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Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge
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Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is nestled within beautiful Halibut Cove on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay just outside of Seward. The lodge is reached by boat just one hour cruise from the Seward harbor, making it a convenient choice if you want to include a lodge stay while in in Alaska. Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge accommodates only 18 guests in comfortable, cabin style rooms with private bath and expertly prepared meals, ensuring you will experience an intimate overnight stay in the quiet solitude of Resurrection Bay.

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge offers independent activities including quiet walks on secluded beaches, hikes on the mountain trails, as well as guided sea kayaking trips (additional cost), bird watching, and observing local marine life on Fox Island. All overnight trips to Fox Island include a 2.5 hour Resurrection Bay Cruise.



Location: The Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay, about an hour by boat from Seward.

Transportation: Boat transportation is combined with a boat cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park (included). There is no special designated boat transfer for just lodge guests and not regular water taxi shuttle service.
On the first day, guest will travel on a tour boat from Seward to Fox Island. The boat journey takes approx. 1 hour. On the last day, guests have a choice of boat cruises. The shortest option is the Resurrection Bay cruise (included); however guests can also upgrade to longer cruises that take them into Kenai Fjords National Park.

Lodge setting and accommodation: Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and overnight cabins are located on Fox Island, in the heart of Resurrection Bay. The main lodge is also used for day guests visiting the island for the salmon buffet lunch. Further away, undisturbed, are cozy overnight guest cabins and another dining area where overnight guests enjoy delicious breakfast and dinner meals (possibly lunch).
Each guest room is nicely decorated, has one queen size bed and a sofa sleeper. There are a total of 8 guest rooms.  Some guest rooms are in individual cabins, others are in duplex cabins.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are serviced privately for overnight guests. Lunch might be served privately or in the main day lodge building where other guests have lunch as well.

Activities: Quiet walks on secluded beaches; self guided hikes on the mountain trail. A narrated walk with a park ranger is included. Guided sea kayaking is available at additional cost. On the last day when guests return to Seward, a 2.5 hour Resurrection Bay cruise is included. There are also options to upgrade to longer cruises into Kenai Fjords National Park (additional charge).


Day 1/
Arrival Day: Seward to Lodge:
Transfer on own to Seward small boat harbor. At 12:00H depart for a 1 hour cruise to Fox Island. On arrival at the lodge you will receive a short orientation and will enjoy a delicious lunch. The afternoon is available to explore this beatuiful area. Take a park ranger led beach walk or self guided hike or a guided kayaking tour (additional cost). Appetizers and dinner served this evening. Overnight Fox Island.

Day 2/ Departure Day: Lodge to Seward / Resurrection Bay Cruise
Today travel back to Seward. Depending on the cruise option chosen there might be free time in the morning. On the cruise back to Seward, there is an opportunity to see marine wildlife, steep jagged cliffs, seabirds and Bear Glacier. The chances of seeing whales are greater on the Kenai Fjords or Northwestern Fjord cruise option.

Cruise options and time schedule:
-Resurrection Bay cruise (included): depart Fox Island at approx. 2pm (14:00H), arrive in Seward at approx. 4:30pm (16:30H)
-Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise (additonal cost): depart Fox Island at approx. 8:45am (8:45H), arrive in Seward at approx. 2:00pm (14:00H)
-Northwestern Fjords Cruise (additional cost): depart Fox Island at Approx. 9:45 am (9:45H), arrive in Seward at approx. 6:00pm (18:00H)


Tour Highlights

  • Remote lodge on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay
  • Accessible by boat only
  • Resurrection Bay Cruise (optional Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise available)

Tour Includes

  • 1 night in Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
  • 2.5 hr Resurrection Bay cruise*
  • All taxes and fees

* extended cruise options into Kenai Fjords National Park are available at an additional charge. See price details by clicking on the Rates & Policies tab above.

Important notes: Rates include transportation from Seward boat harbor to the lodge only. You can get to Seward by rental car, train or scheduled bus. Ask us about travel option to include travel to Seward.

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