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Ketchikan City Kayaking
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Experience historic Ketchikan and the surrounding islands from the unique perspective of a sea kayak. Your journey begins at our dock in the heart of Ketchikan, where you'll get outfitted for sea kayaking and friendly guides give a lesson in kayaking basics. When the tide allows, you'll kayak right into the historic Creek Street district, where the houses on stilts have changed little since the roaring twenties. Ketchikan Creek is also an active salmon stream, with all 5 species of Pacific salmon running at different times throughout the summer. In July, August, and September the salmon swim around the kayaks, and harbor seals or river otters are frequently seen pursuing a salmon snack.

Paddle through Thomas Basin, the town’s first boat harbor, and out into the Tongass Narrows where you'll catch a glimpse of life in an Alaskan fishing town; floatplanes fly overhead, and fishing boats head out to sea. You may even catch sight of some of the "Deadliest Catch" boats. Many Bering Sea Crabbers spend their summers in Ketchikan tendering for the salmon canneries.

Once across, the island exploration begins! Guides lead paddlers along the shores of Pennock Island and Snow's Cove, where you'll seek out colorful intertidal 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.

Please Note: All participants must be able to step into a 55" spray-skirt tube and pull it up to the chest. This tour is not recommended for guests weighing in excess of 275 pounds. Guests who are unable to fit in the kayaks will not be refunded. Triple kayaks for families with younger children, and especially-adapted kayaks for guests over 6' 3" may be availabile upon request. All other guests will be fitted with double sea kayaks.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic, Active
Tour Duration
2 Hours 15 Minutes
Tour Departs From
The Ketchikan Visitor Information Center. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Warm, comfortable layers and sneakers, rather than bulky hiking boots, are recommended. Sunglasses and a hat are also suggested. Rain gear and dry bags for cameras and other valuables will be provided.
Restrictions
Sea kayaking requires a moderate level of physical activity and is not recommended for guests with back problems or limited upper body strength. This tour is also not recommended for guests weighing in excess of 275 pounds. In addition to paddling, guests need to be able to climb short sets of stairs, walk to the departure point, climb on and off a boat, ascend and descend a short ladder, and sit on the dock or loading platform to get in and out of kayaks. Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age. All participants must be able to step into a 55" spray-skirt tube and pull it up to the chest. This tour is able to accommodate guests with wheelchairs upon request at time of booking. Triple kayaks for families with younger children, and especially-adapted kayaks for guests over 6’ 3" may be availabile upon request.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LNAUSKT107SSKCTYKAY-EC Ketchikan City Kayaking-Children (Ages 6 to 15)
$73.00
LNAUSKT107SSKCTYKAY-EA Ketchikan City Kayaking-Number of Adults
$108.00
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