Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay, Seward: Address, Phone Number, Resurrection Bay Reviews: 5/5

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This area provides birders with views of fulmars, petrels, puffins, murres, kittiwakes and auklets.
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jlafranca1
Puyallup, WA115 contributions
Sep 2020
Resurrection Bay was one of the best parts of our trip to Alaska. There is a ton of wildlife in the area and the bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains. You feel very isolated from the world which just creates a great relaxing vibe and allows you to escape your worries. There are a ton of hikes and excursions in the area as well. Make sure to do a marine tour of the fjords, it's a must do and one of our favorites experiences in Alaska.
Written September 10, 2020
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mafischl
Huntington, NY1,990 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Resurrection Bay is one of the most beautiful bodies of water I have ever seen. Definitely take a cruise around the bay. We took the one aimed at seeing sea life and were thrilled with it.
Written September 17, 2021
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Michael W
Redding, CT952 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a lovely place this is in Seward. Lots going on the water but we just really enjoyed sitting in the Waterfront Park, watching the fish jump with a couple of drinks (us, not the fish) for a couple of hours. It helped that the weather was beautiful, which unfortunately isn’t always the case.
Written September 9, 2021
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,094 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This place has such incredible views. We visited by boat but also saw it from at the sea life center. The rocks form its own island and the water green and sometimes blue. There are so many photo opportunities. The mountains make an amazing backdrop.
Written July 9, 2021
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Bobby C
Atlanta, GA314 contributions
Aug 2021
Our first impression of Seward was a bit of a let down. Our hotel was not as expected and the view during the drive into town was gritty. Once we arrived at the Small Boat Harbor, we were greeted with jaw dropping beautiful, absolutely stunning views. The Bay is worth the trip to Seward alone.
Written August 24, 2021
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Diana R
Hopedale, MA434 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Went for the glaciers but the entire 6 hr tour trip was very enjoyable. Resurrection bay is so beautiful i can see why people live in Seward to be close to this natural space. Rock formations and all the wildlife among them were fascinating to watch. Worth the time!
Written September 14, 2020
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Rhys J
Llanbedr, UK2,933 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
My wife and I stayed in Seward on the shores of Resurrection Bay for 1 night at the Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel during our escorted tour of Alaska with Titan Travel. As we approached Seward on our motor coach at the end of our journey from Anchorage along the Seward Highway and the Kenai Peninsula, Resurrection Bay came into view and what an incredible sight! It's breathtakingly beautiful surrounded by the snow and glacier covered peaks of the Kenai Mountains within the Kenai Fjords National Park. The sunny and clear weather we had during our short stay enabled us to make the most of the wonderful views and to see some amazing wildlife. My evening walk along the shore between our hotel and Seward Harbour was very rewarding with sightings of sea otters, seals, a bald eagle, seagulls and cormorants. As it wasn't high tide, I also saw a variety of seaweed covering the rocky shore as well as snails, mussels and crabs in between the rocks. Our stay unfortunately didn't allow us enough time to take a cruise into the bay where apparently the views of the mountains and also of deep fjords and shallow coves are even more spectacular. The wildlife is also apparently more abundant and varied out into the bay and it would have been wonderful to have sighted some of the humpback whales and killer whales who often feed in the bay. This bay is well worth visiting and Seward is a good base to explore the area. Should we return to Alaska, a longer stay in Seward is a must so we can take a cruise to further explore the serene beauty of Resurrection Bay.
Written August 24, 2016
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SeenByMyEyes
Whistler, Canada1,715 contributions
If you take a tour of the Kenai Fjords, you will cross Ressurection Bay out and into Seward. The bay offers spectacular views on the way to the fjords, plus you will encounter sealions, seals, whales, and will stop at the cliffs polluted with all kinds of magnificent birds. Their noises will amaze you!
Written October 10, 2006
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John C
Moyock, NC53 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
We signed up for the 5-hour Major Marine Resurrection Bay tour because a company on-line page indicated there was a more than 80% chance of seeing whales on this particular tour. We were not disappointed. Our boat, the M/V Star of the Northwest, was quite comfortable....and we were fortunate that it was not overly crowded. (Note of caution: when cruise ships are in, it is possible that the boat could be near full capacity). The optional lunch, which cost $19.95 per person, consisted of a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet featuring salmon and prime rib. The boat tour took us from Seward out through Resurrection Bay, through a number of small coves, passing between Fox Island and the Resurrection Peninsula, before returning to Seward. A National Park Service Ranger was on board, providing an informative and interesting commentary on the history of glaciers and the wildlife we were seeing along the way. During the tour, we were fortunate to see porpoises, bald eagles, harbor seals, otters, Dall sheep, sea lions, several species of sea birds, and a number of whales. While the whales didn't breach (leap out of the water like on some TV commercials), it was still a thrill to see their water spouts and their tail fins as they surfaced. All in all, the tour was an excellent value for the money - and we saw much more wildlife than we expected.
Written June 14, 2013
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Karen W
Brisbane Region, Australia2,201 contributions
Jul 2019
Leaving Seaward and cruising out through Resurrection Bay was truly tranquil.
Running out past the Kenai mountains Mt. Marathon rising steeply behind the town of Seward.
Resurrection Bay is great for photo shots. Leaving Resurrection Bay into the Golf of Alaska was truly fabulous scenery and views.
Written February 13, 2020
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