Category Archives: Alaska

Whale’s Your Head At?

This humpback, affectionately named Morgan La Fey, almost ran straight into the boat, I could have touched him. The captain had to cut the engines to spare hitting him. Then Morgan decided to put on an incredible show. For perspective, … Continue reading

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The (Un)Common Murre

These adorable little birds live very interesting lives. Not a birder by any means, these small penguin-like sea birds have managed to capture my attention. They live the majority of their lives on the water, only coming on land to … Continue reading

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The Boats

Star of the Northwest or The Snooze – our slowest and most boring tour, perfect for the elderly and families with small children Kenai Star – our longest tour, offers employees and passengers alike a wonderful place to relax and … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Deckhand

or I Go to Sea as a Sailor because of the Wholesome Exercise and Pure Air The job of a deckhand is really being the Jack-of-all-Trades of the ship. We are CPR/First Aid certified, we have run all the Coast … Continue reading

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America!

In Seward we are lucky enough to have all 5 types of salmon run in our waters. The king (chinook), sockeye (red), coho (silver), pink (humpback), chum (dog) salmon all run up rivers in the area to spawn and therefore … Continue reading

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A Symbol is Conceived

The bald eagle, haliaeetus leucocephalus, our nation’s most recognized symbol is considered by many to be the living embodiment of the core values of our country, strength, freedom, pride and nobility. These large birds of prey are incredibly common in … Continue reading

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Sea Steak

Forget seal clubbing in New Zealand, in Alaska you eat them. My co-worker Sean had the honor of accompanying a native family this winter on a seal hunt. He registered for an observer pass and took off with the family … Continue reading

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Cruising Along

My first experience at Major Marine in Seward was as a passenger aboard the Glacier Express. During the 5-hour tour we saw the gamut of Alaskan wildlife, the seas were calm, the sun shining and the experience was incredible. Right … Continue reading

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Arrivals

Generally, before I go somewhere new I like to go headfirst, with a mind full of limitless possibilities and very little actual knowledge (like, for example, the year I went to New Zealand without a raincoat). By quelling my racing … Continue reading

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