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Sitka Boat and Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sitka, United States
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Sitka Boat and Sea Kayaking Adventure

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the tranquil beauty of Sitka Sound by cruise and kayak on this 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.
  • Sea kayaking shore excursion from Sitka
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Sitka Sound to a floating base camp
  • Kayak 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
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All necessary equipment, rain gear, life jacket
Professional guide
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
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Departure Point: Large awning at Crescent Harbor near Centennial Hall.
Departure Point: Large awning at Crescent Harbor near Centennial Hall. When you arrive at the meeting area, look for the Alaska Travel Adventures tour representative. They will be wearing a red jacket/shirt and a red hat. Look for our distinctive Caribou logo.
Your 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 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.
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Embark on a memorable adventure when you climb aboard our motorized, custom-built inflatable vessel for an exciting sightseeing tour en route to our floating base camp. Your knowledgeable captain will scan the sea for wildlife, including whales, and identify points of interest along the way.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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At our floating base camp, you'll receive instruction on the safe use of ocean-going, two-person kayaks. These stable yet maneuverable crafts let you enjoy the beauty of the protected bays and inlets near Sitka from a serene, natural perspective. An experienced guide, well versed in paddling techniques and the marine environment of the area, will lead groups of up to six kayaks. Each of the waterways traveled holds unique attractions, whether colorful intertidal invertebrates, an eagle swooping from the treetops, or the grandeur of the lush rainforest. You may even see a brown bear, harbor seals, or a Sitka black-tailed deer.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No prior experience necessary, just good health and an adventurous spirit!
  • Children must weigh at least 40 lbs (18 kg) in order to fit into required life jacket
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Showing 1-6 of 19 reviews
    , Jul 2019
    Easy to find tour, and had a very enjoyable ride to the kayaks. Spotted a sea lion and they doubled back to show us closer. Very personal people on the boat. Got to the place and Tony was very informative and gave us instructions. Didn't see much wild-life and that was disappointing. Tony found sea creatures but going to everyone's kayak to show us, took took much time. The snack was small but good.
    Activité annulée soudainement !!!!!!!
    , Jul 2022
    Communication très difficile avec l’agence. Excursion annulée pour cause de vent alors qu’il faisait très beau. Avions réservé depuis plus d’un an, et en partance de très loin (Montréal). Amère déception. D’autant que d’autres excursions se kayak avaient lieu par le biais de d’autres compagnies. Journée perdue. Extrêmement décevant. Aucunement recommandé. Allez booker ailleurs !
    This is really a good trip, hope the...
    Mann Z
    , Aug 2016
    This is really a good trip, hope the time can be longer. This is my first time kayaking and there is really no experiences needed. If you really have trouble with it, the guide will lead your way. Our guide Roy is really professional and HOT! The only disappointment is that we didn't see wildlife, but it is not there fault!
    Long story short - apparently there...
    , May 2015
    Long story short - apparently there were 10 people ready to go and my ship got into port later so they left me behind! sad tale and very disappointing way to start my Alaska offered a whale watching trip in Juneau but the one trip offered didn't guarantee I'd be back in time to make my ship's departure so sadly I had to pass on that adventure. Too bad they couldn't have adjusted their departure time in Juneau in view of my Sitka problem, but oh well...
    , Jul 2022
    Nice people but not worth the money. Should be half the price Need more time on the kayaks and probably a better area to see.
    Our excursion started by meeting at...
    George D
    , Aug 2017
    Our excursion started by meeting at the port. We were given heavy jacket to protect from the wind and necessary life vests. There were 28 of us on the yellow zodiac inflatable fast boat which took us to the bay for our instructions. We were split into two groups and given a more comfortable life vest which we could paddle in. Our guide talked about his experiences that brought him to Alaska. Would have liked a little more history of the area we were kayaking in. There was a clearing at the end of the bay where a Momma brown bear and cub were visible. All in all we had great time.

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