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Per Person (Per person based on 2 people sharing a kayak) $132 USD
Child (For children ages 4-12) $103 USD
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If the time you have in Sitka is short, or if you’ve not paddled on the ocean before, this two-and-a-half hour adventure is the perfect sea kayaking “sampler.” But be forewarned, those who try it are usually hooked for life!

Picturesque Sitka is located in the most beautiful setting of any coastal community in Alaska, and it is an area rich in history and culture.

Your adventure begins with an equipment and safety orientation by your guides, and then you’ll set out at a leisurely pace to explore sheltered waterways, harbors, and coves.

Sitka’s dependence on the sea will be fully evident as you paddle near fishermen, tug boat crews, and Coast Guard sailors all tending to their vessels. Beyond the harbor, we’ll explore island shores and kelp forests, while keeping an eye out for abundant wildlife above and below the water’s surface. You may also have the opportunity to visit a small aquarium and salmon hatchery or watch wild salmon gathering near a stream, preparing to spawn.

Throughout the tour, your attentive, friendly guide will relate interesting stories about the area, explain the ecology of the forests and ocean, and help point out wildlife and other interesting sights. A light snack will be provided.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Guided kayak tour, including explanations of marine life, local ecology, and native people
  • Kayaks and paddle gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snack
  • Lots of opportunities for wildilife viewing!

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:15 AM (2.5 hrs) Check-in time. Tour departs at 9:30am.
  • 12:15 PM (2.5 hrs) Check-in time. Tour departs at 12:30 pm.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Wear layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm hat.
• We suggest that you bring sunglasses, camera, binoculars, gloves, and rain gear.
• We provide at least 1 guide for each group of 6 participants.


• Participants must be at least 4 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds.
• Maximum height: 6 ft., 6 inches. Maximum weight: 275 pounds.
• There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 for this tour.
• Guest safety is our highest priority. Tours will be canceled if the lead guide determines that conditions are unsafe.