We drove up to Seward the day after the Iditarod Ceremonial start to go on a Resurrection Bay tour. The drive was not that bad. I had been warned about Turnagin Pass, but it wasn't that bad either. It was very scenic and we pulled over a few times to take photos.
The drive was worth it, but I'm not sure if the winter tour was. We saw some stellar sea lions, bald eagles and Dall's Porpoise and had a great lunch, but it was kind of a slow tour overall. Glaciers look like mountains this time of year and you can't really see them calve. Plus there's not a whole lot going on in the bay.
I've heard reviews of this tour in the summer (the tour is longer in the summer) that rate it awesome, but I was kind of disappointed.
The Sea Life Center was also ok, but not something I'd go out of my for. I've been to aquariums and marine research centers before. I heard about how awesome this one was, and I'm sure it is awesome for the sea life around Seward (which is great), but it was kind of disappointing. Maybe I built it up too. A friend of mine went to Alaska last summer and did the same things and the Fjords tour is all he could talk about, but Alaska is a different place in the summer so I should have expected something completely different.
Seward was a nice town, and the drive was great. We ate Italian food at Apollo's and headed back to Anchorage.