Ketchikan Sea Kayak Eco-Tour

40 reviews

Excursion Overview

Paddle the protected waterways of the Clover Pass

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.

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.

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


40 total


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!

Roger P

On Sep 2023

Rough water and rainy, but the guides were excellent getting us to calmer waters and close to wildlife. Whales, sea lions, seals, salmon, and eagles...great day!!

Alfonso M

On Aug 2023

Everything went great! The driver got us there on time, the scenery was beautiful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting data about everything we were seeing.

David C

On Aug 2023

This was a fantastic tour - the guides were excellent!

Steve A

On Jul 2023

This was an awesome experience, and I would recommend it to anyone meeting the requirements of the outfitter.


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Adult: $139.00

Age: 6+

Child (6+): $139.00