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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

As we pulled up to the jetty, after a half an hour ride in a tinny from Seward, a group of guests greeted us..."welcome to heaven" they said, and as we looked around at our sublime surroundings, I think they just might be right. The water was an amazing shade of blue/green and perfectly clear, the yurts are all tucked in between groves of trees and linked by wooden walkways, little touches are everywhere. Our yurt overlooked the water, with a wonderful view to the south. You need to bring your own supplies, the big grocery store in Seward is near the marina and also your own ice for the provided ice box. The yurts are cosy and eco friendly. We stayed two nights...you'll want to stay longer.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Dennis and Susa... S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Ripley,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at the island. Our goal has always been to provide comfortable and stylish accommodations in this remote, wilderness setting. Your comments speak to that and are appreciated.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place is magical. It is like glamping but completely unique and an experience of a life time. The owner will pick you up from J dock. You take a water taxi to the orca island. Your cabin is a beautiful well furnished cozy yurt. The place is beautifully kept. Activities involve fishing [ although no luck ] kayaking to a spectacular waterfall, taking a rowboat to a hiking trail to the barracks and more. I would love to go there again when the weather is but more sunny but still we had an excellent time!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Glamping at it's finest. Everything is explained and safety is preeminent. Boat out and back is on time. Comfortable and clean yurts. Hot water, solar electric, spectacular views, fun equipment for free excursions and a gift shop to buy Susan's beautiful paintings of their Orca Island paradise.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Orca Island Cabins was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. We planned to stay for one night and after staying in Seward before the cabins, we decided we were looking for a more remote experience and changed our reservation to stay for two nights. Seward was fine, but not what we were looking for in our Alaska trip.

Orca Island Cabins were incredibly beautiful, remote, comfortable and very clean. I haven't slept so well in quite some time. We were fortunate to have amazing weather late August with not a cloud in the sky. It was also incredibly liberating not having cell or wifi for those two nights as it was first time my husband and I had completely disconnected from the rest of the world in many years.

Yes, this is an expensive stay for a yurt. It was initially hard to justify since we have stayed in many hotels rated the best in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine for less than the cost of this yurt, and these hotels come with spas and restaurants, but let me tell you, our yurt was worth every penny and I would recommend staying here to anyone. Bringing food to the island really wasn't an issue as we brought super easy things to make for meals. If you look at the cost for the wildlife cruises out of Seward, these are not cheap either. We basically got our free wildlife cruise all day long while staying at the yurt. The yurts were an experience, not just a place to sleep at the end of the day. We saw whales, porpoise, eagles, river otters, bears (not on the island, when we kayaked elsewhere), and more.

I would recommend Orca Island Cabins to anyone, it was an incredible trip. I hope that we are fortunate enough to return one day for another relaxing stay.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I spent a night there with my girlfriend and her friends. This is an amazing place, it has row boats, kayaks, fishing poles, the yurts are fully equipped, the bathroom is awesome and the views are amazing. They have a covered and an uncovered deck. Whatever I said here can't describe this place. A family owned and operated. A must visit

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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