We are interested in going to this island for 3 nights in August after a cruise. Are all the yurts overhanging the sea? As that is what we would want. Also how easy is it to get food and drink to take with you? If you catch fish is there anyone to gut it?
Thank you for your inquiry. All of our cabins are Ocean view properties, none of them are inland. Although one cabin does look like it is inland when viewing from the water; once you are on the yurt's deck you see that it is above the water and has the added bonus of being the most private. We do have cabins that overhang the water, but all overlook the water, and all have unbroken views of Resurrection Bay.
We have seven units, and thus our booking system requires the flexibility of arranging cabin allotments closer to the day of arrival. When requests are made we make every attempt to accommodate them. It is however challenging to facilitate guests checking in and out on different days of the week. Therefore we cannot guarantee cabin requests.
We hope that you will use the reviews as a reference; all the cabins are unique in there own way, and we have yet to received a complaint about any of the views from any of our cabins.
In the past we did not have a staff member on grounds. We recognize the need for this and as of last summer we now have an Orca Island Cabins staff on the property at all times. We do not clean fish, although we have the equipment and can help get you set up so you can do so on your own on the dock.
Please feel free to call me directly should you have other questions.
Thank you for the information. We have emailed directly but unfortunately are told it's not possible to reserve specific cabins. As we would be paying $1,854.82 for 3 nights we don't want to risk not having an ocean side.
NO not all hurts are ocean side. There is one inland. Make sure to ask for the ones ocean side.
Getting food is a non issue. Seward has a Safeway so just buy your food there and you'll be fine. Remember food in AK is very pricy. A bag of chips will be about 7 bucks.
No there is no one there to clean your fish. There is no staff on the island. The owners (Denis) will take you out and drop you off and leave. This is the beauty of the island.
Great rock fish fishing off the dock. Poles are provided so no need to bring that.
Also kayaks are provided. Don't fret about using them. Stay close to shore and you'll
Be fine. Make sure to ask about how to paddle to the waterfall. It's a must do.
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