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Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking

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  • Departs hourly from Ketchikan, making it easy to fit into your schedule
  • Kayaking instructions plus spray skirts, dry bags, and double sea kayaks
  • Finish with a snack of local smoked salmon
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Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking
From US$ 169.99
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Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking
US$ 169.99
Overview
Wilderness areas near Ketchikan are ideal locations to see the wildlife and old growth rain forests of south eastern Alaska. With this tour, take a short boat ride to the Orcas Cove launch point, get in a kayak, and spend a few hours exploring the shoreline and spotting wildlife—bears, whales, eagles, and more—waterside. Finish the tour with a snack of local smoked salmon.
What to Expect
Meet your guide on the cruise ship dock before getting outfitted with paddle jackets, life jackets, spray skirts and dry bags for cameras. You'll travel 20 minutes in a small enclosed boat from the heart of historic Ketchikan to the Orcas Cove where high quality, stable double sea kayaks await. Some of the kayaks also have a center seat to accommodate children ages 6 – 8.

After instruction in sea kayaking from the fun and friendly guides, kayakers glide quietly along the rain forest shoreline that is home to many birds and a colorful array of inter-tidal life. Guides share the history ecology of the area as paddlers explore salmon streams, rocky islands and sheltered coves. Bald eagles nest in the old growth forest above and paddlers may see humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, harbor seals, Stellar’s sea lions, mink, deer or black bears along the way.

After 1.5  - 1.75 hours of kayaking groups return for a snack of the finest local smoked salmon and hot drinks before the 20-minute journey back to town by boat. The tour concludes in downtown Ketchikan just a few minutes’ walk from the cruise ship dock; the historic district and Ketchikan’s shopping and restaurants.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful day for kayaking

We booked a kayaking trip to Orca's Cove while on a cruise and very happy we booked it directly with Southeast Sea Kayaks and not thru the shore excursions. Our party of 4 (2 adults, 2 adult girls) were joined by another couple for a...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us.We're happy to hear you enjoyed every bit of your tour and hope you'll come see us if you're ever in Ketchikan again. Happy paddling!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great equipment, rough seas

This was our second time Kayaking with Southeast Sea Kayaks. Both times have been on their "Orca's Cove" tour. Both our tours were great but very different. Two years ago when we were there, the water was clear and the tide was low. We saw...More

Thank Kris D
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you had such a great time. An adventurous spirit always makes kayaking more fun - thanks for coming out with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great fun!

The day was hot, the water was cool, and our guide Hallie made this an enjoyable day! Unfortunately, due to unseasonably hot weather, the water was in the midst of an algae bloom so the crytal clear waters were cloudy but we sill managed to...More

Thank Thomas H
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Thomas! We're glad you got to experience such a great Ketchikan day on the water. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Kayaking in Ketchikan

We had a blast! So much fun to be on the water In Alaska. Our guides were fantastic! I highly recommend this company. A bonus was the delicious smoked salmon they served us!

Thank Jillchap
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for kayaking with us and taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun kayaking excursion!!!

We did the kayaking in Orcas Cove and it was so much fun!! Great way to get away and see more of the natural beauty of Ketchikan! Everything went perfect! Hallie and Ella were GREAT and we enjoyed getting to know them! They made everything...More

Thank kimberlybeggs
Ketchikankayaker, Front Office Manager at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming out kayaking with us and taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you had such a great time!

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30 July 2018|
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7 year old?
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Ditto - really really well run tour and lovely people. They were very obliging with providing paperwork for an insurance claim on my wife's phone which ended up 110ft underwater transfering from kayaks to the main boat... More
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