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Each of our charters includes several activities that our guests can participate in if they choose. Activities range from hiking and kayaking to exploring glaciers and even swimming. We are happy to serve as guides for these activities or guests can go solo.


Thumb Cove State Marine Park is a beautiful Anchorage located about 9 miles south of Seward in Resurrection Bay. One of our favorite activities in Thumb Cove is to hike up towards Porcupine Glacier, a scenic hanging glacier overlooking the Cove. The hike is a rough boulder scramble through a drainage, which varies constantly with weather and glacial runoff conditions. While relatively short, this hike can be strenuous due to poor footing and the lack of trail. While it’s not always possible to reach Porcupine Glacier, it is always possible to hike far enough through the drainage to see Thumb Cove from a high point and enjoy our surroundings. 

People combing the beach
3 kayakers in the bay


There are 2 kayaks aboard the Gambler: one single and one double. There is a resident sea lion that sometimes comes around to say hello, beautiful intertidal zones, and the opportunity to leave Thumb Cove, (weather willing) to access Resurrection Bay and the coastline South or North. Ian, our guide and crew, is an experienced kayak guide who will help you learn how to kayak in the bay, or guide you towards exploring what Thumb Cove has to offer. Never kayaked before? Don’t worry, you’re in good hands!

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