Seward is a small town with a population of 3, 171 people. Seward is situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Located just 126 miles south of Anchorage, Seward is a picturesque town. Seward is an hour and a half drive away from Soldotna and Kenai. Seward is easily accessible via the Seward Highway, the Alaska Railroad, bus, air, or cruise ship. The first thing you will notice about Seward is the busy harbor and historic downtown district filled with charming shops and art galleries.
If you love water then Seward is your destination! You can take a kayak tour, a sailing adventure, or do some world-class fishing for halibut or salmon. Kenai Fjords National Park is a Seward treasure. Visitors can experience the park on a day cruise or by foot at Exit Glacier. After enjoying the beautiful outdoors you can head down to the Alaska SeaLife Center and enjoy the marine life that shares our environment.
The Kenai Fjords tour is a must while in Seward. There are six different day cruises to choose from that will fit your needs. The first option is the National Park Tour which is a 6 or 8.5 hour cruise you can take through the Gulf of Alaska. The Resurrection Bay Tour is perfect for families and is the perfect length tour (3-4 hours) to leave you with plenty of time to do other activities in Seward. The Northwestern Fjord Tour is the longest tour of them all with a running time of 9 hours. It is the only tour visiting the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, which is home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers. The Captain’s Choice Tour is designed specifically for bird watching and wildlife photography. The tour is 9 hours and takes extra time for viewing and photographing whales, sea lions, birds and other wildlife in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Sea Kayaking is a fun full-day or half-kayak/half-cruise trip for those looking for an active adventure in Alaska. The Fox Island Dinner Cruise includes an all you can eat wild Alaska salmon and prime rib dinner on Fox Island.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center. Visitors will have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life while peeking over the shoulders of ocean scientists while they study Alaska’s rich seas and diverse sea life.
There are not very many options when sending your child to school but all of the schools are in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Seward Elementary School is a public school that serves grades PK-6. It received a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10. Moose Pass School is a public elementary school just outside of Seward offering classes for K-8. There is no GreatSchools Rating for Moose Pass School. Seward Middle School is a public school and the only middle school in Seward. Seward Middle received a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10. Seward High School is a public school in Seward for grades 9-12. It received a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10. Spring Creek School is another public high school in Seward for grades 9-12. There is no GreatSchools Rating for Spring Creek School.