The Seldovia small boat harbor is the hub of our community. For many a man and woman of past generations it was the gateway into their future. The early settlers had no choice but to come by boat, and they did so, and in the years and decades to come they lived and worked out of the harbor.
All of the freight, materials, equipment and vehicles come in to Seldovia “over” the City Dock. This is a deep water dock and the Alaska Marine Highway Ferries Tustumena and Kennicott tie up here on a weekly basis and provide a link, a highway if you will, to the rest of Alaska. Those of us that live here rely on this link and use the City Dock and the ferry as one in the lower forty-eight states might use a county road to get to town. The ferry runs between Seldovia, Homer, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor and is classic symbol of our remote coastal region.
There’s not much traffic. Kids are riding bikes. Folks are relaxing and chatting along the waterfront. People who visit Seldovia often say how walking around here feels like stepping back in time, and that’s especially the case on the historic Seldovia boardwalk, which exudes a certain Norman-Rockwell-esque picture of idyllic life.
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Take a step back into Seldovia’s past while learning about the present at the Seldovia Museum & Visitor Center. Check out detailed exhibits on the cultural traditions and legacies of the Native peoples of the area, see interactive wildlife exhibits and pick up free travel information and maps.
The state-of-the-art Seldovia Conference Center has a 2400 square foot meeting room that can suit almost any event need. It also includes an additional 450 square foot breakout room for additional usage and a 1500 square foot open deck overlooking Seldovia Bay, perfect for outdoor entertaining and celebrations.
This spot, about a mile outside the town of Seldovia, offers big views that stretch out to the mouth of Kachemak Bay and even to Cook Inlet.
Across the Inlet, you can also see the Pacific Ring of Fire, including Mount Illiamna and Mount Redoubt, each standing at10,000 and 11,000 feet. Even though they're some 75 miles away, on some days they seem like they’re More...