Kenai Fjords

Our 9-hour tour departed at 9:00 a.m. into a fog bank but that didn’t stop us from having a great time and seeing some wonderful things.

Kenai Fjords Tours

Kenai Fjords Tours

Our first dramatic sight was our home! There we are, third RV from the right.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

These Sea Otters were just chillin’ as we passed by. They looked so relaxed there floating on their backs, not a care in the world.

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

The Light Fog Contributed to the Eeriness of This Place.

The Light Fog Contributed to the Eeriness of This Place.

Harbor Seals

Harbor Seals

Steller Sea Lions

Steller Sea Lions

The ship’s captain did an excellent job of making sure we didn’t miss anything and that everyone had a chance to get the photo before he moved on to the next spot.

Photo Op!

Photo Op!

Northwestern Glacier is only one of the glaciers we saw but this one was the turnaround spot of the tour.

This is One of the Glaciers We Came to See and the Turnaround Point of Our Tour

Northwestern Glacier

When we got close to the glacier the captain turned off the motor and we sat quietly for half an hour listening to the frequent crack followed by a thunderous rumble while pieces of the glacier broke off and fell into the water. It was rather exciting and people were shouting and pointing when it happened. It was like watching fireworks with the “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s”.

Northwestern Glacier

Northwestern Glacier

Glacier Ice Pieces

Glacier Ice Pieces

Whales! Boy, did we see the whales. Humpback Whales. The captain stopped the boat for about 45 minutes while we watched the whales jumping again and again. There were a few close to the boat but we could see about a dozen others in the distance spouting and jumping. It was so cool to hear them grunting and making the noises that whales make. I took pictures until the battery died in my camera.

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

Ever wonder where seagulls live? The Common Murre look like penguins but they are not. But they are the deepest-diving sea bird that can still fly.

Seagulls and Common Murre

Seagulls and Common Murre

We also saw Dall’s Porpoise alongside the boat but they were too quick to photograph. They look like small Orca’s.

It was a fantastic experience!

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