Alaska Spring Wildlife Cruise - Major Marine Tours


Spring Wildlife Cruise

Witness the return of gray whales to Alaska waters on their annual 10,000 mile migration. Join us for our first tour of the season as we cruise through Resurrection Bay to the Gulf of Alaska in search of wildlife. In addition to gray whales, you may also see Steller sea lions, sea otters, eagles, humpback whales, and orcas.



Adult (age 12+): 109.00

Child (age 2-11): $54.50 

Infant (under 2): Free

Tax and fees not included in above price.


March 8 – May 12, 2024

Departing: 12:30 pm

Returning: 4:30 pm



Spring Wildlife Cruise Highlights

  • Search for wildlife and enjoy the snow-capped mountains and incredible spring scenery of Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Mountains
  • Experience the unique opportunity to view a whale species that is only in the area for a short time in the spring.
  • View other wildlife including Steller sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, mountain goats, bears, eagles, humpback whales, and orcas.
Cruise Overview

Join us for our first cruise of the season as we search for gray whales on their incredible annual migration. Every year, gray whales migrate over 10,000 miles round-trip between Baja and the Bering and Chukchi Seas – the longest migration route of any mammal. These whales begin migrating north in late February and arrive in Alaska in the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow Arctic waters before migrating south in mid-October. They deliver their calves in the warm, protected lagoons off the coast of Baja in the winter.

Our Spring Wildlife Cruise takes you through Resurrection Bay to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska in search of our returning visitors. In addition to gray whales, watch for Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other whales including humpbacks and orcas. Occasionally, you will see mountain goats with their newly born kids and black bears foraging along the coastline of Resurrection Bay. This tour is fully narrated by our experienced, knowledgeable captains.




Great day out on the water

We took advantage of the spring package so we got a fabulous deal on the gray whale tour. We saw a gray whale and calf, a pod of orcas (that came right up to our boat!), porpoises and lots of other wildlife. The crew made the trip fun with their narration. We felt at ease the whole time and really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Major Marine, we will be back again!

Akmom16 / TripAdvisor


EPIC day on the water!!

Otters, sea birds, porpoise, whales and more…this day was exactly what we needed this afternoon. The rain made for a dramatic and magical backdrop to the day. Thank you to our guide, Justin and Captain Chris for spotting wildlife!! My first time seeing the gray whale migration. Our group was also able to identify a humpback (EVOS-JRM-20130411-081) who is now warmly names Sam. WE will be back next April!!

wi2ak / TripAdvisor

Great crew, good times!

We did the 4 hour cruise in early May. The crew and captain were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable and eager to show us as much wildlife as possible. We would definitely do another cruise with Major Marine Tours next time we’re in Seward!

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