Fox Island is a tranquil, remote island in the middle of Resurrection Bay, just outside of Kenai Fjords National Park. People who travel to this pristine setting arrive via glacier cruise, and spend their time exploring the beaches or taking a sea kayak out for a paddle. But the way to really soak up this beautiful island is to stay at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, a high-end experience with the privacy of your own waterfront cabin.
Recommended Seward Wilderness Lodges
Close to Seward, Far From Civilization
This is a true escape from civilization: You can only get here by boat from Seward, and the eight spacious waterfront cabins—each of which holds up to 4 people—offer a low-key but true Alaska wilderness experience. Customize your own adventure itinerary with activities that suit your desires.
Just getting here is pleasant. Your getaway includes an unforgettable Kenai Fjords Tours wildlife and glacier cruise, Take a short walk down the stone beach and arrive in your own private paradise. Enjoy naturalist-led programs, ranging from a cozy campfire to a guided hike around the island. Upgrade your adventure with half- or full-day kayaking tours or additional day cruises through Kenai Fjords National Park.
While here, you can learn about the island’s captivating history—such as former resident and legendary painter Rockwell Kent—and embrace the local flora and fauna. Looking out onto the water, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, as well as the resident orcas that swim up to shore and scratch their bellies on the rocks.
Back at the lodge, you can stay in one of eight beautifully appointed waterfront cabins—all recently renovated with new bedding and furniture. Each cozy cabin comes with a queen bed, queen sleeper sofa and a private bath with shower. The cabins have propane heat and solar-powered electric lights. All meals are included in your stay, and prepared by an on-site Island Chef. Each stay includes a culinary experience with the chef. Every morning, hot tea or coffee is delivered to your cabin door.
The staff is attentive but never intrusive. Even though you’re only 45 minutes from Seward, the atmosphere feels blissfully remote: no TVs, phones or radios.
A Kayaker’s Paradise
Indeed, the focus is on immersing yourself in nature. A kayaker’s heaven and a naturalist’s dream, this is the ideal place to paddle around the coves that line the island, walk the beach or, during season, pick berries. You can explore the beach on your own, or go on a guided walking tour with the lodge’s naturalist, geared to your level of ability. Either way, be sure to observe the unique flat beach rocks, whose soothing sounds are produced as the tide washes ashore.
Note: Rates include an exciting wildlife and glacier day cruise from Seward