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Alaskan Glacier Cruises

glaciercruisesCruises in Alaska are a great alternative for an outdoor enthusiast! If you’re with a party that is split on the desire to go fishing, Alaska Fish On Charters will be more than happy to help you plan a day trip for your wife or friends who don’t care to go fishing. Two of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska are glacier cruises and bear viewing.

Relax with 360-degree views of the untamed beauty of Alaska. Watch glaciers calve while whales breech, puffins dive for food, and bald eagles fly overhead. Before leaving, you can hike or go souvenir shopping in the small Alaskan towns and villages.

There are a variety of tours to suite your needs, whether it be a four and a half hour cruise or an eight hour cruise. Fishing parties that catch their limit early can hop aboard tours that leave in the afternoon, so they don’t have to spend the whole day talking about the trophy fish they caught that morning.

A word of warning, it is very important to dress comfortably on these tours. The weather in Alaska can be unpredictable, so it would be smart to dress in layers. Most Alaskan tour boats have a heated indoor cabin, but it’s always a good idea to dress warm and shed layers. Lunch and/or dinners are provided on some sightseeing cruises.

Tour Boat Pricing

Adults – $127 plus tax | Children 2-11 – $63 plus tax | Children under 2 – $63 plus tax

Some of the wildlife you’ll see includes:

dalls-porpoise-1 Dall’s Porpoises
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises.
These playful porpoises are often mistaken for killer whales because of their similar markings. You’ll see them bow riding or circling the boat at high speeds, breaking the water to breathe.
t_2 Steller’s Sea Lions
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises. This rare, endangered species lives in large colonies, feeding largely on mollusks and fish. They are distinguished from their cousins, the California Sea Lion, by their light colored, reddish fur.
t_4 Harbor Seals
You’ll likely see these on all cruises. This seal can be found throughout most coastal waters in northern latitudes. In Alaska, they are often seen resting on ice floes around active glaciers.
t_5 Sea Otters
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises. The playful sea otter spends most of its life in the water, feeding on fish, squid, sea urchins, and crabs. They often float on their backs, using their stomachs as a table for their food.
t_6 Bald Eagles
You’ll likely see these on all cruises. Alaska is home North America’s favorite bird, bald eagles. They live in trees and snags, feeding primarily on fish and waterfowl.
t_8 Cormorants
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises. These diving birds can be seen on the rocky islands and outcroppings throughout most of southern Alaska. Three species, pelagic, red-faced and double-crested, can be spotted in the various colonies. Cormorants are easy to identify because they can often be seen fanning their wings to dry them out.
Cormorants Common Murre
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises. These deep-diving birds nest in large colonies on ocean cliffs. Their eggs are pear-shaped to keep them from rolling off of narrow ledges.
s_9 Puffins
You’ll likely see these on Kenai Fjords half-day and full-day cruises. This clown of the North Pacific is one of the most popular birds. It spends most of its life at sea, coming ashore only to raise its young. Both horned and tufted puffins are often seen during the cruises. Puffins gorge themselves on small fish, often making it nearly impossible for them to take off and fly.Literally hundreds of species of birds can be spotted throughout Resurrection Bay, the Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound. The ones we’ve described above are the most common, but other species of birds can be seen during different times of the year
   
For a chance to view this type of wildlife, call us and reserve your Alaska wildlife cruise today. Check in 1 hour prior to cruise departure. Full-day cruise departs at 11:45am and returns at 7:45 pm.

 

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