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  • Great for Beginners!

Half Day Across Resurrection Bay

Quick Details

Per Person

Relax and Enjoy a trip across the Bay to the Cove of your guide’s choosing

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. Take in the sights of the cascading waterfalls, river and sea otters playing in terminal salmon streams, the sneaky local harbor seals, and more on this half-day guided kayak tour with Miller’s Landing!

The Locations

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.

Thumb Cove

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!

Why let the guide choose?

Let’s face it, Humpy and Thumb Cove are both great, but depending on the weather, tides, season, or recent wildlife activity each cove has time to shine. So, we have our guides choose the cove to help ensure the best experience for this shorter trip.

Meeting Time
Ending Time
Meeting Place
7, 9, 11 am, and 1pm
We have four departure times. Plan to arrive a half-hour before the water taxi departs.
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
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 8 years old to take this trip This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, so it’s good for newer paddlers, be ready spend 2 hours on the water paddling Warm synthetic/wool layers
Shoes that could get wet
Rain gear
Water bottle

More Information

  • The price includes 45 minutes to an hour of water taxi time and watching for wildlife!
  • The paddle in Humpy Cove is an hour and a half to two hours long depending on conditions and your guide. The total trip length is approximately four hours long.
  • On this trip, you will visit Thumb Cove OR Humpy Cove
  • All kayaking gear and instructions provided
  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price. A suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated! (Suggested tip $15 to $25/person)
  • Please note: All participants paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children aged 8 and over
  • This trip requires at least three people to go out at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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