Exclusive Harbor and Islands Guided Kayak Tour
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.
We were a little nervous since we'd never been kayaking before, but had no problems, it was so fun! Dylan, our guide was really great - he was so calm and laid back about it and told us there's really no way to fall out. He showed us a good rowing motion and was pointing out the wildlife along the way. If you like nature or just generally being at peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, then you need to go! We saw lots of bald eagles right near us, and even spotted a huge sea lion sunning himself on the rocks. It was fantastic.
Reviewer: Ellen Lewis
The kyaking tour was fun and beautiful the guide was well versed and went out of her way, took pictures and gave us yummy snacks. One of the best memories from the whole week.
Reviewer: Gregg Takamura
Everything about the tour was outstanding, including the bar of dark chocolate. The only down-side was the absence of any wild-life sightings (otters, bears, etc.,with exception of some sea lions popping up in the distance and a bald eagle). Assuming that's not the norm, I'd recommend this tour.
Beyond the setting, which of course is not in the host's control, this trip was safe, well run, relaxing and lovely. So nice to get off a confined cruise ship and find yourself floating on water that you can touch with your hands if you want. The guide was knowledeable and personable. The gear was in good shape and clean. This was my favoite part of my whole week in Alaska.
Reviewer: Dennis Hagardt
Our kayaking trip was great! Our excursion guide (Chris) was very friendly and helpful. He did an outstanding job. We lucked out with perfect sunny weather for our excursion on 8/31/16. Highly recommended!