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Per Person $357 USD
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You are indeed lucky if your cruise ship stops in Sitka. With magnificent scenery and hundreds of hidden coves, inlets and passages, the waters around Sitka are a kayaker's delight. It's the perfect place to paddle!

Come with your sense of adventure and be ready to explore. Your experienced guide will tailor the day's activities around the weather, sea conditions and your preferences. The trip begins or ends with a one-hour cruise aboard a transport vessel, providing the opportunity to cover twice as much territory compared to paddling alone.

Nestled within your kayak, dip in your paddle and glide smoothly and silently past numerous islands, coves, inlets and reefs.

Take a look over the side. The crystal clear water allows you to view the kelp beds, home to sea urchins, crabs, sea stars, jellyfish and anemones. You might spot a curious otter checking you out or a seal basking on the sunny warmth of the rocks. Perhaps most exciting of all, there's a good chance you'll see steller sea lions or even humpback whales!

At this point, you've earned a bit of a break. We'll stop at a rarely visited island to stretch our legs and enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch.

The tour continues as you travel the rest of the 6-8 miles that will be covered today, taking in the silence, the scenery and the spectacle of it all.

Wherever you go, whatever you see, rest assured this will be a fantastic day.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transfer to/from Crescent Harbor pier
  • Guided kayak tour for experienced kayakers
  • Safety orientation
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Bottled water, snacks and lunch

Days of Operation

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

Departures (local time)

  • 8:15 AM (8 hrs) Check-in time. Tour departs 8:30am.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Dress in layers.
• Bring rain gear.
• Wear comfortable shoes, gloves and a warm hat.
• Bring sunglasses, binoculars and a camera.
• We provide one guide for each group of 6 participants.


• Although not a strenuous paddle, all participants must be moderately fit. Previous paddle experience is suggested, though not required.
• Tour duration is 8 hours. Approximately 5-6 hours will be spent paddling.
• This tour can accommodate a maximum of 6 participants.
• Minimum age to participate is 12 years old.
• Maximum height is 6'4".
• Maximum weight is 250 pounds.