Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist on your own home turf! We are lucky to live in a state with so much to see in both nature and wildlife. Seeing whales out in their natural habitat is such a special sight to see and should make it on your bucket list this summer! 

 

Phillips Cruises & Tours – 26 Glacier Cruise

This cruise runs from May 3rd to October 5th out of Whittier. It takes you to 26 different glaciers in just 5 hours! From the comfort of a high-speed catamaran, you are brought within 300 feet of massive glaciers and while you’re at it, on the lookout for wildlife! You can see animals such as otters, whales, harbor seals and marine birds. 

 

Lazy Otter Charters Custom Sightseeing Tours

You can go anywhere you want to go within Prince William Sound on this water taxi! This tour is customizable – so you can pick what you want to see whether it’s glaciers, whales or for some relaxing time on a secluded beach. 

 

Major Marine Kenai Fjords Cruise

This tour takes place in spots that are sweet spots to see wildlife. Taking you through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords, you can see both glaciers and whales while learning from a uniformed Park Ranger. You can absolutely get lost in the scenery on this award winning cruise. There are options between the full day Kenai Fjords National Park Tours (6-7.5 hours), Half-Day Resurrection Bay Cruise (5 hours), Gray Whale Watching Tour (4 hours), Wildlife Cruise (3.5 hours) or the Northwestern Fjord Cruise (8.5 hours).

 

Kenai Fjords Tours

On this tour, you’ll find yourself on a fast, modern boat that takes you to specifically selected tidewater glaciers. Along the scenic ride through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, you will watch for puffins, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, sea lions and whales. The captain shares his knowledge along the way and stops when wildlife has been spotted. There are different cruise option to accommodate the type of day you want to spend. There is the National Park Tours (6-8.5 hours), Resurrection Bay Tours (3-4.5 hours), Northwestern Fjords Tour (9 hours), Dinner Glacier Cruise (5.5 hours) and Grey Whale Watch (4 hours).