12/09/2011 11:22 am ET

Water Parks In Alaska: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Water parks in Alaska range from a traditional park with slides and pools to an outdoor experience that is completely Alaskan. Whether you're looking for fast-paced thrills or outdoor beauty on the open seas, there's a park experience for you here. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Alaska's water parks.

Kenai Fjords Tours

Kenai Fjords Tours offers boat tours of Kenai Fjords National Park. It has seven itineraries, including visits to a private lodge on Fox Island. It also offers a dinner cruise and a cruise and kayak combination tour. Visitors can see glaciers, whales, birds and other wildlife.

Most Popular Tour

Kenai Fjords Tours says its National Parks Tour is Alaska's most popular wildlife and glacier tours. During peak season, there are three daily departures that are narrated by an accredited wildlife interpreter and include a visit to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.


Kenai Fjords Tours range from three to nine-and-a-half hours. It also offers multi-day packages.

Tour Meal

Kenai Fjords offers a chicken caesar wrap for lunch and wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib for dinner.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Kenai Fjords Tours.

Address: 1304 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 877-777-4051
Hours: Departure times vary from May 14 to September 25.
Price: Adults, $64 to $194; children, $32 to $97.

H2Oasis Indoor Water Park

H2Oasis is Alaska's largest indoor water park and calls itself "a tropical island in the Last Frontier." It provides a traditional water park experience in Alaska.

Kick Back

H2Oasis's Lazy River is a 575-foot-long river that circles the park. In addition, the Master Blaster Water Coaster is 43 feet high and 505 feet long.

Other Attractions

H2Oasis also offers a Wave Pool, Water Drop Fountain, Beached Boat, Children's Lagoon and Pirate Ship, four Water Cannons and two slides. The slides range from 150 to 368 feet.


Guests will find pizza, salads, hot dogs, subs, burgers, fries, soft serve ice cream and Pepsi products.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at H2Oasis.

Address: 1520 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: 907-522-4420
Hours: In the summer, the park is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The park is open holidays and school days 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the rest of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Price: One-day pass: adults, $24.99; children 3 to 12, $19.99. There is a discounted rate Monday through Wednesday, as well as for birthday packages, members and groups.

Other Noteworthy Parks Near Alaska

Cultus Lake Water Park
Splashdown Park
White Water Slide & RV Park
Bridal Falls Waterpark
Osoyoos RV Campground & Waterslides

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