Join us for a slow-paced journey along jagged rainforest shoreline on a truly local, truly unique kayak tour in Ketchikan.
♥ Roundtrip transportation provided from the Cruise Docks Downtown & Ward Cove.
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
Roundtrip transportation from Downtown Cruise docks & the new Dock at Ward Cove. We drive north of downtown Ketchikan to the Clover Pass Resort featuring a much quieter, more local vibe and most days calmer waters and dryer 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, salmon dip and other snacks (including vegan options), hot and cold beverages and a great view are awaiting you when we return to our scenic marina.
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.
Don’t see availability on our Kayak Eco-Tour to fit your itinerary?
We now own and operate the 3 hour, Orca Cove Fast Boat & Sea Kayaking tour!
Check out the details for our newest Ketchikan excursion by clicking the photo from our tour below.
Downtown meeting point.
Both of our tours provide round trip transportation from the Cruise Docks in downtown Ketchikan & also the New Cruise Dock at Ward Cove. Downtown we meet at Cruise berth 3, the most central point on the docks for all 4 cruise ship berths. We are at the shelter on the dock next to the “Visitor Information/Restrooms” building and Sockeye Sam’s store 15 minutes before each departure.
We have a RED sign that says “Ketchikan Kayak Co.”
If you are at The Mill at Ward Cove, you are on the way from downtown to our tour location so we will stop by and pick you up along the way. Look for the RED sign 15 minutes after the tours downtown departure time at the corner of the welcome building. There is a large overhead door there in the corner by the restrooms.
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. The weather in town does not necessarily reflect the weather in Clover Pass. If you miss your tour due to ship schedule changes (e.g. if your ship is late or skips this port) or we cancel due to weather, you will immediately receive a full refund.
Cancellations made prior to 7 days of tour date receive a full refund.
Cancellations made within 7 days of tour are not eligible for a refund unless we are able to resell the seats.
This is our official policy, but we know things happen in life, so please contact us with any changes and we’ll do our best to work it out. We’ve been Ketchikan’s #1 ranked tour for 5 years in a row now because of our great guides and because we take your limited time here on vacation very seriously.
-Devon Bittner, Owner
Welcome to Ketchikan Kayak Co., where nobody takes your fun more seriously. -Owner Devon Bittner