Day Two: Girdwood & Seward
ANCHORAGE TO SEWARD: Begin your day to Seward, passing through Anchorage along the shores of Cook Inlet, there’s a special mystique to Alaska. A unique part of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula offers up mountainous passes and gorges along the magnificent Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet.
Your first stop will be at Potters Marsh, a state game refuge, a very popular stop for bird watching from a boardwalk. This is a nesting area for waterfowl as well as arctic tern, Canada geese, swans, and ducks. From hawks, to eagles, guests love this walk to view salmon as well as the birds. We even see an occasional moose.
Enjoy the hopping town of Girdwood, our local ski resort area in winter and hot spot for Tram views in summer. Here you will have a stop for an included deli-style lunch along with the infamous views of Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet. Following your stop, a beautiful drive further down the Seward Hwy corridor, stops at Windy Point or Beluga point will allow for Dall Sheep sightseeing as well as Beluga Whale spotting. Binoculars are provided on board.
ALASKA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER: Join the fun at the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals-those that can’t survive in the wild. On your visit, you might see a Siberian boar snoozing, moose foraging, baby moose napping, plus caribou, elk, bison, baby Sitka black-tailed deer, eagles, and other animals. The musk oxen are worth the visit all by themselves. Each habitat area has a sign explaining the history and habits of the particular animals.
Upon your arrival in Seward, your guide will take you to your overnight accommodations. Evening is at leisure for “cheap beer and lousy food”. Really it’s great food and fun!
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Seward Area Lodging