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Alaska offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences unrivaled by any other destination in the world. Known as America’s “Last Frontier”, Alaska is home to some of the largest national parks and forests in the U.S. The rugged wilderness, breathtaking views, and wild adventures will entice you to return and experience something new each time. From world-class fishing, to endless outdoor activities year-around, to viewing wildlife first-hand in its natural habitat, there is something for everyone in the family in Alaska.

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Kayaking the pristine waters around Fox Island is one of the best ways to get up close to the beauty and wonder of the region. Say goodbye to electronics when you stay at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and kayak the surrounding waters. Replenish your soul with serene beauty and fulfil your desire to experience true Alaska wilderness with the Fox Island Escape package. Enjoy two nights' accommodation in a waterfront cabin and full- or half-day guided kayaking. Your stay culminates with a wildlife and glacier cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours. The friendly staff will tend to your every need. All meals are included and prepared by the island’s private chef along with a unique culinary program. No experience necessary for this adventure as kayak instruction is provided by skilled and knowledgeable guides.

Enjoy amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery; view whales, puffins, seals, otters, sea lions, cormorants and kittiwakes. This is a must for anyone interested in Alaska wildlife cruises, whale watching, Alaska bird watching and wildlife viewing. Boats are designed with your comfort in mind to view spectacular scenery through large picture windows in a heated cabin or get up close with walk-around outdoor decks. This lunch tour includes a delicious wild Alaska salmon and prime rib meal at the exclusive Fox Island Day Lodge. Cruises can be combined with kayaking tours and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge overnight stays on Fox Island. A variety of daily tours offer something for everyone.

Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada's Yukon. A classic roundtrip tour through some of North America's most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. This tour visits three of the North's national parks, including Yukon's Kluane, Denali and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park.

Join Major Marine Tours for a spectacular half-day cruise through the calm, pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. Spend an afternoon on the water on the 5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise or choose from one of three departure times on the 3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise. Experience up-close encounters with wildlife as the ship is guided alongside seabird rookeries and Steller sea lion colonies. Watch for abundant wildlife such as humpback whales, orca whales, sea otters, harbour seals, Dall’s porpoises, and more. View alpine glaciers, piedmont glaciers, and the stunning scenery of the Chugach and Kenai Mountains. A National Park Ranger will be onboard the 5 hour cruise to provide narration on the history, ecology, and geology of the area. Kids can work directly with the National Park Ranger in the fun and educational Junior Ranger Program. The 5 hour cruise also features an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served on board while you cruise. Enjoy the views from your reserved seat in the comfort of the heated cabins or from one of the outside viewing decks. Cruises depart from the scenic harbour town of Seward.</BodyCopy_English-Base>

Join Major Marine Tours for a spectacular half-day cruise through the calm, pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. Spend an afternoon on the water on the 5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise or take advantage of Alaska’s abundance of summer sunlight on the 4 Hour Evening Cruise. Experience up-close encounters with wildlife as the ship is guided alongside seabird rookeries and Steller sea lion colonies. Watch for abundant wildlife such as humpback whales, orca whales, sea otters, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises, and more. View alpine glaciers, piedmont glaciers, and the stunning scenery of the Chugach and Kenai Mountains. A National Park Ranger will be onboard to provide narration on the history, ecology, and geology of the area. Kids can work directly with the National Park Ranger in the fun and educational Junior Ranger Program. Both cruises feature an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served onboard while you cruise. Enjoy the views from your reserved seat in the comfort of the heated cabins or from one of the outside viewing decks. Cruises depart from the scenic harbor town of Seward.

Experience the serenity of cruising the calm waters of Prince William Sound while marvelling at the grandeur of its ever-changing glaciers. Major Marine Tours will be your guide as you cruise through the protected waters outside of Whittier, where seasickness is highly unlikely. The 5.25 hour Surprise Glacier Cruise visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in spectacular Harriman Fjord. You will visit bird rookeries and Steller sea lion colonies as you watch for wildlife such as sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles, and possibly whales. Travel through a narrow marine waterway surrounded by forested mountains and visit a working salmon hatchery. The 4.5 hour Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise takes you to three actively calving glaciers in beautiful Blackstone Bay. View wildlife such as sea otters, harbour seals, and bald eagles. You will stop at each glacier and float among the icebergs as you wait for calving, where giant slabs of ancient glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A Chugach National Forest Ranger will be on board to provide narration on the area’s history, ecology, and geology. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served on board while you cruise. Use your reserved seating in the heated cabins as your base camp as you move about the vessel to view the scenery and wildlife from the outside viewing decks. 

Alaska is BIG, 3.75 million acres to be exact. And the opportunities for adventure and unparalleled experiences are just as endless. While Alaska is known for its wildlife, glaciers and mountains, the hospitality, culture and unique way of life will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.



Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. View countless species of land and marine wildlife
  2. Fish for salmon, halibut or numerous fresh water fish
  3. Experience the majestic Aurora Borealis during winter
  4. Visit any of the 8 national parks in the state
  5. View Denali, the highest peak in North America
  6. See the sights from up high on a flightseeing tour
  7. Immerse yourself in the indigenous peoples’ culture
  8. Kayak or canoe through 3,000,000 pristine lakes and rivers
  9. Enjoy the outdoors hiking or camping under summer’s midnight sun
  10. Watch a giant glacier calve into the sea below

Travel Tips:

Alaska is BIG! When planning your trip allow enough time for the region(s) you want to see and the things you want to do. All you need to do is determine what type of activities and adventures top your must do list and choose the region(s) that offer those experiences.

Weather/ Climate:

City Avg. High Summer  Avg. Low Winter 
Southeast 
Juneau
17°C  -2°C
Southcentral 
Anchorage
20°C  -6°C
Southwest
Unalaska
13°C  -5°C
Interior 
Fairbanks
22°C  -19°C
Far North 
Barrow
7°C  -24°C

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