Toll Free Number 1-866-541-5739
Captains Sherrie, Mike, Chance, & Tom Miller
Tel: 907-331-3113 or 907-331-4040
Please remember that Kayaking is a physical activity!
Kayak to North Beach of Caines Head from Miller's Landing & Hike to historic Fort McGilvray! This fantastic World War II defensive structure is located at the top of Caines Head, as part of the Caines Head State Park Recreation area. We'll paddle out and land at the original Fort McGilvray dock. From there we will begin our hike, 650' of elevation gain in 2 miles. Atop you'll find yourself with a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Alaska, Harding Gateway, and Barrier Islands of Resurrection Bay! Bring a headlamp or flashlight to explore Fort McGilvray and have a snack at the gunning embedment before heading back down the trail for a fun paddle back to Millers Landing.
ITINERARY: Caines Head Full Day Paddle (8:00A)
A. 7:45A check in to office for parking pass and to sign necessary forms
B. 8:00A meet guide, get outfitted for paddle
C. 8:15A warm up exercises, safety briefing
D. 8:25A depart for paddle
E. Paddle to Caines Head and hike four miles round trip to Fort McGilvray
F. Depart for Miller’s Landing
Please Note: All clients will paddle tandem kayaks unless otherwise discussed with the guide preceding the trip. This paddle is appropriate for children ages twelve and over. This paddle/hike is approximately 6-7 hours in length.
Be prepared to be physically active for the entirety of this trip. If you're not comfortable hiking and paddling all day we have easier trips that we can set you up with!
This paddle is a full active day paddle, leaving from Miller's Landing. We paddle past Tonsina Beach where salmon spawn (when in season) and view the beautiful yet mysterious "ghost forest" remains from the ruins of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake. From there we continue on to Caines Head State Park. Paddlers often see eagles, sea otters, sea lions, and sometimes mountains goats, black bears, orca and humpback whales.
Bring your hiking boots! From surf to turf, we begin our 2 mile hike to the top of Caines Head to view the historical WWII remains of Fort McGilvray. Bring your camera! The panoramic view of Resurrection Bay alone will leave you speechless.
We'll retrace our steps and paddle back to Miller's Landing, watching for wildlife all along the way.
This paddle is ideal for those wanting to paddle, hike and explore all that Resurrection Bay has to offer. No sea kayaking experience is necessary, however be prepared to be active all day.
To check FAQ and what things to bring on your day trip check this page.
Please note: Miller's Landing encourages only guaranteed prepaid reservations. Unlike many other states, Alaska has a very short tourist season which can make it difficult for us to rebook when we have cancellations without ample notice.
If you are booking a charter and lodging and your charter , water taxi or kayaking is cancelled due to weather you are still responsible for the lodging or camping reservations and the normal cancellation policy applies. All of our activities are possible during rain, so rain does not constitute a cancellation. Miller's Landing is not responsible for vehicle break downs, personal emergencies, flight delays, health issues or other unforeseen hardships. We will try very hard to work with you but the cancellation policy will need to be applied if we cannot issue a raincheck or find an alternative solution that appeals to both parties.
Please understand that Miller's Landing also incurs a hefty financial merchant fee from our bank for the cost of charging your credit card and again for the cost of refunding it, and there is also a cost involved for the time involved in processing and refunding your reservation in employee costs. Our goal when taking your reservation is to have a solid, guaranteed prepaid reservation. We strongly discourage the practice of making reservations without having an airline ticket or making tentative reservations. Thank you for your understanding.