In Seward, you’ll find a mix of dramatic mountains, impressive glaciers and abundant wildlife in a place that seems untouched by time. You really have to get out on the water to see it all. A half-day guided tour of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park provides a quick overview, but can feel too short. With Alaska Fjord Charters, explore at your leisure with a three-day/two-night custom adventure perfect for families, couples or close friends.
Kayak in small coves, set anchor overnight in front of a crackling glacier, and spend hours watching for whales, orca and porpoise cavorting in the fish-laden waters of the bay and beyond. Stretch your legs on a hike toward a glacier, watching for black bear along the shoreline and eagles soaring above.
Leisurely morning or early bird action? It’s your call. It’s another day of glacier viewing and hiking or kayaking as the group checks out Northwestern Fjord and a possible hike to southwestern Glacier. By this time, you might be expert at spotting harbor seals, puffins, and other frequent wildlife.
Darby slowly makes its way back toward Seward before buses and trains leave on the 3rd day. Keep your binoculars and camera handy for whale activity, porpoises, and many bird species, and throw a last line in the water.
Is this trip for you?
If you’re ready to get out in Alaska’s wild on a small group adventure for a few days, Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay offers a highly satisfying list of activities. The custom nature of this trip means that you can do more kayaking if that’s your thing, or more sitting back watching for glaciers to calve. (You don’t have to be too active, but you will have to be dexterous enough to get on and off the boat and into small boats and kayaks.) Alaska Fjord Charters is a refreshing get-away from tourist crowds and TV/Internet– as long as you like the other folks you bring along! This tour is a great bonding time for families, so kids are welcome, but should be old enough to help paddle a kayak. This trip is for you if you prefer a focus on nature and outdoor activity over luxury accommodations.