Visit remote Day Harbor and Ellsworth Glacier on this wildlife viewing boat tour & hiking combo trip!
- 2 Guests Per person
- 3 Guests Per person
- 4 - 6 Guests Per person
Remote Fjord Hiking on the Alpine Trail
From out in Resurrection Bay to high above it, a full day spent on the Alpine Trail provides a true Alaskan adventure. A half-hour private boat ride from the Seward Harbor to Caines Head showcases the wonders of the fjord. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, sea otters, Steller’s sea lions, bald eagles, and more as we cruise down the coast.
From the rocky beach, hike up through a fairytale spruce forest of moss-decorated giants. After breaking treeline, gaze out over the barrier islands at the head of the bay and beyond, into the open Gulf of Alaska.
Learn about both the marine ecosystem and the equally fragile alpine habitat, where we’ll continue for even more far-reaching vistas. With cooperative weather, observe the glaciers pouring from the Harding Icefield, and gain a better understanding of the ice cycle and how it is changing.
- Positive attitude
- Day hiking pack (can be supplied if needed)
- Rain jacket & rain pants (can be rented at the shop)
- Warm synthetic layers
- Warm wool socks
- Hiking boots or sneakers
- Refillable water bottle
- Professional guide
- AK climate change Info
- Hiking poles
- Day hiking pack (if needed)
- Transport from shop in downtown Seward
- Organic snacks & hot drinks
We work with a knowledgeable local captain who runs a small, 6-passenger landing craft. Your private trip includes an exclusive water taxi ride, not shared with any other travelers. Your safety is our top priority and the exact route for the boat tour will be determined by sea conditions, but will include sightseeing. The captain will keep an eye out for wildlife along the way and show you the highlights of our incredible fjord country.
Potential for seasickness on a wildlife boat tour as we enter exposed waters.