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…
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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 eastern shoreline, near the Fox Island Spit. The water taxi fits just 6 guests and we do not visit the same location as many of the 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!
Adult Tour Info
- Small groups capped at 6 guests.
- Tours are limited to adults, ages 14+
- Meet other like-minded adventurers
- Two-person minimum. Solo Travelers call to book
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, just across from Fox Island. After a safety and paddling 101 talk, we’ll spend the remainder of this full day exploring this lush and diverse area.
Head north into Humpy Cove, and enjoy a short walk to a thundering waterfall, or if conditions are right, 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. 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. Enjoy the 45 minute water taxi ride through Resurrection Bay as we head back to Seward, typically pulling into the small boat harbor around 4:30pm and back to the shop by 5pm.
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- Enthusiastic and Knowledgable 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!
With thoughtful consideration, we have revised our cancellation policy for 2021. The policy below reflects our dedication to providing a stress-free booking, planning, and travel experience for you, our guests. Our revised policies are flexible and forgiving, so you can book with confidence.
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 will reflect those of the water taxi partner, to be negotiated and updated here prior to January 2021. Contracts with partners are typically finalized in the months prior to the new year.
If you decide to cancel your trip with us, please consider transferring your payment to a gift card. That way you can join us in the future, whether it’s this summer or a future season, providing an easy way to postpone your vacation plans while continuing to support our small, locally-owned business.
*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 policies, click here.
We completed our 2020 season and are happy to share that, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, we had a successful summer. We were able to share this area with hundreds of people, and no known cases of COVID-19 were contracted on our trips. We are taking what we learned in 2020 and preparing for another meaningful, inspiring season in 2021.
While our hope for 2021, is to operate our trips in the same way we did pre-COVID-19, we have careful plans to address the continued public health risks posed by the virus. We will follow scientific expertise and industry standards for hygiene and cleanliness, encourage the use of cautious practices among our staff and guests, and communicate all changes to our policies as we continue to adapt.
With 100% of our guides and staff returning in 2021, we are set up to share this place in a meaningful way with purposeful Covid-19 mitigation policies. Please take just a few minutes and check out our Travel Updates & Covid Response Page.