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Seward Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Seward Safaris & wildlife 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: 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.

From Seward: Half-Day Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour

3. 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.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Admission Ticket

4. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Admission Ticket

Enjoy an admission ticket that will grant you access to over 200-acres of animal enclosures and stunning nature. Take a self-tour of the scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, by bike, or by car, while learning about the resident wildlife via interpretive signs at each animal habitat. Support the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which is a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Venture through the AWCC’s 1.5 mile loop which is the perfect adventure for the winter months. Experience unique ways to explore the Center while enjoying the wildlife in the winter include gliding on your cross country skis, riding your fat bike, or utilizing AWCC’s complimentary kick-sled rentals. Relax on board your own vehicle with a picturesque 1.5 mile loop drive around the sanctuary. See orphaned and injured animals taken in by the AWCC that have now been given a forever home.

Seward: Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords Orca Cruise

5. Seward: Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords Orca Cruise

Enjoy an unforgettable day at sea in Seward and search for orcas. Learn all about these fascinating marine creatures from your guide. Visit Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park and admire the orcas, sea lions, seals, and seabirds. Meet your guide and the crew at the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel Dock to board your cruise. Head on an adventure into Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Explore the area’s orca hot spots and communicate with other vessels about recent sightings to maximize your chances of seeing orcas. Learn about these whales along the way from your knowledgeable captain and crew members, who will provide narration throughout the cruise. Hear the haunting calls of these animals for yourself through our onboard hydrophone if conditional allow. 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: Kenai Fjords National Park 8.5-Hour Extended Cruise

6. 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.

Seward: Spring Wildlife Guided Cruise with Coffee and Tea

7. 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.

From Seward: Guided Bear Viewing at Lake Clark National Park

8. From Seward: Guided Bear Viewing at Lake Clark National Park

See the bears of Lake Clark National Park up close on this all-inclusive tour with a bear guide. Enjoy transportation from Seward, including a flight in a small aircraft to reach the Park. From there, you'll set off on a walk with your guide to find and observe the bears in their natural habitat. The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in Seward. Take a scenic drive to a flight office in Kenai, lasting roughly 2.5 hours with photo stops along the way. At Kenai, you'll be flown in a bush plane to the park, with in-flight views of snow-capped volcanoes and impressive glaciers. Once you land, set off on your guided hike to find the Alaska bears. Wander across the beach and grassy meadows, and find the best hidden areas to spot the bears. You'll observe them in a safe and unobtrusive way. Hear facts and stories about the bears, and learn more about the local area. Then, take a break to savor a picnic lunch of a turkey wrap, granola bar, and fruit, while admiring the awe-inspiring natural beauty of your surroundings. Afterward, you'll fly back over the Cook Inlet to reach Kenai, before your guide drives you back to Seward.

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What people are saying about Seward

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Everyone on staff was very friendly. Our captain was very knowledgeable and good at finding the wildlife we wanted to see. We got to see orcas, which was a nice surprise!

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!!

I had a really great time. I like the narration about the area. Staff was friendly and we saw a lot of animals plus the area is beautiful.

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

Great trip! Staff was excellent! Very knowledgeable!