Sitka Island Paddle & Lost Fort Trek

Sitka Island Paddle & Lost Fort Trek

Sitka Island Paddle & Lost Fort Trek

This intriguing half-day adventure begins with a short drive across the bridge to Japonski Island. At a decommissioned Naval Base your friendly guides will help you get fitted with gear before presenting a short kayak & safety orientation. Then set out on a leisurely guided paddle through Sitka痴 picturesque harbor, home to one of the most productive commercial fishing fleets in North America.

After you have settled into your own paddling rhythm, we値l head out past the breakwater to explore the wild edge of Sitka Sound. You値l be amazed by the abundance of colorful marine life that inhabits the intertidal zone and kelp forests that fringe the coast. With bald eagles watching over us from the trees, it is almost certain that we値l see some of our other wild neighbors: curious harbor seals, massive steller sea lions and perhaps a few playful sea otters. Occasionally, we even sight humpback, minke or orca whales.

At the Causeway Islands we値l step ashore to explore the remains of a WWII-era fort, which had been hastily abandoned as quickly as it had been built. While exploring moss-covered bunkers and fern-rimmed gun emplacements you can almost feel the healing power of the rainforest; the utter peacefulness of the lush surroundings presents such a peculiar contrast to the intent of these abandoned structures. We値l enjoy a snack and refreshment on the beach, and tell a few stories, before starting the paddle back to Sitka.

Please note: 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)

9:30 AM (Hours: 3.5)

Duration:

Hours: 3.5

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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: 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

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  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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