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  • Location:Sitka, Alaska
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Sitka Shore Excursion: Sea Kayaking Adventure

Discover the tranquil beauty of Sitka Sound by cruise and kayak on this 3-hour shore excursion. Spot eagles and maybe even whales from the comfort of a custom-built vessel, and pay attention to the shoreline for sightings of brown bears and black-tailed deer. Then, paddle a kayak and enjoy even closer views of the water and its marine wildlife like harbor seals. This family-friendly activity ends with a hearty snack before you’re returned to Sitka port.


  • 3-hour sea kayaking shore excursion from Sitka
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Sitka Sound to a floating base camp
  • Kayak for 1.5 hours through pristine waters with your professional guide - no experience required!
  • Admire the stunning wilderness and abundant wildlife
  • Hot snack including clam chowder and hot cider
  • Tour begins and ends dockside at the Sitka cruise port
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Sitka Shore Excursion: Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sea Kayaking in Sitka

Your 3-hour shore excursion begins right at the Sitka port. Meet your guide dockside, and after slipping on the provided rain gear and life vest, step aboard a custom-built, fast-moving vessel. As your captain navigates the boat through Sitka Sound, watch for whales, eagles and harbor seals.

Arrive at the kayaking base camp and receive a safety briefing on maneuvering a tandem kayak. No prior experience is required and kayakers of all ages will enjoy this tour. Practice paddling techniques and then follow your guide’s lead into the water.

During the approx. 1.5-hour kayaking journey, admire the lush mountain scenery and see if you can spot bears and black-tailed deer along the shoreline.

Back at base camp, refuel with a delicious snack of clam chowder, crackers and hot apple cider, before enjoying transport back to Sitka port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Sitka port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
From USD $ 147.34

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Tour code: 5474PRTSITKAYAK


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