Seward Wildlife offers personalized Alaskan whale watching, wildlife and glacier tours from April through September each year – and we can’t wait to share this special adventure with you.

With more than 50 years of combined experience on the waters around Seward, Captains Andy and Terry are passionate about providing you with unique sightseeing experiences that are available only along the Alaskan coast.

We’ll do our very best to tailor the trip to your interests, whether you want to photograph whales and seals, see bears and birds, or focus on the awe-inspiring glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Wildlife Watching Schedule

  • Grey Whales:  April – May
  • Humpback Whales: May – September
  • Dalls Porpoise, Sea Birds, Sea Lions, Otters, and more!: AprilSeptember

 

Seward Alaska Whale Watching

All our whale watching tours begin from Seward and take you out into the waters of Resurrection Bay and beyond. Depending on the time of year, we regularly see five species of whales – Orca, Humpback, Fin, Sei and Grey – alongside the awesome tidewater glaciers.

While on board, you’re likely to see whales spouting, or coming up to the surface for air, and breaching, or leaping part way out of the water.

We have a love for the marine environment and extensive knowledge about the whales, birds and animals that live here. We are local guides and boat owners who have been operating from Seward for over 25 years, so we make sure everyone leaves happy with their trip. We love getting you in the right place at the right time to view everything wild in the Kenai Fjords National Park.

Ready for an Alaskan experience you’ll never forget?
Let’s get on board – contact us to book your adventure today!

Wildlife Viewing from the Water

Seward is one of the most special places on earth when it comes to wildlife watching.  The Alaskan marine environment allows truly amazing opportunities to see, discover and photograph nature up close.  From whales and seals to puffins and cormorants, we’ll show you the animals and birds you want to see.

What we see

In addition to the wildlife we regularly see in or near the water – including five species of whales, as well as porpoises, sea otters, harbor seals and Steller sea lions – we’ll also show you an incredible array of birds and land mammals, including puffins, bears and mountain goats. And all this comes with a backdrop of awesome tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords!

The Best Alaskan Glacier Viewing

Up-close glacier viewing is an experience that will inspire you with a sense of wonder. The breathtaking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park, located just outside Seward, is best seen from a boat – in fact, much of the area is only accessible from the water.

We regularly see the glaciers in action, so you’re likely to see and hear huge chunks of ice break off and fall into the water as you’re on board – and with a small group, you’ll never have to compete with other guests to get just the right camera angle for your photo!

With so much to see, professional and amateur photographers will have endless opportunities to capture shot after shot of exquisite beauty.

Tour Rates

We offer 4-, 6- and 8-hour tours for whale watching, wildlife and glacier viewing:

4 - Hour Tour

$220 per person

Three person minimum.
Six person maximum.
Plus 7% Kenai Peninsula Borough tax and $3.50 Harbor tax per person

6 - Hour Tour

$245 per person

Three person minimum.
Six person maximum.
Plus 7% Kenai Peninsula Borough tax and $3.50 Harbor tax per person

8 - Hour Tour

$299 per person

Three person minimum.
Six person maximum.
Plus 7% Kenai Peninsula Borough tax and $3.50 Harbor tax per person

Ready for an Alaskan experience you’ll never forget?
Let’s get on board – contact us to book your adventure today!

Why choose Seward Wildlife for your tour?

  • Experience – Together, Captains Terry and Andy have 50+ years of experience in the waters around Seward, and both hold Master licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard. We have a passion for marine wildlife, we know where to find birds and animals and we’ll show them to you!
  • Size – Our vessels are limited to six guests, meaning that the trip is tailored to your interests as much as possible. We don’t do cookie-cutter tours – each journey is one-of-a-kind, focused on the scenery, animals or birds you want to see.
  • Safety – Both our boats have perfect safety records for the last 20+ years and are frequently inspected by the Coast Guard to ensure they exceed safety regulations. We will supply life jackets and all necessary safety equipment for your excursion.
  • Comfort – Our boats are designed with comfort in mind. Each of our boats has a roomy and heated cabin, comfortable seating for all, a private restroom, and state-of-the-art marine electronics.

What to bring

We recommend that you bring the following along on your trip with us:

  • Rain jacket and clothing in layers, as temperature and weather can vary greatly
  • Shoes with good traction, as the deck can get very wet (e.g., closed-toe footwear such as sneakers or boots)
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks (no glass bottles, please, but we are happy to supply coolers)
  • Sunscreen and sun protection – on a warm summer day in Alaska, the sun can be pretty intense out on the water! Bring a hat, long-sleeved shirt, etc.
  • Binoculars to enhance viewing of wildlife, birds and glaciers
  • Cameras/camera phones with fully charged batteries and plenty of space for incredible photos
  • Seasickness medicine: If you are prone to motion sickness or think you might have trouble, you may want to consider taking medication prior to the trip

What not to bring

  • Please note that cigarette smoking is not permitted on board
  • Pets – we love dogs, but we can’t allow them on the boats!
  • Alcohol in plastic or aluminum cans is allowed, but please do not bring any glass bottles. We expect that all our passengers will use good judgment when it comes to drinking on board and refrain from bringing any illegal substances of any kind.