Seward is located on Alaska’s southern coast, approximately 120 miles by road from Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Seward is the southern endpoint of the Alaska Railroad. It is the historic starting point of the original Iditarod Trail to Interior Alaska and Mile 0 is marked on the shoreline at the southern end of town.
The Port of Seward is the primary terminus for north-bound cruise ships. Cruise ship passengers disembark and can take the train or a bus north to Anchorage, Denali, or other Alaskan cities.
With a 2020 population of 2,717 people, Seward’s local economy is commercial fishing and seasonal tourism. Seward comes ready-made for walking. Downtown, you’ll find many charming shops and restaurants. It is a bike-friendly community with a paved path that runs downtown and along the waterfront.
ShoreExcursions.com offers exceptional tours of this wonderful city and the surrounding wilderness. Most visitors choose to climb aboard a warm and spacious vessel for a Kenai Fjords National Park and Glacier cruise. You will comfortably travel past breathtaking glaciers among the fjords and see abundant wildlife, including birds, whales, and sea lions.
Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Wildlife Cruise
Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier and Resurrection Bay Cruise
Visit Exit Glacier
Whale watching cruise (Orca)
Stony Creek Canopy Adventure–Ziplining
Water Taxi to Caine’s Head (abandoned WWII fort)
Seward Sea Life Center
Seward Waterfront Park