Kenai Fjords National Park
Sunday, August 2, 2009. Kenai Fjords Tours This excursion produced hundreds of photos from which the best are shown here. Keep in mind that these were taken without benefit of a tripod or terra firma. The captain of the Tanaina had an open deck policy, so it was easy to get into position for photos. If you are ever in Seward, Alaska don’t miss this trip!
Docking and disembarkation from the Veendam
Our mode of conveyance for the next six hours.
We leave the Veendam behind and head out to sea.
Seward, Alaska in the background as we leave.
Jeannie and Annie seen from the outer walkway.
The Tanaina and its Captain
Sea Otters up close and personal!
Bear Glacier near Calisto Head
A few Stellar sea lions.
An eagle on fishing patrol.
A humpback whale with a mouth full of fish.
Over she goes!
Another tour boat, The Orca Voyager
Three Hole Point with a view.
And what a view it is!
The captain gave us great narratives!
The Holgate Glacier past Holgate Head
Great scenery! Might be Pederson Glacier
Aialik Glacier (will be our closest approach)
These little tufted puffins are fast!
Pictures of Tufted Puffins by the hundred.
Steller Sea Lions at the Chiswell Islands.
Stellar Sea Lions close up.
Deep Diving Murre (Alcid family)
Along the rocky cliff.
Time to head back after a long day of fun.
Kenai Fjords Tour Map
The Veendam being made ready for the Southbounders
We had an Orca pod sighting, but it was extremely brief and they never surfaced again to our view. Time to move on and grab a bus to Anchorage.
Kenai Fjords National Park is located just outside the town of Seward in South-central Alaska, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Seward is accessible year round via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway with stunning views of Turnagain Arm, Kenai Lake, glaciers, wetlands, and rugged mountains.
A bus ride from Seward to Anchorage
Roadway north to Anchorage
Next Page: Stop over at Anchorage.