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April Fools

Sunny Cove Comes Under New Ownership*

Sunny Cove Comes Under New Ownership*

John Page came to Alaska a young man over 30 years ago and has made his impact felt in Seward since 1996 as the owner of Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking. He and his wife Kat have been a staple in this community over the years as they have built this small company from the ground up to the successful operation it is today. So it is bittersweet emotion that we announce that John and Kat Page have officially sold Sunny Cove to focus on the next chapter of their lives. From John himself, "When I broke my femur last year rollerblading, it was a wake up call. I remember laying in that ditch thinking a bear could come around the corner and I would be easy prey. As Kat and I enter the last few years of our lives, we felt it was time to turn the reigns over to some new energy and spend our summers living out our dream visiting a Bed and Breakfast in all 50 states. Alaska will always be home and please know Sunny Cove will be in good hands."

We are excited for John and Kat to embark on their next adventure together and even more excited to announce the new owner of Sunny Cove. You may recognize his name from Hollywood as the star of the Mummy movies...none other than Brendan Fraser! Brendan first visited Sunny Cove two years ago and has maintained a solid friendship with one of our guides. After falling in love with The Last Frontier, Brendan was looking for an opportunity to spend part of the year up here and when he found out John and Kat were selling, he jumped at the idea of being part of our family. We are excited to bring him on board and he has big ideas that we will be sharing over the next few weeks. One awesome note for Seward is that he is currently in talks to possibly shoot the next Mummy sequel right here in our back yard. If you book a trip with us this summer, there's a chance you could be an extra in the movie! 

We will miss John and Kat greatly, but are excited for this new chapter in Sunny Cove's life. See you all on the water!

~ Danny

*Happy April Fools Everyone!

Introducing a Brand New Trip this Summer!

Testing the new underwater kayak

If you’ve been following the latest trends in kayaking, there has been a new design in development for an underwater kayak. Combining dry suit technology with a clear polystyrene outer shell that keeps you dry, these kayaks use a weighted submersion method similar to what is used by scuba divers to allow paddles to safely descend up to 60 feet underwater.

These kayaks are being tested this summer and

Sunny Cove

was selected as one of the only 10 sites to test out and provide feedback on the new design that could potentially change kayaking forever. Sunny Cove was chosen due to our location running trips in a fjord. Fjords were carved out by glaciers and so often time our coast line is a vertical drop which provides the perfect location for testing out underwater kayaks near the shore. One of the things we are most excited about is being able to watch and understand the way in which puffins and other diving seabirds forage for food while underwater.

If you want to be one of the first people ever to try out one of these underwater kayaks and provide feedback, space is going to be extremely limited on these trips over the summer so here are four tips to give you the best chance at earning a spot.

  • First, check our website every Friday for updated information.
  • Second, put a positive review for us down on Trip Advisor if you have kayaked with us previously. Priority will be given to return guests.
  • Third, like us and follow us on facebook! We will be doing a lottery for a free trip for two in an underwater kayak through our facebook page.
  • Fourth, retweet something we post on twitter! We will also be giving away a free trip this way.

We are looking forward to trying out these new kayaks this summer and if you don't get in on one of these trips, we hope you will join us for one of our several other trip options! Bon Voyage and happy April 1st :-)

~ Danny