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Thank you for booking a Kenai Fjords Tour! We look forward to seeing you in Seward.
You can get to Seward by automobile, by the Alaskan Railroad, or by one of the deluxe motorcoach services running between Anchorage and Seward. If you'll be driving, you may want to download and print our parking map for reference.
If you haven't yet decided how you'll be getting to Seward, we're happy to make travel reservations for you — just call us (1-877-777-4051) and one of our Alaska travel specialists can help you book rail or motorcoach travel.
However you get here, we ask that you plan to arrive at the Kenai Fjords Tours check-in desk no less than 1 hour before your tour's departure time. Please also allow for additional time for parking and taking the shuttle to our location.
From Spring through Fall, be prepared for temperatures ranging from 50° to 70°F, with the ever-present possibility of rain and wind. All our vessels offer heated, enclosed cabins, but to really experience the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords, you'll want to spend some time on the observation decks. Dress in layers, so you can adjust as needed.
There's no getting around it—a small percentage of people just don't do well on boats; even though ours are some of the most modern, stable, comfortable tour vessels made, if you think you might be susceptible to motion sickness, we recommend asking your physician about prescription and OTC medications that might alleviate any discomfort, so that you can enjoy your tour to the fullest!
Guided hikes to Exit Glacier are an activity not to be missed—opportunities to get this close to a geology-shaping force of nature don't present themselves just every day! Seward Windsong Lodge offers thrice-daily naturalist-led walking tours of Exit Glacier, which you can reserve in advance or arrange with the front desk on arrival.
When in Seward, give serious consideration to visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center. As Alaska's only public aquarium and sea animal rescue and rehabilitation facility, a trip to the SeaLife Center is an excellent complement to one of our wildlife and glacier cruises, and not to be missed.
Some of our tour packages include tickets to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Whether yours does or not, you'd be remiss if you didn't think about making a stop there. About mid-way between Seward and Anchorage, a visit to AWCC affords an up-close experience of some of Alaska's most impressive land animals.
If you'll be staying in Seward, consider spending the night at Seward Windsong Lodge. Comfortable rooms, great rates, the Resurrection Roadhouse restaurant, and a convenient shuttle service between the train station and our office in the harbor make it a popular choice.
What to Bring
- A Backpack
- A moisture-wicking base layer garment. Not cotton.
- A medium weight middle layer garment, such as a fleece or sweater.
- A waterproof, breathable outer layer.
- Binoculars (a limited number are available for rent onboard)
- Medications, as prescribed
- Snack (energy bar, trail mix, etc)
- Map of Kenai Peninsula and attractions (1.8 MB PDF)
- Parking in Seward (260 KB PDF)
- Main Office to Parking Lot (189 KB PDF)
- Map of Kenai Fjords Tours routes (635 KB PDF)
For booking-related questions and to pre-book your activities, please call our toll-free reservations line in Anchorage: (877) 777-4051.
To contact Kenai Fjords Tours directly, call our office in Seward at (907) 224-8068.
Kenai Fjords Tours
1304 Fourth Avenue
Seward AK 99664