Seward is one of my favorite Alaska Travel Destinations. It is nestled at the end of Resurrection Bay in a slightly elevated area surrounded by towering mountain peaks and sky-blue glaciers. Seward is considered “the Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park” and that is the reason it is one of our favorite destinations.

In the summertime Seward is a very busy place. Its economic base includes tourism, a coal terminal, marine research, fisheries, and government offices.

For tourism, the three main attractions are Kenai Fjords National Park Tours, fishing, and The Alaska Sea Life Center. Additionally, it is a port for several cruise ships, which bring large numbers of people at given periods of time.

There are two events and Seward that draw many Alaskans and tourists alike and that is The Mount Marathon Race on July 4 and The Silver Salmon Derby in August.

If you are a fisherman, Seward is a fantastic place to wet a line. Halibut can be caught in abundance, and some individuals exceeding 400 pounds! Personally, the largest I ever caught was a 200 pounder. Resurrection Bay teems with Silver Salmon in August. My favorite Charters and guides will be noted in my Alaska Travel Attractions.

My favorite Seward, activity is touring the Kenai Fjords National Park by tour boat. If you’re young, strong, and savvy, kayaking is available. The continuously changing views of snow capped mountains, glaciers, waterfowl, and sea life in Resurrection Bay are unparalleled anywhere in the world. On any given day, you can observe sea otters, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, humpback whales, killer whales, puffins, muirs, gulls of all types, dolphins, and even bear and moose along the shoreline. The grand finale is a front row seat watching a mighty glacier calve and hear the sounds of its song of movement. I have included below, some personal videos and photos of one of my trips made in June 2009.

Watch and enjoy.

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