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Alaska Kayak Tours

Sea kayaking 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.

 

Kayaking in Ketchikan

Orcas Cove Kayaking Adventure

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.

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Duration: 4 hours (2 hours of paddle time)

Port: Ketchikan

 

Ketchikan Kayaking Adventure

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.

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Duration: 2.5 hours (almost 2 hours of paddle time)

Port: Ketchikan

 

Kayaking in Sitka

Harbor & Islands Guided Kayak Paddle

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.

Learn More: Harbor & Islands Guided Kayaking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours (2 hours paddle time)

Port: Sitka

 

Half-Day Sound Paddle and Cruise

On this 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.

Learn More: Half-Day Sound Paddle & Cruise

Duration: 4.5 hours (3-3.5 hours paddle time)

Port: Sitka

 

Full Day Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise

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.

Learn More: Full Day Kayak Tour and Cruise

Duration: 5 hours of padde time

Port: Sitka


  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489