May 22, 2023
If you’ve stopped into Forests, Tides & Treasures or made an online order recently, you may have noticed that we’ve started offering a round-up donation to the Seward Community Foundation (SCF), a local organization supporting the communities of Seward and Moose Pass. We want to share with you more about SCF and the organizations that they help. Their work really shows that we are always better together!
SCF created an endowment that “allows grants to be made that improve the lives of Seward and Moose Pass residents in areas such as health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development. SCF connects people who care to the causes that make a difference and matter most to them.”
When you choose to round up your balance in support of SCF, you help support these initiatives and the volunteers spearheading their local organizations. One of the organizations near and dear to our hearts is the Seward Prevention Coalition (SPC). As a non-profit organization, SPC offers empowering programs for kids and adults, many of which are free or scaled for the community.
The programs offered by SPC include:
Sources of Strength, “A ground-breaking school program that helps kids in Seward learn critical mental health skills, so they can build resilience, release trauma, and feel emotionally empowered for life!”
Youth 360, “Youth 360 offers life-giving programs that inspire kids and help families bond in healthy, fun ways.”
Seward Strong, “This program offers pro-active education about how to raise kids in a way that supports their highest wellbeing, and offers inspiring solutions to help prevent + heal trauma.”
Bloom, “Bloom brings T.L.C door-to-door for new parents, and offers joyful education, goodies, and resources to help support babies ages 0 - 5 years old.”
Safe Harbor, “An advocacy center that gives people experiencing personal violence and abuse the plans, resources, and protections they need to heal and create lives of safety and security.”
Wellness for All, “Wellness For All brings meditation, yoga and other forms of holistic healing to kids and adults alike!”
Your generous round-up contributions allow us to support the Seward Community Foundation and organizations like the Seward Prevention Coalition. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We are always better together!
The FTT Family
May 07, 2023
Welcome to Seward
Welcome to Seward! We're a small town with a big heart nestled in Resurrection Bay, and we're excited to share our home with you. Whether you're visiting from near or far, we've put together this guide to help you get to know our town:
Once you arrive in Seward (and get through the road construction if you are driving!), you will find the Seward Boat Harbor, which has shops, restaurants, bars, boat tours, and more for you to explore. You can see more of the town by hopping on one of the free shuttles (available between 11 am and 6 pm) that will take you to Downtown Seward – about 1.5 miles from the Harbor where there are even more options available for you. Not sure exactly where to start? Check out this local guide we’ve pulled together for you:
Seward Boat Harbor
Where to shop? Forests, Tides & Treasures
That’s us! Explore our unique apparel collection, top-brand outdoor gear, and Alaska-made wares. Forge connections with local artisans through stunning art, jewelry, locally sourced gourmet foods, unique gifts, and souvenirs. Commemorate your adventures to Seward by taking home your very own Alaskan treasures. Did you find something you like in-store but don’t have room in your suitcase to take it home? We can ship it to you directly! Speak to a member of our staff to learn more. We’re open from 9:30 - 7:30 (8pm on Fridays and Saturdays), see you soon!
Where to shop? ak starfish co.
Located in the Seward Boat Harbor, ak starfish co. was created twelve years ago by a third-generation Alaskan. Originally, you could only find ak starfish co. in Anchorage, but they have continued to expand over the past few years, including the store located right next door to Forests, Tides & Treasures.
Where to shop? The Fish House
Locally owned and operated by the Clemens family since 1974. The Fish House is the business Alaskans use for their fishing charters and tackle. With 5 vessels ready to charter and over 30,000 square feet of retail floor space this is one store you won’t want to miss!
The Fish House can supply marine supplies, RV supplies, tackle, ammo, clothing, and so much more.
Where to shop? Once in a Blue Moose
Once in a Blue Moose is a family business with gift shops in Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Seward, stop in for a great selection of souvenirs, Alaskan gifts, and clothing.
Where to shop? Seward Outdoor Store
Seward Outdoor Store is the home of Liquid Adventures and Exit Glacier Guides, as well as a one-stop-shop for your outdoors adventures. They offer a range of products from bear cans, and Delorme satellite messengers, to snowshoes.
Where to eat? The Kraken Lounge @ Mermaid Grotto
The Kraken’s Den Lounge, located on the upper level, features fusion foods with tropical undertones to satisfy the appetites of land lovers and seafarers. While consuming the breathtaking bay and mountain views by day, the mystical vibes are even classier by night. Champagne and charcuterie, wine and whimsy, this fanciful retreat becomes the best date night spot in town or the perfect harbor haven for your private event.
Where to eat? Chinooks
Locally owned and operated, and featuring a fresh, seasonal menu, Chinooks is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat! Open during dinner hours and offering delectable seafood dishes, Chinooks is a great place for a taste of what Alaska has to offer.
Where to eat? Red's Burgers
Red's Burgers is one of the quirkier restaurants in Seward, with seating provided in a converted school bus! The burgers are delicious and the prices are fair, this is a burger joint you won't want to miss out on.
Where to eat? Firebrand BBQ
Firebrand BBQ serves authentic Texas BBQ right here in the Last Frontier of Alaska. Their meat is smoked in a traditional Texas-style, from their fall-apart brisket to the pulled pork -- bold, smoky flavor is always their goal. Take our word for it, this is one meal you won't want to miss!
Where to eat? Ray's Waterfront
Ray’s Waterfront is a welcoming restaurant and bar with spectacular views of mountains, sea life, and boat harbor activity. They've been making people smile since 1986 with tasty food made from scratch and friendly service. Their menus feature local seafood, quality steaks, fresh vegetables, bold flavors, and a great selection of wine and beer.
Where to eat this winter? Alaska Seafood Grill
Located in the Harbor, Alaska Seafood Grill provides a variety of fresh, Alaskan seafood in a fast casual environment. All items are offered a’la carte, giving you the freedom to choose only your favorite type of seafood, or mix and match to sample the ocean's bounty. Pro tip: try the fish & chips, you won't regret it!
Where to grab a coffee or smoothie? Nature’s Nectars
Nature’s Nectars creates every drink they serve with great care and passion; which means only serving NECTAR! In the dictionary, nectar means a delicious drink--the drink of the gods, and their espresso, tea, cocoa, and real fruit smoothies fit the bill.
Where to grab a coffee? Coho Joe's Dockside Coffee
Coho Joe's Dockside Coffee offers great coffee and beautiful views. Located in the harbor, at the top of B Dock, and serving Kaladi Brothers Coffee, smooth Cold Brew, an assortment of teas, snacks, soft serve ice cream, and cold drinks, Coho Joe's Dockside Coffee is a must-visit!
Where to grab a coffee? Summit Sips
Located in the train wreck and serving some of our favorite hot drinks, Summit Sips is a must-visit when you're in the Seward Harbor!
Where to grab a coffee this winter? Seward's Cup
On your way into town, heading towards the Harbor, you'll see a big, green mug with some of the best coffee you'll find in Seward! Be sure to stop and grab a cup of joe before heading into town.
Where to get ice cream? Harbor Street Creamery
Whether you’re in the mood for a smoothie, milkshake, ice cream, or sundae, Harbor Street Creamery is the destination for you! Harbor Street Creamery is the perfect destination for summer days and is a great spot for locals and visiting families alike.
Where to grab a drink? Breeze Inn Restaurant & Lounge
Breeze Inn's Alaska-themed lounge opens at 11 am and features pool tables and large screen TV's for watching your favorite sporting event. Featuring seven beers from Alaska's craft brewers, you're sure to get a great taste of the 49th state.
Where to take a boat tour? Major Marine Tours
Experience world-class glacier & wildlife day cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park. Visit tidewater glaciers and see whales, otters, puffins, and more! Major Marine Tours is locally-owned and operated and is committed to responsible whale-watching practices and environmental responsibility.
What to do? Sunny Cove Kayaking
Have you ever imagined a place of turquoise blue waters, tidewater & hanging glaciers, islands of protected coves, and rugged cliffs teeming with whales and puffins under glorious skies? It's all here waiting for you! Sunny Cove strives to provide unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and personal, authentic connections. Stop by their headquarters in the Seward Boat Harbor to learn more.
What to do? Resurrection Bay Sailing Charters
Experience Alaska’s beauty and wildlife while sailing on a daily or multi-day captained or bareboat charters! Resurrection Bay Sailing Charters also offers an elopement package if it's your dream to get married on the water -- Captain Kate is even ordained to officiate the ceremony!
What to do? Exit Glacier Guides
Exit Glacier Guides is a guiding and hiking company focused on providing affordable tours in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park. They have been running hiking tours out of Seward for seven years now, and are the only company in town offering guided glacier tours.
Their tours allow the adventurous to ice climb and ice hike directly on the surface of this magnificent natural attraction. In addition, they also offer helicopter-assisted hiking and climbing trips.
What to see? Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
The Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center is a great place to visit either before or after your boat tour of Kenai Fjords.
The center offers information, an auditorium for showing our park film, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, and rangers are available to answer questions about the area.
Where to stay Year-Round? Harbor 360
Located directly on the Seward Small Boat Harbor, Harbor 360 Hotel is open year-round, locally-owned, and offers guests stunning 360 degree views of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai Mountains. They're also the home-base for Major Marine Tours if you're looking to venture out on the waters for a wildlife cruise.
Where to Stay Year-Round? Breeze Inn Motel and Restaurant
Located at the heart of Seward's Small Boat Harbor, Breeze Inn Motel and Restaurant boasts 86 modern and comfortable rooms to choose from. Their lodging options include jacuzzi suites, fully accessible rooms, pet-friendly rooms, and more year-round. They also have a full-service restaurant and lounge, two gift shops, and espresso shop.
Where to shop? The Ranting Raven
Located in Downtown Seward, The Ranting Raven is a gift store and local gallery offering handmade jewelry and so much more!
Where to shop? Frontier Trading Post
Frontier Trading Post is Seward's only all-in-one, downtown grocery, deli, coffee shop, gift, and health food store. Stop in to find out more about their daily specials and find the perfect souvenir for your travels!
Where to shop? Primrose Provisions
Primrose Provisions is a unique shop located on the waterfront here in Seward, AK. From found furnishings and vintage goods, gifts, makers market, cheese and charcuterie, to even a wine bar, Primrose Provisions has it all!
Where to shop? Alaska Shop
Located in downtown Seward, Alaska Shop is a great destination for souvenirs and features an impressive range of products made right here in Alaska.
Where to eat? Flamingo Lounge
The Flamingo Lounge is breathing new life into old history in their downtown, Martin Scorsese-esque lounge. They offer craft cocktails and classic eats – certainly worth stopping by for.
Where to eat? Seward Brewing Company
Seward Brewing Company is located in historic downtown Seward and offers locally brewed craft beers as well as great food. Chef Erik Slater and Chef Sadie Allen's collaborated menu consists of elevated comfort food with pub favorites featuring fresh local and sustainable Alaskan seafood and fresh Alaska produce all brought to you by the amazing people of Alaska.
Where to eat? The Cookery
Since opening The Cookery in 2015, Chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacey have been showcasing Alaska's bounty: fresh oysters delivered daily, locally farmed meats, produce sourced from the Kenai Peninsula, foraged finds, and fresh fish paired with wines from all over the world, and locals' favorite beers on tap.
Where to eat? The Highliner
The Highliner is one of the best spots in town for the whole family to enjoy. Serving American classics and supporting local, natural, sustainable & organic practices, whenever possible, The Highliner is a favorite with Seward residents. Next time you stop by, try the tater tots, you'll thank us later!
Where to eat? Apollo Restaurant
Apollo Restaurant is one of our favorite local destinations for seafood! Just went out on a fishing charter and caught yourself a big one? Bring the fileted fish with you to Apollo Restaurant and they will prepare it specially for your meal!
Where to eat in the winter? The Lone Chicharron
To quote The Lone Chicharron, "The tiny seaside town of Seward Alaska, there is a tragic taco void. Enter the Lone Chicharron Taqueria." Located next to the Seward Alehouse, The Lone Chicharron offers delicious Mexican food! Even better? They have a window in the Seward Alehouse so you can enjoy drinks and a taco on a night out!
Where to grab a coffee? Resurrect Art Coffee House
Resurrect Art Coffee House is a favorite gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Come check out the artwork from local artisans, sip on espresso drinks and teas, and enjoy the view from their loft sitting area. They also have a bakery onsite, so you can enjoy freshly baked goods while you visit.
Where to get a coffee? Sea Bean Cafe
Conveniently located in the historic downtown Seward business district, The Sea Bean is your one-stop destination for high-speed internet, great food, organic coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. As a plus, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available on both the food and beverage menus.
Where to get a coffee? Zudy's Cafe
Zudy's Cafe features stunning oceanside views and some of the best soups and sandwiches that you'll try! Owned locally by Judy and Jan, Zudy's Cafe is the perfect lunch destination for your visit to Seward.
Where to get gelato or a coffee summer or winter? Sweet Darlings
Opened in 1997, Sweet Darlings has been a Seward staple for over 25 years! Offering a range of gelato, chocolates, fudge, and more, Sweet Darlings is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Where to grab a drink? Seward Alehouse
What's better than a bar with a great selection of beer and cocktails? Live music and free pool! Seward Alehouse has it all.
Where to grab a drink in the winter? Yukon Bar
Your one-stop-bar for winter fun, Yukon Bar offers great drinks along with weekly trivia, karaoke, and poker nights!
Where to visit? Alaska SeaLife Center
Located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in downtown Seward, the Alaska SeaLife Center is Alaska’s premier public aquarium and only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation center.
By combining a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response, the Alaska SeaLife Center creates a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The SeaLife Center’s animal rehabilitation efforts have even been featured on National Geographic’s Alaska Animal Rescue
What to do? Mural Walking Tour
Seward’s love of art is written on the walls! Officially designated ‘Mural Capital of Alaska’ in 2008, Seward has over 30 vibrant paintings throughout town. Each mural depicts unique historical characters, local events, and natural landscapes. Spend the afternoon walking through town and spotting your favorite murals. Can you find the whales swimming downtown, or the puffins hanging out in the harbor?
The Mural Society created a handy digital map showing the locations of each of the murals, with more murals being added often! The society has been painting the town since the first group of volunteers picked up their brushes in 1999. The group has grown over the years and continues to celebrate the beauty and spirit of Alaska through large and public artworks.
What to do? Seward Axe Company
Axe throwing is the perfect way to embrace your inner lumberjack and live like an Alaskan local. Have fun with friends or challenge your skills when you reserve your spot at Seward Axe Throwing Co.
Seward Axe Company is conveniently located in downtown Seward, where everything is just a stone (or axe) throw away.
What to do? Seward Library & Museum
The Seward Community Library & Museum is a unique combined public library, museum, archives and community center serving Seward and the surrounding area, providing opportunities for equal access to information, technology, lifelong learning, community enrichment, and the preservation of Seward’s heritage.
Admission into the museum costs $5 for those aged 13+, under 13s get in free.
What to see? Hike Mount Marathon
See the views of Seward from a unique perspective on top of our famous Mount Marathon, home of the annual Mount Marathon race on July 4th! During non-race times, you can enjoy the 4-mile hike and vistas to the top of Mount Marathon, starting from Madison Ave. in town!
Where to stay? Hotel Seward
Hotel Seward brings Alaskan history to life while serving up stunning views and comfortable rooms. Founded in 1905, you can peruse its unique history through displays in the lobby. There are room types for all travelers. The Alaskan wing features spacious rooms with an en-suite bath. The historic wing has European style rooms with a shared bath.
Where to stay year-round? Arctic Paradise B&B
Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast caters to the adventurous traveler and wildlife enthusiast! Owner, Mary Ann, designed the bed & breakfast to provide all the elements that she has enjoyed in her many travels. This includes unique character, beautiful decor, privacy, ease of getting to attractions, good personal advice, maps, books and videos on the area, great food and amenities in the room. As a professional wildlife biologist, Mary Ann loves wildlife and hopes to inspire your appreciation of wildlife too.
Where to eat in the winter? Woody's Thai Kitchen
Woody’s Thai Kitchen, named after Seward’s beloved and iconic Stellar sea lion, is just a short 5 to 10 minute walk south of the Seward Small Boat Harbor. They serve authentic, Bangkok-style Thai curries, soups, noodles and rice dishes along with specialties that infuse Alaskan-Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim ingredients with traditional Thai family recipes.
Where to grab a coffee in the winter? Mudd Hutt
On your way out of town (or while you're waiting at the road work), be sure to stop at the Mudd Hutt -- a drive-up espresso shop that also serves excellent food. We'd recommend ordering from their all-day breakfast menu, for sure!
Where to stay year-round? Salted Roots
Whether you are looking to host a family of 6 tucked in the Spruce forest surrounding Salted Root's glass-front A-frames, getting away as a couple in their Cottages with a master bedroom view overlooking Resurrection Bay, or seeking an affordable, yet funky night in their Retro Bus, Salted Roots has something for everyone!
Where to stay year-round? Miller's Landing
Ideally located in Lowell Point, Miller's Landing offers a range of accommodation catering to every type of traveler. From campsites to cabins, yurts to lodges, Miller's Landing is a year-round destination for adventure.
If you want to learn more about any of the locations featured or want to see what else Seward has to offer, you can find more at Seward.com.
February 08, 2022
On the boat, you're an active member of the trip. Unlike the big boats, you aren't just a passenger being talked to through a PA system. We are right here on the boat next to you. Have questions? Just ask! Want to go somewhere else, linger with an animal, or change angles for photography? Of course we are here to help you with that.
Our trips run with anywhere from 1 to 6 people. The means that it is a unique, customizable experience. Even with multiple parties on the boat, there's a lot of flexibility in the itinerary.
We love our "job" (it really doesn't feel like work!) So if you call us at 6PM and want a quick evening trip, we will do it if we can!
We love the community of Seward and give back to local charities, sports associations, schools, and the Alaska Sealife Center.
We are a proud member of Whale SENSE, a voluntary education and recognition program for responsible whale watching practices. Seward Ocean Excursions follows and promotes sustainable tourism and has achieved AGA (Adventure Green Alaska) certification.
So we decided, why not start our own business! The rest is history!
The uniqueness of our coastline (and land) gives so many opportunities to get out and see things and explore. I love checking out remote beaches, exploring remote forests, and discovering new things out there. It’s amazing to me how quickly in Alaska (and perhaps especially Seward) you can feel like you’re alone in nature, even if you’re close to town.
Besides those aesthetic things, I love doing outdoor activities with my wife and son including camping and staying at remote cabins, fishing, snowmachining, and flying our airplane.
What's your favorite season to get out on the water? Do you have favorite spots to bring guests? Or favorite animal to spot in Res Bay?
I get asked this question a lot on the phone and on trips, but I usually tell people that all the seasons are my favorite - just different. Growing up in California, I never really had true seasons, and now that I live in Alaska I love the changing seasons, conditions, and activities that happens over the course of the year.
If I had to pick a favorite season to be on the water, it’s definitely the shoulder/winter season though. The views with the snow and ice are epic, and there’s still a ton of wildlife to see. And, of course, less boat traffic which makes it feel like we have the whole ocean to ourselves
My favorite spot in Resurrection Bay is hard to pin down. I also often get asked this, and I jokingly say it all is. I find myself on tours saying “this is my favorite spot” over and over, and it’s funny when people call me on it! But, if I had to pick, either Humpy Cove or Thumb Cove for the tranquility. For favorite beach, Bulldog Cove by Bear Glacier. Favorite island would be Rugged Island.
My favorite land-based animal to see in the Bay is definitely a mountain goat. I love how stable they are on the cliffs. For marine animal, definitely orcas (we see them year-round!).
Advice for aspiring small business owners:
"Set realistic goals and change them if you need to! Don’t start too big! You can always grow later!
Network a lot with other local businesses/etc. Word of mouth is HUGE, and having a good reputation with other local businesses helps. We get (and give) so many referrals from and to local businesses. A strong internet presence is great of course, but word of mouth means a ton."
Seward Ocean Excursions is located at Seward Harbor Slips M-3 & M-5
Seward, AK 99664. They are open year-round for charters & boat taxies and offer local (AK Resident) and military discounts.
December 01, 2021
"How did it come to fruition? Oh long story, I'll try to keep it short . I've wanted my own business for quite some time. If you sit at the bar at the Cookery after closing you'll hear Chef and I talk about new business ideas for Seward (with a bottle of wine in front of us). But, after COVID and the Cookery closed for the winters, I decided to hang out with my parents in SLC, Utah for the winter of 2020. Did some traveling and car camping through Utah and the parks and did a lot of thinking about my future and what it was going to look like if I stayed on this current course. And to be honest, some tears were shed (okay maybe lots of tears). It's scary being jobless, heart broken, away from your home, friends, living with the parents again, and the life you had planned is suddenly gone.
Anyway, I got back from the road trip, and had a lot of time on my hands. So I talked my parents into getting a puppy. And then I started scrolling through Facebook Marketplace and noticed a ton of really cool vintage and antique furniture and decor for ridiculously cheap...and I wanted to buy it all. I talked to my parents about opening a spot. They always listen to my ideas but I don't think they really thought I was going to go through with it.
I knew of a few empty buildings available for rent in Seward and started talking to the owners to see which would be the best fit for my plan. I talked to other business owners and asked them what they thought about my plan. I knew what I wanted to do but verbalizing it to people and trying to get them to understand was another thing. It was all in my head and getting my ideas out to others was not easy but I had a few people who believed in me and gave me advice and their thoughts. So in December I had decided it was going to follow through with it.
I emailed Judy (Owner of Zudys) and asked her to send me the lease agreement. Then I went and poured a glass of wine and told my parents that I was going through with it. And that their vehicles in the garage no longer had a home as I was going to fill it with goods. Parents were thrilled with that... No, they had a few words of advice and mostly warnings but they are so supportive and without them, Primrose wouldn't exist.
So I shopped and shopped and filled up my parents garage. Also, to be clear, by this point I had found a job up in Park City at a private club serving uber rich people. So I had some extra bucks to spend. Then in March my dad and I drove up all the goods in a trailer! ....That's kinda the short version of how it happened. "
What is your favorite thing to recommend to someone Visiting Seward?
Probably the most epic thing I've done is go on a plane ride over the area.
So incredibly beautiful, this place we call home.
But my favorite thing is to hike Tonsina with friends and dogs.
Primrose Provisions is located in the historic train depot at 501 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664. Primrose Provisions is open majority of the year.
November 04, 2021
If you ask a local for recommendations on where to eat - Zudy's Cafe is usually on the list. From their freshly-sourced sandwiches to mouth-watering desserts, to the eclectic art gracing signature green walls, this cozy room in the Historic Seward Train Depot Building is none other than a must-visit when in town.
Meet Judy Odhner, owner of Zudy's Cafe. Growing, Judy's sister had trouble pronouncing her name, calling her "Zudy" - thus born the name this homey cafe dons, at the edge of Resurrection Bay here in Seward, Alaska.
Judy currently lives with her husband, Jan Odhner in Moose Pass, about 25 minutes North of Seward. But the path that brought her here was not direct. The adventure began 31 years ago, when Judy drove all the way from New York to Alaska with her friend Mary Garrett:
"We got to Alaska in the fall. Fairbanks was our first stop as I had a friend at the University. Fairbanks was not our cup of tea so we headed to Anchorage, which was also not our cup of tea.
Weeks later we landed in Moose Pass at Summit Lake Lodge caretaking for the owners during the winter. Moose Pass was teaming with heaps of good looking guys. Just up our alley."
Both Jan and Judy migrated to Alaska from upstate New York, both moving north…but ten years apart. Jan, a local carpenter met Judy at Summit Lake Lodge in Moose Pass. Judy settled in Moose Pass and hired Jan to help build her house. As Judy’s house progressed, so did their love for one another.
In 1993, the house was finished and they soon married and raised two adventurous boys. After the boys left for college, Judy pursued her dream of opening a cafe.
Twenty years later, Zudy’s Cafe was born. Located in the Historic Train Depot, Jan was able to renovate and restore the inside to a cozy little cafe with kitchen views like no other in Alaska. He continues to build, fix and maintain this beautiful building.
"My favorite thing is to come in early to Zudy’s and bake with the sun coming up.
I love working for myself and have learned heaps about people and business in these 8 years."
When asked if she had any advice for aspiring business owners, Judy replied: "Do something you love, and it will never be work."
You can see these amazing views and historic depot for yourself by visiting Zudy's Cafe at 501 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664. Zudy's Cafe is open majority of the year, with a few extended closures for much-deserved R&R during the winter/off-season.
May 19, 2021
September 03, 2020
Take charge of your Alaskan adventure with Seward Ocean Excursions, the only commercial boat tour and water taxi company in Seward that is open year-round! A locally owned, family business offering highly customizable trips, Seward Ocean Excursions is an excellent choice to explore Alaska’s oceans and beautiful coastal landscapes in the manner that best suits you. Small group (up to 6 people) tours allow you to become active members and participants of the boat trip; captains and crew are not beholden to specific routes or timelines, so you are afforded more flexibility as you explore Seward and magnificent glaciers and wildlife.
Captain Bixler McClure is a fifth generation Sewardite with a passion for the ocean and outdoors, so he started Seward Ocean Excursions to share Alaska with others. The company is closely involved with the Seward community and gives back to local charities, sports associations, schools and the Alaska Sealife Center. Seward Ocean Excursions also promotes sustainable tourism and has achieved the Adventure Green Alaska certification.
September 03, 2020
Seward Air Tours is your ticket to the unimaginable. Beyond the 4,000 foot tall mountains towering over Seward lies Kenai Fjords National Park and the Harding Icefield. Typically these locations are only accessed by boat or adventurous hikers seeking unprecedented views of the Icefield. But Seward Air Tours gives you access to these remote landscapes in a matter of minutes. Find yourself immersed in a sea of ice and snow upon the Harding Icefield with one of their Glacier Landings, which can be combined with any scenic tour. Our favorite trip is our Bear Glacier Tour with a Glacier Landing, which features a beautiful blue lagoon, icebergs of every shape and size, pristine rocky beaches and pinnacle rocks, and Kenai Fjord's longest glacier. Guests have described this experience as "transformative" and we hear from guests all the time, "this made our whole trip to Alaska". You have to see it to believe it.
Joey Smith is Seward Air Tours’ Owner, Pilot and Mechanic. With over a decade of Alaska flight experience, and over 18 years of total flying and aircraft maintenance experience, Joey will ensure your flight is fun, unique and most importantly, safe. A Minnesota native, Joey moved to Alaska 14 years ago, and has been with Seward Air Tours since 2018. His admiration for Seward and the surrounding area has only grown. With a heart for adventure fueled by curiosity, he continues to explore the peninsula with zeal, and is eager to share it with you.