Today you explore Kenai Fjords National Park by cruise – one of the great highlights of any visit to Alaska.
After transferring from your hotel to Seward, your group will set out on a private vessel to explore the mountainous coastline and massive glaciers of Kenai Fjords. Your chartered small ship cruise will take you to the picturesque Aialik Bay, stopping at the majestic Aialik Glacier to take in the sight (and sounds) of ice crashing into the sea. As you explore the waterways and seacoasts of Kenai Fjords, keep an eye out for marinelife and wildlife including whales that swim in these waters, birds nesting in nearby rookeries, and sea lions relaxing on rocky outcrops. Sail to a remote bay where you can relax in the peaceful silence in a beautiful marine setting right in front of a glacier! Your private cruise in Kenai Fjords includes an onboard lunch.
After your cruise, climb aboard the Alaska Railroad for a scenic rail adventure you will never forget. You’ll return to Girdwood this evening by luxury Goldstar Service in dome cars with glass-ceilings, ideal for scenic viewing. Travel in style in rail cars with upper-deck seating, large picture windows, a bar with complimentary alcoholic beverages, a lower level dining car, and an open air viewing platform. Travel through magnificent mountains and along Turnagain Arm, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife such as moose, Dall sheep, and beluga whales as you head toward Girdwood. Dinner will be served onboard.
Overnight at Alyeska.