Ketchikan Kayaking

Ketchikan Kayaking

Ketchikan Kayaking

Experience historic Ketchikan and the surrounding islands from the unique perspective of a sea kayak. Our journey begins at our dock in the heart of Ketchikan where we get outfitted for sea kayaking and friendly guides give a lesson in kayaking basics. When the tide allows we kayak right into the historic Creek Street district where the houses on stilts have changed little since the roaring twenties.

We paddle through Thomas Basin, the town’s first boat harbor, and out into the Tongass Narrows where we catch a glimpse of life in an Alaskan fishing town. Float planes fly overhead and fishing boats head out to sea. Once across, the island exploration begins! Guides lead paddlers along the shores of Pennock and Gravina Islands where we seek out colorful inter-tidal life and watch for the majestic bald eagles that nest in the old growth trees. Return to the dock rejuvenated and with enough time to explore the town of Ketchikan on foot.

Departures (Local Time)

7:15 AM (Hours: 2.5)

8:15 AM (Hours: 2.5)

10:15 AM (Hours: 2.5)

11:15 AM (Hours: 2.5)

2:15 PM (Hours: 2.5)

   No Days Available.


  • Spray jackets and rain pants when needed
  • Dry Bags for your cameras
  • Binoculars to share
  • Hydrophones


No experience is necessary for this kayaking adventure. Please dress in warm layers. Wear sneakers rather than hiking boots which are too bulky for the kayaks. Minimum age to participate is six years old. We have triple kayaks that can cater to our younger paddlers. We use only lightweight fiberglass kayaks, not plastic, for your comfort and enjoyment.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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