Day Nine: Seward
With lots of flexibility and a chance to sleep in, today you will enjoy a choice of three different activities. From Dog Sledding to Glacier Hiking or Sea Kayaking. You can even upgrade to add in a salmon or halibut fishing option. If you only wish to fish for a half-day, ask your tour coordinator for details. Below activity options one and two are included in your tour to choose from, or you can upgrade to option three.
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Option 1) Iditaride Dog Sled Ride
Your adventure begins with a two-mile dog sled ride. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of our amazing sled dogs as they are harnessed to our comfortable wheeled sleds. The intrigue of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as Alaska’s Superbowl, comes alive as you mush through the Alaskan wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and along Box Canyon Creek. Your Iditarod veteran guide will thrill and excite you with stories from the trail as you experience the raw power of 13 Iditarod sled dogs. Upon return to the kennel, tour our beautiful kennel facilities, laugh as a guest is dressed up as an Iditarod musher, and cuddle adorable husky puppies!
Option 2) Sea Kayak Tour
It seems that there is as much to see on the shores of Resurrection Bay as there is on the water! Sea Kayaking will offer Otters! Eagles! Sea Lions! Bears! Oh MY! Oh yeah, let’s not forget the salmon when they are getting ready to spawn. Your kayaking tour will go to Tonsina creek, and depending on the time, weather, and group, the guides will decide if paddling on to Bridal Veil is appropriate. Your guide will provide instructions for the group’s safety and procedures should any emergency arise. Your group will then start paddling south on Resurrection Bay closely following the shore.
At Bridal Veil beach you will beach the kayaks, stretch your legs, and share snacks and hydration. The guides will provide you with information on the salmon stream and the types of salmon that spawn here and we try to answer your questions for a bit. After this break you will paddle back to Lowell Point. This is a great trip for persons wanting to do a multi adventure day, this trip provides time to combine this experience with yet another adventure during the same day! (Min. 2 people required. Ask for details.) Kayaking tour location subject to change due to time of year, weather and ability levels.
Trips depart at 9am and 6:00pm. You will be met at your local hotel lobby with our vehicles and head out to Lowell Point Recreation area just south of Seward. The group will go over the very basics of sea kayaking. Dry bags and zip lock bags are provided to keep gear and cameras dry, please let the guide know of your needs.
Option 3) Halibut / Salmon Fishing Combo Tour
(Upgrade $360 pp)
Welcome aboard. Clear, deep-water gulf currents upwelling against offshore reefs and ledges create a nutrient-rich marine ecosystem with heavy bait fish concentrations, drawing huge game fish of all Alaska gulf species. Incredible catches are a regular occurrence in this unique environment and anglers from all over the world converge here to try their hand at Alaska halibut fishing. The Pacific Halibut is the most sought after and prized sport-fish in Alaska waters. Capable of powerful, high-speed runs, they are the heavyweight of all bottom-fish species. These fish have been known to exceed 500 pounds and are considered the hardest fighting bottom-fish in the world. Although our primary target is Alaska halibut fishing, we fish in areas where all species of bottom-fish tend to congregate. It is not uncommon to land trophy lingcod, rockfish and salmon. If you choose fishing, we suggest you overnight in Seward tonight – not Anchorage and take the motorcoach or rail back to Anchorage the next day.