Fox Island tours begin with a sightseeing cruise across Resurrection Bay. Upon arrival at Fox Island, you can choose between sea kayaking tours, hiking excursions, or just relaxing at the Fox Island Day Lodge. Tours often conclude with a buffet dinner of Alaskan favorites at the day lodge. If one day on the island is not enough, you can also book an overnight stay at one of the private waterfront cabins operated by Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Fox Island is a remote retreat only an hour boat ride from Seward and a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers.
- Marine wildlife such as otters, whales, and seabirds are abundant near Fox Island.
- Fox Island tours may be wheelchair accessible, it is best to inquire in advance.
How to Get There
Fox Island is 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Seward and only accessible by boat or water taxi. The island is only 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) long and 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) wide and there are no roads on the island. By foot and kayak are the only ways to explore the island.
When to Get There
Most Fox Island tours are only available from May through August. Both the Fox Island Day Lodge and the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge are only open during the summer months. The state parks are open year-round on the island and water taxi service is available to the parks from Seward dependent on the weather. Overnight reservations at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge often need to be made a year in advance.
Fox Island Sea Kayaking Fox Island is one of Alaska’s most popular sea kayaking destinations. Half-day and full-day kayaking tours are available on the island and include all necessary equipment including spray skirts, dry bags, and PFDs. No kayaking experience is necessary; tours are available for beginners and families to expert paddlers.