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Seward Alaska Whale Watching, Glacier & Wildlife Tours
in Kenai Fjords National Park


Full Day Tour  |  Full Day with Fishing  |  Overnight Tours  |  More Photos  | Our Boats
Reservations
Seward · Alaska · Tel 907·224·5271 - Fax 907·224·5098 Email: aksalt@gci.net

alaska whale watching toursFULL DAY SMALL GROUP TOUR:
$209 per person plus tax & fees = $239.00 total, includes lunch
Your Early Booking Internet Rate $159.00 per person + tax & fees = $199.00 total, includes lunch)

Lunch is included, children under 10 are 1/2 price, $109.28.

Our full day Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife, Natural History, and Glacier Tour ventures deep into Kenai Fjords National Park. With over 25 years experience, we will show you the Fjords' best kept secrets. This is a photographer's paradise where you will see the Harding Icefield, calving glaciers, seals, seward alaska toursSteller sea lions, porpoises, and sea otters. We will stop for lunch in front of a calving glacier, giving us ample time to witness and photograph the face of the glacier as mammoth pieces of ice thunder into the sea. A majority of the time we see whales on these wildlife and glacier tours.

During spring we are likely to spot grey whales on their annual migration to the arctic. In the summer we often encounter humpback, fin, and minke whales which travel thousands of miles to feed in the rich waters of the fjords. Orcas, also known as "killer whales,” are present in these waters throughout the year.

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Most tour operators conduct their wildlife and glacier tours with groups of 100 or even 200 or more passengers. We are more interested in quality than quantity and therefore limit our group size to 15 or fewer and can arrange for tours with as few as 2 people. With smaller groups we can position the boat so everyone gets a perfect view. We take extra effort so you will never miss that photo opportunity of a lifetime.

We are often asked, What is the difference between our tour and the tours offered by the other companies? While we specialize in and only do small group tours, the following testimonial probably explains this better than I can.

Lynne and Steve Alterman:

alaska whale watching"Jim -- We just got back from Alaska and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our all day tour on Saturday, August 26. Bruce was great about showing us the Kenai Fjords area (and spotting wildlife -- including a swimming bear). We knew we made the right choice when we saw all the other tour boats with over a hundred people leaning over the side and we had a grand total of six. We can't thank you enough. Please feel free to use us as references if anyone wants to know about the quality of your tours."

We depart at 8 a.m. and plan on returning between 4:30 and 5 p.m. but on numerous occasions haven't gotten in until later, usually because we have encountered an unusual wildlife sighting late in the afternoon such as orcas chasing a humpback whale or a mountain goat giving birth and everyone on board is more interested in the sighting than getting back on time. We have the advantage of flexibility that is impossible with all of the large group tours that must adhere to strict schedules. We also enjoy flexibility in choosing our viewing route and therefore seldom take the exact same route two days in a row.

Repeatedly guests tell us that this tour of the Kenai Fjords coastal wilderness was the highlight of their Alaskan vacation.


COMBINATION FISHING/WHALE WATCHING WILDLIFE TOUR:
seward fishing$360.00/person (includes lunch) plus tax & fees = $390.00 total
Your Early Booking Internet Rate $299/person (includes lunch) plus tax and fees = $339.48 total

This package combines the Full Day Tour with a saltwater fishing experience. There are several places along our route where a short stop guarantees catching fish. Whales, salmon, halibut, bass, along with puffins and other auklets congregate in the same area to feed on herring and needle fish. It is not unusual to have whales circling our boat and to see puffins diving while we catch fish. This package is a favorite for visitors who are interested in seeing the Kenai Fjords' wildlife and glaciers and would also like a taste of Alaska's famous saltwater fishing.


OVERNIGHT TOUR:

$1600 per person, 2 days, 1 night
$2400 per person, 3 days, 2 nights

For the kind of experience you will never forget, consider this amazing trip. In addition to everything included in the full day trip outlined above, we take the time to focus on areas of special interest, such as whale watching. We can use Zodiac inflatable boats (or by special arrangement, sea kayaks) for closer observation of seals and sea otters. We can hike primitive terrain only recently uncovered by receding glaciers and see hundreds of salmon returning to spawn in streams that a few decades ago did not exist.

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Because we only have a limited number of spaces, reservations are usually necessary.

While in Seward, consider staying at our beachfront lodge, Alaska Saltwater Lodge, featuring a quiet location, great rates and incredible views.

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Full Day Tour  |  Full Day with Fishing  |  Overnight Tours  |  More Photos  | Our Boats
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ATTENTION:  If you would like to make a reservation or have a question regarding the 2014 season, please call us at 907 224-5271 or 907 769-1999.  If you don’t reaching us on your first attempt, try again.  We will be out of cellular reception from time to time.

 


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Alaska Saltwater Lodge · Box 695 · Seward · Alaska · 99664
907·224·5271 ·  Email:  aksalt@gci.net

photos courtesy of David Hoffmann www.davidhoffmann.com

 

 

 

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