We stayed two nights and did the all day kayak trip and what a great experience! Rick and Dorla make you feel right at home and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
The kayak trip was outstanding with Rick guiding you through the bays and inlets adding his expert knowledge on nature and history of the area. On our trip we encountered, Harbor Porpoises, Otters and various birds including Oyster Catchers and of course lots of Eagles. For lunch Rick picked various grasses, plants and kelp to add to a delicious seafood soup and homemade bread and cookies. The trip is limited to a small group with a maximum of eight people.
We stayed at one of the cabins overlooking the bay for two nights. It is well heated, clean, comfortable and has a kitchen with a stove, sink, microwave, refrigerator and kitchen supplies. Linens are supplied too. There is a nice clean outhouse next to the cabin. Plenty of fresh water is available. A gas grill is also provided on the deck to cook your catch for the day. A nice comfy queen bed is in the bedroom with linens and blankets provided. You are surrounded by lush forest and in the morning and evening you can hear the eagles "chattering" to each other in the distance. On the evenings we watch the spectacular sunset from the beach.
There is a bathhouse with a wood fired sauna where you can bathe and believe me you will feel so clean and relaxed after using it.
During our stay we hiked around the island, searched out sea-life and watched the Bald Eagles "compete" for their meals. Rick and Dorla can make arrangements to see others parts of the Kachemak and the state park. You can also rent out the Kayaks for evening trips on your own. In the evenings we enjoyed our time hearing Rick's stories and looking at the many nature pictures that he has amassed.
If you are looking for a peaceful, friendly sojourn this is it. We will never forget the great Alaskan experience that Rick and Dorla provided. Thank you!