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  • Best Resurrection Bay Paddle!

Full Day Across Resurrection Bay

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$179
$150

Kayak the Best Parts of Resurrection Bay!

On this paddle, your guide will choose your route. From secluded coves to stunning Fox Island, many guides count this kayak trip as their favorite paddle in Resurrection Bay. Take a water taxi ride from Miller’s Landing across the bay and enjoy flat waters and gentle winds that make this a relaxing all-day trip. Plan to see anything from alpine glaciers, marine wildlife, lagoons, waterfalls and even an old bunker built in WWII on this kayaking excursion from Seward.

Let the Guide Choose

Why let the guide choose?

This trip has two potential plans: the first trip is between Fox Island and Humpy cove and the other is between Humpy Cove to Thumb Cove. Depending on the weather, tides, season, or recent wildlife activity, each destination has a time to shine. We have our guides choose the plan to help ensure the best experience for this all-day trip.

The Locations

Humpy Cove

This is where the trip will begin, located closer to the mouth of Resurrection Bay, Humpy Cove is truly unique from cliffs that become coated in waterfalls in the rain and crystal clear water, to rock gardens and migrating sea jellies looking for their next snack. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself in Humpy Cove scouring the cliffs in search of sea urchins or paddling under a waterfall after a good rain.

Fox Island

Fox Island is one of three barrier islands in Resurrection Bay. It has everything: temperate rain forest, sculpted cliffs, sea stacks, and a long pebbled spit. If you find yourself kayaking along Fox Island, keep your eyes peeled for adorable river otters, oystercatchers protecting their nests or sea lions. Be sure to ask about the Island’s unique history!

Thumb Cove

This cove is 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; experience berry picking in the fall and more! This is a great introductory kayaking location with the benefit of sightseeing and getting away from the wind and chop — it’s generally very calm!

     Meeting Time

     Ending Time

  Meeting Place

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7 am and 11 am

Plan to arrive at 7 or 11 am depending on which trip you choose. The water taxi will depart at 11:30 sharp to the east side of the Bay

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7 am Trip: Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 12:45 and 1:30 pm

11 am Trip: Expect to be back at Millers Landing between 4:45 and 5 pm

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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

 

Difficulty 

 

What to Bring

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We require a minimum age of 12 years old to take this trip

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This is a great beginner paddle, however, you should plan to spend 4 hours on the water paddling.

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Be sure to pack water, Shoes that could get wet, warm or waterproof layers, a camera, and a dry bag to protect your tech.


More Information

  • Price includes approximately one hour of water taxi time watching for wildlife!
  • On this trip, you will either see Thumb Cove or Fox Island
  • Visit calm, serene, pristine emerald-green coves protected from the wind. This is a great trip for beginner paddlers who want extra time on the water
  • 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 12 and over. This paddle is approximately three and a half to four hours in length.

Itinerary

This is by far the best Resurrection Bay full-day kayak adventure and combines our two favorite half-day paddles into one dynamite paddle! Take the Miller’s Landing water taxi (about 30 minutes) to the east side of Resurrection Bay to begin our excursion with a backdrop of Hat and Fox Island.

From there, we paddle through the calm emerald-green waters of Humpy Cove exploring cascading waterfalls over pillow basalt rock formations, sea stars, and a quaint secluded salmon stream as we head to either Thumb Cove or Fox Island. No experience is necessary for our paddle around beautiful Orca Island, where we often observe porpoises and sea lions.

We then journey on to beautiful Thumb Cove or Fox Island, where we find ourselves yet again surrounded by countless eagles lurking in the tall spruce trees, beautiful waterfalls, beautiful pillow basalt rock formations and magical rock gardens, and if time permits, we sometimes take a short hike to a hidden waterfall in Thumb or a lagoon at Fox while awaiting the water taxi.

On the ride back, keep your eyes peeled for whales, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters, and majestic sea lions to name just a few. Join us on this full-day kayak trip from Seward to see all the beauty of Resurrection Bay and the great wildlife watching available here.