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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Seward and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Seward activities? We have 45 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Seward to Skilak - Backcountry Adventure Day Trip

Seward, USA
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 379.00


<em>From Seward, enjoy a beautiful driving tour out to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge followed by boating on Skilak Lake, one of the largest glacial-carved lakes on the Kenai Peninsula, combined with magnificent hiking opportunities in a true backcountry environment. A trip of a lifetime!</em>

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Harding Icefield Hiking Adventure

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 117.00


<em>Enjoy a rigorous hike in the beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Harding Icefield.</em>

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Packrafting on Kenai River

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 299.00


Learn to packraft in the Alaskan wilderness on an exhilarating instructional-based packrafting adventure in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula! Daily departures from Seward, AK!

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Aialik or Northwestern Fjords Glacier Kayaking Explorer

Seward, USA
Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
Priced From: USD 400.00


Paddle in the best fjord for the day, every day. This trip is run on our exclusive, brand-new, custom built catamaran. Having a boat to ourselves allows our captain to choose the best spot for kayaking every day, whether that is Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjords. We'll take into account wildlife... Read More

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Air Tours

Bear Glacier Private Flight Tour from Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 178.62


Bear Glacier is one of the longest glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park. <br />Just minutes from the Seward airport, the Bear Glacier Tour is a 30 minute flight.

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Air Tours

Private 1-Hour Wildlife Flight Tour from Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 358.62


The Wildlife Tour is an hour long overflight of several glaciers and the Harding Icefield. <br />You will see at least Bear Glacier, Aialik Glacier, Pederson Glacier and Exit Glacier.

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Archaeology Tours

Gold Panning in Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.90


Gold pan near a salmon stream in Seward. Learn the art of panning for Alaskan gold in the elevated troughs. This 1-hour activity is family friendly.

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Cultural Tours

Kennel Tour and Dog Sled Ride

Seward, USA
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 71.07


Go behind the scenes of a Top Twenty Iditarod Kennel and learn about dog sledding from expert mushers. Watch first hand as your dog team takes a series of commands that will leave you spellbound. Learn what “Gee” and “Haw” mean, stop at an active eagle's nest, enjoy a presentation on dog mushing, and cuddle some adorable husky puppies. This hands-on tour is a must do for Alaskan... Read More

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Day Cruises

Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 195.03


Explore the whales, wildlife, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on this thrilling 7.5 hour cruise. Enjoy cruising on a large, stable catamaran as you get up-close views of wildlife such as orca whales, humpback whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, and more. Visit two active tidewater glaciers and watch for calving, where giant chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. Visit the Chiswell Islands or... Read More

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Day Cruises

Seward Shore Excursion: Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch

Seward, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 108.36


The 5-hour Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise ventures 55 miles round-trip and discovers wildlife found in and around the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. A National Park Ranger will be onboard to narrate your cruise as you experience wildlife and visit massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies,... Read More

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Day Cruises

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 173.63


This 6-hour cruise explores Kenai Fjords National Park and visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in beautiful Aialik Bay. A National Park Ranger will be on board to narrate your cruise and point out wildlife such as whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more. Stop at the mighty Holgate... Read More

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Day Cruises

Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch

Seward, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 108.36


The 5-hour Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise ventures 55 miles round-trip and discovers wildlife found in and around the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. A National Park Ranger will be onboard to narrate your cruise as you experience wildlife and visit massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies,... Read More

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Day Cruises

Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Half-Day Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 93.38


Search for whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, puffins, and many other types of marine birds as you cruise the the protected waters of Resurrection Bay on this 3.5 hour cruise. Rather than following a set route, this cruise travels to the best whale and wildlife viewing areas that day based on reports from other vessels. The experienced captains will explore the area's wildlife... Read More

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Day Trips

The Real Alaska Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 139.00


This is a great way to see Seward in a day, especially for those without transportation. Visit all the best attractions to the beautiful city of Seward on a guided tour. See Exit Glacier and 'Mile 0' of the Iditarod Trail. Enjoy the wildlife that roam the mountainside. 

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Day Trips

Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 243.18


Travel to remote areas in Kenai Fjords National Park on this full-day small-vessel adventure cruise. Ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts, this 8.5 hour cruise explores the untouched area of Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. The Viewfinder, our smallest... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Gray Whale Watching Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.38


Travel into the protected waters of Resurrection Bay in search of gray whale on their annual migration through Alaskan waters on this 4-hour excursion. Gray whales migrate over 5,000 miles from Baja to the Bering and Chukchi Seas each year in search of food. They begin their migration north in late February and travel through Alaskan waters in the spring. In addition to gray whales, watch for humpback whales, orca, Steller... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Orca Quest Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.38


Explore the world of Alaska's orca whales on the only orca-focused cruise in Seward! Cruise Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park in search of orca whales, distinguishable by their prominent dorsal fins and fascinating social behavior. Rather than following a set cruise route, our Captains take you to places where orcas have recently been seen, giving you a unique cruising experience every day. Learn about these... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Bear Glacier Kayaking Jetboat and Helicopter from Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 550.00


If you would like a full day to kayak or paddleboard in stunning Bear Glacier Lagoon, this is your fully outfitted opportunity. Enjoy a tasty homemade lunch, stable sit in kayaks and spectacular iceberg exploring at an affordable cost. This is an all-day version of the Bear Glacier Iceberg Trip,... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Extended Length Helicopter Access Glacier Hiking

Seward, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 395.00


Explore a glacier on this guided, 4.5-hour, helicopter-assisted hiking excursion in Seaward, Alaska. This trip affords the opportunity to be led into a place that few people have ever been. This helicopter exploration trip is an experience for those wanting to not only see and walk on a glacier, but to truly explore one as well. All the necessary technical gear, plus snacks, backpacks, trekking poles, and water are... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Glacier Landing Helicopter Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 208.00


Stand on top of a glacier and explore an ice cave on this helicopter tour. Enjoy 15 minutes of flight time and 15 minutes on the ground exploring an ancient glacier. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.<strong> </strong>

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Helicopter Tours

30 Minute Glacier Expedition Flight Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 337.00


This popular flight-seeing tour begins south over the Resurrection Bay's coast where you may see a variety of Alaskan Sea Life. We will explore valleys filled with enormous waterfalls and search for bears, moose, and goats. Entering Bear Glacier Lagoon you will view hundreds of icebergs from your seat prior to heading up the Harding Icefield. We will continue behind the Kenai Mountains into Paradise Valley and travel... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

35 Minute Eastbound Helicopter Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 379.00


This eastbound trip is another great option for flights out of Seward. See Sargent Icefield and view a large number of hanging glaciers throughout the valleys. The largest bears in the area are sometimes spotted on this trip. Large lakes, remote white water rivers, and enormous waterfalls are all over the place eastbound. See a large lagoon filled with icebergs off of Ellsworth Glacier. Fly down Godwin... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

1 Hour Flying Expedition

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 562.00


Enjoy flying with Marathon Helicopters on your 1-hour tour. Explore south past Pederson &amp; Holgate Glacier. Head to the Northwestern Glacier. Fly along the coastline where Orca &amp; Humpback Whales are quite often spotted. Head back for a birds eye view, then over to the Harding Ice-field while exploring the glaciers in the valleys. You will see up to 6 different glaciers on this flight. Relax and look... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

15 Minute Glacier Discovery Flight Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 188.00


This 15-minute helicopter flight departs over Resurrection Bay and heads east of Seward. A window seat for all allows you to easily search for wildlife in the forest below us. See hanging glaciers and a 4-mile long valley glacier during your flight. <br /><strong><br /></strong>

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Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Glacier Dog Sledding

Seward, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 519.00


Experience the beauty of winter during the summer on this 90-minute helicopter and sledding tour outside of Seward, Alaska. Helicopter into a professional dog camp on top of the ancient Godwin Glacier and meet a team of 20 dogs and 2 expert mushers while learning the ins and outs of Alaska's state sport.  Ride along on an easy, 2-mile dog sled ride or hang out at camp and learn more how these beautiful dogs are... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

30-Minute Scenic Flight To Bear Glacier

Seward, USA
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 319.00


Enjoy a 30-minute helicopter flight of beautiful Resurrection Bay from Seward, AK.  See mammoth ice fields and floating icebergs the size of houses from the window of a helicopter!

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Helicopter Tours

60 Minute Scenic Flight over Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forest

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 519.00


Enjoy a grand tour of the incredible scenery surrounding Seward, Alaska on this 1-hour helicopter trip.  Visit the massive Bear Glacier in Resurrection Bay and see the giant icebergs floating in the lagoon, then head over the mountains to Aialik Bay.  See dozens of glaciers up close... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Glacier Landing

Seward, USA
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 199.00


Go on a beautiful 15-minute helicopter tour outside of Seward, AK before landing at the toe of a nearby glacier.  This is a perfect introduction to the incredible scenery just outside of Seward, Alaska. On this tour you will have the opportunity to see several different glaciers, including Godwin Glacier and to see the beautiful blue glacier ice.

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Helicopter Tours

45-Minute Scenic Flight to Aialik Glacier

Seward, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 399.00


See stunning Resurrection Bay and its beautiful blue lagoon and get up close views of the Bear and Aialik glaciers on this 45-minute helicopter flight outside of Seward. Take photos of massive icebergs, get up close to where a glacier drops 500 ft. into the sea and enjoy aerial views of Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Hiking & Camping

Seward Wilderness Hiking

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 108.00


<em>Take a stroll through the Alaskan wilderness on this refreshing hike in one of our many superb hiking locations near the quaint town of Seward, Alaska. As you follow your guide on one of the many trails we guide in this area, learn about local history and the lush nature of the area, and savor pristine views of glaciers, mountains, bays, lakes, and alpine tundra.</em>

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Hiking & Camping

Private Tour: Glacier Hike with Helicopter Ride

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 350.00


A 3-hour adventure of a lifetime awaits on this spectacular helicopter fly-in glacier tour in Seward, Alaska. Enjoy intimate and remote helicopter access to a secluded glacial environment for a private guided ice hiking tour. See the sights of Seward and participate in some trekking along the uneven fields in this journey.

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Hiking & Camping

Guided Harding Icefield Trail Hike

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


This strenuous trek alongside and beyond Exit Glacier is a truly epic day of expansive views and great exercise. The Harding Icefield Trail has been called a “life hike” for it is unlikely to experience anything like this again.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Small-Group Kayaking in Resurrection Bay from Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 139.00


Join this 7.5-hour kayaking adventure from Seward with a small-group of no more than 12. Kayak along the coast of Resurrection Bay before hiking to a hidden waterfall. Take an optional hike up to an abandoned WWII fort and enjoy a delicious country-style lunch in the middle of this incredible tour.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Half-Day Tonsina Creek Kayaking Adventure from Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 69.00


Embark on an incredible 3-hour kayaking adventure during either the daytime or evening hours. Spend time in Seward's beautiful Resurrection Bay where you can spot wildlife such as orcas, otters, and eagles. Arrive at Tonsina Creek where, depending on the season, you may observe thousands of salmon... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Bear Glacier Kayaking Adventure with Jetboat Transport

Seward, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 299.00


From the comfort of your kayak, explore the massive icebergs that are deposited by Bear Glacier, the Harding Icefield's largest glacier. Enjoy the stability of the boat in the glacier's calm lagoon while your group of no more than 6 observes the huge floating chunks of ice around you. See wildlife... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Anchorage Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Transfer and Tour - Seward to Anchorage

Seward, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 249.00


When you disembark your ship at the Seward port, our local expert guide will take you on an adventure, to spend time at Exit Glacier, Mt. Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On this 7-hour tour, check out Alaska's only mountaintop museum, capture glacier views and see musk-ox,... Read More

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Seward Shore Excursion: Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 243.18


Travel to remote areas in Kenai Fjords National Park on this full-day small-vessel adventure cruise. Ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts, this 8.5 hour cruise explores the untouched area of Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. The Viewfinder, our smallest... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Seward Shore Excursion: Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 195.03


Explore the whales, wildlife, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on this thrilling 7.5 hour cruise. Enjoy cruising on a large, stable catamaran as you get up-close views of wildlife such as orca whales, humpback whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, and more. Visit two active... Read More

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Seward Shore Excursion: Gray Whale Watching Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.38


Travel into the protected waters of Resurrection Bay in search of gray whale on their annual migration through Alaskan waters on this 4-hour excursion. Gray whales migrate over 5,000 miles from Baja to the Bering and Chukchi Seas each year in search of food. They begin their migration north in late... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Seward Shore Excursion: Small-Group Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 93.38


Search for whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, harbor seals, bald eagles, puffins, and many other types of marine birds as you cruise the the protected waters of Resurrection Bay on this 3.5 hour cruise. Rather than following a set route, this cruise travels to the... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Anchorage Shore Excursion to Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 173.63


This 6 hour catamaran explores Kenai Fjords National Park and visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in beautiful Aialik Bay. A National Park Ranger will be on board to narrate your cruise and point out wildlife such as whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, and more. Stop at the mighty... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Seward to Anchorage Cruise Transfer and Private Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 895.00


Welcome to Alaska! Combine this amazing, full-day tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaskan vacation. Experience the best parts of the Seward Highway, scenic Turnagain Arm, and Anchorage with a fun-loving, passionate local guide. <br /><br... Read More

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Ski & Snow

Snowmobile on Godwin Glacier via Helicopter access

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Priced From: USD 625.00


<strong>Snowmobile</strong> to the next level high on <strong>Godwin Glacier</strong> near <strong>Kenai Fjords National Park</strong>.  <strong>Riding</strong> in winter is Alaska's <em>favorite pastime</em>, snowmobiling in <strong>summer</strong> is unique the world over.<strong>Helicopter</strong> from... Read More

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Ski & Snow

Wilderness Dog Sled Ride and Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 79.99


Feel the power, excitement, and energy of the amazing sled dogs as they pull you through wooded trails on this 2-hour tour. Enjoy the comfortable, padded seats and covers on the wheeled summer sleds that enable you to enjoy the trip regardless of the weather. Tour the kennel facilities, cuddle husky puppies, and enjoy a sled ride. Roundtrip transportation is included.

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Ski & Snow

Exit Glacier Ice Hike in Seward

Seward, USA
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 133.90


This tour starts with a strenuous 1.6-mile guided hike uphill from the base camp in Seward to Exit Glacier. Once you reach the ice, put on your provided safety gear, go over ice hiking safety, and then explore the glacial landscape. After the glacier exploration, you'll return back down the same trail.<br /><br />Please note: The hike to the glacier access point is physically challenging. This hike should be only... Read More

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