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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely little island set in a sheltered cove. The cabins are Clean, comfortable yurts. Owners even provide water taxi transportation from Seward, so plan your activities to coordinate with the schedule. If you like to get away from it all this is the place. Explore, kayak, wander.... Will definitely come again.

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning the water taxi! We take great pride in our little piece of paradise, and among all the wildlife and scenery some of the basic aspects like the transportation gets overlooked. We appreciate the time it takes to write and share your experience with fellow travelers. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Warmest...

Oak Hill, Florida
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Words have no meaning! Words and even pictures have little meaning! Even your eyes and all of your other senses will not believe the things they are being asked to processed for a while! The scenery is spectacular! The owners love what there doing, You can not fake true enthusiasm and the love for what you doing! Del and Linda...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We do love what we do! Thank you for noticing and taking the time to review our property. Ratings like yours tell travelers better then we can how passionate we are about the experience our guests have. Your experience and reaction is why we continue to work as hard as we do. Many Thanks, From our Orca Island Family.

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We loved our stay here, definitely the highlight of our Alaska trip! We stayed for one night and wished we did two. We still crammed in just about everything we wanted to do in that one day though: Kayaking to the waterfall: There is a nice ~30 min (depending on your ability) kayak ride to a beautiful waterfall. One tip:...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for all your kind words. We work very hard at providing an authentic Alaskan experience in a comfortable setting. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and its is wonderful that you were able to do so much during a single night stay. Your detailed review will help many people understand all...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Our stay at Orca Island Cabins was our favourite part of our trip to Alaska. It may be the greatest place that we have ever stayed. It's insanely great. We are a family of four - our two children are ages 11 and 13. On our way to the island, Captain Dennis found a pod of 5 orcas and steered...

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We're glad that you and your family had such a great experience visiting with us at Orca Island. As you experienced, the marine wildlife in Humpy Cove is varied and each day's experience is unpredictable. The young lady catching the octopus was itself an unusual event but one enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing your experience and hope to see...

Austin, TX
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our 24 hour stay. Words and pictures can't truly describe the beauty of this place. We enjoyed relaxing on our deck with a fantastic view, sea kayaked along the coast to waterfalls, loved finding starfish and other creatures in the tidal pools. Wonderful hosts, location and accommodations.

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments on your stay with us at Orca Island. I'm glad that you had the opportunity to do and see all that you did during your one-day visit. As you experienced, the scenery, marine wildlife and kayaking in Humpy Cove can be awesome, and it's fun to share with friends as you did.

Milwaukee
Reviewed 24 June 2015

My husband and I stayed 1 night on Orca Island and loved every minute of it. The island is breathtaking and it was amazing to stay in a Yurt for the night. We enjoyed kayaking and finding the trail to the waterfall. The Yurt were very comfortable. As a couple we love camping and camped most places in Alaska. However,...

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your visit to Orca Island. Thanks for sharing your experience and hope to see you again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The location is gorgeous. The property is set up in the cove and among these cool little islands so that it allows everything to mesh with the natural beauty. We maximized our two night stay but I could have stayed a lot longer and I would recommend at least a two night stay. We really enjoyed fishing in the cove...

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We're delighted that you had such a wonderful time visiting with us at Orca Island. We're glad that you were able to see and do as much as you did during your visit. Thanks for sharing your experience and hope to see you again.

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My friends and I were celebrating the accomplishment of one of our friends and selected Orca Island Cabins as our retreat. As is likely to happen in Alaska, (people this isn't Southern California) it rained during our stay. We were prepared with proper rain gear and kayaked and got outside anyway. It was an amazing time and I highly recommend...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We have lived in Alaska for 20+ years and this is our #1 favorite place to visit. So much so we spent our 25th wedding anniversary there this June. The location is one of the most spectacular spots in the state - right on the water. We have seen whales, seals, porpoises right off the deck. Kayaks, paddle boards, fishing...

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We're very happy that long-time Alaskans such as you had such a good experience at our cabins on your 25th wedding anniversary. We have tried to provide comfortable accommodations in this very special wilderness setting so that very special occasions like your anniversary can be enjoyed and remembered. And yes, we do recommend a minimum stay of two days so...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We went early in the season in May 2015, and thankfully the weather held out for us. Just an amazing place, Susan and Dennis are incredibly gracious, knowledgeable and kind hosts, and the cabins and environment they've created is second to none. The cabins and surrounding area are gorgeous, practical, and comfortable. There are quite a few things to do,...

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Susan S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks on your stay with us this past May. As you discovered, the month of May is a wonderful time to visit a remote wilderness setting as we have in Humpy Cove. Our goal has always been to provide comfortable and stylish accommodations in a setting where you can be as active as you want...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique place to stay when visiting Seward Alaska, our nightly rental cabins are comfortable accommodations in a remote setting. Our rates include a 30 minute scenic cruise to the property from Seward as well as all the equipment use including kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing skiffs, and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orca Island Cabins

Address: Humpy Cove, Resurrection Bay, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: €574 - €638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Orca Island Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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Orca Island Cabins Seward, Alaska
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“If looking for more privacy inquire about the yurts on the far side of the property.”
  • Brunch with a view.
 of 5 bubbles SpeechChick, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Remember food! You need to cook; we used the grill, it was great. Be aware that there is limited/no cell/internet service.”
  • Paradise.
 of 5 bubbles andreafK820XI, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Puffin Yurt, and thought the view was fantastic - and just far enough from the south deck to feel extra peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles thelibrarylady2007, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with this experience. Any yurt would offer great accomodation.”
 of 5 bubbles dinizgj, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All yurts are amazing with breathtaking views.”
 of 5 bubbles cgteach, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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