Cruising Through Seward
Ocean-going liners are marvels of modern engineering, but they're massive, and can’t bring you in close. To truly experience Alaska’s rich marine life and the rugged beauty of glaciers and fjords, you won’t want to miss the wildlife and glacier experiences that Kenai Fjords Tours offers.
Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the crown jewels of America's National Park System, and Kenai FjordsTours is unsurpassed at providing you the finest opportunity to see whales, orcas, sea lions, puffins, otters, and a variety of seabirds and marine life. Enjoy it all from the comfort of our spacious, custom built vessels, on an excursion that's sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
If your cruise calls at the port of Seward our free local shuttles will pick you up from the ship terminal and return you at journey's end. We coordinate with all major cruise operators, and you will be assured a seamless shore excursion.
If your cruise begins or ends in Anchorage or Seward, we’ll gladly arrange transportation to and from Seward via the Alaska Railroad, or by motorcoach, as you prefer. We'll even transport and store your luggage while you’re on tour with us. The route between Anchorage and Seward is incredibly scenic. In fact, it is ranked #9 in the nation's Scenic Byways and runs through territory rich with sheep, moose, mountain goats, and bears. Just getting here is a sightseeing experience itself!
Below are samples of itineraries we can offer to our Cruise ship guests:
Northbound Cruise - Arriving in Seward:
- 7:00 am - Free shuttle pick up at ship
- 7:15 am - Arrive at Kenai Fjords Tours office
- 8:00 am - Depart on 6-hour Kenia Fjords National Park Tour (lunch included)
- 2:00 pm - Return to Seward
- 2:35 pm - Free Shuttle to Hotel
- 3:00 pm - Check in to Seward Windsong Lodge
Southbound Cruise - Departing in Seward:
- 6:45 am - Depart Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad for Seward
- 11:05 am - Arrive in Seward. Free shuttle to Kenai Fjords Tours office
- 11:30 am - Depart on a 6-hour Kenai Fjords National Park Tour (lunch included)
- 5:30 pm - Return to Seward
- 5:45 pm - Free Shuttle to cruise ship dock (board ship)
You can read more about our rail and coach transport options, and of course, the variety of glacier and wildlife tours. Do not hesitate to contact us for advice and assistance. Our staff of certified Alaska travel experts are ready to work with you and your schedule to help you see more of the Alaska you came for!
Extending Your Stay
If your timetable allows, you may wish to stay on in Seward and explore our charming maritime community. The Alaska SeaLife Center is here—a world-class aquarium and research institution—and the recreational opportunities of the Kenai abound. Consider Seward Windsong Lodge as your base camp for exploring the mainland, or the exclusive Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island. If you're planning a trip inland to see Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park, we suggest Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Whatever you do, and wherever you stay, you'll have incredible memories to take home with you.
Seward Windsong Lodge
Nestled in the serene beauty of the Resurrection River Valley at the foot of the Kenai Fjords National Park, the Seward Windsong Lodge is the perfect place to stay before or after your cruise. Explore the beauty of Seward by day with a host of local activities, and spend the evening enjoying the cozy amentities of this lodge in its secluded riverside setting.
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Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge
To really get away from it all, consider a stay at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island. About an hour's sail out of Seward, in the midst of Resurrection Bay, the eight guest cabins and main lodge offer visitors the opportunity to experience a world away from the ordinary. Guest packages include all meals, prepared by the island executive chef, and a Kenai Fjords Tours wildlife and glacier cruise.
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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Located above the town of Talkeetna and conveniently served by the Alaska Railroad, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is an ideal location from which to take in the grandeur of Denali and the mountains of the Alaska Range. From fishing to flightseeing, hiking to husky-mushing... Talkeetna offers a wealth of uniquely Alaskan activities. Or simply relax in the comfort of this luxurious lodge.
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