The day begins with a morning boat ride from the Small Boat Harbor to Skipping Stone Beach on Fox Island. Here, guests are outfitted and taught paddling basics before they climb into their sleek sea kayaks and push out into the bay. Fox Island is furrowed and craggy with many secret pockets along the coastline to explore. The calm morning conditions reveal underwater rocks draped in purple and red starfish. Farther out, harbor seals pop their heads above the rippling surface. Seabirds commute from cliffside nests to the water and back. High in the trees, bald eagles keep a keen eye on it all.
Many secret pockets along the coastline to explore.
After just over two hours paddling around the island, kayakers return for a midday meal at the Fox Island Day Lodge. Seasonal fish or chicken is served buffet style along with salad, cooked veggies, rolls, and cookies.
Nourished and warmed, kayak trip guests have time to enjoy Skipping Stone Beach a little longer before departing Fox Island for a three-hour wildlife cruise back along the east side of Resurrection Bay. As the captain cruises through small inlets and around rocky capes, passengers aboard often see seals, sea otters, and even noisy sea lions hauled out on exposed rocks. The backdrop of mountains and hanging glaciers make the full Resurrection Bay experience even more beautiful. The day ends with a 5:00 PM return to the Seward harbor.
The Kayaking from Fox Island tour provides guests with stable two-person sea kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, and life jackets. Rubber boots and dry bags are also provided. The tour includes a water taxi to Fox Island and wildlife cruise on the way back to Seward.
Lunch on Fox Island includes fish or chicken, salad, cooked veggies, rolls, and cookies. A vegetarian lunch option is available when requested in advance. Additional snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on the tour boat back to the Small Boat Harbor.
What to Bring
This active outdoor adventure operates in most weather conditions. It is important to dress in warm synthetic layers. Consider wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long hiking pants (not jeans), a fleece or down jacket, and comfortable shoes. Bring rain gear, an extra pair of wool socks, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.
Guests should be prepared for three hours of moderate activity. Novice kayakers are welcome.
Transfers & Meeting Points
Most local hotels provide shuttle service to the Small Boat Harbor. The tour operator will provide directions to a free parking lot for self-drivers.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
There is no child rate for this service, and children must be at least 8 years old to participate.
Rates & Dates
5/27/23 (Sa) to 8/27/23 (Su)5/27/23 (Sa) to 8/27/23 (Su)
The rates above do not include taxes/fees of 7% plus $3.50 and are subject to change without notice.
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.