Day Tour

Kayaking Ketchikan's Coastline (2 Hours 18 Minutes)

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Ketchikan, AK United States

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Kayaking Ketchikan's Coastline (2 Hours 18 Minutes)

Ketchikan, AK United States

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Description

Explore the wilderness, wildlife, and historic waterfront of Ketchikan by kayak. Watch for leaping salmon, seals, and whales as we paddle through islands in the Tongass National Forest. We'll visit an active bald eagle's nest and a salmon spawning stream.

After receiving basic instructions for these user-friendly kayaks, you'll depart on this island-hopping tour, traveling in the protected waters around Pennock, Snow, and Gravina Islands.

You'll paddle along the shoreline, sometimes gliding under huge branches stretching out over the water's edge.

There is no experience necessary for this tour. The company has double kayaks, with triple kayaks available to accommodate one 6-8 year old in the center, so children can enjoy this tour as well. Center pods separate the paddlers on these fiberglass kayaks so travelers do not have to paddle in sync. We'll supply dry bags to protect your valuables, rain gear for inclement weather, and binoculars to help children capture wildlife with both their eyes and ears.

This is a very interactive trip. Surprisingly, jellyfish and starfish populate the waters. The end of the tour will take you along the historic waterfront of Ketchikan and, if possible, also up Creek Street.

Departures:
02:15 PM, 08:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 09:15 AM, 12:15 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please dress in layers and wear tennis shoes, rubber boots, or sport sandals. Hiking boots are too bulky for the kayaks. You'll step from the dock into your kayak and your feet will not get wet.
- If necessary, rain gear, jackets and pants, will be provided.
- Actual departure times may vary by 30 minutes. You'll be notified of the exact departure time at the time your booking is confirmed.

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