Explore the wonders of Resurrection Bay! Learn about the area, look out for wildlife, hike under a canopy of sitka spruce in the temperate rainforest, and enjoy a break on a secluded beach. You’ll be sure to feel inspired on this short but meaningful tour!
Fox Island Day Trip
- Per Person
Escape to Fox Island
If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure with a chance to escape the crowds, then our Fox Island Day Trip is a fantastic option. We use a small water taxi for transport across Resurrection Bay to a little cove on the southeastern shoreline, near the Fox Island Spit. The water taxi fits just 6 guests and we do not visit the same location as many other large group Fox Island tours. Instead, it’s a full day of paddling along dramatic seaside cliffs, learning about intertidal creatures, and taking your pick from an outstanding array of choose-your-own-adventure options. The timing for this trip varies depending on the water taxi’s schedule, but it typically runs from 9 am – 5 pm. This trip is a guide favorite!
- Escape the crowds on a 6-passenger water taxi ride to a remote corner of Resurrection Bay
- Discover a wild, rugged coastline of coves, inlets, and dramatic cliffs
- Look for wildlife where the coastal rainforest meets the sea
Adult Tour Info
- Small groups capped at 6 guests (ages 14+)
- Meet other like-minded adventurers
Family Tour Info
- Groups with children ages 6-13 will have your own private guide, at no extra cost
- Paddle at your own pace and explore what you’re excited about
- Children must be ages 6+
- A minimum of 4 guests is required. Families with fewer than 4, please call
More Tour Info
Meet at our downtown office at 9am, and we’ll gear up and get to the water taxi by 9:30am. We’ll take a 45 minute boat ride out to our drop off point near Kayakers Cove, east of Fox Island on the Resurrection Peninsula. After a safety and paddling 101 talk, we’ll spend the remainder of this full day exploring this lush and diverse area.
We’ll head north into Humpy Cove, and enjoy a short hike to a thundering waterfall, or if conditions are just right, we’ll paddle south and explore the waterworks near ‘God’s Pocket’. The flexibility for our route and the variety of highlights make this tour a guide favorite. The scenery along this coastline is dramatic and the area provides us with great wildlife viewing opportunities. Keep an eye out for otters, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and eagles. Marvel at the mountains jutting straight up from the ocean, and learn about the unique geology of pillow basalt as you paddle past it.
We will finish the trip on the Fox Island Spit where we can check out the tidepools and the ghost forest, or just relax on the beach with our picnic lunch. This trip typically involves between 4 and 5 hours of paddling.
Enjoy the 45 minute water taxi ride through Resurrection Bay as we head back to Seward, typically pulling into the small boat harbor around 4:30 pm and back to the shop by 5 pm.
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- Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Guide
- Water Taxi Transportation
- Locally Made Lunch
- Snacks and Hot Drinks
- High Quality Rain Gear (if needed)
- Transportation From Downtown Office
- All Kayaking Gear
- Personal Floatation Device
- Spray Skirt
- Neoprene Mitts
- 10 Liter Dry Bag
- Rubber Boots
- Stable Double Kayak & Paddle
Seward is located in the northern tip of the largest coastal rainforest in the world, and we see a lot of rainy days here. Our tours run rain or shine, so we ask you to wear synthetic layers of clothing, because cotton (including jeans) get really cold if they get wet. We also require you to have a waterproof rain jacket and rain pants, as this is a full day tour in a potentially very cold and wet environment. If you do not have your own rain gear, we offer high quality, commercial grade Helly Hansen rain pants and Columbia Outdry rain jackets for you to borrow at no extra cost. However, if your Alaska vacation includes any other outdoor activities, we strongly advise purchasing your own rain gear for your trip. You’ll no doubt need both a rain jacket and rain pants throughout your time in Alaska.
For this tour we will provide you with rubber boots as some of the beaches we may land on can have ankle deep water depending on the tide. These boots will ensure your feet stay warm and dry all day long.
We also provide pogies (neoprene mitts for your hands while kayaking) which will keep your hands warm and comfortable while you’re out there. You’ll want to be sure to have your own reusable (non-disposable) water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
You will receive a trip-specific packing list upon booking, which will go into great detail about what else to bring. Keep an eye out for it in your confirmation email!
For all tours without a water taxi (Resurrection Bay Half Day Tours and Caines Head Day Trips), guests will receive a full refund for cancellations made more than 1 week prior to your trip date*. Within 1 week, your trip fees are nonrefundable.
For all tours with a water taxi (Fox Island Day Trips, Aialik Glacier Day Trips, and all Multi Day Camping Trips), cancellation fees are as follows:
- 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 day trips and 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 8-14 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 50% of the total invoice.
If you cancel 0-7 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file the entire amount of your invoice.
*Full refunds include: trip fees, add ons, and taxes & fees, minus $10 per person booking fees for all half & full day trips & $25 per person booking fees for multi-day trips.
For more information regarding our cancellation policies, click here.
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