This paddle and cruise adventure offers a perfect introduction to the wild side of Sitka Sound. Following a kayak skills & safety orientation, you’ll set off in the shallows, getting comfortable with your craft, before we continue out to our first group of islands. While paddling through mazes of reef and kelp forest—areas accessible only by kayak—your interpreter/guide will help identify the colorful marine life visible below, including crab, sea stars, anemones, sea urchins, jellyfish, and more. At the surface, we frequently sight ever-amusing sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds. At a seldom-visited island, step ashore to stretch your legs, do a little beachcombing, and enjoy a snack while soaking in views of the Sound. Your guide will explain some of the ecology of the area, and also tell you about the Tlingit people, who still fish using knowledge passed down since the last ice age. Finally, an exciting 30-minute boat cruise will return you to Sitka.
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In a region so undiscovered that it’s known as the ‘Last Frontier’, the team at Entrée Alaska are passionate explorers. We’re anglers, dog mushers and float plane enthusiasts. Alaska is a vast and complex region, and we specialize in making sense of it all, creating a meaningful connection between our guests, the local people and the land. We know the finest corners to fish, the remote regions to spot feeding grizzlies and the best lodges where the hosts live and breathe Alaskan hospitality. We live and breathe ‘wild’, giving our guests an insider’s glimpse into the some of the most unspoiled wilderness on earth.
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