Top 5 Reasons to Visit Seward

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Top 5 Reasons to Visit Seward Situated between the Kenai Mountains and the waters of Resurrection Bay, Seward is a quaint harbor town in Southcentral Alaska. With a population of less than 3,000 people, this small town offers big adventures and is the starting point for some of the […]

2019 Season in Review

ANNOUNCEMENT The MMT Blog / 2019 Season in Review The leaves are changing, the snow is returning, and the whales are migrating. These are the visual reminders that the season is coming to an end. At this time last year, we were raving about how we had the best orca season any of our captains […]

4 Reasons why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Seward

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / 4 Reasons why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Seward The majority of visitors to Seward arrive during our peak season from June through August, when city streets are bustling with activity, the midnight sun allows for non-stop adventures, and migrating marine wildlife have settled in for a […]

Deckhand Diaries: When Vanishing AT1 Orca Feast in the Kenai

DECKHAND DIARY, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / Deckhand Diaries: When Vanishing AT1 Orca Feast in the Kenai Fjords Last week, guests were treated to sightings of transient orcas hunting for harbor seals in front of Aialik and Northwestern Glaciers on two of our Kenai Fjords National Park cruises. Sightings of these orcas are rare […]

Why You Should Cruise with a National Park Ranger

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Why You Should Cruise with a National Park Ranger There are many advantages of taking a cruise with Major Marine Tours. Some of them you may already know about, like our multiple cruise options, amazing opportunities for viewing Alaska wildlife and glaciers, and our delicious salmon and prime rib […]

All About Humpbacks

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / All About Humpbacks Peak humpback whale watching season has reached Alaska. By now, the vast majority of the humpbacks have completed their migration from their breeding grounds in Hawaii, Baja, or Japan, and reached the waters of Alaska. Each spring, they begin their migration back to the nutrient-rich waters […]

How to Pick Your Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / How to Pick Your Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise Cruising in Kenai Fjords National Park is an experience like no other. Tidewater glaciers tower 500 feet above sea level. Incredible marine wildlife including orca whales, humpback whales, puffins, Steller sea lions, and Dall’s porpoises feed in the area’s nutrient-rich […]

Plastic Free July Challenge – Help Us Reduce the Use of Single-Use Plastics

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT The MMT Blog / Plastic Free July Challenge! Are you up for the challenge of protecting our marine ecosystems by reducing your use of single-use plastics? Join Major Marine Tours and millions of participants throughout the world in the Plastic Free July Challenge, a global initiative to reduce our use of single-use plastics. Major […]

Happy Solstice from MMT!

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Happy Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Around the country, people are enjoying the extra daylight, but no one celebrates summer solstice quite like we do in Alaska. After a long winter, which can feel like it lasts […]