The Breeze Inn
Travel Blogs from Seward
I spent a wonderful 6 hours sailing out of Resurrection Bay into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge past several glaciers and then right up to the huge Hobart glacier at the head of Aialik fjord. While cruising, we saw a sea otter, pod of 5 orcas (aka "killer whales"), a humpback whale, sea lions, puffins, and several other birds including an eagle.
What a nice little town! It is impressive how it's come back from the devastation of the 1964 earthquake. I waked a mile or so along the banks of Resurection Bay with beautiful views of the mountains beyond, to the Alaska SeaLife Center. There, I was able to see and photograph to my heart's content the horned and tufted puffins I'd been seeing at a …
... he stopped at so we could all get photos. We watched and waited for the whales to blow, dive and then surface again. We saw a few humpback whales and got a couple of tale shots - we all love those dives. And it was our first time seeing orca whales, which were really beautiful. There were about 5 or so in the pod that we watched and followed as they swam in the cool Alaskan waters.
While out at the glaciers Rich turned the engines off so we could hear ...
... we encountered puffin colonies, and some Harbour Seals "hauled out" on the rocks, amidst the unfeasibly beautiful coastline of the Kenai Pensinsula. Somehow the grey, misty weather only served to enhance the "other-worldliness" of the coastal landscape.
Eventually, after rounding Aialik Cape (pronounced "eye-ah-lick"), which meant flirting with the rougher open seas of the Gulf of Alaska, we sailed into the calmer water ...
... following the mainland the park ranger on board was pointing out some goats on the cliffs above, Cat got a bit bored and looked out the other side and spotted some Puffins. Out in the exit of the bay we got very excited as the skipper had spotted some Orca, so we raced over to the pod and watched in awe as these magnificent animals glided in and out of the water. From there it got a bit choppy as we rounded the Aialik Cape and into Aialik Bay where it got calmer and then lunch was ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
More great choices in Seward
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Seward
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Breeze Inn Seward
Right at the port with great restaurants and shops within walking distance. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.