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National Park Tour with Fox Island

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Seward, United States
National Park Tour with Fox Island
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Journey deep into the Alaskan wilderness on this full-day cruise from Seward through Kenai Fjords National Park. Aboard a spacious vessel customized for comfort, travel past alpine and tidewater glaciers among the fjords and take in a  bounty of wildlife sightings, including whales, sea lions and birds. Visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge for great views of seabird rookeries. Enjoy an onboard lunch and stop at a private lodge on Fox Island for a delicious dinner.
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise from Seward
  • Cruise past alpine and tidewater glaciers
  • View abundant marine wildlife
  • Visit seabird rookeries at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
  • Enjoy onboard lunch, dinner on Fox Island and commentary from an expert captain
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8.5 hour sightseeing cruise
On-board wildlife guide
Additional food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1304 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At the Seward Small Boat Harbor, step aboard a 95-foot-long (29-meter) non-smoking cruise vessel designed with comfort in mind. During your cruise, you'll cover 100 miles (160 km) round-trip. You don't have to worry about food during this trip — enjoy an onboard lunch and delicious dinner at a lodge on Fox Island. 

Learn about the evolving geology of the Harding Icefield, which dates back to the ice age and forms the steep fjords. Keep your camera out for the wildlife that you’re likely to see at peak season, which may include minke whales, orcas, and humpbacks, as well as porpoises, sea otters, and harbor seals.


Admire the jagged icy cliffs along the Kenai Peninsula, fjords and calving glaciers — from inside the warm and spacious cabin equipped with seating and large picture windows, or from the multi-level observation decks. Enjoy a fast cruising speed, with extra time to photograph the amazing scenery.


Catch sight of migratory seabirds that nest in the Kenai Fjords, as well as other native flora and fauna. Watch puffins dive underwater and view the rookeries of more than 18 other bird species in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.


Your voyage ends back at the Seward port.
Stop At:  
Fox Island
Kenai Fjords Tours is pleased to welcome you to picturesque Fox Island, in the heart of Resurrection Bay. Your exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park is enhanced by a chance to step off the boat, stroll the beach and explore on land. This island is rich in inspiration and character. Once you arrive at Fox Island, head in to our cozy Day Lodge for a sumptuous meal of crab cakes, salads and rolls, which are included in your tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kenai Fjords National Park
In Kenai Fjords National Park, over half of the landmass is covered by the enormous Harding Icefield, a thousand-foot block of ice that dates back to the last Ice Age. The Harding spills out in all directions in the form of glaciers. Some stretch northwest into rugged hills of the Kenai Peninsula. Others—five of them, to be exact—reach as far as the sea along the craggy coast of the Gulf of Alaska.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; layers are recommended
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars and camera recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available for lunch and dinner; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Alaska Collection

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during National Park Tour with Fox Island?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Great Way to Spend the Day
, Jul 2021
The tour was absolutely breathtaking. The crew was amazing and welcoming to all guests. The captain was fun, witty, and exciting to ride with. He made sure to give us a safe and fun trip. Definitely spurge and do the dinner at Fox Island, SO WORTH IT. Would do this again and again❤️
, Jul 2021
The vessel captain was outstanding! We were able to see all of the animals. It was a memorable and fun trip.
Boat tour review
, Jul 2021
This was a wonderful experience! I loved to watch the whales, the puffins, the eagles, the sea lions and the glacial.
Whale watching
, Jul 2021
Awesome trip… crew was great… informative, kind, and did everything to make the trip pleasurable. They made sure we saw all kinds of sites with whales also. Fox Island beautiful and dinner was yummy with plenty to eat.
Not Impressed with Dinner at Fox Island
, Jul 2021
The tour was great although we did not see a lot of wildlife either in the water or on the mountains. We did see a few but not as much as I expected. Lunch on the boat was ok but I was disappointed at the dinner at Fox Island. I expected salmon and maybe more. They replaced salmon with halibut and that's the main meal. View was awesome but I don't think I like the meal at Fox island.
Fantastic Experience!
, Jul 2021
We loved this tour! The crew were friendly and engaging, the boat was modern, clean and well maintained and the views and wildlife were exceptional! I highly recommend this tour. The view of the glacier was breathtaking! The food could perhaps use improvement. The chicken wraps were fine, but not fabulous and the salmon cake dinner was edible, but definitely not the highlight. I was also disappointed that there was not wine available to purchase with dinner, although you could purchase beer. I would opt for another hour of touring on the boat and a pass on dinner if that were an option.
Exceptional experience!!! Got to experience marine life, nature, beautiful scenery and 'the whole enchilada' !!!
, Jul 2021
What an exceptional experience!!! Our Captain and "little voice in our heads"/guide/narrator was outstanding!!! Highly recommend the experience to everyone... especially families!
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What an amazing day!
, Jul 2021
Such an amazing day!!! Heather was our pilot and she has extensive knowledge of the area. We saw a pod of at least 7 whales come up to the surface simultaneously to feed several times- in all the years we’ve been whale watching, have never seen anything as spectacular as that. Also saw seals, sea lions, puffins, porpoises, bald eagles, and of course the Aialik glacier. What a wondrous sight! We had 13 people in our group, ages 13-80, and every single one of us was impressed with the whole trip. We would highly recommend this tour!
Fantastic Day!
, Jul 2021
Fantastic wildlife sightings! Narration on the boat was great and we were notified where and what to look for. Boat pilot did everything possible to make sure we were able to see everything no matter what side of the boat we were on. Lunch and dinner were very good and additional drinks were reasonably priced. Fantastic tour!
Great experience at Kenai!
, Jul 2021
Seeing almost every kind of wildlife was priceless! Crew was friendly and very attentive to what everyone needed!

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