Whale SENSE – Celebrating 10 Years of Responsible Whale Watching!

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Whale SENSE – Celebrating 10 Years of Responsible Whale Watching! Major Marine Tours has been a proud participant of Whale SENSE since 2017, and we are excited to announce that we have completed our training again for the 2019 season. Whale SENSE is a voluntary education and recognition program […]

Top Things to do in Seward this Spring

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Top Things to do in Seward this Spring Gray whale season is upon us, with cruises running daily from March 7th – May 12th. Our Gray Whale Watching Cruise departs at 1:00pm and returns at 5:00pm, giving you ample time to explore Seward, even if you’re just in town for the […]

7 Tips for the Best Whale Watching Experience

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / 7 Tips for the Best Whale Watching Experience Major Marine Tours offers glacier and wildlife day cruises into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, and whale watching is a highlight of every one of our tours. From species-focused tours like our Gray Whale Watching Cruise and Orca Quest […]

World Whale Day: February 16th, 2019

The MMT Blog / World Whale Day: February 16th, 2019 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 […]

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 […]

GoldStar Getaway: Our New Premium Package

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / GoldStar Getaway: Our New Premium Package Major Marine Tours is excited to offer a brand-new special for those who like to experience the best of the best. The GoldStar Getaway, our new premium package, combines the best experiences with the Alaska Railroad, Major Marine Tours, and Harbor 360 Hotel […]

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 […]

Season in Review: Our Best Wildlife Encounters of 2018

WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / Season in Review: Our Best Wildlife Encounters of 2018 Looking out over the snowcapped mountains and the silent waters of Resurrection Bay during the winter months, we can’t help but wonder what the wildlife will have in store for us in the upcoming season. After the 2017 season ended […]

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: From the Eyes of a Harbor Seal

DECKHAND DIARY, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / Deckhand Diaries: From the Eyes of a Harbor Seal “Two harbor seals at your eleven o’clock.” I put down my binoculars and point. “They’re even with the next point of land, on the largest piece of ice.” “I see them now,” Captain Gary says, turning the wheel […]