New Orca Quest Cruise
One of our most exciting changes for 2017 is the addition of a new cruise: the Orca Quest Cruise! We are the only tour operator in Seward to offer an orca-focused cruise, and we are so excited to start running this unique cruise. Rather than following a set route like our other cruises, the Orca Quest Cruise will travel to areas where orca whales have recently been sighted. Our knowledgeable Captains will visit the local orca hot spots and will communicate with other vessels about recent orca sightings.
Each day on this cruise will be a unique cruising experience—you may stay in Resurrection Bay if the orcas are hanging out there, or you may cruise out to Kenai Fjords National Park. This cruise runs mid-May through mid-June, which is the prime time for orca whale watching due to the salmon runs that occur in the area at that time. To add to the unique experience, we will have a hydrophone onboard that will allow you to listen to the haunting calls of the orcas underwater. This will be an experience not to be missed!
Boat-based adventures in Seward, Alaska
"Seward Ocean Excursions offers year-round, boat-based adventures aboard the Missing Lynx, ranging from tours to SCUBA diving to just plain fun on the water. If you are seeking a more personalized Alaskan excursion."
"Welcome to Seward Ocean Excursions, providing year-round boat adventures and activities in beautiful Seward, Alaska.
Why choose us? Seward Ocean Excursions is a locally-owned and family-run business. We pride ourselves in providing custom, small group trips all year round.
Please check out the rest of our website for more information. Recent pictures, trip updates, specials, and more are frequently posted to our FaceBook page. We hope to hear from you soon!
-Captains Bixler and Krystin McClure"
Seward is home to a beautiful military recreation camp and our patriotic spirit runs deep. From Armed Services Day through Memorial Day, Seward businesses come together to offer special activities, events, and discounts to our fellow citizens in uniform. We honor you with a special picnic kickoff at the Harbor Plaza, a combat fishing tournament, and other special activities for you and your family. It’s the least we can do to say “thank you”.
We want to help you make the most of your Seward-based R&R. Stay awhile – enjoy all we have to offer. You have served us, and we’re honored to return the favor.
Seward Mermaid Festival & Small Boat Harbor Opening
May 20th, Seward Small Boat Harbor
10 AM - 6 PM AKDT
The 2017 Seward Small Boat Harbor Opening & Mermaid Festival is a community based event that welcomes a new summer season to the city of Seward, Alaska. The event is centered on ocean conservation & education, welcoming a new summer to the city & harbor, and celebration of everything mermaid! Come on down and enjoy live music, food & art vendors, beer garden, kid zone, face painting, mermaid costume contest, dunk tank and MUCH MORE!
Stoney Creek Zip Line Tours
Experience Alaska's natural scenery and awesome wilderness with a thrilling zipline tour. Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures is located 127 miles south of Anchorage in Seward.
Seward, Alaska Sea Kayaking Adventure Tours
FOX ISLAND, RESURRECTION BAY AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
Imagine sea kayaking in a place of turquoise blue waters teeming with whales and puffins, tidewater and alpine glaciers, protected coves and rugged cliffs under glorious skies. These visions become reality while kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay. Sea otters casually watch you as they feed on urchins and mollusks; seals follow you curiously as you kayak in silence; pods of orcas glide through the waters as they search for salmon...it's all here waiting for you.
"Whale watching tours in Seward. Our boats have ample seating, heated cabins, and full marine heads. Join us on these scenic adventures as we encounter whales and other Alaskan wildlife in and around beautiful Resurrection Bay, and Kenai Fjords."
Ask us about taking a tour with Keani Fjords Tours.
Kenai Fjords National Park is a place of towering ancient glaciers and abundant sealife. Many types of whale swim in these waters; rookeries teem with Arctic birdlife; seal and sea lions haul-out onto rocky outcrops; Dall’s porpoises run on the bow wave of the boat…
Get an up close view of these mammoth travelers as they pass Resurrection Bay. The newly pregnant females lead the way, often arriving in late March. The males and juveniles follow, with the mothers with new calves bringing up the rear as late as early May. The males can reach up to 46 feet long and weigh up to 40 tons! Even the calves are large – around 19 feet long and 3,000 pounds.
From late March until early May, visitors can cheer them along on their journey from the comfort of Seward-based sightseeing cruises.
Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It!
Its not to early to make your reservations with Millane's Serenity by the Sea Cabins.
Don't wait to long, we are starting to fill up for the summer. We also have cabins available in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.
Here are some of Seward's events that occur throughout the year.
Whale Migration - April 1
Thank you to the Troops Combat Fishing - May 20
Harbor Opening and Mermaid Festival - May 19-20
Halibut Tournament - June
4th of July Celebration - July 1-4
Mt. Marathon Race - July 4
Silver Salmon Derby - Aug 12-20
Music & Arts Festival - Sept 22-24
Energy Forum & Fair - October
Holiday Weekend - Dec. 2-4
To find our more about all the events and things to do in Seward click here http://www.seward.com/
Lowell Point Road's Beauty
4th Ave. Seward Ak
Shorter Days Mean Longer Sunrises & Sunsets!
During the winter months the sun is lower on the horizon, which means long hours of absolutely amazing light. Winter in Seward is a photographer's, whether you're an expert or a novice.
Hiking, Biking and Skiing the Trails, Mountains & Roads !
There are so many options to get out and explore! Exit Glacier Road is closed to vehicular traffic in the winter, but it is open to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow biking, snowmobiles and mushing teams. Visit Kenai Fjords National Park in a way very few people see it, covered in winter snows!
Many of the trails located between Seward and Moose Pass are great for winter snowshoeing or cross country skiing, and the Seward Nordic Ski Club even grooms trails at Divide Ski Area (Mile 12) and at the Trail River Campground. Most trails will allow dogs, so you can get out and explore with your favorite furry friends!
Take a stroll along our Beaches, Boat harbor or Streets!
Walk our waterfront path, explore the side streets of Seward, explore Lowell Point Beach or meander the docks of Seward's Small Boat Harbor. Fresh snow really brings out the beauty of Seward!
Stay Warm While You Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center!
The ASLC is the perfect hideaway for chilly days! Best yet, every Wednesday is 'Free-zing Wednesday' and entry is free for Alaska Residents. The ASLC is open daily from 12pm - 5pm.
Visit Local Shops & Restaurants for Holiday Shopping!
Seward has a ton of local stores, art galleries, restaurants, a unique library/museum and beautiful decorations over the holidays. Sip coffee in a historic church, peruse handmade jewelry, relax with a massage or pedicure and enjoy fresh fish or oysters over lunch.
Get Out and Explore Resurrection Bay!
Did you know you can kayak or take a boat tour all winter long? Sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay on calm winter days can be a really special experience! If a motorized experience is more your speed take a boat tour through Resurrection Bay looking for orcas and eagles. Check out our winter activities page for more info!
See Brave Souls Jump into Resurrection Bay...in January!
Each year Seward hosts the Polar Bear Jump into Seward's Small Boat Harbor to raise money for the American Heart Association. Watch hundreds of brave (crazy?!), costumed folks jump off the docks to raise awareness and funds. The weekend long event includes the Jump, a parade, quilt show, soup and steak feeds, winter carnival and turkey bowling!
Take in a Friday Night Movie...for $2!
Seward is lucky enough to have the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series hosting pre-CD release movies every Friday. The early film is a family friendly flick, while the later showing tends to be a more adult oriented film. Each movie is only $2.00 and popcorn, candy, snacks and drinks are only $1.00 each!
Or, Just Cozy Up in Your Cabin!
Sleep in, watch a movie and sip hot chocolate while cuddled up with your family. Don't forget to bring your four-legged cuddle buddy!
Are YOU Ready for a Winter Visit to Seward?
Head to the comment section below and tell us what you plan to do with your winter visit to Seward!