Caines Head Day Trip

Group, Family, & Private Tour Options Available

Quick Details

Calendar  Availability: May 19th through September 7th

Explore the Coastal Rainforest of Resurrection Bay

This is a great trip for anyone who wants to maximize their time kayaking and potentially enjoy some hiking and exploration by foot in the coastal rainforest surrounding Resurrection Bay. With lots of great beaches to land on and short hikes to enjoy, this combo trip provides a full day of adventure. Soak up views of the surrounding mountains, get up close with a temperate coastal rainforest, and if time allows, visit a 90-foot waterfall or an historic WWII fort marking the gateway to Resurrection Bay. Be on the lookout for wildlife along the way, and learn more about this incredible area from your knowledgeable guide.

Group Tour Info

  • These tours are limited to ages 14+
  • Meet other like-minded adventurers
  • Group tours are capped at 6 guests. Large parties will be privatized
  • Two-person minimum

Family Tour Info

  • Children ages 6+ are allowed
  • All parties with children ages 6-13 will be privatized with your own guide
  • A minimum of 4 guests is required. Families with fewer than 4, please call us

Private Tour Info

  • Move at your own pace with a Private Tour
  • Tailor the trip to your interests with your exclusive guide
  • Two-person minimum

More Tour Info

  • Chevron down Itinerary
  • With the whole day on the water, there are so many options! You’ll meet at our office in downtown Seward at 8 a.m. From there, we’ll drive you to our launch beach at Lowell Point. You’ll return to the beach around 3:30 p.m., and we’ll bring you right back to our shop. You’ll paddle the coastline between Lowell Point and Caines Head, and explore the coastline as you go. You’ll learn all about the history of the area while you wander through coastal rainforest and the magnificent ghost forest left at Tonsina Point by the 1964 earthquake.

    Head to North Beach on Caines Head, where (if time allows) a great hike brings you to Fort McGilvray and unveils Seward’s intriguing past, as well as stunning views of Resurrection Bay and the islands. All the while, keep a lookout for wildlife! We’ll often see sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles, and many seabirds. With a full day on the water, there’s a good chance of having some fantastic wildlife encounters.

  • Chevron down 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 require you to have a waterproof rain jacket and rain pants, as you are visiting a coastal rainforest. If you do not have your own, we rent them at the kayak shop for $10.00 each (read more about why we rent rain gear).

    Please wear footwear that will keep you warm, you’re comfortable walking in, and you don’t mind potentially getting a bit wet (closed-toe water shoes, running shoes, and hiking boots are all fine options).

    If it is a cold day, we provide 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 want to be sure to have your own bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

    You will receive a trip-specific packing list upon booking, so keep an eye out for it in your confirmation email!

  • Chevron down Cancellation Policy
    • If you cancel more than 30 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will refund you in full minus a $10 per person booking fee for half & full day trips or a $25 per person booking fee for multi-day trips.
    • If you cancel 15-30 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 20% of the total invoice.
    • If you cancel 7-15 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 50% of the total invoice.
    • If you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file the entire amount of your invoice.

    For more information regarding our policies, click here.