Deckhand Diaries: Bubble Net Feeding is Back!

DECKHAND DIARY, WILDLIFE REPORT The MMT Blog / Deckhand Diaries: Bubble Net Feeding is Back! Bubble net feeding is a spectacular sight to behold. This incredible behavior, exhibited by humpback whales, occurs every summer in the waters of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park for a short time. Usually starting in June or July, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tour Tips: How to Have the Best Cruise Experience

CRUISE SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / Tour Tips: How to Have the Best Cruise Experience Are you cruising with us this summer, but still have some questions about how to make the most of your glacier & wildlife cruise? Check out our insider’s tips on how to have your best cruising experience. Check In Early […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]