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Alaska Saltwater Lodge Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife & Glacier Tour

Box 695, Seward, AK 99664
907·224·5271
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Ranked #5 of 46 Activities in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip a long time ago from the UK as we so sure we wanted the small boat option. We were so glad we did, we had 10 Passengers, all from the USA except for us 2 & everyone got on great for the 9 hours we were on the water. Because of the size & small number... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our guides were very informative but not in a scripted way some guides can be . They were very knowledgeable and were able to find many animals including humpback whale, orcas, puffins, porpoise, sea lions, otters and seals. The small size of the boat allows them to tailor the trip to the interests of the passengers, get closer to animals... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Trip was great, well treated by crew, saw otter, humpback (1), eagle, sea lions, puffins, porpoise, and the amazing glacier. Bring lots of layers!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the best way to see wildlife in Seward! Its a small group of people on the boat and that makes it much easier to see everything. Pay the extra money for a small group tour its well worth it! These guys have been doing it for years and are extremely knowledgeable. The ride was smooth and they stopped... More

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Amazing trip. We liked the idea of a smaller boat, less people and a more personalized experience. We picked the right company. There was a total of 15 people which included the captain and assistant. They both were very helpful and friendly. We saw sea otters, seal lions, porpoise dolphins, harbor seals and humpback whales. We also visited Holgate Glacier... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family of 4 went on this in June with 5 friends. There was also a couple and group of 4 on our trip. A storm was coming in so we hurried out to the glacier. It was very foggy because of the rain, but it was very beautiful still. We saw seabirds, Dahl's porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, jelly... More

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South Amboy, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fantastic trip!!! Met at the bakery and walked to the boat. We left port with 9 passengers and made our way down Resurrection Bay. We saw otters, harbor seals, and lots of birds. We went to Holgate Glacier. We saw several humpbacks, sea lions and dahl porpoises who played around the boat. The crew was very accommodating, answering questions and... More

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Oakland, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a fabulous experience with our cruise - the smaller boat was the only way to go. Our first mate met us at a local bakery and took us to the boat, where we met Captain Leif. There were only 10 of us plus the two crew, giving us all ample room to wander around the boat for the... More

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Lake City, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I both in our late 40's and my 14 year old son booked the 8 hour small boat tour and we are SO glad we did. It was one of the highlights of our 14 day trip to Alaska. Originally, back in March, I tried to reserve spots but was told the tours were full so I... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was the fourth wildlife cruise I've taken. I picked this for the small group atmosphere and I wasn't disappointed. In the past, I always felt I was fighting for space to see and this was never a problem with this company. We had 14 people on board plus 2 crew. My 7-year-old son also came and I always worry... More

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