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 […]

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 […]

Deckhand Diary: Sensing out NOAA’s Whale SENSE

ANNOUNCEMENT The MMT Blog / What’s New in 2016 Anticipation turned the air to chop as the captains and crew of Major Marine Tours walked through the glass doors of Seward’s Rae building, one carpool emptying after another, all of us gathered in from our separate projects to learn together about our new partner, Whale SENSE. […]

Announcing the Kenai Fjords 360: Major Marine Tours’ New Custom-Built Catamaran

ANNOUNCEMENT The MMT Blog / Announcing the Kenai Fjords 360: Major Marine Tours’ New Custom-Built Catamaran Major Marine Tours is very excited to announce the addition of a new, custom-built high-speed catamaran to our fleet next summer: the Kenai Fjords 360. The boat’s name celebrates the 360 degree views of Kenai Fjords National Park that […]

My Springtime with Major Marine Tours

DECKHAND DIARY The MMT Blog / My Springtime with Major Marine Tours One month ago this week, my boots touched ice and I found myself back in Seward, Alaska for my second season with Major Marine Tours. Seward is the first place on the planet to which I have returned, and you can read why here. […]

Spring Gray Whale Cruise Season is Here!

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Spring Gray Whale Cruise Season is Here! Perhaps it’s all this sun we’ve been having in Southcentral Alaska this past month, but it certainly feels like spring is just around the corner. With spring comes longer days, warmer temperatures, and…gray whales! Every year we celebrate the return of migrating […]