The immense two-story windows in the main lounge look out across gorgeous Halibut Cove. Guests should keep their eyes on the lookout for the occasional sea lion or humpback whales that can surprise us with their majestic beauty.
The Wilderness Lodge is a place for our overnight guests to gather, share meals or cozy up in the lounge with a good book and glass of wine. The lodge’s kitchen has been designed specifically to support intimate cooking time with the island’s chef as part of our exclusive culinary experience. Not only will you enjoy gourmet Alaskan cuisine during your stay on Fox Island, but you will be able to bring some of the “tips and tricks of the trade” home to your own kitchen to share with family and friends!
Unlike many remote wilderness lodges in Alaska which can only be accessed by plane or a long boat ride, the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is easily reached by a comfortable cruise from Seward, departing daily at 12 noon.
On departure day, guests travel via the Northwestern Fjord Tour which visits three tidewater glacier and is home to a plethora of wildlife, before returning to Seward. The tours are provided by Kenai Fjords Tours, departing daily from Fox Island at 9:15 AM.
The Northwestern Fjord Tour is our longest tour and has the most opportunity to see wildlife. It is our default tour for all bookings departing the lodge for Seward. However, if that tour is not running the day of your booking, or you would to do the shorter tour, you may request it at the time of your booking. Options include the Resurrection Bay Tour and the National Park Tour.
Guests returning on the Resurrection Bay Tour depart Fox Island at 2 PM on their final day, after a savoring a prime rib and salmon buffet lunch at the Kenai Fjords Tours' Day Lodge.
Travel deep into Kenai Fjords National Park with the original, daily tour visiting magnificent Northwestern Fjord.
Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruise! Be the first into the National Park on our early bird cruise—and enjoy the awakening wilderness!
Learn about the rich history of Resurrection Bay while viewing the jagged cliffs, seabirds, marine wildlife and alpine glaciers.
During your stay at the lodge, a 2-hour guided evening kayak around Fox Island is included. Look for puffins, sea lions and seals as you explore the rocky coves of Fox Island. You can even spot whales close to the shore! If you are feeling more adventurous, you can upgrade to a Full Day Kayak option. View our Fox Island Kayaking options for specific information.
All of our kayak options are operated by Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking, a family-owned and operated tour company that has been kayaking in the area since 1996. Don't miss your opportunity to explore Fox Island from a rare point of view with a guided kayak option! Call our tour consultants at 1.800.808.8068 for specific information today!
The best way to experience Fox Island is a 6.5-hour guided kayak journey that takes you around the island and includes a beachside picnic. Departs around 9:30 AM and returns to the island at 4 PM.
For guests wanting some down-time in the morning, we offer a kayak tour that departs the island at 2 PM for a 3-hour journey along the rugged shores of Fox Island, returning just in time for dinner.
Make the most of the midnight sun! This tour departs the island at 8 PM for a 2-hour journey along the rugged shores of Fox Island, returning for an optional campfire by the beach, or a relaxing glass of wine by our wood-burning stove in the guest lodge.
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