Sea kayaking tours in Alaska allows you to get close to marine wildlife, including seals, sea otters, and fish. You’ll see birds soaring in the sky and sometimes even spot bears or goats on land as you paddle along Alaska’s shores.These leisurely, small group tours often travel to areas that other boats and cruise ships can’t access, offering a unique perspective of Alaska’s nature and wildlife.
Read on for our picks for the best Alaska kayaking:
Duration: 4 hours (2 hours of paddle time)
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Tongass National Forest as you paddle across Orcas Cove. This trip includes ample opportunity to spot wildlife, including bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, harbor seals, and more.
Duration: 2.5 hours (almost 2 hours of paddle time)
Visit Ketchikan’s famous Creek Street Historic District on this kayak tour. You also paddle across Tongass Narrows and have the chance to see the bald eagles that nest on Pennock Island.
Duration: 2.5 hours (2 hours paddle time)
Leisurely paddle through Sitka’s sheltered waterways, harbors, and coves, full of wildlife above and below the water. A guide will share stories and tell you about the sights as you go.
Duration: 4.5 hours (3-3.5 hours paddle time)
On this kayaking trip, you’ll get to paddle through reef and kelp forest as your guide helps you identify marine wildlife below the water’s surface. Then, you’ll step ashore a seldom-visited island for beachcombing and a snack as you learn about the area’s history.
Duration: 5 hours of padde time
Explore untouched coves, islands, and passageways on this full-day kayak tour. You’ll have the chance to see marine life, undersea gardens, and kelp forests. At lunch, you’ll stop at a remote island for a picnic and beachcombing.