We cannot imagine a more spectacular way to see the 3,ooo foot tall granite cliff faces of the Misty Fjords National Monument than from the waters edge. Except maybe, seeing it from the air. Why not do both?

Experience the wonder of a true Alaskan wilderness from both sea and air. Boat with us around the southern tip of Revillagigedo Island. Together we’ll cover 60 miles, through beautiful and uninhabited coastline into Rudyerd Bay, the jewel of the Misty Fjords National Monument. From here, we’ll cut the engines and start our paddle. You’ll kayak on a human powered exploration of one of Alaska's most beautiful places. After you’ve soaked in all the wonder you can, we give you more.

A float plane will meet us in the middle of a glacially carved paradise. The best pilots in the world fly in Alaska and we have hand-picked ours to fly you back to Ketchikan in style and safety.

This is the all inclusive trip of a lifetime.

i bet the view is great from up there, but someone has to drive the boat home.

i bet the view is great from up there, but someone has to drive the boat home.

welcome to rudyerd bay.

welcome to rudyerd bay.



PRICE: $3,500 per trip up to 4 people

LENGTH: 8 to 10 Hours


Transportation to and from our dock

Small boat cruise to the Misty Fjords

Wild Alaskan smoked salmon picnic

2 to 3 hour kayaking experience

Full lunch

Flight tour of the Misty Fjords and return to Ketchikan


rainbows over paradise

rainbows over paradise


Tim & Mary started Alaska Kayak Company to give this tour. The Misty Fjords National Monument is a breathtaking glimpse into North America’s geologic history and window into a true wilderness.

The trip begins before you ever arrive in Ketchikan. Alaska Kayak Company provides all the essential safety gear, kayaking equipment, food, and exterior layers you may need. We will work with you to insure you know exactly what base layers and personal accessories you may want to bring along. Everything from the menu to the sea kayaks will be tailored to your trip.

On the morning of your expedition we will pick you up and begin a spectacular boat ride. Together, over coffee, we’ll enjoy the all best views of Ketchikan from the water before we head south around the island. The cruise to Rudyerd is about 60 miles, and on flat water days will take about 3 hours. The coastal beauty we’ll pass along the way is astounding in both scale and remoteness. Although we can’t make promises on behalf of mother nature, the possibility of seeing wildlife with so much time and distance on the water is excellent! And the brunch of Wild Alaskan smoked salmon might be as good as the scenery.

Once in Rudyerd Bay our exact kayaking location is dependent on the weather, the tides, and the wildlife. Don’t worry, there isn’t a bad view around. While Mary gets you geared up in all the high quality rain 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 two to three hour kayak expedition happens at your pace, in mother nature’s playground. We will have the opportunity to view the amazing intertidal ecosystem from a paddles distance away and experience all the tranquility the Misty Fjords National Monument has to offer. Our guided tour will take you to the base of 3,000’ tall sheer granite cliff faces, each with a vertical drop of 1,000’ below your kayak. Sit atop the Pacific Ocean at the base of a waterfall dropping for hundreds of feet. To be a tiny spec in the face of such magnificence is an experience not to be missed.

After the paddle, our expedition vessel will meet you and you’ll come aboard, greeted by a delicious local lunch. After a few more photos from the bottom we’ll cruise to our float plane meeting location. You’ll board your privately chartered float plane and take a tour of the endless bays, cascading waterfalls, and wildlife from above before heading back to Ketchikan where a ride back to your lodging will be waiting for you.


The view from your kayak.

The view from your kayak.