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Photo courtesy of Major Marine Tours

Seward-based boat tour operator Major Marine Tours took second place in a USA Today contest to determine the top ten boat tour companies in the country. The contest, part of USA Today’s 10Best series of readers’ choice awards, pitted twenty firms against one another to compete for the votes of readers.

“We are honored to receive this award and would like to thank our customers and friends for showing us your support through your votes,” Major Marine Tours said in a press release. “After climbing from the number 14 position and holding first place for several days, Major Marine Tours ended in second place as the only Alaska boat tour company to make the top ten list.”

The top vote-getter was NYCbySEA a powerboat tour operator that takes guests on tours of New York Harbor. A panel assembled by USA Today chose the twenty firms to compete and then opened it up to popular vote.