Seward – whale watching and the Sealife Centre

We awoke on the morning of Friday 29th May to find the town of Seward awaiting us. After finally being allowed off the ship (it is all done in very strict priority order), we had a small navigational blip when we tried to get to the small boat harbour (as everyone drives in Alaska, they are not awfully good at giving estimated walking times / distances). But finally we arrived and found, joy of joys, free wifi! Oh, and coffee for Annie!

It was then time to board the Kenai Star for a 7 hour cruise (we hadn’t had enough cruising!) to see the wildlife and a glacier. [Update: It was truly one of the most incredible wildlife experiences I have ever had, even revisiting it 10 years later and after having done quite a bit of travel since. Cannot recommend highly enough, and would go back and do it again in a heartbeat.]

Now, be prepared for quite a few animal photos!

After the cruise we headed to the Alaska Sealife Centre, Alaska’s only aquarium. We had also been kayaking and seen quite a few sea lions, seals and otters, however it was raining so much that we didn’t take any photos!!



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We are Pete and Kirsten, and we are overland travel addicts. Having been lucky enough to work in the overland tour industry for many years including owning our own overland travel company, we are now heading off on independent overland adventures with our 2 kids. Read more

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