Ketchikan Kayaking

Ketchikan Kayaking

Ketchikan Kayaking

Island hopping by kayak is something you'll not want to miss. You'll sail in your kayak looking for wildlife in the protected waterways Pennock, Snow and Gavina Islands. From the water's edge you'll see an active Bald Eagle's nest while sailing alongside Ketchikan's historic waterfront, including the historic buildings of the frontier red light district.

Although there are no guarantees you may see pods of Humpbacks and Orcas and even occasionally Alaska's endangered Stellar Sea Lions. Salmon returning to spawn leap around the kayaks and occasionally we'll watch as eagles swoop down to snatch one from the surface and return it to the nest to feed their young. Kingfishers and Great Blue Herons feed along the shore and Raven are ever present.

Departures (Local Time)

8:30 AM (Hours: 2.5)

10:30 AM (Hours: 2.5)

11:30 AM (Hours: 2.5)


  • 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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