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Humpy Cove Paddle

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Relax and Enjoy a trip across the Bay to Humpy Cove 

Hop on the water taxi and travel east, sightseeing for whales and porpoises on the way, then arrive and start paddling among sheer cliffs that climb straight out of the ocean in Resurrection Bay. 

The Mystical Humpy Cove

Located closer to the mouth of Resurrection Bay, Humpy Cove is truly unique from cliffs that become coated in waterfalls in the rain, crystal clear water, rock gardens and migrating sea jellies looking for their next snack. This easy paddle is one of our guide’s favorites! So don’t be surprised if you find yourself in Humpy, scouring the cliffs in search of sea urchins, or paddling under a waterfall after a good rain.

We Sometimes go to Thumb Cove 

It very rare we have to switch locations but sometimes Thumb offers better paddling conditions than Humpy. Both are great locations, so no matter what, you will have a great time.

This is cove sheltered from the wind and waves and braced by three gorgeous Alpine Glaciers, hanging in the mountains. Bald eagles, sea lions, and sea otters hunt prey, and experience berry picking in the fall, and more! This is a great introductory Resurrection Bay kayak tour with the benefit of sightseeing and getting away from the wind and chop — it’s generally very calm!

Essential Details


It’s important to wear quick drying, warm, synthetic layers or wool depending on the temperature and weather conditions. We ask that you avoid cotton clothing like jeans. Here is a small list of things to bring on your kayak trip in Resurrection Bay.

  • Warm synthetic/ wool layers
  • Rain gear
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera


The water taxi ride takes 20 to 30 minutes depending on the weather, tides, and if we see any wildlife. While the water is usually calm, it can sometimes get bumpy if the weather comes in. We always do our best to make the ride comfortable, but we can’t control the weather!

We make a couple other stops during the water taxi ride to pick up or drop off other kayak groups, which does not take long. It’s always best when we have a full schedule, you get to see more parts of the bay!


We have four different departures for this trip that follow our normal water taxi schedule, the trip includes the water taxi rides and 2 hours of kayaking. If you would like a longer version of this paddle, check out the Full-Day Across the Bay.

7 am Trip: Get back between 10:45 and 11:30 am
9 am Trip: Get back between 12:45 and 1:30 pm
11 am Trip: Get back between 2:45 and 3:30 pm
1 pm Trip: Get back between 4:45 and 5 pm


We provide all the necessary kayaking gear like life jackets, light and easy to use paddles, spray decks to keep your legs dry, very stable tandem kayaks, and all the necessary safety equipment.

Before each trip we provide a short orientation on sea kayaking and safety, so everyone is comfortable before we hit the water!


Be sure to pack comfortable shoes that could get wet, and good layers. There is plenty of storage in the boats for spare layers, and other items if packed into small bags around 25 oz. Each guest also gets a dry bag to use during the trip if needed. Reach out if you have questions about gear.

Bringing a Camera? We use sit-in kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag.

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