The end of May I journeyed down to Seward to take a day cruise into the Kenai Fjords National Park. The weather was perfect and the wildlife abundant. The trip from my home in Wasilla down to Seward was a pleasant three and a half hour drive. Unfortunately I had to make that same drive back home after the cruise. If you ever get the chance to visit Alaska, I would highly recommend making the trip into an overnight (or even two night) excursion so that you have time to enjoy the town of Seward and the surrounding area. There is plenty to do in the area as well as in town, and some fine accommodations as well. I have been trying to get back down to Seward this season, but as yet have been unsuccessful in that endeavor.
I chose to go on the 8-1/2 hour cruise with a stop at Fox Island for dinner. Although I have been on cruises of Kenai Fjords before, I had not been on this particular route. We saw stellar sea lions, sea otter, gray and humpback whales, eagles and numerous other birds. Alalik glacier was perhaps the most magnificent of all the glaciers we viewed that day and waterfalls were observed at various locations as well. Our dinner stop included wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib, both delicious! It was a great day. Hope you enjoy the view from my camera!