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Ketchikan Sea Kayak Eco-Tour

44 reviews

Excursion Overview

Paddle the protected waterways of the Clover Pass

Beginning with roundtrip transportation from the downtown cruise docks and Ward Cove, your tour will head north of Ketchikan to the Clover Pass Resort featuring a quieter, local vibe and typically calm waters and dryer weather. Paddling on the protected ocean waterways of Clover Pass, you’ll encounter an immense array of inter-tidal life such as bright sea stars, a bald eagle’s nest, resident seals, sea lions and the potential to encounter migratory birds, Sitka deer, Pacific porpoises, humpback whales and occasional orcas.

With experience as educators, commercial Alaskan salmon fishermen, Alaskan commercial winter dive fishermen, dog sled guides, and outdoor seasonal guiding, your guides bring experience, expertise, passion, and a local connection to your tour.

Your tour will wrap up with a treat of smoked salmon, salmon dip and other snacks (including vegan options), hot and cold beverages as you take in the scenic view. This small group tour ensures a relaxed and personable day, allowing you time to linger and soak in the natural beauty surrounding Ketchikan.

Things You Need to Know


  • 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 smoked 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


  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Guests must sign a liability waiver
  • Maximum of 54" waistline to comfortably fit into kayak cockpit
  • Dress in warm layers, wear comfortable shoes

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

  • 20 minutes - ride to the Resort
  • 30 minutes - geared up for paddling and safety briefing
  • Up to 2.5 hours - on the water (flexible)
  • 20 minutes - 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. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Tandem kayaks are used for this tour.

There is a minimum age of 6 years old to participate.

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


Guest Reviews


44 total


Jill S

On Jun 2024

We loved this excursion! It was a little chilly and rained on and off. They had great gear for us. We were able to see lots of wildlife and really enjoyed ourselves.

Katherine R

On Jun 2024

This was an amazing experience. My partner and I were able to go paddle off with a guide since a huge family was also on our tour. We saw tons of eagles and witnessed sea lions playing around right in front of our kayaks. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and Alaskan wildlife.

Patrick G

On Jun 2024

Very cool getting to see so much wildlife up close!

Nicole J

On May 2024

Our guides were so friendly and they made it very informational and fun! Definitely recommend

Jaydin K

On Sep 2023

Guides were knowledgeable and beyond friendly. We met the owner of the company and he was a great person and good to talk to. Dips and hummus served at the end of our tour was phenomenal. Overall a very wonderful experience. And it was even raining the whole time!


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Duration: 4 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 4 hours

Adult (13+): $161.66

Child (6-12): $161.66

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