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Experience Sitka’s natural beauty and animal life on a 3-hour adventure at sea that starts with a sightseeing cruise to a floating base camp, from where you’ll take off on a 1.5-hour kayak tour through the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. With the help of a guide, spot wildlife in and above the water, such as harbor seals and bald eagles, and keep your eyes open for land mammals like brown bears and deer, too. Then warm up with chowder and a hot drink.


  • Sea kayaking tour from Sitka
  • Take a sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Alaska
  • Kayak through the water to look for abundant wildlife
  • Enjoy clam chowder and hot cider
  • No experience necessary

What You Can Expect

Sitka Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sea Kayaking in Sitka

Experience Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty on this kayaking tour from Sitka. On this unforgettable wilderness adventure, meet your group at the Sitka downtown dock and suit up in quality rain gear and life jackets. Then, climb aboard a custom-built vessel for an exciting sightseeing tour on the Gulf of Alaska. Your captain will scan the sea for wildlife, including whales, and identify points of interest along the way.

Head to the floating base camp, where you’ll receive a safety instruction from your knowledgeable guide on how to use the two-person kayaks. These stable yet maneuverable crafts let you enjoy the natural beauty of the protected bays and inlets near Sitka. Groups will be led by an experienced guide, who will show you expert paddling techniques. Enjoy a 1.5-hour kayaking trip around the area and learn about the surrounding marine environment. Spot colorful marine life, see an eagle swooping from the tree tops and admire the grandeur of the lush rainforest. You may even see brown bears, harbor seals or black-tailed deer! No prior kayaking experience is required and all ages are welcome.

After kayaking, refuel with a hearty warm snack consisting of clam chowder, crackers and hot apple cider.

Customer Reviews

Rob W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

This was my first time kayaking so there was a bit of a learning curve for me but great weather and the water was calm. This made for good learning conditions. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the local area and provided really good information. They provided a warm chowder and cider after the trip. The boat ride to and from the kayak dock was simply breath taking. If you go on a clear day you will see all the surrounding mountain peaks. I am not a water lover naturally but went out of my comfort zone and seriously enjoyed this adventure.

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