One of the more popular experiences Seward offers is that it is the gateway to one of the most spectacular national parks in the country. Kenai Fjords National park is located approximately 4 miles west of Seward.
The park's spectacular scenery and wildlife may be viewed by daily private tour and charter boats. Tours range from 2 ½ hours to 10 hours. The shorter tours will take you around Resurrection Bay.
You will have an opportunity to view Bear Glacier, Eagles, Whales, Puffins, Sea Otters, Piedmont Glaciers & Alpine Glaciers.
The longer tours take you out into open ocean and then into Ailak Bay. Here you will find many larger tidewater glaciers with scenic mountains surrounding them, along with more wildlife.
People regularly ask my opinion on what tour to take. This is my standard answer. Go on an all day tours, not a half day tour. A half day tour takes you around the bay. You will have a good chance of seeing wildlife, but not the majestic tidewater glaciers that calve into the ocean. All the tour companies pretty much go to the same places and do a great job, so next consider what size and kind of boat you want to go out on and if you would like a full buffet on the boat, a deli meal or a salmon bake at an island. Any tour that is 6 to 8 1/2 hours go to the same area and offer the same things to see. The longer ones 7 3/4 to 8 1/2 are only longer because of the time it takes for the meal. The 9 hour tours actually go further into the fjords.
Attached is a list of times and costs of the tours that will take you to the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park. Discounts are offered if lodging reservations are booked through Alaska's Point of View Reservation Service. Whenever possible, please make tour reservation at least a week in advance so there will be no last second problems .
Check the boxes next to the Charter and Tour items you're most interested in. Click the Reservations button to the left when you're done making your selections in all areas of interest to you.
Remember you may want to bookmark this page so you do not loose it and you can return to take advantage of my discounts. Debra.
Prices do not include Seward's 7% sales tax and $3.50 head tax or Whittier's 15.00 head tax.