Located on the southeastern portion of the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Fjords National Park is where mountains, ice, and ocean meet in a vast, pristine, and rugged landscape. Almost forty glaciers from the 300-square-mile Harding Icefield have carved steep-sided valleys that are now filled with ocean water. It is a land where the ice age still lingers, where glaciers, earthquakes, and oceanic storms continually reshape the landscape.
As the glaciers recede, rock is uncovered and plants take root, growing into lush forests of western hemlock and Sitka spruce. Wildlife is abundant. Mountain goats, bears, coyotes, and eagles inhabit the narrow zone between the ocean and the icefield. Harbor seals, sea otters, and Dall porpoise live year-round in the icy water, and summer brings humpback whales, orcas, and Steller sea lions along with puffins and other marine birds that nest on rocky islands.
The best way to explore the park is by boat. These Alaska cruise tours will take you up close to glaciers and wildlife to let you discover the wild beauty and drama of Kenai Fjords National Park.
See rugged mountains and massive glaciers in Resurrection Bay while watching for whales, sea lions, puffins, and more.
Hear Holgate Glacier crack and groan, and watch for it to calve. Look for whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, otters, and puffins.
Observe mountains and glaciers as you cruise Resurrection Bay in search of whales, sea lions, porpoises, marine birds, and more.
Cruise amongst rugged mountains, glaciers, bird rookeries, and sea lion colonies while watching for whales, sea otters, and more.
Discover the wild beauty and drama of glacier-carved Kenai Fjords National Park.