Your journey starts with a cruise down the length of Resurrection Bay towards the endless blue open waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Just before exiting the bay, you will make a hard left into a protected cove on the edge of Rugged Island.

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This aptly named island gets a lot of beating from the harsh weather and raw force of nature present in the Gulf of Alaska. During the years surrounding World War II this little island was the home of Fort Bulkley a fortified outpost that hosted US soldiers who kept watch for potential invaders coming in from the Pacific ocean.

Your hike will begin from the dock and follow a gentle path to the gulf-facing side of the island where the fort is located.

Your guides will share their knowledge of the area with you as you walk along the trail, including amazing details about the islands rich and historical past. You will also receive complimentary hiking poles, a day hiking pack (if needed) transportation from the downtown Seward-based office, and organic snacks & hot drinks.

Things you should bring along for your hike include; warm synthetic layers, warm wool socks, hiking boots or sneakers, a day hiking pack if you have one (if not one can be supplied for you for use on the hike), rain gear (can be rented from shop in needed) a refillable water bottle, camera and of course a positive attitude!


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  • Private boat to the far end of Resurrection Bay
  • Good chance for spotting wildlife
  • Potential views of Bear Glacier and the Aialik Peninsula
  • Visit Fort Bulkley, a World War II fortification on Rugged Island
  • Get a great history lesson on the area
  • Professional guide
  • AK climate change Info
  • Organic snacks & hot drinks
  • Day hiking pack provided (if needed)


There is one tour offered each day:
Full day hike/tour: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Age requirements:Anyone age 9 and over is welcome
Difficulty level:Easy
This is an easy hike of around 3 miles round trip. There is about 380 feet of elevation gain. Rocky beach walking may be required depending on tides.


1-2 Guests:$349/person
3 Guests$325/person
4-6 Guests$299/person

Terms & Policies

Full amount is due at booking.

Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the trip are allowed minus $10 per person. 15-30 days prior to the trip 20% of total will be charged. 7-15 days prior to the trip 50% of total will be charged. Within 7 days of the trip 100% of total will be charged.

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