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SEWARD & KENAI FJORDS ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / Alaska & Yukon Seward Windsong Lodge Nestled in the tranquil seclusion of a glacier river valley, only minutes from the thriving bustle of Seward and the untamed nature of Kenai Fjords National Park, this secluded retreat is surrounded by glacier-carved mountains and spruce forests. Guestrooms are a short walk from the main lodge under a forest canopy along winding pathways. Each spacious guestroom is defined by rustic Alaskan styling and a host of services and amenities. In the evening, meet on the deck to share stories and adventures over fresh Alaskan cuisine at the Resurrection Roadhouse, an award-winning favourite among locals and visitors. Enjoy activities such as a guided Exit Glacier hike, Ididaride Sled Dog Tour, the Alaska SeaLife Center, sea kayaking and day cruises of Kenai Fjords National Park. Established in 1980, the national park encompasses approximately 605,000 acres of the rugged, rocky and often steep coastline of the Kenai Peninsula. The park also boasts an abundance of marine and terrestrial wildlife. Humpback whales, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, sea otters and seals populate park waters in addition to mountain goats, black bears and more than 80 different species of birds. With a variety of packages, guests can make the most out of their experience in this stunning region. A courtesy shuttle is provided to tours, the railroad depot and downtown Seward. From $208 Unique Lodge Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located 12 nautical miles from Seward on Fox Island in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Operating in the summer months of June, July and August, the lodge is easily accessible by a short boat ride through calm waters. Completed in 2013, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge features a new main lodge, complete with an expanded kitchen and formal culinary program featuring the wild Alaska salmon belly (an underutilized piece of the salmon) and locally harvested beach greens. The new 3,300-square-foot building is re-positioned on the apex of the beach, with two-storey windows overlooking Resurrection Bay. The lodge’s eight waterfront cabins were renovated in 2012 with custom beds and high-quality furniture and fixtures. Guests can have their morning coffee or tea delivered directly to their rooms, and be greeted after a day of kayaking with their favourite beverage at their cabin door. Gourmet breakfasts, lunches, evening appetizers and dinners are prepared for guests in the lodge dining room by the island’s private chef. Hiking and naturalist walks are available. Featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “50 Trips of a Lifetime” edition, May 2015, in the “Best of Kenai Fjords National Park” tour, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is Alaska’s most affordable wilderness lodge experience. Pricing on request Fox Island Sea Kayak Unique Lodge Kenai Fjords Tours - Resurrection Bay Tour Kayaking the pristine waters around Fox Island is one of the best ways to get up close to the beauty and wonder of the region. Say goodbye to electronics when you stay at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and kayak the surrounding waters. Replenish your soul with serene beauty and fulfil your desire to experience true Alaska wilderness with the Fox Island Escape package. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation in a waterfront cabin and full or half-day guided kayaking. Your stay culminates in a wildlife and glacier cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours. The friendly staff will tend to your every need. All meals are included and prepared by the island’s private chef, who leads a unique culinary program. No experience is necessary for this adventure as skilled and knowledgeable guides will provide kayak instruction. This tour is ideal for anyone interested in Alaska wildlife cruises, whale watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and view local wildlife such as whales, puffins, seals, otters, sea lions, cormorants and kittiwakes. Boats are designed with your comfort in mind, and you can view the spectacular scenery through large picture windows in a heated cabin or get up close with walk-around outdoor decks. This lunch tour includes a delicious wild Alaska salmon and prime rib meal at the exclusive Fox Island Day Lodge. Cruises can be combined with kayaking tours and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge overnight stays on Fox Island. A variety of daily tours offers something for everyone. Pricing on request From $109 128 ANDERSON VACATIONS