Contrary to what people might lead you to believe, Seward, Alaska, and the ocean don’t shut down just because it’s winter! Yes, the weather may be colder and more unpredictable, but Resurrection Bay and beyond are positively scenic in the winter months. Missing Lynx is equipped with a cabin heater to keep you comfortable on board, and we have hot drinks for our guests. Perhaps the best aspect of this time of year is that there is basically NO ONE on the water (literally). We don’t shut down for the “off season” like others do from October to the end of March! We are here and on the boat, so why not come join us?
Snowy beaches, dramatic sunrises and sunsets, and perfect light for photography make Seward a dream winter destination. Often we also see porpoises, otters, seals, sea lions, waterfowl, eagles, sea birds, mountain goats, and sometimes even whales in winter! Our winter trips involve cruising Resurrection Bay and pulling into scenic, quiet coves. Be sure to bring your camera!
For these trips, flexibility and warm clothes are a must. Temperatures average from the teens to the 40s and it varies from sunny, rainy, to snowy.
Winter tour trips run for a half-day (4 hours). Depending on the time of year, the time of the trip can vary. Let us know what time(s) you are interested in! These trips have a 2 person minimum and a 6 person maximum. See our FAQ page for what to bring and policies.