Seward to Skilak - Backcountry Adventure Day Trip

Outdoor Activities in Seward

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From Seward, enjoy a beautiful driving tour out to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge followed by boating on Skilak Lake, one of the largest glacial-carved lakes on the Kenai Peninsula, combined with magnificent hiking opportunities in a true backcountry environment. A trip of a lifetime!
Enjoy a complimentary pickup from Seward and begin a beautiful 2-hour scenic van tour to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Your destination is Skilak Lake, a massive, glacier-carved lake, with sparkling turquoise-colored waters. Before boarding the boat, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your scenic boat tour around Skilak Lake while searching for wildlife and panoramic views that are absolutely breathtaking!  Departing from Seward, you'll first head to Skilak Lake located within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to take in the stunning views of this serene, backcountry location. Your professional captain and wilderness guide will provide expert commentary along the way. Within a few short hours from Seward, you’ll be in a real, Alaska backcountry environment.  Be sure to keep an eye out for bald eagles, and bears!  After exploring the lake and surrounding shore, enjoy the 2-hour road trip back to Seward, with scenic stops along the way to take pictures and stretch your legs. While on the road, look for wildlife and one of many amazing vistas of the Kenai and Chugach Mountains, and surrounding rivers and lakes.  For those of you looking for a more vigorous, active experience, we offer a guided hiking tour up to the top of a mountain, accessed only by boat or plane. The views at the top of mountain stretch for hundreds of miles.

What’s included

  • Small-group exclusive tour
  • Round-trip transport from Seward by tour van
  • Transport by boat on Skilak Lake
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch (deli wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
  • Professional backcountry wilderness guide
  • Interpretive guided hiking
  • Pickup and drop-off near cruise ship dock
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
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