Glacier & Wildlife Cruises //Single and multi-day trips in Kenai Fjords National Park (view all...)
A fleet of fast, modern boats takes you to specifically selected tidewater glaciers as you watch for puffins, cormorants, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, and more. This veteran tour operator offers a lot of variety with its day trips into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Some tours are designed to please birders or shutterbugs, while some are perfect for families with little kids. You’ll hear the captain’s narration on all of them, sharing his deep knowledge of the Seward area’s history and terrain.
Early May - September
Explore Alaska’s Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park fully with a three-day/two-night custom adventure perfect for families or couples. Alaska Fjord Charters guides you to the best mix of kayaking, glacier viewing, whale watching, and fishing, all in one leisurely tour.
Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords are great places to see wildlife and glaciers. And Major Marine’s vessels, which have cozy heated cabins and an outdoor viewing area, can take you out to see both. The half- and full-day excursions offer an all-you-can-eat salmon and prime rib buffet to enjoy while you take in the scenery.
Fishing Charters //Salmon, halibut, rockfish & more (view all...)
Profish-n-sea Charters, out of Seward, offers salmon and halibut fishing with friendly, experienced Alaskan guides. Trips last a full day; you’ll motor 2 to 2.5 hours from Seward to the Gulf of Alaska, Montague Island, and other outer-coast hotspots. Profish-n-Sea knows the three keys to catching fish: boats, knowledge, and gear. That’s why the boats are always clean, the gear sharp, and the crew friendly, helpful, and fun.
May through Mid- September
Fish with Hill on his immaculate 46-foot boat and find the hottest fishing spots around Seward. Hill's no-nonsense approach guides you to the action, loading you up with more than one species! Book a corporate charter or a private adventure with your buds – and combine it with a stay at Hill's lodge for the “all-in” package.
Sailing Adventures //multi-day sailing in Kenai Fjords National Park (view all...)
Seven Seas Sailing Logistics, LLC (“Seven Seas”) offer multi-day sailing voyages aboard their 65’ steel charter sailboat, Extraordinary. You and your family or friends (up to six guests) will sail to remote anchorages, spotting, among other wildlife, whales, puffins, and sea lions along the way.
Sea Kayaking Tours //Paddle around the bay or near glaciers (view all...)
For a closer, quieter, and more peaceful version of the Alaskan glacier and wildlife cruise, travel by sea kayak. Paddle the shoreline of Resurrection Bay, where encounters with sea otters, seabirds, and spawning salmon are common. Choose from a variety of three-hour excursions or take a full-day trip.
Kayak Adventures Worldwide guides small groups on sea kayaking excursions in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Paddle along with the heartbeat of the water, enjoying marine wildlife and Alaska's impressive glaciers. Guides focus on safety, education, and eco-awareness for maximum enjoyment with minimal impact.
Water Taxis //Take a water taxi to nearby trails, cabins & more (view all...)
Hop on board the all-season Missing Lynx, a vessel bound for whatever Seward Ocean Excursion suits your fancy. Want to fish, go bird watching, scuba dive or just check out hidden coves? Captains Bixler and Krystin McClure will help your small group plan an outing catered to your preferences. No matter the season, you can always catch some excitement in Resurrection Bay!
Zipline Tours //The only canopy tour on the Kenai Peninsula (view all...)
Bald eagles are known to nest in this wooded spot near Resurrection Bay—and when you sign up for a tour with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, you’ll get to soar just like these iconic birds. This three-hour tour—the only canopy tour on the Kenai Peninsula—combines ziplines, rappels and sky bridges, with panoramic views of Mount Marathon, Resurrection Peaks and all the gorgeous scenery around you. It’s easy, and undeniably thrilling.
Dog Sledding //Visit the kennel of an Iditarod musher (view all...)
Visit Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey's homestead, home to three generations of Iditarod mushers. Experience an exciting two-mile dog sled ride, tour the racing kennel, meet the dogs, cuddle adorable husky puppies, and listen to stories from the Iditarod trail. Then climb aboard a custom-designed sled; an Iditarod race finisher drives you through rainforest to a river-cut canyon surrounded by mountains.
Alaska has lots of dog sled tours, but few feature the youthful enthusiasm and spirit of Turning Heads Kennel. Started in 2012 by aspiring Iditarod mushers Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey, this tour is small, personal, and fun—no busloads of tourists or canned speeches here. Travis and Sarah run every tour, taking you on exciting sled dog rides and introducing you to their veteran More...
Hiking Trails //See Seward's highlights by foot (view all...)
Mt Marathon, formerly known as Lowell Mountain, holds a marathon every 4th of July in Seward. Eight-hundred people participate in a 3-mile, round-trip foot race that takes them up Mt Marathon's 3022 feet. The ascent is covered in less than a mile. If you look carefully on the left hand side of the mountain you can make out the trail. The fastest More...
Mt Marathon, formerly known as Lowell Mountain, holds a marathon every 4th of July in Seward. Eight-hundred people participate in a 3-mile, round-trip foot race that takes them up Mt Marathon's 3022 feet. The ascent is covered in less than a mile. If you look carefully on the left hand side of the mountain you can make out the trail. The fastest recorded More...
This trail is a spur off of the main trail that connects the North and South Beach trails in Caines Head State Recreation area. This is a really good hike for the whole family with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. Also, because it is part of a trail system, this makes for an excellent day trip. There are many trails to hike and opportunities to get some great pictures!More...
The first 8 miles of the trail pass through dense forest then gradually climbs, offering incredible vistas. Two metal bridges are in place for creek crossings. There are beaver, marten, moose, bear, wolves, coyotes, Dall sheep and mountain goats living in the area. Overnight camping in the area requires a permit.