Alaska Tour Day: Train & Kenai Fjords Cruise

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Breakfast train guests return at 9:30 p.m.
Dinner train guests return at 10:30 p.m.


Wear your train badge. Check in at 6:30 a.m. at the Convention Center; coaches depart at 7 a.m. to either Seward or the Train Depot.
Transportation to the Convention Center for check-in: Coaches will depart at 6 a.m. from the Captain Cook, Downtown Marriott, Hilton Anchorage, Sheraton, Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, arriving at the Convention Center for the 6:30 a.m. check-in, and return guests to those hotels at the end of the day.

Your Alaska Host Committee, along with our sponsors—the Alaska Railroad and Holland America—is offering this all-day event for registered CSG delegates and guests who have signed up for this event.
Attendees will travel in one direction by train and the other direction by motor coach. Dedicated CSG Alaska Railroad cars will travel to and from Seward—a route designated as a national scenic corridor, so keep an eye out for Dall sheep on the cliffs and moose in the valleys. The four-hour ride provides breathtaking views from lavishly appointed cars featuring custom-designed interiors highlighted with original Alaska art. The motor coach ride is approximately three hours. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner on board the train while it travels along Turnagain Arm on its way to or from Seward.
Once in Seward, climb aboard a catamaran with Kenai Fjords Cruises for a four-hour cruise of Resurrection Bay, where you may catch a glimpse of eagles, whales, puffins, seals and more. Each vessel has been customized for maximum comfort with multi-level, walk-around viewing decks, as well as warm, spacious inside seating with large picture windows. Lunch features grilled Alaska salmon, prime rib, salad, potatoes, vegetable and dessert on beautiful and remote Fox Island, where the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located. After your meal, step back onboard and continue your wildlife and glacier tour.
Cap off this incredible experience at the Alaska SeaLife Center, a world-class marine research and rehabilitation facility. Visitors to this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life while peeking over the shoulders of ocean scientists studying Alaska’s rich seas and diverse sea life.
Wear comfortable clothing, layers, coat, gloves and hat (just in case) and bring your camera. There will be lots of photo opportunities throughout the day.