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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: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Lunch

2. 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.

Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour from Seward, Alaska

3. Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour from Seward, Alaska

Once you’ve experienced our Harding Icefield Trail Hiking tour, you’ll finally understand the rave reviews… Though to be honest, our backyard does most of the heavy lifting. After a quick safety briefing and tutorial by your professional guide, head out into the wilderness in one of the most serene places to hike. The Kenai Fjords National Park wilderness offers breathtaking landscapes, and an array of wildlife.While the majority of visitors stay on the trails and pathways, you’ll get to experience the picturesque backcountry, ancient glacier ice, and stunning vistas completely inaccessible by the regular traveler.Our small, cozy groups give you the chance to get up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife. We regularly see bears, moose, hoary marmot, mountain goats, and bald eagles.Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, your experienced and friendly guide will share stories, local history, geological features, and answer any questions you have throughout the tour.

Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Guided Snowmobiling Tour

4. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Guided Snowmobiling Tour

We call it the ‘Snowmobile Classic’ for a reason… After a quick orientation at our headquarters in Seward, you’ll set off into Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the most protected land units in all of Seward! Marvel at the stunning landscape, beautiful viewpoints, and towering mountains as you glide smoothly through the snow. With a friendly, local guide to lead the way, share stories and point out the views, there’s nothing to do except take a deep breath, hang on, and soak it all in. The gentle whisking of snow… The playful sunlight that dances around the sky… The simple serenity of getting away from roads… Join us for a tour in the wintry backcountry and you’ll quickly see why this is our best-selling snowmobile tour!

Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 8.5-Hour Extended Cruise

5. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 8.5-Hour Extended Cruise

Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise on this stunning expedition. Explore remote and untouched areas of the Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park on this small vessel adventure cruise that is ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts. Experience this intimate cruise with a smaller group that provides the best opportunity for up-close views of wildlife including humpback whales, orca whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, seabirds, otters, and more. Spend 8.5 hours on the water as time flies by with the captain seeking out the best wildlife viewing in the area. Marvel at the impressive Northwestern Glacier, an actively-calving tidewater glacier, and visit the Anchor and Ogive Glaciers as well. This tour is fully narrated by our experienced captains, and the smaller group size gives you the best opportunities to interact with and ask questions of the experienced and knowledgeable crew.

Snowmobile Adventure Tour in Kenai Fjords National Park

6. Snowmobile Adventure Tour in Kenai Fjords National Park

Once you’ve experienced our Snowmobile Adventure Tour, you’ll finally understand the rave reviews… Though to be honest, our backyard does most of the heavy lifting. After a quick safety briefing and tutorial by your professional guide, head out into the backcountry during one of the most picture-perfect and serene times to snowmobile. Alaska winters offer a picturesque time to see the national park, and majestic light for snapping photos. But don’t let all this serenity fool you… Want to feel the wind in your face or walk through deep snow? The choice is yours. With 3.5 hours and a fun, knowledgeable guide to take you directly to the best local spots and hidden gems, you simply can’t go wrong with this best-selling Alaska Snowmobile Tour in Seward.

Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

7. Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

Day 1 Relax with pickup from your guide at your hotel before you begin your adventure. Depart Anchorage and head south to the Crow Creek Gold Mine to experience Alaska’s rich pioneer mining history. Pan for gold and walk the historic mining area before heading to the Alyeska Resort. Go up the tram and take in 360-degree views of snowcapped peaks and the scenic Turnagain Arm waterway awaits. Take a chance to shop in downtown Girdwood after lunch in the quaint town, then depart for Seward where you'll stay for the night. Your guide will interpret the history and landscape while stopping along the way at scenic turnouts. Day 2 After breakfast, enjoy your day in Seward, Alaska, and choose from the following activities (to be paid out-of-pocket): – Glacier helicopter tours to see sled dogs – Kenai Fjords ocean tour (guide-suggested, with Fox Island Dinner) – Sea kayaking – Glacier hiking – Ocean fishing day trip – River fishing – Guided day hikes – Ice climbing Day 3 Travel from Seward to Denali Eat a full breakfast, pack up, and say goodbye to the ocean and hello to the Alaska interior. Depart for the moderate hike to the Exit Glacier, just minutes from Seward. Then, head to the Bear Creek Weir (seasonally dependent) to see salmon running in the creek up close. Stop with your guide at scenic overlooks for pictures. See the Hurricane Gulch Bridge overlook and the Denali Viewpoint South. Take bathroom breaks and pictures before arriving in the small town of Healy to settle in for tomorrow's activities. Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a day of activities in the Denali National Park area. Take the opportunity to spend the day on one of the many activities listed below before tucking in at the Denali Totem Inn (or similar). The activities below are to be paid out-of-pocket: – Denali National Park bus tour – Glacier flights into Denali – ATV adventures – Horseback rides – Jeep excursions – Nenana river rafting – Fly-fishing day trips – Wilderness sightseeing safari – River jet boat tour – Guided hiking Day 5 Leave Denali National Park en route for Anchorage after breakfast and one last experience: Visit the historical dog mushing team of Denali National Park. These dogs are still used for supplying the backcountry of the park in the winter. Depart for Anchorage to complete your 5-day tour after the sled dog presentation. Guests who would like to ride the train to Anchorage may do so from Denali or Talkeetna.

Rafting Adventure on Resurrection River from Seward, Alaska

8. Rafting Adventure on Resurrection River from Seward, Alaska

The Best Way to Discover Seward’s Hidden Wilderness... On the water is where memories are made… Whether it’s the exhilarating rush as you come up to a spirited rapid, the fresh mountain air that fills your lungs, or the sense of wonder gazing up at the towering mountains all around you. With a friendly, local guide and four hours to immerse yourself in unrivaled natural beauty, you’ll smell the earthy evergreens of our boreal rainforests, feel the mist on your face from the glacial river, and have plenty of time to soak it all in…

Alaska Winter Adventures in Kenai Fjords National Park

9. Alaska Winter Adventures in Kenai Fjords National Park

There is just no other way to say it… you haven’t truly experienced the jaw-dropping beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park until you get out there on a snowmobile and snowshoes. We designed this 3.5 hour experience to hit the highlights and whet your appetite for more snow-based adventures. Stare up in wonder at the towering Exit Glacier. Check. Breathe the fresh mountain air as you snowshoe across the snow covered landscape. Check. A friendly, local guide to share stories, show you hidden view points, and cozy up to a hot beverage beneath the ancient ice. Check, check, and check. With a quick turnaround and unbeatable price – it’s time you knocked this iconic Alaskan national park experience off your bucket list.

Seward: Kenai Fjords 3-Day Snowmobile and Snowshoe Trip

10. Seward: Kenai Fjords 3-Day Snowmobile and Snowshoe Trip

Discover the wintry landscape of the Seward and the Kenai Fjords National Park on this three-day trip. Snowshoe across the snow-covered ground before hopping aboard a snowmobile for a thrilling ride. Check into your accommodation in Seward the day before you begin your snowy adventure. After a good night's rest, fuel up with breakfast before joining your tour. Pick up your equipment and outerwear, and listen to a safety briefing from your guide. Hop on your snowmobile and take some time to familiarize yourself with it before heading into the wilderness. Follow your guide on a stunning snowmobile ride into the Kenai Fjords National Park at Exit Glacier, and stop at an amazing glacier viewpoint before riding to the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Upon arriving at the Exit Glacier Nature Center, listen to a brief snowshoeing instruction. Embark on a snowshoe hike to the toe of Exit Glacier. Take in the views while you enjoy lunch and a hot drink beneath the ancient ice.

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What people are saying about Seward

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

I took a guided tour in Dec and Brandon was my guide. Since no one else booked on that day, it was a private tour. At their office, I gave him my German Drivers License to get copied, signed the liability waiver and they gave me great gear. Outside, I got an introduction and we did some training on the parking lot. All set, we drove to Kenai Fjord National Park. Snowmobiling was already fun up to that point but the view you get in the National Park is just marvelous. Good that we still had daylight. So, I could enjoy nature. Probably due to my mistake, the visor starts to ice, and couldn't see clearly. So I had to open it. Your sunglasses would do it. The trip was long, with great paths with outlandish views. Brandon was very skilled on the machine but also a great guide who knows about nature. He brought me close to the glacier and explained all about it, took pics of me, helped me when my machine was stuck at a weird angle. I couldn't wish for a better tour. Thanks a lot!

Captain and Crew were all extremely friendly and helpful, providing information and details during our voyage. Lunch was more than adequate and better than expected. There was plenty of room on the boat both on deck and inside. Great experience and would do again!

Absolutely the best tour I have ever been on. The vessel was new and beautiful. It was made for viewing wildlife. The Capt narrated the entire 6 hours giving good information relative to the species we were viewing and the area we were in. Will do it again.

This cruise was absolutely amazing. The scenery and wildlife are out of this world, and the boat/crew were fantastic. I would highly recommend this excursion!!

Fue una gran experiencia, vimos los Glaciares Y el recorrido fue muy bello Sin duda volvería a repetir la experiencia !!