access to and from Whittier is available only at pre-specified times. Please plan on traveling to Whittier through the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. tunnel. More information about the tunnel, toll fees, driving directions, and transportation options can be found on the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

 

4.25 hr Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier*

Come aboard the Kenai Star for a memorable cruise to the most spectacular glaciers in Prince William Sound. Major Marine Tours' 4.25 hour Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise departs daily from Whittier and ventures into the calm, protected waters of Prince William Sound, where seasickness is highly unlikely. The best option for the glacier enthusiast, this cruise spends time in front of two active tidewater glaciers and one hanging glacier to maximize your chances of seeing spectacular glacier calving, where massive chunks of glacial ice crash into the water. Enjoy your time floating among the icebergs as the massive Blackstone and Beloit Glaciers tower 700 feet over the 77-foot vessel. Nine named alpine and cirque glaciers are visible in the nearby mountains as we cruise. You will also see breathtaking scenery, towering waterfalls, and wildlife such as eagles, harbor seals, sea otters, and bird rookeries, all from the relaxing comfort of our Coast Guard-certified ship.

Whittier/ Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises* Run Dates Times Meal Adult Ticket Price (12 years old and older) Child Ticket Price (2-11 years old) Infant Ticket Price (under 2 years old)
4.25 hr Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise with meal May 26 - August 26, August 29, and September 1, 2018 12:30 - 4:45 p.m. Meal includes an "All You Can Eat" Alaska Copper Ricer Salmon and Prime Rib buffet $142.46 $77.69 Free
4.25 hr Prince William Sound Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise without meal May 26 - August 26, August 29, and September 1, 2018 12:35 - 4:45 p.m. Meal is not included with this package $121 $67 Free

*Whittier, Alaska is approximately 60 miles southeast of Anchorage and 87 miles north of Seward. Please Note: The town of Whittier is only accessible via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. Since vehicles and trains share the same tunnel, access to and from Whittier is available only at pre-specified times. Please plan on traveling to Whittier through the 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. tunnel. More information about the tunnel, toll fees, driving directions, and transportation options can be found on the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

Seavey's Ididaride Dogsled Tours

Dog Sled Ride

Tour the Seavey homestead and kennel in Seward, go for a two mile dog sled ride, and cuddle adorable husky puppies. Your adventure beings with a 2-mile dog sled ride. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of their amazing sled dogs as they are harnessed to your conformable wheeled sleds. Mush through the Alaska wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and along Box canyon Creek. Your guide will explain how they train and steer the dogs, and tell stories from the trail.

 

Upon return to the kennel, tour the beautiful Seavey kennel facilities, see a guest dressed up as an Iditarod musher, and cuddle adorable husky puppies. Seavey Ididaride's guises will offer a delightfully humorous, behind-the-scenes look at the family's training for the most demanding race on earth.

Tour Date Tour Time Adult Rate (13 years old and older) Child Rate
May 16 - September 16, 2018 Morning Tours: 8:30, 10, and 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 1:45, 3:30, and 6:30 p.m.
$70.50 $35.50

 

Real Alaska Tour

The 6 hour Real Alaska Tour is a great way to see Seward in a day. First, take in the fascinating history and breathtaking beauty as your guide shows you the sights of Seward, known as "the Gateway to Alaska" and "Mile 0" of the Iditarod Trial. See first-hand the effects of the 1964 Earthquake and stand in awe of the mountain that is home to the second oldest foot race in the United States.

 

Then, head out to Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. A short walk along the nature trail takes you to the face of the glacial ice. Watch for mountain goats, moose, or a bear of the mountainside. During the salmon runs, see salmon swimming upstream to spawn. A hearty lunch will be served at nearby Resurrection Roadhouse before you travel to the Seavey homestead and experience IdidaRide's 1.5 hour Wilderness Dog Sled Ride and Tour. At the end of this fun-filled day, your driver will return you to your hotel, cruise ship, or the Alaska Railroad. Tour is fully guided by a long-time Alaska.

Tour Date Tour Time Adult Rate (13 years old and older) Child Rate
May 22 - September 4, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $130 $75

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Seavey's Ididaride Dog Sled Tours' website.

Stoney Creek Zipline

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures sail above and through a gorgeous stand of Northern Pacific Temperate Rain Forest high above a glacial valley floor just six miles north of Seward, Alaska, near the tip of Resurrection Bay.

The first zip line traverse is a short 65 feet across the fall line, running fairly close to ground level and allowing riders a chance to become comfortable with the process. Still high along the valley wall, the third zip line travels 190 feet and lands 50 feet up the trunk of a huge Sitka spruce. The fifth traverse soars above the trees 1,100 feet back across the valley wall, sails over a reflecting pond, and comes to a stop at a platform 75 feet up another Sitka spruce.

From this point onward the tour path descends into the ever deeper and darker rain forest with its dense vegetation and sparkling creeks. A 600-foot zip line into an enormous mountain hemlock is followed by a shorter line at mid-level in the forest and a spot where bald eagles have often been sighted. From the landing platform each group member rappels 60 feet down to the platform entrance of an aerial walkway that begins just above the ground but ends 120 feet later at a point 60 feet up another Sitka spruce.

The route now takes a 90-degree turn and crosses a long bridge to a hemlock where zip line riding resumes. A 280-foot line travels toward the valley floor, ending in a spruce close to the entry road. The final traverse then crosses over the tour parking lot and past the Welcome Center yurt to land in a group of Sitka Spruce where a 40-foot rappel brings the group back to earth at last.

Tour Date Tour Time Adult Rate (15 yeard old and older) Child Rate (10-14 years old)
May 25 - June 7, 2018 Morning Tours: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 1:30, 3, and 4 p.m.
$134.50 $108
June 8 - August 12, 2018 Morning Tours: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 12:30, 1:30, 3, 4, and 5 p.m.
$134.50 $108
August 13 - 19, 2018 Morning Tours: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 1:30, 3, and 4 p.m.
$134.50 $108
August 20 - September 2, 2018 Morning Tours: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing
September 3 - 30, 2018 Morning Tours: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours: 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing Please call Seward Military Resort for pricing

 

For more information about the tours, please visit the Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures website.

Sunny Cove Kayaking

Day Adventures

Resurrection Bay / Lowell Point

The Resurrection Bay cruise is perfect for first time kayakers. Experience the beauty of Seward's Resurrection Bay with its abundant marine life and beautiful mountain glacier vistas on this sea-kayaking excursion from Lowell Point. On this trip we commonly encounter sea otters, sea birds, harbor seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon. We may stop to take a short walk on the beach and in late summer may land our kayaks along Tonsina Creek to view an active salmon spawning stream.

 

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
Resurrection Bay / Lowell Point May 11 - September 7, 2018

8 - 11 a.m.
 

12 - 3 p.m.

$68.50
Resurrection Bay / Lowell Point June 15 - August 12, 2018

8 - 11 a.m.

 

12 - 3 p.m.

 

4 -7 p.m.

$68.50

 

Tonsia Point Kayak & Exploration

This family friendly fully guided sea kayaking and rain forest exploration combo trip is perfect for those who would like time to relax into their surroundings whether it be kayaking to a beautiful waterfall, sitting on washed-up driftwood on the beach or walking through the moss laden forest. On this trip we commonly encounter sea otters, sea birds, bald eagles and leaping salmon.

 

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
Tonsia Point Kayak & Exploration May 11 - September 7, 2018

9 a.m - 3 p.m.

 

$118

 

Caines Head Kayak & Hike Combo

This trip provides a great opportunity to combine both hiking and sea kayaking for those looking for an active adventure. While kayaking we'll watch for sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, eagles and sea birds.  If time allows, our day will include a hike up to Fort McGilvray, an abandoned subterranean World War II military fort. This is an active day including up to 10 miles of kayaking and five miles of hiking with a 650 foot elevation gain and loss.

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
Caine Head Kayak & Hike Combo May 26 - September 3, 2018

8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

 

$135

 

Grand Day Kayak & Cruise

Imagine a day of incredible marine wildlife viewing combined with kayaking through bergy bits near a calving tidewater glacier. Aialik Bay is home to both the amazing Holgate and Aialik Glaciers and on this tour our private charter boat drops us off near one of these glaciers. We will kayak along the rugged coastline through blue-green sea waters and crackling ice as close as .5 mile (.8 kilometer) from the towering face of the glacier. As your paddle dips into the water and 'bergy' bits bump your kayak, the thunder of the calving glacier and gulls calling out overhead will bedazzle your senses. This is an Alaska experience you'll never forget!

Tour Type Tour Date Tour Time Price Per Person
Grand Day Kayak & Cruise May 1 - September 3, 2018

7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

 

$382.50

 

Overnight Adventures

Aialik Bay Glacier

Join Sunny Cove Kayaking in an exploration of Aialik Bay, where Holgate and Aialik Glaciers shed ice into blue-green waters, creating some of the most magnificent scenery in Kenai Fjords National Park.  Aialik Bay's vistas encompass massive hanging glaciers on the mountain sides towering above to tidewater glaciers flowing into the sea below.  This wonderland of mountains and ice gives us an opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime, up close and personal wilderness experience. Our longer trips focus on getting acquainted with the nooks and crannies of Aialik Bay. Expect a mix of beach walking, opportunities for photography and paddling with time for wildlife watching and contemplation. Rarely do people get a chance to experience true wilderness. One of the major advantages of having an extra day or two is the increased time to absorb this unique place. This wilderness journey is available as a three, four or five-day adventure. 

 

Tour Type Tour Date Price Per Person
Aialik Bay Glacier - 3 day/2 night May 19 - August 31, 2018 $382.50

 

For more information about the tours, please visit Sunny Cove Kayaking website.