Those interested in bird-watching and wildlife spotting should be on the lookout for puffins, bald eagles, Dall's Porpoises, Stellar Sea Lions, orca and Humpback Whales, harbor seals and sea otters. Additionally, the waters are popular for kayaking, sailing and flightseeing. And because Resurrection Bay never freezes, the waters are easily navigable for tours.
There are a few specific natural attraction highlights when visiting Resurrection Bay. While Bear Glacier is an enormous glacier that appears to have “racing stripes” sliding into the water, Fox Island is a beautiful and remote island popular for its secluded beachfront cabins and fresh seafood. Additionally, Cape Resurrection is filled with scenic inlets and is a popular spot with photographers.
Tip: Bring a coat even in the summer, as Resurrection Bay can get very cold.
Tours & Tickets
Soak up the serene beauty of the Alaskan wilderness on this 4.5-hour cruise across Resurrection Bay. Glide past majestic mountains, craggy cliffs and mammoth ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
This full-day kayak tour departs Seward and heads along Resurrection Bay to Caine's Head. Watch for wildlife such as birds, otters, eagles and sea lions as you ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)