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Sunny Cove Kayaking
About Sunny Cove:
Sunny Cove offers kayaking, hiking, camping, and glacier cruise tours. Located about 2.5 hours from Anchorage (as close as Alaska gets to a metropolis), and just outside the borders of the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park Sunny Cove’s slice of the last frontier is one of the finest.
Sunny Cove runs tours in three locations: Resurrection Bay, Fox Island, and Kenai Fjords National Park. Each of which is a different type of wonderland to call your office.
- Located in the Lowell Point State Recreation Area is Resurrection Bay. Leaping salmon, eagles, seals, and sea otters are all common sightings in its turquoise blue waters.
- A little further out is the remote and beautiful Fox Island. Sculpted cliffs, temperate rainforests, pebbled beaches and sea stacks make a fantastic backdrop for breaching Orca.
- Interested in having a tidewater glacier in your workplace? You could be soaking in those views on the daily while working on Sunny Cove’s private catamaran.
Not to get cheesy, but the culture at Sunny Cove is almost as beautiful as the views are. Built on the adventurer’s spirit and unique personalities they’ve fostered an intriguing culture of enthusiasm, adventure, and respect.
If you’re genuinely stoked on sharing your love for adventure and the outdoors you could be a perfect addition. Another perk of the job: many of Sunny Cove’s adventure tours end at a local brewery throwing back a cold one with your new best friends.
About your New Backyard:
Visitors come to Sunny Cove for a multitude of reasons, and that’s because there is no shortage of adventure up for grabs.
Some visitors come for the wildlife (think salmon, eagles, seals, otters, sea stars, and whales). The fjord estuary ecosystem is an important meeting place for land and marine animals. Nutrient rich waters fuel a complex ecosystem here, in the spaces between land and sea. The estuary ecosystem is as important to moose, bear and wolves as it is to orcas, porpoise, and sea-otters.
Others visitors come to Kenai for the surroundings. Mountains ice and ocean meet in Kenai Fjords NP. In a single day you can hike on glaciers, touch icy waterfalls, paddle through towering rock walls, explore coastal rainforests, and gawk at snow capped peaks.
The Harding Ice-field Trail, pictured above, gives you the rare perspective of what the last ice age must have looked like.
If you’re going to be working in Alaska you’ll need to learn to live like a local. It has always been my opinion that extreme environments breed the most interesting cultures. The last frontier is no exception.
In Alaska summer is Salmon season, and you’ll need to catch your share if you plan to make it through the winter. Fishing is more than just a hobby here, it’s a way of life. Many of the locals genuinely depend on their summer catch to get them through the lean winter months.
Another perk of the job: getting to live under The Northern Lights. From August to April the Aurora Borealis are a regular occurrence.
Maybe it’s solar energy hitting Earth’s magnetic field, or maybe it’s the spirits of those who have already left our world floating in the ether. Who am I to say? You can check out more about the interesting mythology surrounding this incredible phenomenon here.
If you’re looking for a truly wild experience, leap like a salmon and put in your application now.