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Our boat & kayak tour is for anyone who ever dreamed of seeing the wilds of Alaska from the water. You’ll find our floating office cruising the shores of the Tongass National Forest, a few nautical miles and another world away from the cruise ship docks. Together we will visit uninhabited and picturesque waters where you will have the Alaskan experience of a lifetime. With 3 full hours on the water you will see a range of marine and intertidal life. Our comfortable, high speed boat can go anywhere and we aim to find the calmest water and the most wildlife on every tour. We can’t make any promises on behalf of mother nature but regularly see everything from sea stars, jellyfish, seals, and bald eagles to the occasional humpback whale, black bear, and of course the ever elusive killer whale!

Alaska Kayak Company is excited to give our guests the opportunity to leave the city and experience the Alaska we love.

Tim & Mary will meet you at the rain gauge, and we’ll take a short stroll to historic Thomas Basin, where our warm, dry small craft is harbored. You’ll only share our floating office with a maximum of 4 guests. We have plenty of storage space on the boat to stow your backpacks and shopping bags while we adventure. We will set sail and enjoy the best views of Ketchikan from the water.

The beauty of our floating office is that it goes anywhere the adventure takes us. Our kayaking location is dependent on the weather, the tides, and the wildlife. While Mary gets you geared up in all the high quality equipment you may need to face the Alaskan elements, Tim will lower our expedition-style tandem kayaks off the boat and into the water. Our boats are super comfortable and very stable, they feel great whether you are a first time paddler or a seasoned veteran. Your hour and a half kayak expedition happens at your pace, on our playground. We will have the opportunity to view the amazing intertidal ecosystem from a paddles distance away and experience all the tranquility the Tongass National Forest coastline has to offer. We can’t make any promises on behalf of mother nature but regularly see everything from sea stars, jellyfish, seals, and bald eagles to the occasional humpback whale, black bear, and of course the ever elusive killer whale!

After the paddle we will return to the expedition vessel where you will be greeted by a snack of wild Alaskan smoked salmon and weather appropriate beverages. The cruise back into town is fast, comfortable, and guaranteed to get you there in plenty of time to catch your cruise ship!


    Location: Ketchikan, United States of America

    Duration: 3 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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      Departure Point:
      Find us holding an Alaska Kayak Company sign at the Liquid Sunshine Gauge on Dock #2. The Liquid Sunshine Gauge is right in front of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, beside a beautiful bronze sculpture called "The Rock". You can't miss it!

      Departure Time: 7am,8am,9am,10am,11am,12pm,1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before your departure time. Our centralized meeting area is a 2-10 minute walk from your ship. We run our trips on schedule and cannot hold the trip for late arrivals - if you are running behind, please give us a call at 1 (907) 204-0402.

    • Inclusions:
      • Small-group tour
      • Professional local guide
      • Transportation by boat to and from remote kayaking destination
      • Rain gear
      • Wild Alaskan smoked salmon snack

    • Exclusions:
      • Base layers, please wear something warm and comfortable. At a minimum we suggest 2 layers under our paddle jackets, they are water & windproof but do not provide any insulation. Technical or quick dry materials are best but you’ll have a great time in jeans, sweatshirts, or leggings.
      • A brimmed hat is great for rain or shine. 
      • Wear active footwear not big heavy boots.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Cruise ship passengers, when booking please provide your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and all aboard time
      • Our tours max out at 4 but we can accommodate up to 6 guests upon request
      • Operates rain or shine 
      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
      • Minimum age is 7 years
      • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
      • Not wheelchair accessible

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