Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Active, Beach/Water
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The cruise ship tender pier, or an approximately 12-minute shuttle (complimentary) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Snacks and bottled water are included.
Recommended Dress For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. A warm hat, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and gloves are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be a minimum of 6 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds. The maximum height for the kayak is 6 feet and 6 inches, and the maximum weight is 275 pounds. The total paddle time is approximately two hours. Paddle experience is not required. Guests must be able to walk on paved and packed dirt surfaces.
Exclusive Harbor and Islands Guided Kayak Tour
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. This exciting kayak tour is designed to bring it to you.
Your adventure begins with an equipment and safety orientation by your guides. You will then set out in your 2-person kayaks 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, you will 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 even 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 point out wildlife and other interesting sights. Explore the natural beauty of Sitka in this unforgettable kayak tour.