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Seward Wilderness Hiking provided by Kenai Backcountry Adventures

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Seward Wilderness Hiking

Seward Wilderness Hiking
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Experienced guides take guests on trails tailored to each group’s preferences and level of difficulty. Every trail showcases the gorgeous nature of the area’s diverse environment. Guests can get the chance to skirt above the tree line for breathtaking views of the Harding Icefield, glaciers, Resurrection Bay, pristine lakes, and the emerald forests of Kenai Fjords National Park. Along each hike, guests will learn about the local history and wildlife of the area. The region is home to a number of large animals, including brown and black bears, Alaskan moose, lynx, and a vast array of sea life. During a stop for a satisfying picnic-style lunch surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, guests can ask their guide about the wildlife, fish, and aquatic species that make the place a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Guests will have their choice of hiking trails from the following options in the Seward wilderness.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21819P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Round-trip transport from Seward by tour van • Lunch (deli wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit) • Professional backcountry wilderness guide • Interpretive guided hiking • Pickup and drop-off near cruise ship dock • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up at just about everywhere within the Seward city limits.
Alaska Coastal Explorer, 1400 4th Ave E-43, Seward, AK 99664, USA Please, meet us near the large anchor statue by Harbor Master's office at the Seward Boat Harbor.
Ports:
Seward Cruise Ship Terminal, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Seward Boat Harbor, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Round-trip transport from Seward by tour van • Lunch (deli wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit) • Professional backcountry wilderness guide • Interpretive guided hiking • Pickup and drop-off near cruise ship dock • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up at just about everywhere within the Seward city limits.
Alaska Coastal Explorer, 1400 4th Ave E-43, Seward, AK 99664, USA Please, meet us near the large anchor statue by Harbor Master's office at the Seward Boat Harbor.
Ports:
Seward Cruise Ship Terminal, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Seward Boat Harbor, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
What To Bring: Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or shoes. Waterproof rain jacket. Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions. Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and any personal items.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Infant meals not included
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 12 people per booking, with options to accommodate large groups, please inquire with operator directly
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Oversized or excessive luggage may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your luggage is acceptable
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Popular mentions

5.0
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Nicole L
1 contribution
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!
Nov 2020
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! While planning my trip to Alaska I called Kenai Backcountry Adventures where I met our instructor Kyle. From the very first day Kyle was super nice and helpful. He took the time to understand very well what type of adventure and experience I wanted to get from my visit to Alaska. Besides planning a unique excursion for me and my fiancé he also gave me so many recommendations of other things I should do to make my Alaska experience even more memorable. He even gave us his phone number so we could reach him if we had any questions or wanted more recommendations. This type of customer service you don't find often. Best people ever. I loved my visit to Alaska and I can't wait to go back and experience Alaska in the Summer. 100% worth it!
Written December 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rhonda A
South Portland, ME993 contributions
Beautiful walk along Resurrection Bay
In bear territory, I get hesitant to walk on my own when I don’t know the trail points. The guide chose a trail walk along the rocky shoreline of Resurrection Bay that can only be done at low tide. The view is spectacular though the small rock walking both ways can be a bit rough on the knees. We entered through a wooded area but spent the majority of the time on the beach. Jonathan, our very personable guide, did show us a waterfall just off the coast. He provided a great lunch. We saw many people doing this walk as it was a beautiful weekend day in Seward. We may have been able to do this on our own but not knowing the area well, it was great to have a guide to lead us especially as it was sadly our last day in Alaska. We were assured of not getting lost and missing our flight!
Written August 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DLPrattCA
Alameda, California28 contributions
Good Alternative to a Cruise Shore Excursion
Aug 2019
This company arranged a nice hiking outing for us. The guide (Todd) showed up on time and met us right at the cruise terminal. He was very knowledgeable, had a route picked out for our skill level, and was fun to hike with. If you are looking for an alternative to a cruise shore excursion, look into what they have to offer.
Written September 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marilyn B
8 contributions
Great option for shore excursion
Aug 2019
We arrived by ship and the available shore excursions were either boring or overpriced. Instead, we booked a hike through Kenai Backcountry and had a great time. Our guide met us at the ship and we went for a hike at the Exit Glacier. Our guide was prompt, informative, and very nice. It was nice to be able to get out and stretch our legs.
This was a much better option than being herded around in a typical ship shore excursion.
Written September 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lana
1 contribution
Custom Experience
Jul 2019 • Solo
My mom and I visited Seward last week. We knew we wanted to take a wilderness hike but didn't know when. We wanted to wait until we arrived to see weather and find out the plans of the other travelers we were with. With that being said, at the last minute we contacted Kenai Backcountry Adventures to see the availability. They were great! They got us in the same day and gave us a custom experience, it was just my mom and I. Kyle picked us up where we were staying, which was awesome. During the hike Kyle went at our pace and gave us a choice on where we wanted to go. He was very knowledgeable about the area where we were hiking and even talked about recipes for the salmon and halibut that we were fishing for the next day. My mom and I were both very impressed with the friendly, professional service we received. We highly recommend.
Written July 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tor
5 contributions
Excellent time, great little adventure, our hike was strenuous like we wanted.
Jun 2019 • Friends
Mom and I went on a day hike up the mountain overlooking Seward, took all day but the views were well worth it! We got plenty of great photos and got to see all the different terrain types going up. It was a difficult hike but not bad compared with the half marathon we had recently run. Nice lunch at the top. Cut a little cross country on the way down, we didn't have to but Todd was very helpful, taking the risk himself to help us. There's an awful lot of backcountry and beautiful space up there to see!
Written July 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret
Chicago, IL28 contributions
Great Hike with Isaac
Aug 2018
On August 8th my husband and I went on the Seward Wilderness hike with Isaac. It was a great hike and wonderful day. Isaac was very knowledgeable about the local envirnment including plant life and animals. The hike included both forest and beach. The lunch that was provided was good and took into account my specific dietary need of avoiding lactose. We espcially appreciated Isaac, our guide. who was pleasant, competent and very concerned that we enjoy the day.
Thank you
Written August 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brianne B
Scottsdale, AZ59 contributions
Highly recommend this company!
I went on a one day hiking tour of the Seward coast with Kyle and Isaac. I was looking over my schedule and noticed that I had an entire day of unplanned activities, so I contacted Kenai back country adventures with not very much advance notice. They got back to me very quickly and said they could accommodate me for a hiking adventure! Communication with them was easy. I expressed an interest in wanting to see wildlife and they made sure to be very attentive to such opportunities. We hiked along the coast and saw whales, otters, bald eagles, and sea lions. They took me to many locations that locals did not even know about and it was a very enjoyable day. I also really appreciate their patience with me as I was slow going in some tricky areas of hiking. They were very reassuring and supportive! When I bring my husband back to Alaska I am definitely booking them for a multi-day adventure! Thank you so much for the fun day!
Written May 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Kenai Backcountry Adventures
thaddeuscrane
thaddeuscrane
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Perfect trip!
We had an outstanding 5 day backcountry alpine traverse with Jesse. It really was a "choose your own adventure" kin
206prasitht
206prasitht
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First Time with crampons and it was an Awesome experience.
Awesome experience. Jonathan is a very skillful guide. This was our first time wearing crampons and he was very he
natttttppp
natttttppp
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Amazing time
We had a wonderful time with this company! Roger, our guide was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend this!
nikhilsF439PN
nikhilsF439PN
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Great folks
Awesome group - Kyle is super professional, very responsive, and very flexible. He made great recommendations and h
theresaj520
theresaj520
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Awesome experience
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska! My kids (age 10, 13, 15) will share this memory for years to
pixiepooh80
pixiepooh80
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Beautiful and surreal backpacking in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
I booked the Kenai Alpine Traverse, a 5 day backpacking trip, with KBA as a solo traveller. Originally, there were
94emilyf
94emilyf
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Fantastic experience
This was a real adventure of a lifetime! Our guides were fantastic- knowledgeable, helpful, patient and enthusiasti
mollyrg2
mollyrg2
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Amazing adventures in Lake Clark and Exit Glacier
We had the most wonderful time! We did the Two Day Bears Adventure with Jesse in Lake Clark and the Exit Glacier Ic
paglineetu
paglineetu
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Friendly and patient service
We had an amazing experience on the glacier with our guides Caleb and Emma. They were very professional, friendly
BekahLea
BekahLea
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Amazing!
What a fantastic experience! The guides were absolutely amazing, knowledgeable, kept all very safe, and were very
Kent K
Kent K
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Exceptionally Wonderful!!!
Caleb and Emma were exceptional!!! Very patient, very kind, very knowledgeable and very informative. Thanks from th
goog v
goog v
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JUNE 2021 more fun with raining day
on June 2021 was fun .was raining our tour guide JESSY he is easy going and fun guy .thank you even a raining day b
miguelbD7696TP
miguelbD7696TP
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Disappointed
We booked the fly-in glacier trip to Lake Clark National Park. We were to fly out on a Tuesday, they cancelled on
SummerL209
SummerL209
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Exit Glacier experience
Great experience! Emma and Caleb were easy going and fun. Definitely would recommend. Famiky had a great time
897edr
897edr
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Exit Glacier Ice Hiking with Kensington Backcountry Adventures
Amazing hike with about 2.5 -3 hours then spent exploring the glacier. Jesse our Gide was great. Would recommend 10
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