Seward Independent Shore Excursions
Seward is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough with a population of 2,743 in 2012 according to the US Census Bureau. Itís located at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Penninsula.
What to See and Do
Fishing Ė Seward is a top choice for fishing charters. Numerous charter options are available targeting salmon, halibut and ling cod. Typically the best fishing is in mid to late summer.
Alaska Sea Life Center is at the end of town and is worth exploring. Exit Glacier is just outside of town and provides easy access to see a glacier up close. A cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park provides a great opportunity to see some amazing wildlife up close.
The city of Seward was named for President Lincolnís Secretary of State Ė William Henry Seward Ė who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. Seward was founded in 1903 on an abandoned native village site.
Seward lies within the subpolar/subartic zone with moderate temperatures for Alaska and high levels of precipitation. Typical high during the summer are in the low 60ís and lows in the high 40ís. Summer is relatively dry with rain on roughly 1/3 of days.