8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise - Major Marine Tours


8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise

Our longest cruise takes you to the remote, untouched Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. Get up-close views of glaciers, whales, and wildlife on this small vessel adventure cruise. Complimentary deli lunch included.



Adult (age 12+)*: $289.00

*Cruise not suitable for children under 12

Tax and fees not included in above price.


May 31 – September 2, 2024

Departing: 8:30 am

Returning: 5:00 pm


8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise Highlights

  • Visit three active tidewater glaciers, including the impressive Northwestern Glacier
  • Travel to remote areas of Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Up-close wildlife viewing
  • Smaller vessel with limited capacity, up to 60 passengers
  • Best wildlife viewing of all of our cruises. See wildlife such as orca whales, humpback whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, and many species of seabirds
  • Best cruise option for birders and photographers with complimentary binoculars onboard 
  • Complimentary deli lunch with a choice of three sandwich options: turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian. Please make note of dietary restrictions at the time of booking.
Cruise Overview

Our 8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise travels farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise. Ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts, this small vessel adventure cruise explores the remote, untouched area of Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. This cruise travels with a smaller group for a more intimate cruising experience, providing the best opportunity for up-close views of wildlife including humpback whales, orca whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, seabirds, otters, and more.

The 8.5 hours spent on the water will fly by as the captain seeks out the best wildlife viewing in the area. You will spend time in front of the impressive Northwestern Glacier, an actively-calving tidewater glacier, and you will also visit Anchor and Ogive Glaciers. This tour is fully narrated by our experienced captains. The smaller group size gives you the best opportunities to interact with and ask questions of our experienced, knowledgeable crew.

Online bookings not available within 12 hours of cruise departure – please call us at (907) 224-8030 to book within 12 hours.


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Beautiful cruise – the best one to take

This was the right size boat and the best distance to go to see everything. The captain and crew spotted the wildlife and got us right where we needed to be. We had plenty of time and saw a much greater variety than we thought we would. The views of the glaciers up close were so impressive – just what we had hoped for. This cruise is best for those who want a smaller boat that is all about seeing nature and the glaciers. Worth the time and money.

amye5552019 / TripAdvisor



Words cannot describe the incredible day with Captain Justin and Clint on the Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise! They go above and beyond with their knowledge and experience and truly care, personalizing the day for everyone on board. We saw 2 pods of orcas, numerous humpbacks, sea lions, sea otters, puffins and many other birds. Most amazing, the calving glaciers! I’m an animal lover, but the glaciers blew me away!

Keri K / TripAdvisor


So much wildlife!

We did the 8.5 hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise. Smaller boat with a great crew! Captain Justin and Clint were amazing! They had a gluten free option for lunch which was really good. The crew was super knowledgeable. We saw orcas, birds, sea lions, humpback whales, sea otters, and glaciers. We got some amazing photos. If you go, dress in layers. It can get very, very cold when at full speed so a wind breaker is a must. There were about 36 people on our trip so plenty of viewing and room to roam around the boat. We were able to get into places the bigger boats couldn’t. That was very cool.

Dana_74D TripAdvisor