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Alaska Saltwater Lodge Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife & Glacier Tour

#8 of 38 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Seward Features Animals
Box 695, Seward, AK 99664-0695
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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !! DO not go on a large boat if you want to see close up and you want flexibility for photos.

This small boat whale watching tour was one of the greatest days of my life. It is spectacular to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
awesome trip

We had booked a small group tour of 15 people. It was a great surprise when our group consisted of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grayson, Kentucky
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Box 695, Seward, AK 99664-0695

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small boat whale watching tour was one of the greatest days of my life. It is spectacular to see whales and seals and birds so close up and wild. The guides were great and the boat was very clean and organized. The guides Carrie...More

Thank mleeker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a small group tour of 15 people. It was a great surprise when our group consisted of the 3 people in our party and the captain, Jim. He always pointed out wildlife and stopped to make sure we got pictures of it....More

Thank keithmcclain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a whale-watching trip as a package with our accommodation (Dairy Hill Lodging, same owners). They used a smallish boat (around 16 people) which meant we could get close to the action. And the friendly crew (Tanya and Clay) seemed eager to show us...More

Thank malvern09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent over 8 hours on a small(ish) boat that was purposefully not overcrowded. I love that they don't cram the boats and limit it to twelve people. The captain (Steve) and crew (Tammy) were knowledgeable, patient, and laid back. We had great weather and...More

Thank thehomegirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic day. Tanya Is a skilled captain and an amazing spotter. Clay is a natural teacher and infectiously enthusiastic about this beautiful area and its wildlife. We saw incredible wildlife (breaching humpback, orca hunting and catching prey, a fin whale, sea otters,...More

Thank Kayakers66
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We chose Saltwater Lodge for a small group day long whale watching tour from Seward over the plethora of much larger boats and weren't disappointed. Tanya and Clay made it a really special day, they knew where to look for the various wild life and...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I cannot say enough about this small boat and its wonderful crew of Tanya and Tammy. The boat was small and this was a huge advantage in getting close to wildlife. The crew were well informed and wonderful in spotting wildlife and keeping us busy....More

Thank baileydogg
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We chose this trip because of its small size. It was the beat! Tanya and Tammy were capable, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We spent time at each spot of interest and saw eagles, humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, sea otters, puffins, kittiwakes, and more. The boat...More

Thank peg784
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My mother and I went wildlife watching with Alaska Saltwater in 2016. When we returned to Seward this year we scheduled another excursion with them. I had such a great time that I went again the next day. We were so fortunate to have gorgeous...More

Thank SherriInTexas
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were blessed to have a beautiful sunny day, but even if we didn't I think it still would have been wonderful. We saw everything and Tanya and Callie catered well to everyone's needs. 8 hours is a * long time * on a boat...More

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Response from magnoliamws | Reviewed this property |
I haven't visited either of those places.
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16 January 2015|
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Response from Ecampb | Reviewed this property |
We went on the tour at the end of July and saw 5 whales. Saw much other wildlife as well. This is truly the BEST tour company. Ask for Leif as your captain and Sam as the first mate. They were great.
16 December 2014|
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Response from Adventureman1492 | Reviewed this property |
At the little bakery very close where you get on the boat. The Bakery at the Harbor. If you go a few minutes early, you can have a light (or heavy!) breakfast. We thoroughly enjoy our experience and hope you do as well if... More