PADDLES & PROPELLERS BOAT & KAYAK TOUR: 3 HOURS
Our boat & kayak tour is for anyone who ever dreamed of seeing the wilds of Alaska from the water. You’ll find our floating office cruising the shores of the Tongass National Forest, a few nautical miles and another world away from the cruise ship docks. Together we will visit uninhabited and picturesque waters where you will have the Alaskan experience of a lifetime.
With 3 full hours on the water you are guaranteed to of see a range of marine and intertidal life. Our comfortable, high speed boat can go anywhere and we aim to find the calmest water and the most wildlife on every tour. We can’t make any promises on behalf of mother nature but regularly see everything from sea stars, jelly fish, seals, and bald eagles to the occasional humpback whale, black bear, and of course the ever elusive killer whale!
PRICE: $159 per person (+ 6.5% tax & fees)
LENGTH: 3 hours
Small boat exploration of Ketchikan and the surrounding waters
Coastal kayak adventure
Friendly & knowledgeable local guide
Wild Alaskan smoked salmon picnic
4 person max tour size (up to 6 upon group request)
FOR AGES 10 AND UP
Alaska Kayak Company is excited to give our guests the opportunity to leave the city and experience the Alaska we love.
Tim & Mary will meet you at the rain gauge, and we’ll take a short stroll through Ketchikan’s bustling waterfront district to our warm, dry small craft. You’ll only share our floating office with a maximum of 4 guests. We have plenty of storage space on the boat to stow your backpacks and shopping bags while we adventure. We will set sail and enjoy the best views of Ketchikan from the water. Our boat cruise includes a stop by Creek Street, a chance to take a photo in front of your cruise ship, salmon jumping in the Tongass Narrows, a glimpse of native heritage at the local totem park, and the possibility of spotting one of the many whales in the area!
The beauty of our floating office is that it goes anywhere the adventure takes us. Our kayaking location is dependent on the weather, the tides, and the wildlife. While Mary gets you geared up in all the high quality equipment you may need to face the Alaskan elements, Tim will lower our expedition-style tandem kayaks off the boat and into the water. Our boats are super comfortable and very stable, they feel great whether you are a first time paddler or a seasoned veteran. Your hour and a half kayak expedition happens at your pace, on our playground. We will have the opportunity to view the amazing intertidal ecosystem from a paddles distance away and experience all the tranquility the Tongass National Forest coastline has to offer. You can expect to see everything from sea stars, jelly fish and bald eagles to the occasional humpback whale, black bear, and our favorite the killers whales!
After the paddle we will return to the expedition vessel where you will be greeted by a snack of wild Alaskan smoked salmon and weather appropriate beverages. The cruise back into town is fast, comfortable, and guaranteed to get you there in plenty of time to catch your cruise ship!