Ketchikan Sea Kayak Eco-Tour

From downtown Ketchikan, take a trip north to the Clover Pass Resort. Here you will experience a much quieter, local vibe and even the weather seems to typically be much nicer. Our guides will paddle along with you as you travel through the protected ocean waterways of Clover Pass. This route will have you circumnavigating 2 to 3 small islands that feature an immense array of inter-tidal life, a bald eagles nest, and resident sea lions and seals. There is also a potential to encounter many types of migratory birds, Sitka deer, Pacific porpoises, humpback whales and even Orcas as well!

With a maximum of 6 guests per guide, our kayak tour is a special experience that is both intimate and educational. With such small groups on each tour, we are able to provide the benefit to our guests of spending more time paddling on the water than other water tours and have no desire to make our guests feel rushed throughout any portion of the experience.

The truly unique aspect that sets our tours apart is our terrific team of guides. The crew we have features mainly local guides who have experience working in various industries throughout the winter.

Please note: Minimum age is 10 years old .

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • 6:1 guide to guest ratio
  • Rain Pants/Jackets provided
  • Kayaking pogies to keep hands warm
  • Dry bags provided to put your camera and other items in
  • A smoke salmon dip snack along with crackers and veggies.
  • Drink selection of hot chocolate, tea, water or coffee
  • Local shop next door with a great selection of Alaskan beers available to purchase.

Recommendations:

  • Dress in warm layers, wear comfortable shoes

Requirements:

  • Guests must sign a liability waiver
  • Maximum of 54" waistline to comfortably fit into kayak cockpit

Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 20 minutes ride to the Resort
  • 30 minutes to get geared up for paddling and safety briefing
  • Up to 2.5 hours on the water (flexible)
  • 20 minutes to snack and relax
  • 20 minutes ride back to town

Meeting Instructions: 

  • This tour meets at the cruise ship terminal. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour: 

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. There are two flights of stairs leading up to our downtown office but there is a ramp to the dock where we load into the kayaks.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is always recommended for Alaskan weather.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There is a minimum age of 10 years old to participate.

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

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Customer Reviews
Aug 2019 - Carrie C.

This was one of our favorite excursions. It was great to get away from the crowds and enjoy nature. Our guide Lou was very knowledgable and everyone was very friendly. we would definitely do it again!

Jul 2019 - Jennifer G.

Ketchikan Kayaking was the best of my 5 town kayak experiences! I had Grayson as my guide & he's a natural teacher!

Jul 2019 - Laura G.

This was our families favorite excursion - our tour guides, Lou and Melissa, were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. This was an unexpected hi-light of our trip - I would highly recommend this trip - the entire staff was helpful, friendly and attentive to every detail!

Jul 2019 - Rochelle F.

This was a wonderful experience! Guides were super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful (we ended up needing a tow). Being on the water was a delight. We got up close and personal with a couple of bald eagles. Truly a treat!

Jul 2019 - Connie L.

We had a fabulous time on our sea kayak tour! Lou was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the area. We saw lots of bald eagles, seals and a sea star. Our family has very little kayaking experience but we felt extremely safe and really enjoyed our time on the water. The weather was beautiful and the scenery was breathtaking!

Jul 2019 - Thomas M.

Was an awesome experience. The guides were very knowledgeable and obviously enjoy what they do. There were 12 total in the group and I loved that we were split up so six went with a guide. Our guide Grayson was terrific and very patient with our questions. Would highly recommend this tour and company!

Jul 2019 - Fred W.

This was a great experience. We had Karl guide our small group of three Kayaks. Karl was so knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. He took time to show us different things and let us know about the eco system. While we did not see any whales or sea lions. Karl brought us some starfish and jellys to hold and see. We even ate some fresh seaweed and learned about its growth and importance to the area's eco system. We did see numerous Eagles, fish, and other birds. The kayaks were in great shape and easy to maneuver. We went at a pace that was comfortable for everyone in the group. Our group had two couples and a mom and daughter. I would recommend this trip for families. We had a great snack of local smoked salmon, cheeses, and crackers. This is a great way to experience Ketchikan and the local area. I would and have recommended this excursion to anyone who wants a great off the tourist area trip.

Jul 2019 - Kevin N.

This was an outstanding excursion. We had a group of six (3 kayaks) and our guide Colin was exceptional. He provided knowledgeable commentary and added insights. Excellent chance to interact with the environment, see wildlife (sea star, harbor seal, Stellar sea lion, deer, eagles). Most enjoyable outing.

Jul 2019 - Karen J S.

The excursion was wonderful. The small group was led by an experienced guide who pointed out seals, eagles and many natural wonders along the way. Would go again if the opportunity was presented.

Jun 2019 - Russell S.

Great kayaking, beautiful area, guide was great, plenty of eagles starfish on the coast. No whales that day

Jun 2019 - John M.

The bald eagles stole the show on this excursion, we witnessed them fishing right off the dock! Emma was a great guide she had vast knowledge of Alaskan history and was knowledgeable about all the nature around us. I highly recommend this excursion.

May 2019 - Jay B.

This tour was great. Our tour guide Carl was amazing and really took the time to talk about the local ecosystem and show us some beautiful marine life. We even tried some fresh out of the water kelp. We were able to see some beautiful bald eagles and seals very near our kayaks. It was a beautiful day and very memorable experience. I would recommend this excursion to anyone looking for a little adventure during your trip to Alaska.

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