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Southeast Sea Kayaks

3 Salmon Landing, 3 Salmon Landing, Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-225-1258
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Ranked #12 of 73 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ketchikan's local kayak company. Sea kayak tours of Ketchikan, Orcas Cove and Misty Fjords. Small groups and fun, friendly guides. First time kayakers... more » Owner description: Ketchikan's local kayak company. Sea kayak tours of Ketchikan, Orcas Cove and Misty Fjords. Small groups and fun, friendly guides. First time kayakers welcome! « less
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Ketchikan, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Having kayaked with Southeast Sea Kayaks Three (3) times I can say this will be the best part of your vacation! If you want quiet contemplation, friendly and informative guides, and a wilderness experience then take the long tour. Request Brendan as a guide.

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Milford, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I went with Southeast Sea kayaks to Orcas Cove in June 2013. The weather was beautiful and the guides were very nice, but the trip was so boring! We saw a couple star fish, the nose of a seal in the distance, and that was it. The scenery was even blah. It was not worth the money... More

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Ketchikankayaker, Owner at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour. We are so sorry that you found the trip boring. We wish that we could have exciting wildlife encounters on every single tour but unfortunately, the wildlife does not always co-operate. Even after 15 years the scenery is still stunning to me, but it may not be for... More

Trenton, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

While visiting my friend in Ketchikan, she recommended we try the Diva Paddle and we had a BLAST! The leaders who took us were professional, knowledgeable and FRIENDLY! We went out for a little over an hour, padded across to Pennock Island, hung around there for awhile, then paddled back. They provided everything, kayak, paddle, safety gear, quick instruction and... More

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Golden, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

You won't find a more professional, friendly or safety-oriented kayak outfitting company anywhere in Alaska or outside of the state! Cruise ships don't offer this company as a booking option - it is definitely their loss. If you go, go local and book directly through Greg- there is a reason everyone gives this outfit 5 stars! Greg, Gillian, James and... More

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Ketchikankayaker, Owner at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Joyce. We had a wonderful day out on the water with you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We feel very fortunate to be able to live in such a beautiful place and we love sharing it with paddlers. Thanks for appreciating it,... More

California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked a wonderful day with Southeast Sea Kayaks. Our captain was Greg (an owner) and our kayak guide was James. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and had only 2 people (and James) total in our group. We saw a couple harbor seals, one which came up and touched James' kayak. Had such a peaceful time in the kayak,... More

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect, but based on the other reviews we decided to do the Kayak Trip to Orcas Cove with Southeast Sea Kayaks. The weather was, to say the least, not ideal! The previous couple of days all the other cruise ships bypassed Ketchikan due to high winds. Our ship, however, did go to Ketchikan and we're thrilled... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a small independent company, family owned, not shown on any cruise ship listing. But they are on the web site for Ketchikan. There is a very good reason for this, no crowds, very personal service. Open to all levels, but could be better suited for beginner to experience level kayaker. But they do have patience and experience to... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is the only excursion that I booked when my husband and I went on our Alaska cruise. We went on the Orcas Cove trip, and we had a wonderful time. The views were pristine. We saw a couple of bald eagles, sea stars and a bunch of salmon jumping in the water. The staff was very fun, friendly, and... More

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Eugene OR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went out on 9/9/13, for a kayak/sea plane tour. Everything went well, communication from the week before (I was waiting til last minute due to scheduling with a friend), to time I was picked up, by Tyler, nice to end up with Tyler as a back-seat guide and spotter of well 6 eagles, as well as confirm I saw the... More

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Ketchikankayaker, Owner at Southeast Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and saw a mink: aren't they adorable? Thanks for being such a great sport about rescheduling your flight too. We are not always perfect but we do our best to fix it when we aren't. Hope that we will... More

Cincinnati
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Based on other reviews, we chose the Orcas Cove trip, and loved it. There's a 10 minute or so boat ride to get there, but we heard lots of great stories about the area on the way there and back, and the scenery is gorgeous, so that was part of the fun. We had had 5 days of sun, so... More

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