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Coastal Kayak Expedition

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Experience Ketchikan and the wilds of Alaska from a different point of view with this exhilarating water tour. Get up close and personal with a wide range of marine and intertidal life including bald eagles, jelly fish, seals, whales and more.

Coastal Kayak Expedition

The seaport city of Ketchikan offers visitors many views and exploring it from the water doesn't disappoint! Meet your local, expert guides and set off for an experience that can only be had in the company of the people that love their Alaska.

Your adventure begins as your guides take you for a stroll along historic Thomas Basin to their waiting boat. From there you will motor off in an intimate setting with personalized attention, enjoying the best views of Ketchikan with a stop by the famous Creek Street

Along the way you will have a chance to grab a photo or two in front of your cruise ship, watch salmon jumping in the Tongass Narrows and glimpse Ketchikan's native heritage at the local totem park. Keep an eye out for a possible whale sighting!

Once at the kayaking location you will be expertly outfitted with all the equipment you will need, given safety instructions and then take to the water in stable, expedition-style tandem kayaks. See this amazing intertidal ecosystem in the only way one should, from paddling and experience the tranquility of the Tongass National Forest coastline where you can reach out and touch Mother Nature. Sea stars, jelly fish and bald eagles to the occasional humpback whale, black bear and killer whales await you as you paddle at your own pace.

Upon return to the expedition vessel you will be greeted with a snack of wild Alaskan smoked salmon and beverages. Relax on your return to Ketchikan and begin to absorb this magical day you have just taken part in on the beautiful waters surrounding this city. Book this 3-hour amazing tour now to experience the wild side of Ketchikan.

Please Note: This tour has a very limited amount of availability and almost always sells out each day. Your kayaking location is dependent on the weather, the tides, and the wildlife.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $196.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
Special Instructions
On all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layered active clothing. Southeast Alaska is known for its moderate, albeit misty climate. Summers average highs in the 60s, however everyday is different. We suggest two layers under our water/ wind proof paddle jackets. When in doubt, bring the extra sweater, if you don't need it the extra clothing can be stored.
Guests with limited lower body mobility must have sufficient upper body strength to lower and lift themselves, 12 inches from kayak seat to swim step of boat, on a handle bar at chest height. There is storage for collapsible wheelchairs, collapsible walkers, crutches etc. There is no storage for motorized scooters. Individual cannot weigh over 300lbs.