Flight-seeing, fishing and bears. Oh my!

Provided by High Adventure Air Charters

You will have experienced real Alaska when you take off in a float plane from a lake and land on water with your guide. It’s one of many thrills to experience in the last frontier.

Outfitters offer fully guided trips for everyone from the sightseer to the extreme fisherman. Experience the beautiful Alaska Range with its majestic views of glaciers and bodies of water so blue and spectacular as you fly above the Alaska wilderness. Bald eagles, moose, caribou and a mixture of birds will have you in awe as they live among these lands. If it’s bears you want to see, we have that too. Up close and personal. Your camera–whether it be still, digital or video–will be busy taking pictures of these photogenic bears as they are seen in their natural habitat feeding from the river for fish or lounging on a boulder taking a nap.
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Resurrection Bay paddle: rugged landscapes and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park

Provided by Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking

Seward may be the end of the road for those traveling southeast along the Kenai Peninsula; but the options along the water beyond port are seemingly infinite. A small town nestled between the snow-capped Chugach Mountains and Resurrection Bay it abounds with numerous activities. Have you ever imagined a place of turquoise blue waters, tidewater and hanging glaciers, protected coves and rugged islands with cliffs teeming with puffins? These visions become reality in Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay. 

Seward is the gateway to Resurrection Bay with its many coves and barrier islands. We’re home to Caines Head State Park and its hike to underground Ft. McGilvary, along with the State Marine Park at Thumb Cove. The marine parks at Sunny Cove and the Spit are both located at Fox Island which has a diverse coastline of sea stacks and beautiful cobblestone beaches. Past the barrier islands lies the expanse of the Gulf of Alaska and the entrances into the fantastic fjords of Aialik Bay and Northwestern Fjords – both part of the Kenai Fjords National Park. These waters are also home to pods of orca, humpback whales, stellar sea lions, and harbor seals as well as many marine birds.   
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Fish, stay and play: Seward, Alaska

Provided by CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation

All roads are not created equal. A 2.5-hour drive along one of the most breathtaking routes in Alaska doesn’t even begin to reveal it all. Designated a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the Seward Highway stretches 127 miles from Anchorage to Seward, bordered by the picturesque Turnagain Arm. It’s no mystery why scenic viewpoints are plentiful. Travelers can scan the adjacent cliffs for dall sheep and eagles and see beluga whales in the inlet, spotted by their telltale white heads poking up through the waves.

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