Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 33 Seward Kenai Fjords National Park Tour

Today we woke up to a beautiful morning.
The sun was shining and the sky was blue.

We left the trailer at about 8:25am to go to the marina for our day cruise.
The boat we rode on was called the "Kenai Star".
Just after setting sail at 10am we saw our first animal. It was a sea otter.

The whole 9hrs had a lot of beautiful scenery.

Shortly after, we saw our first whale. turns out that it was a mom whale with her calf and the calf seemed excited to see us and put on a great show for us.

The Cruise included an all you can eat prime rib, and salmon feast. It was delicious. Plus all you can eat desert, they had carrot cake, brownies, and jello.

One of the main things on the cruise was to see glaciers and specifically Aialik Glacier. Aialik Glacier is right on the water and you could watch it "calve", which is where chunks of ice break off and crash into the water and makes really loud noises. This specific glacier is nine tenths of a mile wide and 4 miles long.

Some of the other wild life we saw were in order: Puffins, Seagulls, Sea Lions, Porpoise,More whales

On our way back we saw something that most Alaskans havent heard about yet. Some whales either came up from somewhere else or started a new habit 3 days ago and its called "bubble net fishing". What it is, is where a group of whales get together and started circling around a group of fish acting as a net of bubbles and then they each take turns going through the net to eat the fish.

For more accurate information here is an article we found to help explain it: Bubble net fishing


  1. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS!!! We took a cruise up there on our 25th anniversary and I would so love to go again! Continued safe travels.

  2. Enjoying your trip Vince and praying all comes out well. Thelma

  3. Vince and guys,
    Enjoy the photos, more,more,more, keep 'em coming.