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Exclusive Islands Paddle and Lost Fort Trek
Sitka | USA |
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Forget the confused and congested big group tours. This Sitka kayak and hiking tour only takes a maximum of six guests. This intriguing half-day adventure begins with a short kayak and safety orientation. You will then set out in your 2-person kayak on a leisurely guided paddle through Sitka’s picturesque harbor, home to one of the most productive commercial fishing fleets in North America.

Stop near Sitka’s decommissioned Naval Base, where your guide will begin telling the story of how Sitka played a very important role in defending Pacific sea lanes and the West Coast during World War II.

After you have settled into your own paddling rhythm, you will head out past the breakwater to explore the wild edge of Sitka Sound. You will 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 you from the trees, it is almost certain that you will see some of Sitka's other wild neighbors: curious harbor seals, massive steller sea lions, and perhaps a few playful sea otters. Occasionally, even humpback, minke, or orca whales are seen.

At the Causeway Islands, you will 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. You will enjoy a snack and refreshment on the beach and hear a few stories, before starting the paddle back to Sitka.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Active, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Central Sitka. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
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Food/Beverage Provided
A snack and bottled water are included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. A warm hat, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and gloves are also recommended.
Guests must be a minimum of 6 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds. The maximum height for the kayak is 6 feet and 6 inches, and the maximum weight is 275 pounds. The total paddle time is approximately two hours, and the total walking time is approximately 1 hour. Paddle experience is not required. Guests must be able to walk on paved and packed dirt surfaces.

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