Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is the only accommodation on remote Fox Island. The lodge consists of eight guest cabins situated on a narrow peninsula of land just south of Kenai Fjords Tours’ Day Lodge. Four cabins are connected in one building, two facing the fresh-water lagoon and two facing Resurrection Bay with ocean views. The other four cabins are duplexes, with water views.
The main lodge’s cozy guest lounge and dining room—featuring expansive views of the spanning island and the ocean bay—is the perfect spot for socializing with the other guests or curling up with a book. Comb the beach skipping stones or explore the island and its two undeveloped Alaska State Marine Parks.
Fox Island is close to Seward, but it’s a world away from the ordinary. The waters surrounding it are a rich blue green color, reflecting the weather and lapping upon the shore. Marine wildlife is abundant near Fox Island. Guests cruising to or from the island commonly see Steller sea lions, otters, whales, Dall's porpoise, and an endless variety of seabirds that include eagles, puffins, cormorants, and murres.
Due to its remote location, Fox Island relies on renewable energy sources to power the facilities, making it the ideal place to unplug and reconnect with nature. Sleep soundly knowing you’ve chosen an Alaskan eco-tourism destination, certified by Adventure Green Alaska.
We hope you will embrace the untouched beauty and appreciate the quiet comfort of our seaside wilderness location. Our all-inclusive lodge is a two night minimum stay so you can have the full experience on Fox Island. This beautiful and remote island affords minimal distractions so you can literally unplug and reconnect with nature.
As part of our commitment to preserving this pristine wilderness getaway, Fox Island’s main source of energy is solar power*. Cabins are not equipped with electrical outlets, televisions, radios or telephones*. The Wilderness Lodge does have a charging station if you would like to charge your devices during your stay.
*For times of additional need, we do have propane generators as a back-up, and the staff have access to emergency communications should the need for contact with the mainland arise.
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. 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!
The well-being of our guests and staff has always been our top concern. This season we are continuing to take appropriate measures to ensure you can travel with confidence.
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 glaciers 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 9:30 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 prefer the shorter tour, you may request the alternative Resurrection Bay Tour at the time of your booking.
Guests returning on the Resurrection Bay Tour depart Fox Island at 2 PM on their final day.
Go farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other tour. Cruise through the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, with birds, animals and calving glaciers at every turn.
This tour is family friendly where you will have great opportunities to see wildlife and glaciers and an included stop at Fox Island.
During your stay at the lodge, a guided kayaking trip is included. Look for puffins, sea lions and seals as you explore the rocky coves of Fox Island. You can even sometimes spot whales from shore! We have several kayaking options available from morning to afternoon half day options or if you are feeling adventurous a Full Day Kayak option. View our Fox Island Kayaking options for specific information.
Please note: Some Kayak tours begin later and end sooner in the season than dates bookable at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. Please confirm with a tour consultant that the kayak trip you want to take is running.
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 picnic lunch. 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 2:15 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.