Alaska SeaLife Center Tours

Alaska SeaLife Center
There’s something enchanting about seeing wildlife up close, and the Alaska SeaLife Center allows you to do just this. The Alaska SeaLife Center is Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center and is a not-for-profit center focusing on marine research, rehabilitation (animals are treated then released) and public education geared toward all ages. It was built in 1997 -- with most of its funds coming from Exxon Valdez in an effort to compensate for their part in the oil spill -- and is a place where scientists go to do research and visitors go to learn about marine life through exhibits and interactive experiences.

View marine life like Stellar sea lions above and below the water surface through two-story tanks; pet starfish, baby rays and other small sea creatures; see waterbirds up close; and look at adorable animals in rehabilitation like Ringed Seals, White Winged Scoters, Spectacled Eiders and Northern Sea Otters. An array of educational programs for students -- including “Beaks, Bubbles, & Burrows,” “Marine Mammal Adaptations” and “Seashore Survivors” -- add to the fun.

You can also experience a number of “encounters” which allow you to do things like shake hands with an octopus and have a personalized tour of a puffin aviary.

For many, the highlight of a visit is the seal encounter, where you watch staff work with harbor seals.

Bonus: As the Alaska SeaLife Center is built directly into the waterfront you can enjoy panoramic views of Resurrection Bay.

Practical Info

Admission into the Alaska SeaLife Center is $20 for adults, $15 for students (12-17), $ for children (4-11) and free for children three and under. Opening times vary by season, so check their homepage for the most current information.
Address: 301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Hours: Hours vary per month, please refer to the hours page on the Alaska SeaLife Center website.
Admission: Adult: $20; Student: $15; Child (4-11): $10; 3 and Under: Free
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Seward to Anchorage Cruise Transfer and Private Tour

Explore fishing villages, traverse the Kenai Mountains, and spot Alaska wildlife with this private tour from your cruise ship in Seward to Anchorage. Getting from Seward to Anchorage presents a logistical challenge for many who arrive on cruise ships and plan to fly out of Anchorage, but this tour turns your cruise ship transfer into a chance to explore Alaska. A private guide will shape the trip to fit your group’s interest and wrap up the day by showing you around Anchorage.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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