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Sitka Shore Excursions & Tours:

Sitka Harbor & Islands Kayak Guided Paddle

Be forewarned, those who try our kayaking adventure are usually hooked for life! This two and a half hour excursion is perfect to fit any schedule, and paddles you through picturesque Sitka. Located in the most beautiful setting of any coastal community in Alaska, it is an area rich in history and culture. 

Your adventure begins with an equipment and safety orientation by your guides. You’ll then set out at a leisurely pace to explore sheltered waterways, harbors and coves. Sitka’s dependence on the sea will be fully evident as you paddle near fishermen, tug boat crews and Coast Guard sailors all tending to their vessels.

Beyond the harbor we’ll explore island shores and kelp forests, while keeping an eye out for abundant wildlife above and below the water’s surface. You may also have the opportunity to visit a small aquarium and salmon hatchery, or even watch wild salmon gathering near a stream, preparing to spawn.


Duration: 2.5 hours (2 hours paddle time)        

Price: $87 per Adult, $58 per Child (ages 6-12)

Throughout the tour your attentive, friendly guide will relate interesting stories about the area, explain the ecology of the forests and ocean, and point out wildlife and other interesting sights. Bottled water and a light snack will be provided.

     

Note: Bring layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm hat. Guides, kayaks, paddle gear, snack and bottled water are included

  • Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds.
  • Maximum height: 6-ft 6-inches.
  • Maximum weight: 275 pounds.
  • Please arrive at the Big Blue Bus at Crescent Harbor 15 minutes prior to tour time.
  • Guest safety is our highest priority. Tours will be cancelled if the lead guide determines that conditions are unsafe. A full refund shall be made if the tour is cancelled.

 


Half-Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise

This is our most popular small-group kayak adventure. By combining an ample half-day of paddling with one-way boat transportation, you’ll be able to explore a variety of Sitka Sound’s countless islands and seldom-traveled passages.

Our half-day paddle & cruise adventure is the perfect introduction to the wild side of Sitka Sound, beginning with a fun and informative kayak skills & safety orientation. The Guide will explain the variables to be considered in designing the day’s unique float plan, and, once afloat, you’ll have some time to dabble about in the crystal clear shallows, getting comfortable with your craft, before we set out to explore our first group of islands.


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

Price: $170 per Adult, $125 per Child

While paddling through mazes of reef and kelp forest – areas accessible only by kayak – your interpreter/guide will help identify the colorful marine life visible below, including: crab, sea stars, anemones, sea urchins, jelly fish and more. At the surface, in addition to the star of the show – the ever amusing sea otter – we also frequently sight harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds.

We’ll step ashore on a seldom-visited island to stretch our legs, do a little beachcombing, and enjoy a hearty snack while soaking in the majestic wildness and amazing views of the Sound. Our guide will explain some of the ecology of the area, and also tell you about the Tlingit people, who still harvest the ocean’s bounty using knowledge passed down since the last ice age. This half-day wilderness exploration concludes with an exciting 30-minute boat cruise to Sitka.

Please Note: This adventure is also conducted in reverse order, with the cruise outbound, followed by a paddle return to Sitka.

          

Note: Bring layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm hat. Guides, kayaks, paddle gear, snack and bottled water are included

  • Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds.
  • Maximum height: 6-ft 6-inches.
  • Maximum weight: 275 pounds.
  • Please arrive at the Big Blue Bus at Crescent Harbor 15 minutes prior to tour time.
  • Guest safety is our highest priority. Tours will be cancelled if the lead guide determines that conditions are unsafe. A full refund shall be made if the tour is cancelled.

 

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Testimonials

"Thank you for making our trip an unforgettable experience. All our shore excursions were conducted in a professional manner and the personnel conducting the tours were knowledgeable and friendly!" -- Suryaprakasham Nydoo, South Africa

"We were impressed by how many great shore excursions and opportunities were available in Juneau."
-- The Ginsbergs, California