Things To Do in Seward Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park – The park is a great place to see the abundant marine life including whales, seals, puffins and more. Now imaging experiencing this in the shadows of towering mountains and the shimmering blue glaciers.
Whale watching tours – Seward's whale watching begins long before the first cruise ships arrive for the summers. Gray whales migrate through in April and May on their way to their summer feeding grounds before returning south in mid-October. Orcas Whales, (Killer Whales) are seen year round and Humpback Whales arrive in June and are one of the more common whales seen in the Kenai Fjord. There are dedicated whale watching tours in Seward available to take you on an amazing day trip to see whales and so very much more at the same time. Seward's whale watching tours are one of the most requested activities among all of the tours available in Seward, AK.
Touch A Glacier, – Located just 12 miles from the town of Seward you can take the short hike on a paved trail to actually tough the glacier. Exit Glacier is open daily through the summer and offers some affordable ranger programs available at the Exit Glacier Nature Center found in the parking lot where the paved trails lead to the Exit Glacier. This is a don't miss activity for everyone reaching Seward during their Alaskan cruise.
Dogsled Rides – Ride along with Iditarod veteran mushers Seavey's Ididaride. One of the packages offered is the 1.5 hour Alaska Sled Dog Ride and Kennel Tour available 7 days a week from May 10th through September 21st.
Forth of July Festival – There is simply no place in Alaska that celebrates the Forth of July like Seward Alaska.
Alaska Sealife Center – Visit this popular marine aquarium and rehabilitation facility located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Railway Avenue in Seward, AK.
Salmon Fishing – From June through September the salmon fishing in the waters of Seward are legendary.
Seward Silver Salmon Derby – one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in Alaska. This week long derby in the middle of August has lots of great prizes including a grand prize of $50,000.00.
Halibut Fishing – All summer long the fishing is Seward is nothing short of outstanding. Along with all of the salmon there are the massive bottom feeding halibut to delight even the most experienced in anglers. Seward's halibut reach weights over 300 pounds.
Seward Halibut Tournament – If you will be in Seward in the month of June, the Seward Halibut Tournament runs through the month and the charters are the place to catch that prize winning barn door halibut to complete your amazing Alaskan vacation. Last years First Place winner was Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow, Russia who caught the giant 312.2 lb Halibut on the final day of the tournament. Oleg was fishing onboard the charter vessel CrackerJack Voyager out of the Seward Small Boat Harbor.