Dog Sledding also called mushing
Dog Sledding, also known as mushing, is a famous and favorite Alaskan activity. Seward, Alaska is home to a family of famous dog mushers! To help keep their dogs trained year round, they offer dog sledding to visitors! This unique insight into to dog mushing, of the Seavey family, is incredibly special. Land-based, using wheeled sleds designed by Iditarod Race Winner Mitch Seavey, you’ll get to tour the kennel, learn about the equipment used during the race, try some of it on yourself, and go for a ride being pulled by a team of dogs!! There’s truly nothing like it!! Located north of our cabins, about 6 miles away. Be sure to give yourself time to experience some heavenly relaxation in our beautiful and unique cabins just south of Seward Alaska, on the shores of Resurrection Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula, with spectacular wildlife and scenery surrounding them.
Dog Mushing on Land
Dog Mushing on Snow/Ice
In Girdwood, Alaska, Ididaride offers a beautiful summer glacier dog sledding trip in combination with a scenic flight to and from Punch Bowl Glacier. Your tour starts from the Girdwood Airport, at Alpine Air Alaska’s hangar, where you suit up for the snowy glacier. You hop in a helicopter for a 10-minute scenic flight (keep an eye out for wildlife) up through Girdwood’s steep valley up to to the glacier to begin your dog sled ride.
Once on the glacier, you will meet your musher and his enthusiastic Alaska Huskies. You will learn all about the Alaska Huskies, driving a dog team, a musher’s lifestyle, and the famous Iditarod trail. Learn to drive the sled yourself, or settle back in the sled and just enjoy the ride. Either way, it is an amazing adventure. Photo opportunities abound in the pristine mountains of the Chugach Mountain Range. Protective outerwear (jackets, pants, and outer boots) provided, but dress warmly. Don’t forget your camera and sunglasses!
This is a trip you will never forget, and most visitors say it was the highlight of their Alaska vacation!
Horseback Riding Stables Tours Seward Alaska
During summer months there is horseback riding available in Seward, just north of the airport, about 6 miles from our cabins. Year round there is also horseback riding available in Cooper Landing, 45 miles from the cabins, and a beautiful drive any time of the year. Below we detail your options. Be sure to give yourself time to experience some of the best relaxation in our unique waterfront cabins just south of Seward, Alaska, on the shores of Resurrection Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula, with spectacular wildlife and scenery surrounding them.
Bardy’s Trail Rides is a small locally owned company offering two-hour trail rides during the summer season. You’ll travel through an area affected by the 1964 quake and have a chance to view a wide variety of wildlife. Located just 6 miles from the cabins. (Closed-toed shoes required).
Alaska Horsemen is a small company located in Cooper Landing, during summer season they offer a variety of tours from simple 2 hour horseback trail rides to combination paddle/saddle trips that include a paddle in Kenai Lake and some gold panning! Our customers who have taken tours here have been very happy and spoken highly of their experiences. Cooper Landing is 45 miles north of the cabins, a beautiful drive any time of year. These folks are open year round.
Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska SeaLife Center, a marine research and educational center and the Seward Historic Museum. You can spend hours exploring both these places! Great activities should we have a rainy day during your visit, you should plan on including these in your itinerary, regardless of the weather. Both are just 3 miles from our cabins.
The Alaska SeaLife Center on Railway Avenue at 4th Avenue is an educational & research marine center that is open year-round to the public. Appealing to all ages, this is a unique facility. We highly recommend a visit; you can plan on spending several hours exploring this fascinating facility. They offer some specialty tours that we also highly recommend (scroll down on the ASLC page linked above).
Admission Fee, Tours are additional Fee
- Puffin Encounter (get to feed the puffins)
- Octopus Experience (get to touch one)
- Mammal Encounter
- Behind the Scenes Tour