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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

Ketchikan, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


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
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.
Pass By:  
Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center
Your adventure starts with a van ride to the north end of Ketchikan to beautiful Clover Pass. You will be welcomed and led down to our waterfront facility and introduced to your tandem kayak and get a safety briefing from your guide.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tongass National Forest
You'll quickly gain confidence as you paddle to Eagle Island. The protected waters of Clover Pass provide us with the opportunity to really enjoy the tranquil setting of the Tongass National Forest.
Admission Ticket Free

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Great time on the water
, Aug 2019
Our family of 6 had a fantastic time on the group tour. There were 14 participants and 2 guides. They made sure everyone had a great time.
Great experience
Sherry R
, Aug 2019
Very friendly staff. Beautiful day. We stopped on the shore and saw amazing starfish! Great gear. Just a beautiful spot and we had great weather.
Kayaking Adventure
, Jul 2019
My daughter & I enjoyed the kayaking part of this excursion. The guides were wonderful, very organized and thorough. We felt it was a little lacking in what we were able to see. Perhaps it was the time, we went on the early excursion. We had quite a bit of rain, but we did manage to enjoy the experience. I would recommend this adventure as the views were very impressive-especially the eagle watching.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Nancy and Daughter, Thanks for coming along with us on a paddle in Ketchikan on the Eagle Island Sea Kayaking Tour. So glad you were able to enjoy the view! The tour can very in excitement when wildlife presents itself, as obviously wildlife is on its own time.
Eagle Island Sea Kayaking
, Jul 2019
Had a great time! Got a little rough at times, but that made it a little more challenging. Saw lots of eagles.
This tour was absolutely fantastic...
Carol-Ann S
, Nov 2017
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Our guide was patient and informative. We had a great time and it was one of our highlights of the trip
The equipment and guides were...
Judith W
, Sep 2017
The equipment and guides were excellent. The only downer was the rain and wind.
What a great 1st time sea kayaking...
Marty K
, Aug 2017
What a great 1st time sea kayaking experience. From the pick-up to the drop-off and in between, I was well attended to and taken care of. The guides were great - I believe Luke and Rainee were my group's leads - and they not only showed up some amazing purple, orange, and nearly yellow starfish, we saw a large bald eagles' nest and even a sea lion. The water was perfect and so was the experience.
We spent a wonderful rainy morning...
James K
, Aug 2017
We spent a wonderful rainy morning kayaking around the bay and got to see eagles, starfish, seals and even some salmon jumping. Our guide, Abby, was terrific and safety was a top priority. I was impressed with the ease of communication with this company. They provided waterproof gear and skirts for the kayaks that kept us nice and dry.
Just returned from Alaska and this...
, Jun 2017
Just returned from Alaska and this excursion was easily the highlight of those we took. We were lucky enough to have a small group and Abby as our guide. She was knowledgable and tailored the experience on the water for each person. The setting was beautiful and far enough out of town to get a true taste of Ketchikan. We saw eagles, deer and a variety of sea life. The equipment, facilities and shuttles used were also top notch and the staff was professional. Even if you only have a few hours to spare in Ketchikan, this kayaking trip is more than worth it.
This was a wonderful trip and a big...
roxann s
, Jun 2017
This was a wonderful trip and a big part was the guide-Murph. I was lucky enough to be the only guest on my trip so I had Murph all to myself. He did the heavy part of the kayaking and was so strong and capable. He did everything so that I could experience as much nature as possible. Things like getting close to a few of the islands so he could tell me about the sea life and show me the beautiful purple and orange sea stars, the tiny jellyfish and the limpets, things I wouldn't have noticed or gotten close enough to see on my own. We also were treated to eagles flying overhead, sea lions barking in the sound and a trio of seals frolicking in front of us. The scenery was beautiful, the raingear kept me dry and I felt safe at all times. Do yourself a favor and take this expedition!

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