For 7 to 8.5 hours, your guided boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park will afford you the opportunity to view whales, seabirds, sea lions, seals, and puffins as you travel through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on the planet. This full day excursion includes lunch.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $104 to $199.
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. This also happens to be the most popular tour in the Seward area, and does have limited capacity, so we do suggest booking early. Check out third party vendors for less expensive Resurrection Bay tours if these are of interest to you. No one can guarantee that you'll sight wildlife on wilderness excursions, but it is likely that you will.
Alaska SeaLife Center
Tours to the Alaska SeaLife Center, from 3 to 8.5 hours in length, afford you the opportunity to sea marine wildlife closer than possible in the wilderness. You'll see Alaskan King Crab, Steller Sea Lions, Giant Pacific octopus, seals. And intertidal creatures all in habitats, designed to approximate natural surroundings. A tour highlight is the education and observation of puffins. Lunch is included on the longer (8.5 hour) tours, and there's typically an opportunity to shop.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $65 to $124, depending upon the length of the tour.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy with regard to physical exercise. Third party vendors offer the SeaLife Tour combined with a Trolley tour for less money.
Resurrection Bay Wildlife Excursion
These boat excursions last about 3.5 hours, and include seeing Bear Glacier and Thumb Cove's hanging glaciers as you tour this bay. Wild life and marine life you may see include whales, eagles, murres, puffins, sea lions, otters, and Dall's Porpoises. Typically a snack is also included. As is true for all tours in the wilderness, wildlife sightings can not be guaranteed.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $120 trough the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: You can find this particular tour offered by third party vendors for less money. This excursion is considered to be easy in terms of physical exercise.
This 3 hour tour of Resurrection Bay begins from Lowell Point, where you'll kayak toward Tonsina Creek and the start of Kenai Fjords National Park. Wild life and marine life that you may sight include leaping salmon, otters, sea lions, eagles, and harbor porpoises.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $120.
Booking Advice: While this excursion is rated well for families and considered to be a good introduction to kayaking, it is physically demanding so there are age requirements and physical restrictions. Resurrection River float trips advertised through third party vendors at less cost might be an alternative to consider.
Sled Dog Tour
This 2.5 hour adventure is conducted by the Seavey Family. (Mike Seavey and his dogs were the 2004 Iditarod Champions). The 2 mile wheeled sled dog ride tours the base of Resurrection Mountain and follows Box Canyon River. Learning a bit about these incredible dogs & seeing cute husky pups is also part of the deal.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $110 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: This activity is rated as easy regarding physical exercise. You'll find some very attractive rates for the same excursion via third party vendors.