Join us for a slow-paced journey along jagged rainforest shoreline on a truly local, truly unique kayak tour in Ketchikan.
Duration: 4 hours total with about 2.25 hours on the water
Availability: Every day, varying based on cruise ship schedules
Age Restrictions: Ages 6+
Included: Transportation and kayaking equipment + rain pants and jackets
We drive you north of downtown Ketchikan to the Clover Pass Resort featuring a much quieter, more local vibe and typically much nicer weather. You’ll paddle with us on the protected ocean waterways of Clover Pass, circumnavigating 2 to 3 small islands featuring an immense array of inter-tidal life, a bald eagles nest, resident seals and sea lions and the potential to encounter many types of migratory birds, Sitka deer, Pacific porpoises, humpback whales and Orcas as well. With a maximum of 6 guests to a guide our kayak tours are very intimate and educational. Taking such small groups allows us the benefit of spending more time on the water than other tours and no need to make you feel rushed through any part of your experience. What really sets us apart though are our guides. Our crew features local guides and professional educators with experience as commercial Alaskan salmon fishermen, commercial winter dive fisheries in Southeast Alaska, experience guiding dog sled tours and working many seasonal guiding positions across the country. The experience and personalities of our guides bring so much more depth to your experience with us than you’ll find on tours led by fresh summer seasonals. No rookies on this crew.
Smoked salmon and other snacks (including fantastic, locally made hummus) and a great view are awaiting you when we return to our scenic marina and a restaurant with Alaskan beers is on site.
Please dress for the temperatures on the day of your trip. The best advice for gearing up for any excursion along your cruise is to bring layers. We recommend you wear clothing that would be appropriate for outdoor hiking, and shoes that will fit comfortably inside the space of a kayak. Dry bags are also provided for cameras and incidental items.
You must sign a liability release waiver before taking a kayak tour.
Sizing: Anyone with a seated waistline over 54″ would not be a good fit for the kayak cockpits.
Our tours meet at our downtown office directly across the street from cruise ship berth 3. We are happy to offer our guests a centrally located meeting point featuring complimentary wifi and locally roasted coffee or hot tea for the early birds. Our Bright, third story window signage makes us easy to find from the boardwalk and detailed directions, photos and a map are featured in your booking confirmation.
Full payment is due at time of online booking. Cancellations due to weather are rare, but are at the sole discretion of Ketchikan Kayak Co. If you miss your tour due to ship schedule changes (e.g. if your ship is late) or we cancel due to weather, you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made prior to 30 days of tour date receive a full refund. Cancellations made prior to 14 days of tour receive 50% refund. Cancellations within 14 days of tour date are not eligible for a refund. This is our official policy as we are saving your seats on our small tours but we know things happen in life, so please let us know if unforeseen circumstances arise. We’re here to work with you. We’re number 1 because we treat people like people.
Welcome to Ketchikan Kayak Co., where nobody takes your fun more seriously. -Owner Devon Bittner