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Ketchikan Kayaking Tour

  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
Ketchikan Kayaking Tour
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Ketchikan Kayaking Tour
USD 99.99
Experience Ketchikan from the unique perspective of a sea kayak on this small group 2.25-hour guided tour. Your friendly guide leads you to the historic Ketchikan Creek and across the Tongass Narrows, to explore the surrounding islands where bald eagles nest in the forest and colorful inter-tidal creatures inhabit the shore. No previous experience is required to enjoy this family-friendly adventure that departs from downtown Ketchikan, right next to the cruise ship dock.
What to Expect
Your guide will meet you on the cruise ship dock in downtown Ketchikan and walk a short distance to the floating office where paddlers are outfitted with waterproof outerwear, spray skirts, life-jackets and dry bags for cameras. Your friendly guide will give a lesson in kayaking basics and help guests into stable double sea kayaks, some with center seats for children ages 6 – 8 to ride in.

When the tide allows, you'll head right into the historic Creek Street district: Ketchikan’s own salmon stream where the houses on stilts have changed little since the roaring twenties. Crossing the Tongass Narrows, catch a glimpse of life in an Alaskan fishing town: float planes fly overhead and fishing boats head out to sea. Once across, the island exploration begins! Follow your guide along the shores of Pennock and Gravina Islands. In true Alaskan style, the residents of these islands all commute to town by boat. Watch for the majestic bald eagles that nest in the old growth trees. Colorful inter-tidal life inhabits the rocky shores. The water is home to seals and sea lions and even humpback whales or orcas are occasionally spotted. Return to the dock rejuvenated and with enough time to explore the town of Ketchikan on foot.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun and Easy

Was looking for something that would entertain my 50 y/o dad and 10 y/o sister and they delivered big time. Our guides Hallie and Caity were very helpful at pointing out the wildlife and history of Ketchikan. Saw seals, salmon, starfish (seastars), and jellyfish.

Thank Nate H
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you and your family members of all ages found something to enjoy on the tour. There is always something for everyone. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl and Dave from North Carolina USA

Our experience exceeded expectations due to our guides Brittany and Ella. They stayed near us, were clear in the directions about where we were going, and they pulled us together sometimes. Brittany and Ella pointed out sea life, and they shared about their own lives...More

Thank 179cherylmc
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad we could show you such a great time while you were in Ketchikan! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great family activity

My 7 year old really wanted to kayak on our Alaska trip, and Southeast Sea Kayaks was a perfect fit. We had the opportunity to see some sea life up close - we even had a seal follow us around for a bit! We learned...More

Thank hayleyannp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Had a Great Time!

Overall, we felt this was a fun way to spend a couple of hours in Ketchikan. We wanted a short excursion so we could do the lumberjack show, eat and tour the town. The tour starts with a short walk from the port to their...More

Thank Dvcrob
Ketchikankayaker, Owner at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We're so glad that you enjoyed the Ketchikan Kayak Tour! We have a great group of local guides who love sharing our beautiful town with visitors.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best crew ever!

This was a great introduction to kayaking. Our group were all novices and our guides were very patient and helpeddul. We had a great time. The weather was beautiful. It was a fun way to see the local scenery. We had a great time learning...More

Thank Ann C
Ketchikankayaker, Owner at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ann! We love taking our first time kayakers and we're so glad that you enjoyed the experience.

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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
I went the end of June and we had beautiful weather! Our kayaking guides said, "Wow! You are so lucky to have such great weather. It is never this nice. We usually have rain." I too understand they will supply rain gear if... More
13 June 2018|
Response from RogerLC444 | Reviewed this property |
Ketchikan was about 75 degrees and sunny the day we were there in May. Temps will probably be between 60-70 in late June.
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