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Rugged Island Day Trip

Private Guided Boat + Hike Combo Tour

Trip Details

2 Guests Per person
3 Guests Per person
4 - 6 Guests Per person

Tour Resurrection Bay and Hike Rugged Island

As its name implies, the most exposed of Resurrection Bay’s barrier islands is subject to the raw power of the Gulf of Alaska. As you depart the Seward Harbor, your private water taxi will carry you towards a seemingly endless Pacific Ocean; if we had enough fuel to keep going, we’d hit Hawaii. As you cruise through the bay, look for wildlife both in the water and the air. Harbor seals, sea otters, and occasionally whales feed beneath a sky of kittiwakes, puffins, and eagles.

With a clear day, the ride offers views of Bear Glacier and the Aialik Peninsula, before landing on an undeniably rugged shoreline. Perched atop this island sits Fort Bulkley, a World War II fortification that served as home to US soldiers on the lookout for invaders. We’ll follow a gentle trail to these ruins as we talk more about the past, present, and future of this storied place.