Water Taxi


Cost: Varies

Time: Any, year round

Trip Length: Varies

Passengers/fares: Minimum 3, maximum 6

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Lost Lynx on a winter’s day picking up some cabin visitors
The popular Callisto Canyon Cabin at Caine's Head.
The popular Callisto Canyon Cabin at Caines Head is ready for your trip
Lost Lynx beached in a scenic cove

Seward Ocean Excursions offers year-round water taxi services in Resurrection Bay and beyond. Our boats are set up for comfortable beach landings and loading/unloading of people and gear. Note that we use a ladder to get on and off the boat (not a drop bow), so you must be able to use a short ladder or a slight rise/drop to get on and off of the boat. Our boats have ample room on top, on the bow, and in the back deck for everything you might need to bring along!

Resurrection Bay has an awesome system of 5 Alaska State Park Cabins, with 2 at Thumb Cove and 3 at Caines Head. These cabins are quite popular during the peak summer months (so book ahead!), but often can be reserved last minute in the non-peak season of Fall through Spring! Since we operate year-round, we are happy to take you and your friends and gear to enjoy the wonders of staying in these awesome cabins at any time!

Aurora viewing from the beach at Caine's Head in mid winter.
Aurora viewing from the beach at Caines Head in mid winter

Water taxi rates vary depending on the destination, but our most popular water taxi rates/routes are listed below. Water taxi trips have a 3 person/fare minimum and a 6 person maximum. Want to book, or want something else? Contact us! See our FAQ and policies for more info.


Please note that unfortunately our boats are not set up to accommodate kayaks.

We do not have a Big Game Transporter license, so due to the State of Alaska’s rules regarding the transportation of big game hunters, we are unable to transport big game hunters.

Due to the remoteness of water taxi destinations, it is strongly recommended to have a satellite communications device and to bring extra food, water, and supplies in case of inclement weather delaying pickup.

Popular Destination Rates

All rates below are in addition to tax/City of Seward passenger/Alaska State Parks fees

  • Caines Head (including Derby Cove, Callisto Canyon, Tonsina cabins) – $56 per person round trip, $41 per person one way
  • Thumb Cove (including Spruce Glacier and Porcupine Glacier cabins) – $75 per person round trip
  • Aialik Bay – $340 per person round trip
  • Humpy Cove – $86 per person round trip
  • Granite Point Mountain Lodge (and their cabins) – $72 per person round trip
  • Day Harbor – $275 per person round trip
  • Fox Island spit – $92 per person round trip
  • Sunny Cove – $100 per person round trip
  • Kayaker’s Cove – $92 per person round trip
  • $10 per dog
  • After hours fee (hours vary by season) – $100

Contact us for rates for other destinations!

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