Half Day Alaska Sea Kayaking Trips
A Half Say Sea Kayaking trip in Resurrection Bay is a great way to get out on the water, explore the coastline, and learn about this beautiful area. We offer three different starts times for this tour.
8 am - Noon
11:30 am - 4 pm
6 PM - 10 pm
TRip Pricing : $75 / Person Plus tax & Gratuity
If you don't have a lot of time, but still want to get out on the water... see some wildlife and explore the coastline, then our half-day trips might be just what you're looking for. We offer 3 different start times for our half-day trips in Resurrection Bay. Each of our half-day trips will meet at our office near downtown Seward, (328 3rd Avenue) and then we'll drive you to the beach at Lowell Point to launch. Everyone will be using double kayaks, and your guide will cover all the basics before you even leave the beach.
No experience is necessary!
From Lowell Point, your guide will take you along the eastern coastline of the bay - teaching you all about the history of the area, the wildlife, the plants, and the intertidal zone as you go. Your destination will vary depending on the day's conditions and the speed of the group, but you'll either end up at Tonsina Point or a small beach just past there. At Tonsina Point, there is a great walk through the coastal rainforest and you'll enjoy the wonders of the ghost forest. At the right time of year, you can see the salmon running in the clear, shallow waters of Tonsina Creek. If you pass Tonsina Point and head to the next small beach, you'll be able to do a short 5 minute walk to a beautiful 90' waterfall.
We'll include a light snack, hot drinks, and juice on our half-day trips. We'll also give you a drybag so you can bring a camera and some extra warm layers along with you.
We recommend booking your trip ahead of time to ensure that we have a guide available for you. The 8am trip must be booked, at the very latest, before our office closes at 7pm the day before. The later half-day trips can be booked the day of the trip (if we have space available), but we appreciate at least a couple hours advance notice so we have time to pack and prepare. If you are traveling with a large group, a family, or just want to ensure that the trip will be possible - we recommend booking the trip well in advance. The water often tends to be calmest early in the morning, so we highly recommend the 8am trip.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
For these trips, we ask you to wear synthetic layers of clothing - because cotton and jeans get really cold if they get wet. We also ask that you bring a rain coat and rain pants, since this is a coastal rainforest! We have rain gear for rent at our shop, should you need it. Your feet might get wet when launching or landing, so please bring footwear that will keep you warm, that you're comfortable walking in, and that you don't mind potentially getting a bit wet. (water sandals, running shoes, hiking boots, are all fine options) If it seems like a cold day, we rent pogies (neoprene mitts for your hands while kayaking) which will keep your hands much warmer and more comfortable while you're out there. You'll also want to be sure to have your own bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.