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Per Person $205 USD
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This is a kayak tour with a twist. Instead of driving to your kayak location, you'll board the comfortable boat of your local guides for a cruise around town and the shoreline as you make your way to the starting point of your paddle.

Our local guides love sharing their home with visitors. Their excitement will be evident the minute you step on board their clean, comfortable boat for a narrated tour of Ketchikan and its surroundings. Cruise past famous Creek Street and pause for a selfie with your cruise ship in the background. Watch salmon jumping in the Tongass Narrows and keep a sharp eye out for one or more of the many whales that inhabit these waters, all while your guides relate the history and ecology of this gorgeous area.

Before you know it, you will have arrived at a lovely, pristine, secluded spot, the perfect place to transition from horsepower to human power. As the stable, 2-person kayaks are unloaded from the boat, you will be provided with everything you need for an enjoyable kayak adventure, including kayak lessons.

With your experienced kayaking guide leading the way, you'll appreciate your new eye-level point of view as you explore the life of the intertidal ecosystem. You might find sea stars, jellyfish and sea urchins within arm's reach. But don't forget to scan the shoreline for bald eagles, deer and perhaps even the elusive black bear. And of course, keep checking for whales, possibly even killer whales!

Stop for a moment and take in the peace and tranquility of the Tongass National Forest Coastline. You might not pass this way again.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Safe and comfortable 20-30 minute boat ride out to remote waters
  • Narrated history and ecology of the area
  • Stable tandem kayaks
  • All kayaking gear/equipment
  • Kayaking instructions
  • One to one and a half hour kayak trip
  • Snacks and beverages
  • 100% of the experience is spent on the water

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:15 AM (3 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • 11:45 AM (3 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • 3:15 PM (3 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour operates rain or shine. Ketchikan is located in a temperate rainforest, so it might rain for at least part of your tour. You will be provided with water/windproof jackets, rain pants, and spray skirts. Dry bags for cameras are also provided.
• Wear clothing that is warm and comfortable and dress in at least 2 layers. Bring a brimmed hat for rain or sunshine.
• This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced kayakers.
• There is storage on the boat for backpacks and other bags.


• Tour is available July 8th - August 20th, 2021.
• The minimum age to participate in this tour is 7 years old.
• This tour can accommodate up to 4 guests or 6 if all guests are traveling together.
• This tour is able to accommodate some guests with limited mobility. Please contact ShoreTrips with the details of your needs prior to booking.
• Gluten-free and vegan snacks are available upon request. Let us know your preferences during checkout.