Celebrate the arrival of Alaska’s seabirds at the first annual Seward Seabird Festival! Explore the best seabird viewing areas in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park with Major Marine Tours on our 8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise. View three active tidewater glaciers and get up-close views of whales, marine wildlife, and many species of seabirds.
Bird experts (including Alaska SeaLife Center bird researchers and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge representatives) will be onboard to provide narration during the cruise and help identify the many species of seabirds that can be seen in the area. Depending on weather conditions, we will visit birding hot spots such as the Chiswell Islands, Cape Resurrection, Spire Cove, and the Northwestern Moraine.
Horned puffin, tufted puffin, common murre, thick-billed murre, black-legged kittiwake, oystercatcher, red-faced cormorant, double-crested cormorant, pelagic cormorant, Kittlitz’s murrelet, ancient murrelet, marbled murrelet, rhinoceros auklet, parakeet auklet, sooty shearwater, parasitic jaeger, long-tailed jaeger, peregrine falcon, pigeon guillemot, surf scoter, white-winged scoter, black scoter, merganser, loon, Leach’s storm petrel, fork-tailed storm petrel, Northern fulmar, bald eagle
A complimentary deli style lunch is included. Lunch includes turkey sandwich, chips, apple, cheese, and dessert. Vegetarian/vegan option available with advance notice.
Additional snacks will be available for purchase, along with a cash bar. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages, but we ask that you do not bring large coolers or glass containers.
DATE: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
DEPARTS: Seward Harbor 360 Hotel
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Taxes and fees not included in price.