Our COVID-19 Response - Major Marine Tours

Our COVID-19 Response

Updated April 19, 2022

Our COVID-19 Reponse

The safety of our guests and staff is our #1 priority. We will continue to do our part to keep our guests, employees, and community safe and healthy during this time. As a locally-owned small business in Alaska we care deeply about the health of our community and our state. It is our passion to share the beauty of Alaska with our guests and we look forward to doing so this summer in the safest way possible.

MASK MANDATE: As of April 18, 2022 masks on transportation are no longer required. Masks will be optional while cruising. The CDC recommends that people continue to wear masks in indoor public transportation settings. 

STATE TRAVEL MANDATE: As of February 14, 2021, Alaska no longer requires a mandatory COVID-19 test for incoming travelers. Upon arrival to Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, all visitors have the option to receive a free COVID-19 test, it is encouraged but not mandatory. More information about current state travel mandates can be found here. Out of consideration for the health and safety of our employees, community, and state, we urge our guests to abide by State of Alaska travel mandates.


Please visit our All Cruises Page for our 2022 cruise schedule.

Changes to our Vessel Procedures

We have implemented the following updated procedures to ensure the safety of our guests and staff:

  • We are running boats that have the maximum amount of outdoor viewing space and number of tables to encourage social distancing.
  • We continue to maintain our high standard of cleanliness and implement additional cleaning procedures for commonly touched surfaces during the cruise.
  • We use disinfectants recommended by the CDC that are effective against COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available at our check-in office and on all vessels.
  • We have replaced the buffet-style meal service on our 6 Hour Cruise with a complimentary pre-packaged deli style lunch.
  • Plexiglas has been added around the meal service and check-in areas for added protection.
  • Reusable boarding passes have been replaced with single-use tickets to reduce risk of virus transfer between guests and staff.
  • Seating: in order for parties to be seated together on our cruises, there is a possibility of sharing a table with another party.

What you can do to ensure the safety of others:

  • Guests are required by the CDC to wear face masks while inside our vessels at all times except when eating or drinking. Masks are not required on the outer decks. We will have masks available for guests who do not have their own masks.
  • Advanced reservations are strongly suggested since we are limiting capacity on our vessels.
  • Although cash will be accepted, we are encouraging credit card payments using our contactless scanners.
  • We request that only one member of each party enter the building to check-in.
  • Guests are urged to frequently wash/sanitize their hands and respect social distancing guidelines throughout the cruise.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and isolate yourself from others.  Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Guests wearing face masks in front of glacier

Thank you for helping us keep our staff and your fellow passengers safe! Your cooperation allows us to continue sharing the beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park this season.


Harbor 360 Hotel, our waterfront hotel in Seward, is currently open. We have implemented the following procedures to ensure your safety while staying with us:

  • We continue to maintain our high standard of cleanliness and use disinfectants recommended by the CDC.
  • Hourly practices have been put in place during peak business hours for sanitizing public areas, the elevator, and any other commonly-touched surfaces.
  • We are limiting capacity in the elevator to one person or one party at a time.
  • Guests are asked to wear masks in public buildings, including our check-in area and all hotel public spaces.
  • We are installing antimicrobial SafeHandles sleeves to commonly-touched surfaces like door handles, sink handles, toilet flushers, and guest room handles. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the hotel for the use of our guests. Disinfectant wipes are also available to guests at the front desk. 
  • Guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned with a CDC-approved disinfectant cleaner and linens are laundered at high temperature for added sanitation.
  • Guest room stayover services have been temporarily suspended for added safety for our guests and housekeeping staff. If you need anything (towels, trash removal, etc.), please contact our front desk.
  • Room keys are being taken out of circulation at check-out so they can be sanitized between uses.
  • We have added protective Plexiglas at our check-in desk.
  • We have increased sanitation in the breakfast area. 


Our office is currently open 8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. To contact us outside of these hours, please email info@majormarine.com or call us at (907) 224-8030 and leave us a voicemail. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.