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I'd love some help please. We are a group of 4 taking an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver to Seward. We disembark from the cruise ship in Seward at 3:00AM on May 21st. We will be taking the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage the same day. The train leaves at 6:00PM. Since we will be arriving very early in the morning and the train does not leave till 6:00PM, I was wondering if we could plan to do something during that time. All recommendations and advice are highly appreciated.
Have a look at this webpage
It will tell you all you need to know. We did a cruise also, but the opposite way, so didn't have this problem.
you will have a great time!
Definitely do a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. The boats leave from Seward. Feel free to visit our Kenai Fjords page here on Virtual Tourist for more info.
While in Seward we did some kayaking with a guide, that included a boat ride/whale watching as well as lunch. It was amazing, and we got to see some whales on the boat cruise as well as some other animals up close and personal while kayaking. I'm sure a google search would help you find some kayaking options depending on your budget.
Try a 3hr cruise with Renown Tours. The tour is awesome! We saw many different types of wildlife including humpback and two pods of Orcas. The rugged coastline is gorgeous! We've taken the exact trip that you are describing twice. Both times we did 3hr. wildlife tours and have been very, very happy. You will get back in plenty of time to do a little shopping eat something and still catch the train. Trust me, you'll have plenty of time and will be glad you took this tour. One warning, if you are prone to seasickness you may want to take Bonine before boarding this small boat. My family and I had no problems but their were a couple of people onboard who did get a little sick.The Renown office is located within a short walk from where you will disembark. The good people at Renown were nice enough to store our luggage for us until we were ready to leaveand go to the train station.