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Caines Head Adventure – Full Day

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Paddle & Hike in Caines Head! 

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 paddle out from Miller’s Landing, landing at the original Fort McGilvray dock. From there, we begin our Alaskan hike, complete with an exhilarating 650 feet of elevation gain in 2 miles through the beautiful temperate rainforest.

Atop you find a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Alaska, Harding Gateway, and the 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 kayaking adventure to Miller’s Landing.

We recommend you bring lunch and water with you on this trip.  This is a great trip for folks who are looking for a fun yet semi-challenging adventure in Resurrection Bay. In total, you will be paddling ~10 miles and hiking ~4 miles; this trip is best for ages 12 and up.

Meeting Time
Ending Time
Meeting Place
7:30 am
Plan to arrive at 7:30 am to check in, park, and get ready. The trip will start at 8 am
3 pm
Expect to be back at Miller’s landing around 3 pm. This time can change depending on water and wind conditions.
Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check in early to meet your guide and even enjoy a cup of coffee on our porch that overlooks the water
Age Requirements
What to Bring
We require a minimum age of 12 years old to take this trip On this trip, you will kayak 10 miles and hike 4 miles. Be prepared to be physically active during the whole trip. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes for hiking and kayaking, lunch or snacks to enjoy after the hike, and comfortable layers for being outdoors

More Information

  • This is a full day of paddling and hiking, check out our Caines Head 3/4 Day Paddle, which features a water taxi back to millers from Caines Head Beach. A fun and relaxing way to end this paddling/hiking trip.
  • Watch for whales, eagles, sea lions, sea otters, mountain goats, black bears, and Dall’s porpoises!
  • Please note: All participants paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children aged 12 and over.
  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price. A suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated! (Suggested tip $15 to $25/person)

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