Things to Do

Seward Silver Salmon Derby®

Date: August 11, 2012 – August 19, 2012

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby® is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State. Seward’s Derby is equally popular with locals, other Alaska residents, and visiting anglers from around the nation and world. Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts.

2012 Derby Prizes:

Ticket Sales:

Derby tickets go on sale Friday night for early birds. See us at Derby Headquarters (across from the B-Dock fish cleaning station) between 6PM and 10 PM to pick yours up. Early birds remember that you MUST have your tickets validated Saturday morning before you leave the harbor!
Saturday morning, ticket sales begin at 5:30 AM at the Headquarters and sales locations around Seward.  Wherever you launch, we’re there to be sure you have a ticket before you go.
Daily tickets are $10, tickets for the full event are $50.  Proceeds from the Coho turned in support Fish Enhancement programs benefitting stocks in Resurrection Bay  see more about it at

Be sure to Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center

You will have a wonderful time.

Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center is celebrating ten years on the shores of Resurrection Bay. Visitors to this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sealife while peeking over the shoulders of ocean scientists studying Alaska’s rich seas and diverse sealife.
We are a private, non-profit corporation with approximately 105 full-time employees and dedicated staff of volunteers and interns.
The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.  

Harbor Opening Weekend

The Beginning of the Season

The blessing of the fleet
A boat parade
Plenty of activities for all. 
May 19, 20, 2012

Combat Fishing Tournament

May 24, 2012

A free day of fishing from Seward to selected members of the US Armed Services. 

For more information, visit the Combat Fishing Tournament page on Facebook -