Alpine Trail Day Trip
Private Guided Boat + Hike Combo Tour
- 2 Guests Per person
- 3 Guests Per person
- 4 - 6 Guests Per person
Remote Fjord Hiking on the Alpine Trail
From out in Resurrection Bay to high above it, a full day spent on the Alpine Trail provides a true Alaskan adventure. A half-hour boat ride from the Seward Harbor to Caines Head showcases the wonders of the fjord. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, sea otters, Steller’s sea lions, bald eagles, and more as we cruise down the coast.
From the rocky beach, hike up through a fairytale spruce forest of moss-decorated giants. After breaking treeline, gaze out over the barrier islands at the head of the bay and beyond, into the open Gulf of Alaska.
Learn about both the marine ecosystem and the equally fragile alpine habitat, where we’ll continue for even more far-reaching vistas if time permits. With cooperative weather, observe the glaciers pouring from the Harding Icefield, and gain a better understanding of the ice cycle and how it is changing.
- Relax on the water taxi ride to a remote beach drop off
- Climb gradually up from sea level to the alpine ridges overlooking Resurrection Bay
- Spend your day in the remote backcountry where the mountains meet the fjords
- Positive attitude
- Day hiking pack (can be provided if needed)
- Rain jacket & rain pants (can be provided if needed)
- Warm synthetic layers
- Warm wool socks
- Hiking boots or sneakers
- Refillable water bottle
- Professional guide
- AK climate change Info
- Hiking poles (if desired)
- Day hiking pack (if needed)
- Transportation between our shop in downtown Seward and trailhead
- Snacks & hot drinks
We work with a knowledgeable local captain who runs a small, 6-passenger landing craft. Your safety is our top priority and the exact route for the boat tour will be determined by sea conditions, but will include some sightseeing en route. The captain will keep an eye out for wildlife along the way and show you the highlights of our incredible fjord country.
It is very unlikely that you will feel seasick, as we are in the projected waters of the fjord for the entire water taxi ride. The boat tours from Seward that leave the bay and enter the Gulf of Alaska experience much bigger swell (and thus have a greater potential for motion sickness).