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Half Day Across Resurrection Bay

Quick Details

Per Person Use discount code Mystical Orca at check out
$148
$125

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!

Let the Guide Choose

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 a time to shine. So, we have our guides choose the cove to help ensure the best experience for this shorter trip.

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!

Meeting Time

Ending Time

Meeting Place

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7 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm

We have four available trip times. Plan to arrive a half-hour before the water taxi departs, this will depend on which trip you choose.

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7 am Trip: Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 10:45 and 11:30 am.

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

11 am Trip: Expect to be back at Millers Landing between 2:45 and 3:30 pm.

1 pm Trip: Expect to be back at Miller’s between 4:45 and 5 pm


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Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK.Check-in, 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, enjoy a water taxi ride across the bay and paddle for 2 hours with a guide.

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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 45 minutes to an hour of water taxi time and watching for wildlife!
  • Web Booking Special! Use discount code: “Mystical Orca” at checkout!
  • 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 12 and over. This paddle is approximately three and a half to four hours in length.
  • This trip requires a minimum of three people to go out at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

This is a great quick trip, it starts with a water taxi ride to the east side of Resurrection bay to one of the two coves, Humpy of Thumb. Keep your eyes peeled for porpoises, harbor seals or bald eagles along the way, and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Bay.

From There, we paddle in one of two protected coves where you can expect to see waterfalls cascading down sheer mountainsides, basalt rock formations, sea stars, various sea birds, salmon streams, and the gorgeous flora that makes up this temperate rainforest.

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.

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