Posted by: sunnyharvy | July 26, 2015

Kenai Fjords Boat Tour

Seward, Alaska is the Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, which is not accessible by road. Upon arrival we signed up to go out on a boat tour the next day. The weather forecast was excellent, so we kept our fingers crossed overnight.

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The day was glorious with clear blue skies, light winds, and temps in the 70’s! Something of a rarity around here. We were aboard a sister ship to the one shown here from Kenai Fjords Tours.

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Needless to say, the scenery was spectacular.

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A Humpback Whale teased us for a while.

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Eventually we got some pretty good tail views.

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These two are Fin Whales – the second largest animal in the world at up to 89 feet long and 74 tons! Our captain was excited and surprised to see them so close to shore.

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Steller Sea Lions soaking up the sun.

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Harbor Seals watching us float by.

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You just gotta love Puffins.

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We also saw (but not close enough to photograph) Dall’s Porpoises, Sea Otters, Bald Eagles, Cormorants, and Murres.

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Off to view the Aialik Glacier.

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The ship gives you an idea of the height of the glacier face.

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Here a large column of ice calves off…

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… into the sea.

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Taking a ride on an iceberg.

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Nothing else like glacier blue.

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Here’s a panoramic of the glacier by Al – click to view larger.

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On the way back to port it got a little foggy, but we certainly can not complain. It was an incredible day on the water!

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Responses

  1. Stellar photos – always amazed. Glacial blue – fantastic, and the column of ice calving off – great shots! Nature – so fantastic. Love the photo of the photographers taking the Aialik Glacier photos! Your every day vacation life – vicarious for us is the next best thing…

  2. beautiful beautiful! Have these glaciers been diminishing too?

    • Yes, indeed most of them are.


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