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Per Person $170 USD
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This is a fun trip for people who are looking for a wilderness adventure away from the crowds. No kayaking experience is necessary for exploring the islands and wildlife of Southeast Alaska, just an adventurous spirit!

Head out of town to the quiet Clover Pass Marina, with calm waters, looming mountains and rainforest growth hugging the shoreline.

Your experienced guide will provide paddling instructions, if needed. But not to worry, these stable tandem sea kayaks are easy to handle, even for novice kayakers. As your kayak moves silently toward the protected waters of Clover Pass and surrounding islands, you'll find this area is home to a wide variety of inter-tidal life, seals, eagles, Pacific porpoises, Sitka deer, and sometimes humpback and orca whales. We’ll take a close-up look at some of the tidal pool inhabitants while we enjoy the other wildlife from whatever distance they choose.

Most of the guides are local Ketchikan residents and all are experienced, professional guide who are very passionate about sharing this beautiful place and its dense flora and fauna. The staff features a diverse background of Alaskan commercial fishing experience, dog sled guiding, snorkel guides and scuba divers. You will find their unique stories about living in southeast Alaska (almost) as memorable as the kayaking.

After this wonderful exploration, we're sure you've worked up an appetite. A traditional Alaskan picnic of smoked salmon awaits. Alaskan beers and other beverages are available for purchase from the on-site restaurant. Go ahead, you've earned it!

While wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, we do guarantee your guides will provide you with a memorable experience in this very special place.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Paddling instruction and safety briefing
  • Scenic views from the Clover Pass dock
  • Kayak the waters of Clover Pass and surrounding islands
  • Alaskan picnic of smoked salmon

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 11:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please note that the meeting location for this tour is a short walk from the cruise pier. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• Please dress for the temperatures of the day. Wear comfortable shoes that will fit inside of a kayak.
• Dry bags will be provided for cameras and other items.
• Ketchikan is prone to rain. This program operates rain or shine. Rain pants and hooded jackets will be provided. Bring your own if you prefer.
• The kayak portion of the tour takes approximately 2.5 hours.
• A vegan snack option will be available for those with dietary restrictions.


• Please note that departure times are tailored to accommodate your time in port. If the listed departure times do not fit with your cruise ship's schedule please contact ShoreTrips.
• This tour operates May 1-September 30.
• There is a maximum of 12 people per departure, up to 6 guests per guide.
• You must be at least 10 years old to participate in this program. Exceptions can be made for private groups of 6 or more.
• All participants must sign a waiver prior to the tour.
• You must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol.