Kenai Fjords Tours
It is said that the Kenai Peninsula is a microcosm of Alaska—almost every type of ecosystem in the state is represented. And at the tip of that peninsula, a comfortable 3 hour drive from Anchorage, the crenelated coastline of Kenai Fjords National Park plays home to some of most pristine, rugged, breathtaking glacial vistas in North America.
Fleet and Crew
Kenai Fjords tour boat captains and crew are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Each cruise is fully narrated by our captains who have been navigating the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park an average of 12 years.
Each vessel has been customized for the maximum comfort of our guests. We offer multi-level walk-around viewing decks as well as warm, spacious inside seating with large picture windows. All vessels are restroom equipped and accessible to guests with limited mobility.
The Fleet: Kenai Fjords Tours operates the largest day cruise fleet in Southcentral Alaska. Our millineum class vessels are 95 feet long and Coast Guard licensed for 150 passengers. Our boats offer a fast cruising speed, allowing for extra time to photograph and view wildlife and glaciers.
Our Custom Birding and Photography tours use our smaller Delta Marine vessels, which, at 43 feet long, offer a stable cruise through the blue green waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. Coast Guard licensed to carry 22 passengers, we limit each departure to just 16 guests for their comfort on board.
Fox Island is a peaceful, remote island in the middle of Resurrection Bay, just outside of Kenai Fjords National Park. There are two great ways to enjoy this one of a kind Alaskan destination. Both exclusively available through Kenai Fjords Tours!
- A Kenai Fjords tour with a stop at the Fox Island Day Lodge.
- An overnight stay in the cabins of Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.
Come aboard one of our exclusive Fox Island tours and enjoy a unique remote island escape. Feast on an all-you-can-eat wild Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, as you enjoy the rugged beauty of Fox Island. Walk the beach. Relax on the lake-front deck. Shop for souvenirs in the gift shop.
Fox Island -Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge
Travel by boat from Seward to Fox Island and overnight in your private cabin. Every overnight stay at our exclusive lodge includes all meals, accommodations and our premium Northwestern Fjord Tour.
Book an optional guided kayaking tour, practice your skill skipping stones, or walk along the beach looking for treasures from the sea. An overnight stay on Fox Island is a wonderful way to experience the remote beauty of this special place.
Seward Windsong Lodge
The Seward Windsong Lodge offers the best Alaska Lodging in Seward for your vacation to Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Seward is a beautiful place to visit, and we offer great places to stay to combine with your wildlife and glacier cruise. Relax and stay a while!
Tucked away in a forested setting in a beautiful glacier valley, the Seward Windsong Lodge is the perfect Alaska lodge for your Alaska adventure vacation!
SAMPLE ITINERARY - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Day 1: Journey to Fox Island
The Alaska Railroad travels south from Anchorage along a beautiful coastline,
through a scenic mountain pass and to the town of Seward. During your rail tour, a local
Alaskan guide shares the natural history of the Kenai Peninsula and identifies wildlife
along the way. Keep an eye out for eagles, moose, Dall sheep and more as you travel
through the Alaska wilderness. Once you arrive in Seward, a courtesy shuttle is ready to
take you to the small boat harbor where you will enjoy a narrated boat cruise out into the
smooth waters of Resurrection Bay. Your destination is Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge
on the secluded shores of Fox Island. Cascading waterfalls decorate the tall cliffs of
Halibut Cove as your vessel approaches the dock. Enter the Fox Island Day Lodge for
lunch featuring wild Alaska salmon and prime rib. Watch an insightful presentation
about Kenai Fjords National Park while you enjoy lunch. Afterward, spend the afternoon
exploring the many wonders of Fox Island. Hike through the temperate rain forest, pick
wild berries, or comb the beach. Fox Island is famous for its annual rock skipping contest
and the beach has an endless supply of perfectly shaped skipping stones to choose from
as you stroll along the unique shoreline.
Day 2: A Kayak Adventure
After breakfast, embark on a guided kayaking tour along the coves and beaches of
Fox Island. Your experienced guide will soon have even the first time paddler kayaking
like a pro. As you kayak around the island your guide will introduce you to a variety of
the birds and marine wildlife of Resurrection Bay. Enjoy a relaxing stop and a refreshing
meal on the peaceful Fox Island Spit. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the glassy lagoon that
reflects the skyline of this island paradise. Resume your kayak adventure to the edge of
the Gulf of Alaska and back to the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge for a superb dinner
prepared by the island chef.
Day 3: The Northwestern Fjord
Check out of your beachfront cabin after breakfast and join Kenai Fjords Tours for a
full day glacier and wildlife cruise into the Northwestern Fjord. Your captain shares an
extensive knowledge of the wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park. See puffins,
cormorants and murres commonly found nesting in the jagged cliffs and coves in the
Chiswell Islands. Look for orcas and humpback whales as your tour continues into the
peaceful waters of the fjord. The Northwestern Fjord is adorned with glittering alpineand tidewater glaciers. These rivers of ice are part of the Harding Ice Field that coversalmost 700 square miles of the southern Kenai Mountains. As the boat nears the towering Northwestern Glacier your captain idles down the engine, giving you a chance to hear the thundering cracking of ice as it breaks away from the glacier and crashes into the sea. Your voyage continues on past cascading waterfalls and sea lion haul-outs as you return to Resurrection Bay for a pleasant ride back to Seward. After your cruise, take a
quick shuttle to the Seward Windsong Lodge where you'll spend the night in a lodge on
the banks of Resurrection River. This quiet forest setting is home to one of Seward's
favorite restaurants, the Resurrection Roadhouse. The rest of the evening is yours to
enjoy fine dining at the lodge or a refreshing walk along the river.
Day 4: Adventures in Seward
Begin your day with a guided hiking tour through lush forest trails to Exit Glacier.
Your tour starts with a shuttle from the lodge to the head of Resurrection River where
the glowing ice of Exit Glacier channels its way down the green mountainside. Your
naturalist guide shares insightful facts about how the early vegetation of this glacial
valley will pave the way for a dense forest in years to come. After your tour, head over to
the sled dog kennel of Iditarod champion Mitch Seavy for an exciting look at a truly
Alaskan sport. Talk with expert mushers who love to explore Alaska's winter trails with
an energetic dog team leading the way. Experience the athleticism of these terrific
animals yourself with a thrilling ride through the wooded trails of this beautiful region.
Be sure to spend some time with the kennels newest puppies before you go. At the end of
an exciting day, return to the Seward Windsong Lodge for a second night in a serene
Day 5: From Seward to Anchorage
Make your last day in Seward a highlight with a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center, to
learn how researchers are helping rehabilitate injured or orphaned marine wildlife found
in Kenai Fjords National Park. A courtesy shuttle takes you from the lodge to the Alaska
SeaLife Center for a wildlife experience with a unique perspective. The ability to view
what happens beneath the ocean's surface through the large underwater tanks will fill
you with fascination.
Witness the grace of the giant Steller sea lion as it glides almost
weightlessly through the water. Watch puffins and murres as they dive below the surface
for food along the rocky floor. With refreshments available for purchase, a person could
spend an entire afternoon at the Alaska SeaLife Center enjoying an awesome array of
marine environments. After your visit, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Explore the coastal trails down at Lowell Point, or visit the gift shops at the small boat
harbor. Or book a trip with one of the local fishing guides who are ready to take you on a
saltwater fishing experience like no other. As the day draws to a close, board a deluxe
motorcoach for a comfortable tour back to Anchorage. Your narrated tour travels past
rushing waterfalls, rolling creeks, and rocky cliffs. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, Dall
sheep and other intriguing wildlife along the way. Your motorcoach tour to Anchorage
concludes this fantastic vacation package. Thank you for coming to Alaska and exploring
the beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park. We hope you will come
Any Alaska Heritage Tours vacation package can be customized to suit your travel specifications. Ask our experienced reservations team for assistance with activities or changes to this itinerary to make your vacation the Alaska Adventure that you've been looking for. Please note that dining options mentioned above may not be included in your package. As a general guideline, day trips that exceed five hours typically provide a meal or snack as part of the excursion. Meals at hotels and lodges are usually not included in the vacation package price. For specific details, ask a reservation specialist about meals as you finalize your itinerary.