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Resurrection Bay Guided Overnight Trip

Quick Details

Person* *Two person minimum
$350
Each Additional Night Per Person
$160

The Best Way to See Resurrection Bay

Explore Resurrection Bay and all it’s hidden gems. From the magical fox island spit to the historical yet beautiful Caines Head State Recreation Park. This overnight Resurrection Bay Paddle will be customized by your guide to show you the best of the bay. 

Where We Paddle

Explore Caines Head State Recreation Area, Fox Island, Humpy Cove, or even Thumb Cove on this multiday paddle. Where you paddle will depend on the weather and how many days you want to spend paddling or even hiking. You might find yourself searching for sea critters on Fox Island Spit, hiking the alpine trail near Caines Head, exploring Fort McGilvray, or padding under falling water in Humpy Cove. We allow our guides to customize trips based on the season, different weather conditions or other seasonal factors that affect the bay.

About our Guides

Our team of guides will prepare your meals and work to customize your trip to maximize your experience. Enjoy exploring, taking photos, hiking, or paddling all while following the rules and ethics established by the National Park. This area prescribes to Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and we make every effort to do exactly that.  Kayak guides are trained in assisted rescue techniques, the areas natural history, first aid / CPR, and emergency response tactics. Miller’s Landing owns its own fleet of water taxi vessels – as a result in the unlikely case of an emergency we are uniquely positioned to establish prompt and unplanned egress from even the remoteness of the fjords.

Meeting Time

Ending Time

Meeting Place

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6:30 am

Plan to arrive at 6:30 am to check-in, pack up, and grab a quick cup of joe. You will then finish packing up, get a paddle talk, and then head south to Caines Head State Recreation Area.

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Between 2 – 5 pm

Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 2 and 5 pm your last day. Return time is dependent on our boat schedule for the day, and cannot be guaranteed at a specific time. If you would like to arrive earlier, let your guide know.


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Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check-in a day before to meet your guide, ask questions, and pre-pack any gear you have ready. We understand travel plans are sometimes tight, please make time the night before to meet your guide, they will reach out to you via phone or email.

Age Requirements

Difficulty 

Tips for a Great Trip

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This trip is best for ages 12 and up.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

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This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, so it’s good for newer paddlers. Be ready to kayak anywhere from 8 to 15 miles a day, with some additional beachcombing or hiking as well. Let your guide know what interests you the most!

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Be sure to pack comfortable shoes that could get wet, good layers, and snacks for the ride home. It’s important that you have good rain gear and warm layers to ensure your comfort throughout the trip. Reach out if you have any questions about gear.

What to Bring

What We Provide

Bringing a Camera?

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  • Warm and waterproof layers
  • Extra Layers
  • Medical Necessities
  • Water bottle
  • Warm socks, preferably wool
  • More Items listed on our packing list (will provide later)
  • Consider bringing your favourite snacks along!
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  • Kayak, PFD, spray skirt, pogies
  • We provide snacks, a small breakfast on the boat the first day, lunches and dinners for every day (dinner is not provided the last night)
  • Freshly cooked meals
  • Sleeping bags and pads are available
  • Dry bags for gear
  • Shelters

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We use sit-in Kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag. There are water-tight compartments in the kayaks, but they are difficult to access while on the water.

More Information

  • On this trip, depending on the number of nights you stay, you may not see all the different camping locations.
  • Visit calm, serene, pristine emerald-green coves and beautiful pebbled beaches in Resurrection Bay. This is a great trip for beginner paddlers who want a lot of time on the water and want to see all of Resurrection Bay
  • 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 $100 to $200/person)
  • Please note: All participants paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children aged 12 and over. Talk to your guide about your interests and any preferences for the trip.
  • Includes one-way water taxi ride to or from a spot in the bay. Your guide will include this in their float plan.

General Itinerary

Your day begins with an early morning departure around 7 am, heading toward Caines Head State Recreation Area. Travel along sheer shale cliffs covered in blankets of moss and eagles perched in trees. When you arrive at Caines Head, you’ll set up camp then continue on to hike or beach comp with your guide.

The Next day, continue onwards to the eastern side of the bay where you’ll find Fox Island, Humpy Cove, or Thumb Cove. It’s here that you may also set up camp for your second night or get picked up by water taxi on your final day. If you choose, challenge yourself on the Alpine Trail, located at Caines Head, or add an extra day of paddling. Looking to relax on a beach, spend an afternoon reading in your tent, or attempt the steep hike to porcupine glacier? Let your guide know what you want and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

The water taxi boat picks you up in the late afternoon. On the water taxi, keep your eyes peeled for sea birds and otters, or enjoy a quick nap after a successful trip.

Please be sure to inform us if you have medical or ethical dietary restrictions. We plan meals for the “average eater.” Feel free to bring your own snacks! We really try to accommodate everyone’s diet, but please understand we don’t have enough room to pack a buffet in a kayak. If you would like to buy your own groceries, a $20 refund will be subtracted from your trip cost.  This trip is best for ages 12 and over!

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