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Orca Quest Cruise

Seward, United States
Orca Quest Cruise

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From mid-May through mid-June, orca whales frequent the waters outside of Seward in search of food. This half-day whale-watching cruise—the only orca-focused cruise in Seward—takes you into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Rather than following a set route, your seasoned captain navigates the boat to orca hot spots of the day. Hear the whale's haunting calls with the help of a hydrophone, and learn about orcas and their behavioral traits from the captain and crew members on board.
  • Half-day orca whale-watching cruise from Seward
  • Journey into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park during prime orca season
  • Spot orcas in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the whales from captain and crew members
  • Use a hydrophone to hear how orcas communicate with one another
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Water, coffee, and tea
Use of binoculars while onboard
All taxes and fees included in price
Educational narration by an experienced captain
Restroom on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

Departure Point: Major Marine Tours Check-In office at Harbor 360 Hotel Address: 1412 4th Ave., Seward, AK 99664

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your half-day orca whale-watching cruise leaves midday from the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel Dock, and docks back here in the late afternoon. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard.

Keep your eyes peeled as you journey into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Rather than following a set route, your experienced captain takes you to places where orcas have recently been sighted, making every day a unique cruising experience.

Along the way, learn from your captain and crew members about the orcas’ prominent dorsal fins and fascinating social behavior. A hydrophone on board allows you to listen to the calls of the orca whales underwater.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Major Marine Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Orca Quest Cruise?
A: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 Orca Quest Cruise?
A: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 Orca Quest Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Orca Quest Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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48 Reviews
3 stars

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Orcas Galore
, Jun 2021
This tour exceeded expectations. We saw a great many orca whales and other creatures. Captain Nat had great narration and did a great job of finding and staying near wildlife. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.
, Jun 2021
Excellent! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely helpful with onboard supplies when my oldest daughter got super sick. They provided me with blankets and extra sweatshirt so we could sit outside and let her get fresh air and still see the whales without her being too cold since all the warm clothes plus her jacket I had brought were soiled with throw up.
Family time
, Jun 2021
What could have been better, a lower price. The tour guides on board were very helpful, and knowledgeable. Loved the Orca’s wish we could have seen more. Thank you for the Experience.
Perfect Afternoon
, May 2021
This was a perfect trip. Our captain (Chris) was amazing and the crew was the same. We saw so much natural wildlife and were lucky enough to catch a Humpback and a pod of Orcas. I would highly suggest this trip.
Had a great time
, May 2021
Within minutes we were watching a humpback whale.......then at the end tons of killer whales!!! Staff was unbelievable, boat was very comfortable
Orcas quest and much more!
, May 2021
The length of the tour is perfect for our 8 and 10. The crews were knowledgeable and knew their route well. We saw 3 different pods or orcas, puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bald eagles, sea otters and a Humpback whale. What a perfect day!
, May 2021
Absolutely amazing, we saw so many whales in Agnes cove! It was definitely one of the most memorable place I’ve ever been!
Bucket List ✅
, May 2021
I grew up with the Free Willy movies and having a season pass to Sea World San Diego. Seeing an orca in the wild was at the top of my bucket list. I got to check that one off after this trip. It made me so happy!!
Wonderful day trip
, May 2021
Fantastic day out on the water. Our captain and the crew took us into many different areas to see many different types of sea life. On this 4 hr trip we saw Orcas, sea lions, eagles, otters. Best trip ever
Lots of Orcas
, May 2020
Excellent tour. I saw dall porpoises, sea otters, lots and lots of orcas next to the boat, 2 humpback whales next to the boat, 2 kinds of puffin and mountain goat on the islands. 5 star.

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