The train schedule allowed for six hours and 15 minutes in Seward before heading back to Anchorage. So Chris booked us a six hour wildlife cruise. I’ve been on my share of nature cruises, but: I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.
The Kenai Fjords cruise took us through Resurrection Bay, around Aialik Cape, and up to the Aialik Glacier. This is a tidewater glacier, meaning the edge of it sits right in the ocean.
I even liked the glacier better than all the animals we saw: humpback whales (two or three!), sea otters rolling and floating with their pups, harbor seals lounging, sea lions barking, wrastling, and catching fish, puffins, the porpoise that look like mini orcas, and common murre. The murre birds sounded so cute; they made this distinctive humming, purring noise.