Kayakers Cove lodging, Backcountry Safaris provides water taxi transportations to and from, and guided sea kayaking trips at Kayakers Cove.

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Kayakers Cove Self Guided and Guided Sea Kayaking

Kayakers CoveKayakers Cove is a favorite affordable sea kayaking destination with local Alaska sea kayakers and out-of-state adventure travelers. Kayakers Cove is owned by our Seward friends and long time Seward residents Mike and Raylene O’Connor.

Kayakers Cove offers an alternative to conventional Seward lodging. Kayakers Cove is a rustic wilderness lodge offering hostel style lodging, located in Resurrection Bay 12 water miles from the town of Seward. Backcountry Safaris can provide water taxi transportation to Kayakers Cove or you can even kayak to Kayakers Cove from Seward.

Lodging at Kayakers Cove is affordable and rustic and offers two private cabins, or shared hostel-style accommodation in the main lodge.

  • Kayakers Cove CabinsThe private cabins include double beds on the main floor, and two additional sleeping areas in the lofts. Kayakers Cove provides bedding on the double beds, but in the loft you’ll need to use your own sleeping bag or rent bedding from Kayakers Cove. Cabin rental includes the use of the kitchen facilities, dishes and utensils, which are available in the main lodge. Or you can bring your own stove and cooking gear.

  • The shared hostel-style accommodation is in the main lodge, in the loft area. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag/bedding, or you can rent bedding from Kayakers Cove. This is dorm-style accommodation and includes the use of the kitchen, dishes and utensils.

Non-guided and guided sea kayaking options are available.

  • Waterfall Near Kayakers CoveNon-guided. Bring your food, drinks, clothing, and a sleeping bag. Bedding is available to rent at Kayakers Cove. If you need a sea kayak, Kayakers Cove has sea kayaks to rent or you can rent sea kayaks and dry suits from us.

  • Guided, one of Backcountry Safaris neutralist sea kayaking guides can accompany you to Kayakers Cove. Our guide can give you kayaking instruction. If you have never sea kayaked before, it's always safer to paddle with an experienced kayaker. Backcountry Safaris' guides knows the local natural history, flora and fauna, the wildlife, and know all the nooks and crannies to explore near Kayakers Cover. Guided options, Guide rental, this is the most affordable option. Our guide shows you the way and you bring your own food and rent kayaks if needed. Or choose a fully outfitted guided trip where we bring all the group gear, kayaks, and food. You just show up with your clothing.

Also available is a complete custom tour package that includes round trip transportation from Anchorage and overnight lodging in in Seward. Call for more information.

Alternative Option
Bear Glacier lodging, with sea kayaking near glaciers and icebergs
For a more remote sea kayaking and hostel style lodging experience, including paddling near a glacier and icebergs, Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat would be an affordable alternative.

The perfect cup of coffee in Seward
When in Seward our favorite coffee stop is "Resurrect Art Coffee House" also owned by our friends Mike and Raylene who own Kayakers Cove. Resurrect Art Coffee House features coffee, Italian Sodas, Pastries, unique gift items and an art gallery crafted by local (mainly Seward) artisans.

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Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-222-1632 or toll-free 1-877-812-2159
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Limitations of liability: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.
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Tour Type: Sea Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Lodging
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Comfort: Hostel, Cabin
Prior Experience: None
2013 Tour Dates

Daily departures May – September

Tour Rates
Water Taxi to Kayakers Cove
Round Trip $85 each plus tax
One Way $85 each plus tax

Sea Kayak and Camping Gear Rental
See our kayak rental page for rates.

Guide Rental
$395 per day plus tax
Up to 6 guests. An additional guide is required for larger groups.

Fully Guided
Includes, guide, round trip water taxi, sea kayaks, dry suit, and meals. Lodging at Kayakers Cove extra. 2 persons minimum.
$395 per day per person plus tax

Kayakers Cove Lodging**
Private Cabins $60 per day plus tax
Up to 3 people
$20.00 per day each additional person

Hostel-style $20 per day per person plus tax

** For more information on Kayakers Cover lodging visit their web site.

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