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Trent & the KAW team

328 3rd Ave
Seward, AK, 99664

(907) 224-3960

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Caines Head Day Trip

This is a great trip for anyone who wants to maximize their kayaking time and potentially enjoy some hiking and exploration by foot in the coastal rainforest surrounding Resurrection Bay. 


Trip Timing: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

With the whole day on the water, there are so many options!  You'll meet at our office in downtown Seward at 8am.  From there, we'll drive you to our launch beach at Lowell Point.  You'll return to the beach around 4pm, 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.  During certain months, you can watch the salmon run in the crystal clear waters of Tonsina Creek.  See them jump and dance, and watch them spawn from the birds-eye view on the bridge over the creek.  Land at a small beach where a 5-minute walk past a rambling stream reveals a 90' (ish) waterfall cascading down the rocky cliff.  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 sea birds.  With a full day on the water, there's a good chance of having some fantastic wildlife encounters. 

What should I wear? 

For these trips, we ask you to wear synthetic layers of clothing - as 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, and 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.

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