World Whale Day: February 8th, 2020

The MMT Blog / World Whale Day: February 8th, 2020 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 […]

Plastic Free July Challenge – Help Us Reduce the Use of Single-Use Plastics

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT The MMT Blog / Plastic Free July Challenge! Are you up for the challenge of protecting our marine ecosystems by reducing your use of single-use plastics? Join Major Marine Tours and millions of participants throughout the world in the Plastic Free July Challenge, a global initiative to reduce our use of single-use plastics. Major […]

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th!

SEWARD SPOTLIGHT The MMT Blog / World Oceans Day Join Major Marine Tours in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th! On this day, people around the world come together to celebrate and protect our oceans. Healthy oceans are critical to a healthy planet. As a company that explores the incredible marine ecosystems and wildlife […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]