Sunset over Resurrection Bay on a late winter afternoon.
Sunset over Resurrection Bay on a late winter afternoon.
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Morning views of Bear Glacier in winter.

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 September through April. We are here and on the boat, so why not come join us?

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Fresh snow on the coast in winter.

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!

The mountains above Fox Island Spit in winter.

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. These trips have a 2 person minimum and a 6 person maximum. See our FAQ page for what to bring and policies.

Cost: $150/person

Sunset over the Aialik Peninsula and Fox Island in winter.
Amazingly beautiful Thumb Cove in winter.
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An Alaskan beach piled high with fresh snow.