Cruises from Anchorage (Seward) depart from May to September.
Seward sits at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 125 miles south of Anchorage, and serves as the gateway to the renowned Kenai Fjords National Park. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the park’s Harding Icefield, like the 13-mile Bear Glacier; its surrounding lagoon is popular for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. This adventure outpost offers sailing, dog-sledding, ice climbing and plenty of fishing for halibut and salmon. Helicopter tours transport thrill-seekers to remote spots for heli-skiing and even surfing, and the multimillion-dollar Alaska SeaLife Center has underwater exhibits of marine life. The remains of a World War II fort are found at Caines Head State Recreation Area, and the 4,124-foot Mount Marathon has hosted its namesake 5K race for more than 100 years.