Half Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise

Half Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise

Half Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise

This half-day paddle & cruise adventure is the perfect introduction to the wild side of Sitka Sound, beginning with a fun and informative kayak skills & safety orientation. The Guide will explain the variables to be considered in designing the day’s unique float plan, and, once afloat, you’ll have some time to dabble about in the crystal clear shallows, getting comfortable with your craft, before we set out to explore our first group of islands.

While paddling through mazes of reef and kelp forest – areas accessible only by kayak – your interpreter/guide will help identify the colorful marine life visible below, including: crab, sea stars, anemones, sea urchins, jelly fish and more. At the surface, in addition to the star of the show – the ever amusing sea otter – we also frequently sight harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds.

We’ll step ashore on a seldom-visited island to stretch our legs, do a little beachcombing, and enjoy a hearty snack while soaking in the majestic wildness and amazing views of the Sound. Our guide will explain some of the ecology of the area, and also tell you about the Tlingit people, who still harvest the ocean’s bounty using knowledge passed down since the last ice age. This half-day wilderness exploration concludes with an exciting 30-minute boat cruise to Sitka.

Please note: This adventure is also conducted in reverse order, with the cruise outbound, followed by a paddle return to Sitka. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years old, minimum weight is 40 pounds and maximum weight is 275 pounds with a maximum height of 6 feet 6 inches.

Departures (Local Time)

8:30 AM (Hours: 4.5)

10:00 AM (Hours: 4.5)

Duration:

Hours: 4.5

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Activity Level:

7

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Kayak
  • Paddle Gear
  • Snack & Bottle Water

Tips

You will want to be dressed in layers, comfortable shoes and a warm hat. Other recommendations are to bring sunglasses, a camera, binoculars, gloves and raingear. Please note: This adventure is also conducted in reverse order, with the cruise outbound, followed by a paddle return to Sitka. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years old, minimum weight is 40 pounds and maximum weight is 275 pounds with a maximum height of 6 feet 6 inches.

Departure Location

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 info@portpromotions.com 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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