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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 41 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

Seward Private Bear Glacier Flight Tour

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

Seward Private One Hour Wildlife Flight Tour

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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Bike Rentals

Seward Bike Rental

Seward, USA
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 32.96


Rent a street bike and explore the Seward area. Enjoy the relaxing and scenic waterfront bike path through town. Or take a day ride out to Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Cultural Tours

Kennel Tour and Dog Sled Ride

Seward, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 71.07


Go to the home of Iditarod musher Travis Beals and 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 multi-media presentation on dog mushing, and cuddle some adorable husky puppies.

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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. A National Park Ranger will be... 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 97.66


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 88.03


This 3.5 hour cruise ventures approximately 55 miles round-trip into the world of wildlife found in and around the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. You'll experience up-close encounters with wildlife as the ship cruises by massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, stopping along the route to view passing whales and otters. Two departure times are available for your convenience.

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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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Family Friendly Tours & Activities

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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Fishing Charters & Tours

Seward Fishing Package

Seward, USA
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 297.15


Experience a top of the line fishing package at an affordable rate! You'll be fishing on a 43 foot vessel known as the Arctic Endeavor, with top of the line equipment and tackle. Fish one of the most popular spots for Salmon, Rockfish, Ling Cod, and Halibut in the world this season and know that you're in good hands with our knowledgable and certified captains!

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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 195.00


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 315.00


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 Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 355.00


Let's go look for bears, moose, goats, and eagles! This eastbound tour takes us towards the 2nd largest icefield in the United States, the Sargent Icefield. We will fly close to at least 3 spectacular glaciers that are all part of this icefield. We will explore remote Nellie Juan Lake where sometimes we will see large brown bears and herds of moose. Waterfalls and rolling meadows stretch far on this flight so have... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

45 Minute Icefield and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 392.00


You will be flying with Marathon Helicopters on this tour.<br /><br />This popular flightseeing 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... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

1 Hour Flying Expedition

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 525.00


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 175.00


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

25 Minute Scenic Flight To Bear Glacier

Seward, USA
Duration: 25 minutes
Priced From: USD 317.00


Enjoy a 25-minute helicopter flight of beautiful Resurrection Bay from Seward, AK. &nbsp;See mammoth ice fields and floating ice bergs the size of houses from the window of a helicopter fitting no more than 6 people. &nbsp;Upgrade to include lunch and land on a frozen lagoon to walk among the gorgeous scenery.

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60 Minute Scenic Flight over Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forest

Seward, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 440.00


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 ice bergs 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


Visit the beautiful Godwin Glacier on a 45-minute helicopter tour outside of Seward, AK.  Make an ice angel, throw a snowball, or just marvel at the frozen scenery after touching down on the massive sheet of ice.  This is a perfect introduction to the incredible scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Helicopter Tours

35 Minute Scenic Flight to Aialik Glacier

Seward, USA
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 427.90


See stunning Resurrection Bay and its beautiful blue lagoon and get up close views of the Bear and Aialik glaciers on this 35-minute helicopter flight outside of Seward.  Take photos of massive ice bergs, 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

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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Kayaking & Canoeing

Seward Kayak Tour on Resurrection Bay

Seward, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 70.04


This morning kayak trip departs Seward and heads along Resurrection Bay to Tonsina Point. As you paddle along the coast behind a guide, admire the scenery and watch for wildlife such as birds, otters, eagles, sea lions and more. This trip is a great option for those that have limited time but want to experience the beauty of Resurrection Bay.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Seward Kayak Tour on Resurrection Bay and Caine’s Head Hike

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 133.90


This full-day kayak tour departs Seward and heads along Resurrection Bay to Caine's Head. Watch for wildlife such as birds, otters, eagles and sea lions as you paddle along the coast behind a guide, and dock at Caine's Head to have lunch and hike up to Fort McGilvray, offering a beautiful view of... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Bear Lake Kayak or Canoe

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.04


If the ocean is not your cup of tea, head 6 miles north of Seward to Bear Lake. Bear Lake is a salmon habitat, home to black bears as well as brown bears. Take a moment to observe the sockeye salmon as they negotiate the weir. Kayak or canoe along this beautiful area with your whole family! This tour can accommodate children as young as 3. Kids 6 and under can only use canoes.

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Other Water Sports

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding at Bear Lake

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 68.00


Stand-up paddle boarding is a great option for anyone looking to explore Bear Lake and view wildlife. While this experience is similar to kayaking, it allows you to stretch your legs and stand allowing for a better view of the salmon swimming underneath you. No previous experience is necessary, as you'll have the chance to practice your balance with some fun and instructional stand-up paddle board games.

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Ports of Call Tours

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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Ports of Call Tours

Seward Shore Excursion: Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Half-Day Cruise

Seward, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 88.03


This 3.5 hour cruise ventures approximately 55 miles round-trip into the world of wildlife found in and around the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. You'll experience up-close encounters with wildlife as the ship cruises by massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, stopping along the route... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Anchorage Shore Excursion: 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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Private Sightseeing Tours

Seward to Anchorage Cruise Transfer and Private Tour

Seward, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 845.00


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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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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