Our COVID-19 Response

ANNOUNCEMENT Updated March 31st, 2020 Our COVID-19 Reponse At Major Marine Tours and Harbor 360 Hotel the safety of our guests and employees is our #1 priority.  We understand how hard it is to keep up-to-date on what is going on and to decide whether or not to change or cancel your travel plans. If […]

Ride the Famous Alaska Railroad with our Surf & Turf Package

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Ride the Famous Alaska Railroad with our Surf & Turf Package No trip to Alaska is complete without a ride on the famous Alaska Railroad. The iconic blue and gold train cars travel 500 miles from Seward all the way up to Fairbanks, connecting two of the top destinations […]

World Whale Day: February 8th, 2020

The MMT Blog / World Whale Day: February 8th, 2020 Established in 1980, World Whale Day is a widely-celebrated holiday in Hawaii, where our North Pacific humpback whales are currently spending their winter. In just a few short months, the whales will begin the 2,800 mile migration to Alaska, with the newborn calves making the […]

Winter in Alaska: Top Things To Do This Winter

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT, SPECIAL EVENT The MMT Blog / Winter in Alaska: Top Things To Do This Winter If you ask people to describe winter in Alaska, chances are most people will come up with the same two words: cold and dark. On winter solstice, which is coming up on December 21st, the sun will rise […]

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 […]