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Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula

Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula

Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

1. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

Board a stable, state-of-the-art catamaran and spend a day filled with wildlife, glaciers, mountains, and more. See whales and glaciers in Resurrection Bay and learn the history of the region from your captain. The cruise begins by searching for wildlife in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Whales, sea otters, and puffins are often sighted within minutes of leaving the harbor. The captain will provide information on the area's wildlife, glaciers, fjords, and history. Stop at one tidewater glacier that has frequent calving events, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A full bar is available for those wanting to enjoy local beers and glacier cocktails. Savor a deli-style lunch on board while you cruise.

From Seward: Half-Day Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour

2. From Seward: Half-Day Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour

Embark on a guided sightseeing cruise from Seward along Resurrection Bay from Seward with guided commentary. Encounter native wildlife like whales, puffins, sea otters, and more before witnessing the natural beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Benefit from a shuttle from the railroad depot or the cruise ship port. Then, head off the beaten track in search of wildlife where they often appear through Resurrection Bay. With the help of binoculars, watch as sea otters carry their pups on their bellies. Marvel at the speed of the Dall's porpoise as they surf the vessel's wake. Be awed by the size and majesty of orcas, humpbacks, and other incredible whale species, and learn about their habitat from the onboard guide. Take in the wild natural beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park.

From Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Lunch

3. From Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Lunch

Experience up-close views of the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this round-trip cruise from Seward. Sail past the majestic Holgate and Aialik Glaciers and enjoy a complimentary deli lunch. Listen as the captain explains the surrounding geology and wildlife. Step aboard a stable, high-speed catamaran for a full day of exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Start your cruise in Resurrection Bay and learn about the park, the surrounding area, and wildlife from your captain. Allow your captain to take you to the best wildlife viewing areas for the opportunity to see stunning marine life including whales, otters, seals, and thousands of seabirds. Head out into the Gulf of Alaska past Bear Glacier, the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Take advantage of getting up close with 2 active tidewater glaciers, Aialik Glacier and Holgate Glacier as your cruise stops nearby. Watch for calving, where giant chunks of glacier ice break off and crash into the water. Experienced deckhands will secure a chunk of glacier ice to make the most amazing cocktails and glacier margaritas.

Seward: Spring Wildlife Guided Cruise with Coffee and Tea

4. Seward: Spring Wildlife Guided Cruise with Coffee and Tea

Join this unforgettable guided cruise in Seward that takes you through the Resurrection Bay to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska. Look out for grey whales and wildlife as you sail. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Seward to begin your epic adventure. Aboard the cruise, relax and enjoy the views of the Kenai Mountains and marvel at the wildlife you see along the way. Learn about these whales along the way from your knowledgeable guide who will provide narration throughout the cruise. Take photos of the stunning views of the landscapes and if you lucky hopefully you will see grey whales,  End your cruise on a high and enjoy a day out you won't forget in a hurry, if you are a fan of orcas or love marine life, then this tour is right up your street.

Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the beautiful and scenic city of Seward. Surrounded by mountains and the Resurrection Bay, this picturesque location was once devastated by an earthquake, tidal waves, and fire in 1964. Since then, it has evolved into a thriving community that now boasts the iconic Iditarod National Historic Trail and an amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. On this audio tour, see the Old Alaska Railroad Depot, the Founder's Monument, the Seward Community Library, the William H Seward Bust, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society Seward Museum, the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chugach Museum with the Institute of History and Art. Quaint, quirky and full of interesting tales and historical facts, this tour takes you on a journey of years gone by. Benefit from an entirely self-paced tour. Simply download your audio files and use them at your own leisure.

From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

6. From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

Day 1: Meet with your group at 8am in Anchorage for a welcome meeting and to meet your guide. Your guide will go over the tour and what to expect. Today we leave for Seward on the lush Kenai Peninsula, a beautiful and scenic drive. The drive goes along the Turnagain Arm, an arm of the inlet known as an excellent place to see Beluga whales or spot Dall sheep on the cliffs. The road leads us South where we come close to Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park and hike the famous Exit Glacier trail with your expert guide. Moderate or easy options to choose from. After the hike - we make our way to camp, where we set up for the evening and cookout in a stunning location at the water’s edge. Camp in Seward for three nights. Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast - light snack at the welcome meeting ● Lunch - picnic ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 2: Seward is known for its world-class fishing and boat excursions on the Kenai Peninsula. From Seward, enjoy an included full-day boat trip to experience the wildlife and glaciers by sea. This park is one of the most stunning places that Alaska has to offer. During the boat trip you have a good chance of seeing bird colonies, sea lions, otters and who knows, even a salmon hunting troop of orcas. You also sail past gigantic glaciers where you might get lucky and view giant ice chunks falling into the sea, very impressive! If you choose not to do any optional activities, your guide will help plan a day hike and some free time to explore Seward. Tonight we all reconnect again for another camp cookout! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch - picnic or on your excursion ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 3: Today you have the opportunity to do an included Kayak Excursion on the sea - experiencing Resurrection Bay - known for its dramatic cliff walls and waterfalls feeding into the sea. In the afternoon, we hike to Tonsina Point to see the Bald Eagles feeding on fish and see the tide change. Tonight is a free night in Seward to go out for dinner and out on the town to experience the real Alaskan evening scene! Alaska has an incredible variety of tasty beers, delicious coffee and amazing seafood fare! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch Day 4: This morning we have a relaxed camp breakfast & breakdown camp. We head out for a full day of sites and adventure before returning to Anchorage this evening where this tour ends at approx 6pm. Meals Included: ● Breakfast ● Lunch

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What people are saying about Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula

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(378 reviews)

Extremely swell. Our Captain was just as excited to see the sites as we were it seemed! We were very lucky and got to see killer whales/orcas a male, female and two babies, lots of cute otters, 🦦 porpoises 🐬 playing with the speed of the boat, seals 🦭, birds 🦅 etc. It’s cold and the indoor seating was very nice and comfortable and you could easily see the landscape and mountains 🏔️. One of the deck guided lent us her charger since taking so many videos and pics my phone was in need of charging desperately. The cost of food on the boat was very reasonable and if you can bring cash that’s best! They can swipe your credit cards at the end when they return and service is available once again. If going in spring tour recommend wearing what you would to go snowboarding or skiing or sledding. We did!

Vessel was spotless and very comfortable, staff very friendly and informative. I felt the crew did the best to get us the value we paid. would def recommend and return!

I went on the 4 hour tour which was excellent and very informative. Crew was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Wonderful trip! Saw sea otters, sea lions, and orca whales! Glacier up close! Lunch was very good.

Was a wonderful tour and the guide/captain really knew his animal info.