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  • Location:Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

While your ship is docked in Ketchikan, kayak around Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest, on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. Enter the protected waters of Clover Pass and as you paddle around the island, spot wildlife including bald eagles, seals, salmon, and perhaps even humpbacks and orcas. The tranquil waters provide a perfect opportunity for beginning kayakers and the more experienced alike to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.


  • 3.5-hour guided kayaking shore excursion from Ketchikan
  • Paddle around Eagle Island and see wildlife like salmon, eagles and seals
  • Enjoy an easy-level kayaking experience great for novices and families
  • Safety briefing, equipment and port transport provided
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

Don’t miss this chance to explore Ketchikan’s natural beauty while your ship is docked. After port pickup by van, your guide takes you to the launch site in Clover Pass, where you’ll receive a safety briefing for your kayaking adventure. The gentle currents give first-time paddlers and those with more experience a great opportunity to enjoy the Alaskan scenery.

Hop into your tandem kayak and set off after your guide toward Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest. As you make your way around the island, see seals swimming nearby, salmon leaping into the air and eagles swooping high above. You may even spot humpbacks and orcas in the area.

At the end of your kayaking, return to the launch site, where your minivan awaits to transport you back to Ketchikan port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Ketchikan for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a great day - Sean was my guide and he was very patient with my novice kayaking ways! he did most of the work, too, but didn't seem to mind too much...the equipment was great and the whole staff were very helpful and informative about the area and my day on the water.
I would HIGHLY recommend this outfit and do it again myself in a heartbeat!
Thanks K.T. and Sean and everyone - it was a memorable day in Ketchikan!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We loved our tour. We were picked up on time and we loved the kayak experience and where we were taken to Kayak. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The guides were wonderful and knowledgable. They altered our boating route to suit the rain and wind.
The driver was punctual, friendly and accommodating

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Awesome kayaking trip! We was lots of starfish, and bald eagles, and a few seals

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

This was a lot of fun. We got to see several eagles, and sea life. Our guide was also really cool.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

This tour was great! They met us right at the dock and made sure we were back well before our departure. The guides were very knowledgable and answered any and all questions (shout out to Jules). The scenery was beautiful and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

CJ was a very good guide and very personable. We all had a good time despite the drizzle. We enjoyed seeing several bald eagles. A good value.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2012

We had a great time. The water is perfectly calm and beautiful. The scenery is great. We were able to see quite a few starfish and a couple of eagles. We didn't see as much wildlife as we were hoping. But our guide was great. Even our 9 year old was able to paddle and have a good time. If possible I would recommend booking at low tide so that more of the underwater life is visible.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

A fun trip. No prob;ems or hassles with the booking, transportation or the trip itself. I would work with Viator again

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2012

Our first experience of sea kayaking and one which we awaited with some trepidation. However we had a great time with excellent weather conditions. The only negative was that we actually paid slightly more than the Holland America price, in spite of your claim to undercut the liner prices and we were kept waiting for half an hour to await the Holland America guests who had been given a later time.

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