Alaska Kayak Tours

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:

1. Orcas Cove Kayaking Adventure

Duration: 4 hours (2 hours of paddle time)

Port: Ketchikan

Ketchikan Kayaking

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.


2. Ketchikan Kayaking Adventure

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

Port: Ketchikan

ketchikan city kayaking

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.


3. Harbor & Islands Guided Kayak Paddle

Duration: 2.5 hours (2 hours paddle time)

Port: Sitka

sitka harbor kayak

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.


4. Sitka Half-Day Sound Paddle and Cruise

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

Port: Sitka

sitka sound kayak


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.


5. Sitka Full Day Wild Coast Paddle & Cruise 

Duration: 5 hours of padde time

Port: Sitka

sitka full day kayaking

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.

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