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Kenai Peninsula Whale Watching Tours

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Whale Watching Tours

Season: Year Round $164+ 3.5 - 8 hrs

Hop on board the all-sea­son Miss­ing Lynx and Lost Lynx, the ves­sels bound for what­ev­er Seward Ocean Excur­sion suits your fan­cy. Want to whale watch, see glac­i­ers, go bird watch­ing or just check out hid­den coves? Cap­tains Bixler and Krystin McClure will help your small group plan an out­ing catered to your pref­er­ences. No mat­ter the sea­son, you can always catch some excite­ment in Res­ur­rec­tion Bay!

Season: Mar 11 to Sep 26 $105+ 5 to 8.5 hrs

This vet­er­an tour oper­a­tor runs a a fleet of fast, mod­ern boats in Res­ur­rec­tion Bay and Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park. You’ll vis­it tide­wa­ter glac­i­ers as you watch for puffins, sea otters, Dall’s por­pois­es, sea lions, and more. Some tours are designed to please bird­ers or shut­ter­bugs, while oth­ers are per­fect for families. 

Season: Mar 07 to Oct 11 $89+ 3.5 hrs - Full Day

Res­ur­rec­tion Bay and Kenai Fjords are great places to see wildlife and glac­i­ers. And Major Marine’s ves­sels, which have cozy heat­ed cab­ins and an out­door view­ing area, can take you out to see both. This fam­i­ly-owned tour oper­a­tor has gone above and beyond to give guests an amaz­ing day on the water since 1990

$399+ 8-10 hrs

Get up close to the Alaskan glac­i­ers and wildlife you came to expe­ri­ence by tak­ing a cruise into Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park on a cus­tom-built cata­ma­ran out of Seward. The dif­fer­ence from oth­er cruis­es, is that you’ll then get off the boat and into a kayak, pad­dle around ice­bergs, and watch for wildlife from your own vessel.

Get great views of glac­i­ers, whales and wildlife, while also get­ting a great chance to catch the fish that make Alaska’s waters famous. In busi­ness since 1991, this Seward-based fish­ing char­ter com­pa­ny offers half and full day char­ters for salmon, rock­fish, ling­cod and hal­ibut. Tours include gear, bait and as much instruc­tion as you need (espe­cial­ly with those feisty hal­ibut, which are nick­named barn doors for their huge size). They’ll even do  ...more

A fam­i­ly-run oper­a­tion since 2005, Ashore offers a few basic tours — wildlife and bird view­ing — but also takes trav­el­ers to the camp­ing sites, cab­ins and activ­i­ties all around Kachemak State Park. The 24-foot Black­fish seats up to six. The water-taxi cap­tain is the com­pa­ny’s own­er, Dave Lyon, who gives an authen­tic insid­er’s tour: Lyon has more than 20 years’ pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence on local waters. Feel­ing adven­tur­ous? Rent a stand-up paddle  ...more

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