Experience the tranquility of the Alaskan wilderness as you paddle on the waterways in search of local fauna on a Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure.
- Wildlife kayaking adventure in Tongass
- Views of Mendenhall, Herbert and Eagle glaciers
- Possibility of seeing humpback whales, orcas and seals
- Small group
- Snack and beverages
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
A 30 minute drive from Juneau brings you to a private beach location near Amalga Harbor and Yankee Cove, passing Mendenhall, Herbert, and Eagle glaciers along the way. Keep your eyes on the surrounding rivers, peat bogs and spruce-hemlock trees for local wildlife including porcupine, deer, beavers and eagles.
On arrival, you guide will help you get outfitted in good quality gear before you slip away from the beach in a tandem kayak to begin your Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure. This area is the perfect breeding ground for krill and phytoplankton due to the fresh water which pours into the coastline from the glaciers. The plankton rich waters attract a myriad of wildlife looking for an easy meal. Humpback whales traveling through to Hawaii often spend the whole summer feeding in the waters and from time to time Orcas can be spotted cruising the area. Seals, porpoises, sea lions and many species of sea birds are also often seen.
Rain or shine, this is quite simply the finest half-day kayak trip you will find. Certified guides lead an entertaining coast wilderness route that is limited to 12 participants. This is an easy to moderate adventure which requires no previous experience, making it perfect for beginners and families. You need only bring your camera and an appetite for adventure. Join the locals for a true Alaskan wildlife experience!