Win prizes + see whales: cruise this Saturday (May 11) with Major Marine Tours and support Alaska’s Public Lands

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

The “Spirit of Matushka”

JOIN US this Saturday (May 11) in Seward to sail in Resurrection Bay, with a boatload of prizes + auction items!

The “Spirit of Matushka” sails at 3:30 p.m. on a three-hour cruise to see glaciers, wildlife (watch for those whales!) and the majesty of the mountains and the sea. Enjoy the “connection with public lands” that’s at the heart of Alaska Geographic‘s mission.

Watch for wildlife during the three-hour cruise!

Alaska Geographic puts this cruise together each year as a “floating fundraiser” for youth programs to connect people to Alaska’s public lands. That includes hikes, marine science education and other activities in the  parks and refuges.

Here’s a partial list of prizes + silent auction items:

– Two Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere they fly.
– Three-day/two-night Denali rail + hotel package ex-Anchorage from Holland America Line.
– Two night Yurt stay at Shearwater Cove Eco-Lodge on Resurrection Bay.
– Arctic Circle fly/drive from Northern Alaska Tour Company ex-Fairbanks.
–  Guided sea kayaking tour for two with Alaska Sea Kayakers.
–  Four-hour tandem kayak rental at Eklutna Lake from Lifetime Adventures.
– Bridal Veil Kayak Paddle for two from Miller’s Landing in Seward
– Full-day Caines Head Kayak Paddle from Miller’s Landing in Seward
CLICK THROUGH for the WHOLE LIST of prizes + silent auction items.

Alaska Geographic funds youth programs like the one, above, in Alaska’s national parks

Here are the details:

WHO: Me. You. Your friends and family! Anyone who treasures Alaska’s public lands.

WHAT:  Three-hour cruise of Resurrection Bay in Seward aboard Major Marine’s “Spirit of Matushka” catamaran. View the snow-capped mountains and several hanging glaciers. Watch for wildlife, including otters, eagles, mountain goats, seals–even whales. CLICK HERE to RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11. Boarding starts at 3:00 pm. 

WHERE: Harbor 360 Hotel right on the water at the Seward Small Boat Harbor. (1412 4th Avenue, Seward, AK, 99664)

WHY: Combine this “floating fundraiser” with a scenic cruise on the calm, protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Enter to win some fantastic travel prizes. Bid high and bid often to score some other great prizes.

HOW:  Click here to make reservations:

COST: $107.10 per person (Alaska Geographic members get a $10 discount) A meal is included for everyone! Buy your own drinks, tho’.  

IN SUM: Alaska Geographic works in partnership with public land agencies to connect people with Alaska’s national parks, forests, refuges and conservation lands through the creation and delivery of exceptional educational products and programs.

Since 1959, Alaska Geographic has been the nonprofit education partner of Alaska’s spectacular national parks, forests, refuges, and conservation lands; we support education programs and publications, and raise funding for youth programs, stewardship projects, and arts and education programs.  Together with our public land partners, we are dedicated to sharing Alaska’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

JOIN US in Seward on the floating fundraiser! We’ll see you on board! 

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