Resurrection Bay
Resurrection Bay
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This area provides birders with views of fulmars, petrels, puffins, murres, kittiwakes and auklets.
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SteelCity13
Austin, TX887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Beautiful Bay with great wildlife. Got to kayak all along the bay and we took time to pull up on the banks for a lunch and explore the rain forest. This is a beautiful bay. The air quality is amazing and so much grows and lives in this area.
Written June 2, 2023
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MamaBug
Sacramento, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We rented an RV and came down to Resurrection Bay for a couple nights. We were not disappointed! What a fantastic place to hang out. Friendly people, gorgeous views, eagles! A local even brought us fresh-caught salmon to roast over our fire! We loved it so much we stayed an extra night.
Written July 11, 2023
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DorisS175
Denver, CO168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
So much to see here, and many camping spots along the bay. Better weather would have been nice, but we had a lovely sunrise the last day we were here. This is where a few of the cruise companies arrive from Van Couver and Seattle, so those are a great way to get here besides the bus we took from Anchorage.
Written September 13, 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA7,351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Diana R
Hopedale, MA463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bobby C
Atlanta, GA319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Rhys J
Llanbedr, UK2,929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Canada1,738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Karen W
Brisbane Region, Australia2,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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John C
Moyock, NC53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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