THE FUN BEGIN!
Whether you're adventuresome or desire the ultimate in
Seldovia holds a world of entertainment for everyone.
Try it, you'll like it.
Electric Vehicle Rental @ Harbor's Edge
This is a great way to see the sights around our area that are just too far away to walk to. Also, they are a great way to get around town if you have baggage or are just not inclined to walk. Our vehicles are electric and offer the benefits of no engine noise, no exhaust fumes and they have a 40 to 50 mile range. Seldovia has about 15 miles of roads so they are great for getting you to areas where you can park and explore off road areas on foot. Hourly and daily rentals available.
Phone : 907-399-3195
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Outside Beach and many other areas are great locations
to look for treasures that have washed in from the Gulf of Alaska
(particularly after a big storm). There is an abundance of shells,
drift wood, tide pools, and unusual rocks. If you're an avid beachcomber,
charter a boat and scavenge some of the remote beaches of Kachemak
nothing so flavorful as the jams and jellies made with Seldovia's
wild berries. Wild blueberries, salmonberries and highbush cranberries
grow in Seldovia in abundance. Other berries such as trailing
raspberries and cloudberries are more sparse, but are available.
If you come here to pick berries on the privately held lands in
the area, you will need permission to do so. Permits are easily
obtained from the SVT offices . You
can watch wild berries being processed into jams and jellies through
a window into the kitchens of the Chesloknu Berry Plant and Gift
Shop on the south side of the Main Street Seldovia Village Tribe
Locals and tourists both enjoy biking in the
Seldovia area. There are many places to mountain bike as well as
just puttering around town. Bike rentals are available at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel. If you want to bring your own bike,
the Tustumena ferry does allow walk-ons. Call for the Seldovia
AMHS Ferry office for details and tickets.
For the hearty biker, the 15 mile road from Seldovia to Jakolof
Bay is a true adventure. Mountain bikers can continue on from Jakolof
Bay out to Red Mountain.
& Critter Watching
your binoculars and bring your camera!
The Seldovia area has a resident population of approximately 50
Bald Eagles and they are nothing short of amazing to watch (especially
during a salmon run up the slough). There are countless places to
observe a wide variety of other birds and animals. Look for stellar
jays, pine siskins, crows, pheasants, ducks, magpies, blue herons,
seagulls, ravens, otters, seals, whales, moose, black bear, zillions
of fish, and much, much more.
Click here for photos of some of
the local beasties.
Boating opens up a whole new world to explore in Alaska. (There are
a few hearty folks like the ones in this picture, but the rest of
us stick with sea worthy power boats.) Seldovia has a nice harbor
and transient space is normally available (call the Harbor
Master). Charter boats are
available for fishing and site seeing.
Although boating in Kachemak Bay is not as dangerous as Bering Sea
crabbing, it does require training and experience. Cold water, 20+
foot tides and weather can quickly get the amateur in a life threatening
You just haven't lived until you've eaten a bucket of fresh steamed
Seldovia clams . . .
Available clams include butter clams, horse clams, cockles, blue
mussels and steamer clams. You can dig for clams at low tide (preferably
a minus tide) at Jakolof Bay, Tutka Bay, and Kasitsna Bay.
BE CAREFUL - TIDAL CHANGES CAN BE DANGEROUS
- DON'T GET STRANDED!
An Alaska Sports Fishing License is required for clam digging,
so pick one up at the grocery store first.
Seldovia Village Tribe
Arts Council and other groups sponsor a large variety of classes
all year long. Everyone is invited and some classes have nominal
Examples of past classes include: Skin Sewing, Digital Imaging,
Elementary Forensics, EMT Training, First Aid, Volunteer Fireman,
Art, Carpentry, SOS Oil Spill Response, Swimming, Cross Country
Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Quilt Making, Ballet, Ceramics, Bead Work,
Lumber Milling, just to name a few. Workshops have included biologist
and wildlife author Jeff Fair and Sitka mystery author John
Seldovia is fortunate to have
a very active Arts Council
and they bring in many artists all year long to perform. Past guests
have included the Arctic Chamber Orchestra from Fairbanks, the pianist
George Winston, and mime and clown Pam Pulverand .
In the true spirit of small town life, members of many groups like
the Arctic Chamber Orchestra are housed by the local residents.
Is there life after Seldovia? Not if you've fished
her waters! There are Halibut, King Salmon,
Coho Salmon (silver), Sockeye Salmon (red), Pink Salmon (humpies),
Chum Salmon (dog), Jacks, Tyee, Dolly Varden, Steelhead, Pollack,
Cod, Rainbow Trout, Artic Char, Manta Ray, Black Bass, Shark, Skate,
. . . even Irish Lords.
How do you get some of these fabulous Seldovia fish?
Charter a boat
Fish from shore or the
Sign up to crew on a
commercial boat (if you're brave)
Beg and grovel (a VERY good friend is necessary)
Whether you own a plane
or charter, exploring Alaska by air is nothing short of breathtaking.
Many charter companies have plane configured with balloon tires
so they can land on beaches! Helicopter tours are available in
most of the larger towns.
The Seldovia Airport has a well
maintained, heavily used 1850 foot gravel runway with free tiedowns
but fuel up in Homer or Kenai before you come.
There are lots of hiking trails
in the Seldovia area. One of the most famous is the beautiful Otterbahn
trail to Outside Beach (picture on right). You can also hike to
the Upper Reservoir, to Red Mountain, and many sites.
SVTPP sponsors many different
skill levels of hikes during the summer. Contact them about their
summer programs at 907-234-7807.
Seldovia Bay and the coast lines of Kachemak
Bay provide a beautiful setting for the kayaker (amateur to advanced).
Rent a sea kayak from Lynn or Kirby at Kayak
'Atak in Seldovia at the Herring Bay Mercantile store.
Training and guides are available and in the summer, 5-6 hour
tours of the area are available, depending on the weather.
Training may be required - sea kayaking isn't like taking the
family canoe out for a weekend excursion at the lake.
GREAT FUN !
Almost nothing stops a good picnic in Seldovia!
Sunshine, rain, fog, and snow are all just part of daily Alaskan
life. Pavilion, picnic tables, parking and public restrooms are
available at Outside Beach. Stop at one of the grocery
stores in town for charcoal or wood before you head out because
wood cutting at Outside Beach is prohibited. Don't forget the hot
dogs and marshmallows!
Trash cans are located near most of the picnic tables, USE THEM!
Help keep our town and beaches clean.
All during the year, a variety
of groups in Seldovia sponsor dinners, potlucks and fund raisers.
Visitors are welcome to attend. For up to date info, check out
the bulletin board in the Post Office.
The following are some of the past events:
Senior Class Mexican Dinner & Pizza Day
Bible Chapel Potlucks - 1st Sunday in each month
Lakeside Terrace Lunch
and enjoy the fun !
Men's Basketball: Thursday & Sunday
Women's Basketball: Tuesday & Friday
Volleyball: Monday & Wednesday
Susan B. English School: Boys & Girls
Susan B. English School: Wrestling
Susan B. English School: Swimming
In addition to the sights
listed on the Attractions Page
, there are a lifetime of adventures and photo opportunities in
the Seldovia area. Every season has it's own flavor and beauty:
- rain and flowers, eagles hunt the salmon runs
Summer - festivals, fishing,
boating, sun, sun, sun
Fall - world class colors,
critters stocking up for winter
Winter - deep snows, eagles
come in for food
& Snow Shoeing
Although there are no ski resorts in Seldovia,
cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow machines are very popular
in the winter. Many of the locals are serious cross country skiers
and enjoy a time of the year which is unsurpassed in its peace and
quiet. Snow shoes and cross country skis are for rent at SVTPP,
so call 907-234-7807 if you are interested.
By the way, that little stump coming out of the snow is the TOP
of Olson's home TV antenna! April 98 - Uff Da!
And yes, the TV still worked!
During the school year, the olympic size swimming pool
at Susan B. English school in
tiptop shape for use by the school children and the locals. Call
the school for public swim hours at 907-234-7616 or check Post Office bulletin board. Adult and kid swim times are available.
if nothing else . . .
do nothing else . . .
enjoy the sunsets . . .