Experience Park Rangers

& Interpretive Guides

We have combined the expertise of Kenai Fjords Tours’ captains—certified through the National Association of Interpretation—with the National Park Service to bring you an interpretive program presented on Fox Island by a National Park Ranger.


Interpretive Program topics

  • How the National Park Service helps protect the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • What effects the Harding Icefield and outflowing glaciers have made on Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • How glaciation, climate and plate tectonics have helped shape the dynamic landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Learn about fragile ecosystems such as mountains, ice, ocean currents and what you can do to protect them.

National Park Service Rangers currently speak during our:


Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Program
Kids ages 4–12 can become a Junior Ranger!

In conjunction with the National Park Service, Kenai Fjords Tours supports the Junior Ranger Program for Kenai Fjords National Park. Established for kids ages 4–12, the program enhances the experience of the tour and makes learning about this awesome region fun and rewarding!

How The Junior Ranger Program Works

Kids receive their Junior Ranger Adventure Guide Booklet on tours that include Fox Island. If your cruise does not include Fox Island, guides may be picked up at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center in Seward or at the Exit Glacier Nature Center past the Seward Windsong Lodge on Herman Lierer Road. You may also download the Adventure Guide via the link below. Complete the booklet according to the appropriate age level as noted in the guide and turn in to a ranger to receive the official Junior Ranger Badge!

Receiving the Badge

  • On Fox Island: For kids completing their booklet before leaving the island, badge ceremonies are conducted on Fox Island
  • End of day tours: If kids are on the last trip of the day to Fox Island, badge ceremonies may be conducted on the boat while returning to Seward
  • After leaving Seward: For kids who don't finish their booklet before their tour ends or before they leave Seward, it’s okay. Badges can still be obtained by mailing the completed guide to the Kenai Fjords National Park office. The booklet and badge will be mailed back to the new Junior Ranger!

Download the Junior Ranger Adventure Guide (6.2 MB)

2017 Season: March 24September 30

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