Seward Directions & Check-In Information

PLEASE NOTE: Major Marine Tours has two cruise check-in and boarding locations in Seward: one inside the lobby of Harbor 360 Hotel and one on the South Harbor boardwalk. Please check-in at the office that corresponds to your cruise.

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DRIVING FROM ANCHORAGE

Take the Seward Highway (Hwy 1) south along the Turnagain Arm. Shortly after Portage, you will enter the Kenai Peninsula. Hwy 1 will turn into Hwy 9 at the Kenai/Soldotna & Homer Junction. Follow the signs to Seward. Seward is 130 miles south of Anchorage. Allow at least 3 hours of driving time.

UPON ARRIVING IN SEWARD

Turn left onto Port Avenue and then take your first right on 4th Avenue. Our Harbor 360 Hotel office is located in the lobby of the blue hotel on your left, located at 1412 4th Avenue. Continue for two blocks on 4th Avenue to reach our South Harbor Office, located at 1302 4th Avenue. Pay parking is available at the 72-hour public parking lots across 4th Avenue from Harbor 360 Hotel and 1/2 block from our South Harbor Office.

Cruise Departures from Harbor 360 Hotel Office – open location in Google Maps
Gray Whale Watching Cruise
Orca Quest Cruise
3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise

Cruise Departures from South Harbor Office – open location in Google Maps
5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

A Major Marine Tours representative will greet you at the depot and direct you to your check-in location. Passengers on the 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise (departing at 11:30) can walk 1/2 block south on 4th Ave. to check in at the Harbor 360 Hotel Office. Passengers on the 5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise (departing at 12:00) can board the Major Marine Tours shuttle at the depot for a two block bus ride to the South Harbor Office.

CHECK-IN TIME

Please check in one hour prior to your cruise departure time for the following cruises:
8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise
7.5 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise*
5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise

Please check in 30 minutes prior to your cruise departure time for the following cruises:
3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
Orca Quest Cruise
Gray Whale Watching Cruise

*Passengers arriving by train and cruising on the 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise will have enough time to board the cruise if they proceed directly to the Major Marine Tours check-in office from the Railroad Depot.

Seward Check-In Map