Welcome to Orca Island Cabins
Orca Island Cabins offers Alaska visitors unique yurt accommodations on a private island, and nearby shoreline property in scenic Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay, AK located 9 miles southeast of Seward, Alaska, just a short drive south of Anchorage.
Owned and operated by long-time Alaskans Dennis and Susan Swiderski, Orca Island Cabins invites you to enjoy comfortable and stylish overnight accommodations in yurt cabins with Alaska wildlife and marine life right outside your cabin door. Enjoy the best in Alaska whale watching, kayaking, fishing and hiking or just sit back, relax and observe scenic views and wildlife from your private deck – a very special Alaska experience.
GLAMPING: WHERE GLAMOUR
The Orca Island Cabins experience is often referred to in the adventure travel industry as an example of “glamping”, a shortcut for “glamorous camping”, where comfortable lodgings are nestled in a unique and beautiful wilderness setting. Our “glamping” accommodations in Alaska allow nature lovers the intimacy and privacy of appreciating true wilderness in total comfort.
All yurts at Orca Island Cabins have living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens, private bathrooms (and running water) and private decks for watching the sunset. Our yurts are aesthetically pleasing with lattice walls, a circular design and overhead domes that let in abundant natural light.
And not only are our yurts comfortable and stylish, they are also eco-friendly, utilizing solar power for electricity and propane for their cabin heaters, hot water heaters and kitchen ranges. Hey, we might as well call this “eco-glamping”! Our guests at Orca Island Cabins love to go kayaking, fishing, tide pooling, wildlife viewing, bird watching and beach combing or just sit back and relax. So, join the “eco-glamping” club and experience a very special wilderness setting in Alaska in safety, comfort and style.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Learn more about your hosts, Dennis and Susan Swiderski, both long-time Alaskans that have operated Orca Islands Cabins since 2004
ALASKA CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Our Alaska yurt cabins offer you a wonderful way to experience Alaska’s scenic beauty in comfort and safety.
ACTIVITIES AND ADD-ON TOURS
Orca Island Cabins guests can explore this slice of Alaska or just sit back, relax and observe its timeless beauty.
ORCA ISLAND ART GALLERY
The fine art gallery/studio of resident-owner, Susan Swiderski exhibits an ever-changing collection of original creations.
RATES AND POLICIES
More detailed information regarding the rates and guest policies to help you enjoy your stay with us.
ACTIVITIES AND ADD-ON TOURS
Just some of the amazing additional activities and tour packages available
Humpy Cove is an ideal location for sea kayaking – a protected and scenic cove; rugged coastline; snow-capped mountains and abundant wildlife sightings.
In addition to beaches and expanses of shoreline to explore in Humpy Cove, there are 2 hiking trails in the cove for those who want the challenge of ascending to greater heights.
Enjoy casual fishing from Orca Island itself, from its dock or from our rowing skiffs. Complimentary fishing gear is available to our guests for their use and enjoyment.
The calm waters within Humpy Cove offer our guests the unique opportunity to enjoy paddleboarding in a majestic, coastal setting.
Join us on a cruise of Resurrection Bay and see some of the most breathtaking coastal seascapes and landscapes in southcentral Alaska.
Many of our guests enjoy the opportunity to browse among the art works in the island’s art gallery. On display are original oil paintings and select pieces of jewelry and other locally crafted items.