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 […]

What’s New in 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT The MMT Blog / What’s New in 2017 With all this snow on the ground in Anchorage it’s hard to believe that our cruise season is already upon us. But, at this very moment the California gray whales are on their way up to Alaskan waters, and we want to be sure we are […]

Why I’m Going Back to Seward in 2017

DECKHAND DIARY, SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Why I’m Going Back to Seward in 2017 Major Marine Tours deckhands come to Alaska from all over the world to spend their summers showing our guests the incredible beauty of Alaska’s glaciers and wildlife. Though they travel far distances and spend the summers away from family […]

My Best Three Moments in the Kenai Fjords, 2016

DECKHAND DIARY The MMT Blog / My Best Three Moments in the Kenai Fjords, 2016 Tamara Lang, Major Marine Tours deckhand and interpretive volunteer at Kenai Fjords National Park, recounts her favorite memories from a season spent on the water in Kenai Fjords National Park. As August brings Alaskan fall, and the pink stalks of […]

Announcing the Orca Quest! New orca-focused cruise for 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT, CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Announcing the Orca Quest! New orca-focused cruise for 2017 There’s no experience quite like seeing the 5 foot tall dorsal fin of a bull orca whale cutting through the ocean’s surface, or watching an orca calf’s playful spouts and spyhops as he swims alongside his mother. These intelligent […]

The Deckhands Who Follow the Whales

DECKHAND DIARY, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / The Deckhands Who Follow the Whales Major Marine Tours deckhands get to view Alaska’s incredible wildlife and glaciers every day. After seeing whales breach, sea otters snuggle their pups, and glaciers calving so many times, does the novelty of this place ever wear off? Tamara Lang, Major […]

From the Bow – Wildlife Viewing in Seward, Alaska

DECKHAND DIARY, SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / From the Bow – Wildlife Viewing in Seward, Alaska Most visitors to Alaska get to embark on a glacier and wildlife cruise just once. But what would it be like to cruise day after day? Our guest blogger Tamara Lang, a Major Marine Tours deckhand and interpretive […]