Orca Quest Cruise

Orca Quest Cruise

Departing from Seward, Alaska

From mid-May through mid-June, orca whales frequent the waters outside of Seward in search of food. Join Major Marine Tours – the local whale experts – as we search for orcas during this prime time for orca whale watching. These incredible marine mammals are distinguishable by their prominent dorsal fins, which can grow up to six feet tall, and their fascinating social behaviors. Our experienced captains will explore the area’s orca hot spots and communicate with other vessels about recent orca sightings to maximize your chances of seeing orcas. Rather than following a set cruise route, we visit the places where orca whales have recently been seen, giving you a unique cruising experience every day. Learn about these whales from our experienced, local captains and naturalist crew members. Hear the haunting calls of these animals for yourself through our onboard hydrophone.

May 14th - June 10th, 2018

1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Infants under 2yrs

Tax and harbor fee not included in the above prices.


  • Search for orca whales during the prime orca whale watching season in Alaska.
  • Onboard hydrophone allows you to listen to the orca whale calls underwater.
  • We take you where the whales have recently been seen rather than following a set route. Every day is a unique cruising experience.
  • Narration by our local, experienced captains and naturalist crew members.
  • Explore the world of Alaska’s orca whales on the only orca-focused cruise in Seward.
  • Vessel: Orca Song

Current Specials & Packages:

Take advantage of these limited-time offers for this cruise. To book, call (907) 274-7300.

Seward Cruise & Coach Special
Special Price: Add round-trip motorcoach transportation for only $70
Sit back, relax, and let someone else drive! Book any Seward cruise and add round-trip motorcoach transportation from Anchorage for only $70 per adult and $35 per child. Book by December 29th, 2017 to receive this discount. Motorcoach transportation available May 16th – September 13th, 2018. Visit our Specials & Packages page for more information.

Orca Quest Cruise & Hotel Package
Special Price: Starting at $153 per person, based on double weekday hotel occupancy
Package includes Orca Quest Cruise and overnight at Harbor 360 Hotel. Starring at $153 per person on May and $198 per person in June. Offer valid May 14th – June 10th. See our Specials & Packages page for more information.

Visit our Seward Adventure Add-Ons Page for information on transportation, accommodations, and activities that can be added to your reservation.

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How to Get Here

Our Orca Quest Cruise departs from Seward, a seaside town located 125 miles south of Anchorage on Alaska’s famous Kenai Peninsula. The highly scenic drive to Seward from Anchorage provides countless views of mountains, inlets, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and more. If you’d rather use your travel time to sit back and relax while you gaze at the spectacular sights, we are more than happy to arrange round-trip transportation via motorcoach or the legendary Alaska Railroad.

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