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Tongass Wildlife Kayak

Price: $169.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Cruise Excursion in Juneau

Get away from the crowds and get yourself on the water for spectacular views and marine wildlife during this moderate Tongass Wildlife adventure cruise excursion!

From the pier, you will be transferred to the kayak shop, approximately 30 minutes away. Here, your excursion guides will help you through a 30-minute orientation and safety briefing. Guides will then choose a kayak launch location based on tides, weather, and the best chances of seeing wildlife for the day.

After getting outfitted in gear and given a safety briefing by your guides, you will be launched from a beach in a tandem sea kayak. Paddle on the water for about two and a half hours, looking for wildlife and enjoying the scenic wilderness around you. Keep a lookout for harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea birds, fish, orcas, porpoises, and humpback whales. You may also see land animals, such as Sitka black-tailed deer, porcupines, and black bears on the shore. From glacier views to mountain views, the scenic paddling locations on this Juneau tour is endless!

Rain or shine, this is quite simply the finest guided half-day kayak trip you will find. You need only bring your camera and an appetite for adventure on this Juneau day tour, because you will be outfitted with all equipment and gear, healthy snacks, and beverages. Join the locals for a true Alaska experience!

Please Note: All guests will be outfitted in double kayaks on this trip.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Adjacent to the Mount Roberts Tram Station. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A healthy snack and bottled water are included.
Recommended Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested. Rain gear and rubber boots will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the tour operates rain or shine.
Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and have the ability to paddle a tandem kayak with an adult. If a child between 6 and 8 years old is shorter than 57 inches, or weighs less than 65 pounds, the parent or guardian is required to provide a booster seat. This tour uses double kayaks with a maximum weight of 600 pounds, or 272 kilograms. The kayaks can accommodate a maximum torso (waist to chest) diameter of 55 inches, or 140 centimeters. The 55 inch sprayskirt tube must be pulled up to the chest. All participants must sign a waiver form at the start of the trip.
5 Stars5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat Day of KayakingSeptember 14, 2017

Reviewer: Melissa McCarty
This was such a great excursion and it felt so personal. It was just my daughter, myself, our guide and two others. It felt great to get away from the crowds of the ship for a few hours. Our guide was very knowledgable and taught us a lot about the area. We were super fortunate and got to see lots or wildlife and even had a whale come up in front of us twice from not a far distance at all. We got to see and do so much on our kayaking tour and even had time to spare and our guide drove us to see Mendenhall Glacier on our way back to the ship. All in all this was a great day and I would highly recommend it.

5 StarsBeautiful view December 01, 2016

Reviewer: Jo
We had a blast. By far the best tour guide ever. We would recommend this to everyone who wanted to know.

5 StarsGood Times on the waterAugust 08, 2016

Reviewer: Alfonso Mendoza
Great opportunity to get out and away from port... Once at the launch site there a beautiful 20 minute hike to the beach, the kayaks have rudders and easy to maneuver. The guides were fun and knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend this excursion to a friend or family member.

5 StarsWorth every penny and then some...July 12, 2011

Reviewer: Wolverine
An absolutely amazing trip. Saw humpback whales, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and many varieties of native plants. The guides were experts on the area and all the wildlife we encountered. Small snack pack with water and some snacks was provided and helped alot. Overall, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

4 StarsMuch more exciting than anticiapted!October 02, 2010

Reviewer: Dave and Alisa
This was our first kayaking experience and Cory made our trip perfect. We viewed a humpback whale close up and it was absolutely thrilling. After the kayak trip we hiked thru the forest and Cory shared quite a bit about the foliage and history of the area. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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