Major Marine Tours Receives Adventure Green Alaska Certification

ANNOUNCEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT The MMT Blog / Major Marine Tours Receives Adventure Green Alaska Certification Major Marine Tours and Harbor 360 Hotel are excited to announce that we have been certified as “Green Businesses” through the Adventure Green Alaska Program. This voluntary program is the only sustainability certification program in Alaska and recognizes tourism businesses who practice economic, […]

The Gray Whales are Coming! What to Expect on Your Gray Whale Cruise

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / The Gray Whales are Coming! What to Expect on Your Gray Whale Cruise The gray whale season is almost upon us here in Alaska! These massive animals are just now beginning their migration from their winter breeding grounds in Baja and heading north to the Chukchi and […]

MMT Receives SeaLife Center Stewardship & Sustainability Award

ANNOUNCEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT The MMT Blog / MMT Receives SeaLife Center Stewardship & Sustainability Award Major Marine Tours was the proud recipient of the 2018 Alaska Ocean Leadership Stewardship & Sustainability Award from the Alaska SeaLife Center. Presented at the Alaska SeaLife Center Marine Gala on February 3rd, 2018, this award recognizes an industry leader that […]

What’s New in 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT The MMT Blog / What’s New in 2018 Our cruise season is just around the corner, with our Gray Whale Watching Cruise starting on March 16th! Reflecting back on last year, Major Marine Tours had a wonderful 2017 season. We launched our new Orca Quest Cruise, made some updates to our vessels and Harbor 360 Hotel, joined […]

45 Years Later: The Marine Mammal Protection Act

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / 45 Years Later: The Marine Mammal Protection Act This week marks 45 years of the Marine Mammal Protection Act going into effect, making it illegal to hunt or harass marine mammals. This groundbreaking act, enacted on October 21st, 1972 and put into effect on December 21st of that year, […]

The Season of Orcas

WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / The Season of Orcas Welcome back to the MMT Blog! After a few months off during the winter season we are getting the blog going again as we prepare for the 2016 season. It’s hard to believe, but our first cruise of the season departs in less than one […]

The Weird & Wonderful: My Three Strangest Wildlife Sightings in 2017

DECKHAND DIARY, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / The Weird & Wonderful: My Three Strangest Wildlife Sightings in 2017 Offshore Orca It started on a May morning with a line of black fins dotted against the pearly grey backdrop of Resurrection Bay, but by the time the Orca Quest tour left the Seward Small Boat Harbor the […]

7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / 7.5 Hour 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 waters. Beautiful […]

The Northwestern Fjord Cruise: Major Marine Tours’ Small-Vessel Adventure Cruise

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / The Northwestern Fjord Cruise: Major Marine Tours’ Small-Vessel Adventure Cruise You are an adventurous traveler. You seek out up-close, personal experiences in vast, wild places — away from the crowds. You are a birder, a photographer, a wildlife enthusiast. Major Marine Tours offers a cruising experience for adventurers like […]

Orca Quest Cruise

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT, DECKHAND DIARY The MMT Blog / Orca Quest Cruise “I don’t know where to point my camera!” The girl on the bow voiced what we all were thinking. I stood on the bow of the Orca Song, on the inaugural Orca Quest tour, surrounded by orca on all sides. The straight dorsal fin of a […]