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Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour provided by Ketchikan Kayak Company

Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26034P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local smoked salmon, dip, local vegan options and hot & cold beverages.
  • Our Guides are Locals or Professional Educators/Return Guides / No First Year Guides
  • Private Transportation from the downtown Cruise Docks & the new dock at Ward Cove.
  • Small-group tours. 6:1 guide to guest ratio.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • FOR DOWNTOWN CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: After disembarking your cruise ship, please proceed to the shelter at Cruise Berth 3. The shelter is on the dock next to the "Visitors Information - Restrooms" building and Sockeye Sam's Store. (NOTE: this is not the berth 2 Visitors Center). The walk is approximately 2-5 minutes depending at which pier you are docked. The address is 420 Water Street. Our guide will be present 15 minutes before all departures holding a RED sign that says "KETCHIKAN KAYAK CO." FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ARRIVING AT THE MILL AT WARD COVE: After disembarking your cruise ship, please proceed to the brick building "The Mill at Ward Cove." Proceed through the building to the right. Tour vendors will be greeting guests for excursions in the corner near the restrooms and the large overhead door. Look for your guide with a RED sign that reads "KETCHIKAN KAYAK CO." ***IMPORTANT NOTE! The MIll at Ward Cove is halfway between downtown Ketchikan and our marina, this means departures from Ward Cove will be leaving 15 minutes after the scheduled tour departure time and guests returning to Ward Cove will be back about 15 minutes early. For example, if you schedule a tour from 8:00am to noon, your tour will operate from 8:15 to 11:45.am. Please look for us at the scheduled departure time though so that we can ensure everyone is ready to go when our van arrives. If you are docking at Ward Cove but would prefer to meet for a downtown departure or if you would prefer to be dropped off downtown after the excursion this may be possible but you will need to contact the Ketchikan Kayak Co. prior to your arrival date to arrange the change. Otherwise all guests docking at Ward Cove will be expected to be picked up at Ward Cove. *Remember to turn off airplane mode when you pull into port to aid in communication should there be any delays or should any issues arise the day of your excursion.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan Cruise Ship Docks, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
  • Ward Cove cruise ship pier, 7691 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be at least 6 years old. There are some exceptions, so please call if you feel you qualify
  • No experience is necessary
  • Rain pants and jackets are provided
  • Due to the size of the kayak cockpit openings, your hip/waist size should not exceed 52 inches (137cm) as measured while seated.
  • Recommended that you wear clothing that would be appropriate for an outdoor hike through the forest, and footwear that will fit inside the space of a kayak. Large bulky boots or high heels are not recommended
  • There is a minimum of 2 people to run a tour
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, date.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local smoked salmon, dip, local vegan options and hot & cold beverages.
  • Our Guides are Locals or Professional Educators/Return Guides / No First Year Guides
  • Private Transportation from the downtown Cruise Docks & the new dock at Ward Cove.
  • Small-group tours. 6:1 guide to guest ratio.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • FOR DOWNTOWN CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: After disembarking your cruise ship, please proceed to the shelter at Cruise Berth 3. The shelter is on the dock next to the "Visitors Information - Restrooms" building and Sockeye Sam's Store. (NOTE: this is not the berth 2 Visitors Center). The walk is approximately 2-5 minutes depending at which pier you are docked. The address is 420 Water Street. Our guide will be present 15 minutes before all departures holding a RED sign that says "KETCHIKAN KAYAK CO." FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ARRIVING AT THE MILL AT WARD COVE: After disembarking your cruise ship, please proceed to the brick building "The Mill at Ward Cove." Proceed through the building to the right. Tour vendors will be greeting guests for excursions in the corner near the restrooms and the large overhead door. Look for your guide with a RED sign that reads "KETCHIKAN KAYAK CO." ***IMPORTANT NOTE! The MIll at Ward Cove is halfway between downtown Ketchikan and our marina, this means departures from Ward Cove will be leaving 15 minutes after the scheduled tour departure time and guests returning to Ward Cove will be back about 15 minutes early. For example, if you schedule a tour from 8:00am to noon, your tour will operate from 8:15 to 11:45.am. Please look for us at the scheduled departure time though so that we can ensure everyone is ready to go when our van arrives. If you are docking at Ward Cove but would prefer to meet for a downtown departure or if you would prefer to be dropped off downtown after the excursion this may be possible but you will need to contact the Ketchikan Kayak Co. prior to your arrival date to arrange the change. Otherwise all guests docking at Ward Cove will be expected to be picked up at Ward Cove. *Remember to turn off airplane mode when you pull into port to aid in communication should there be any delays or should any issues arise the day of your excursion.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan Cruise Ship Docks, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
  • Ward Cove cruise ship pier, 7691 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be at least 6 years old. There are some exceptions, so please call if you feel you qualify
  • No experience is necessary
  • Rain pants and jackets are provided
  • Due to the size of the kayak cockpit openings, your hip/waist size should not exceed 52 inches (137cm) as measured while seated.
  • Recommended that you wear clothing that would be appropriate for an outdoor hike through the forest, and footwear that will fit inside the space of a kayak. Large bulky boots or high heels are not recommended
  • There is a minimum of 2 people to run a tour
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, date.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Trek558174
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I booked the kayak trip directly with the Ketchican Kayak Company as it appeared much better than that offered by the cruise company and we were not disappointed. Directions to the office were very simple to follow and the induction comprehensive. There were four couples on our trip two older and two younger but we were split up into two groups each with a guide so the paddling pace was just right. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable, being close enough so that we could hear her clearly. She even took photos of us which were sent to us immediately. The equipment was all good quality. The snack after the trip was tasty and we bought a couple of tins of the smoked salmon, with were savoured when we got home to the UK. Hopefully when Covid 19 allows lots more visitors will return to Ketchican and spend time on the water with the Ketchican Kayak Company.

Written August 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I had the best experience at this place! Probably the best kayaking tour I've ever been on!!! They made sure I was safe, explained everything in detail before heading out, then our adventure began. Almost 3 hours out on the water which is rare to find on some of these other kayaking tours. There is so much to explore & to see. Grayson was very well educated on the environment, plant life, & sea life which we got to see a lot of. I learned more things about Alaska on this little tour than I did on any of my other little excursions I had planned for my trip. The staff is very laid back, friendly, considerate & are happy to just sit back & chat with you even after the tour is over. They provided a nice little lunch after the tour was over & some beverages as well (both hot & cold). You get a real relaxing tour that let's you kind of take your time & it doesn't feel rushed at all. I booked solo though & wasn't part of the cruise ship scene so it may be different if you're in a large group or if there is a cruise ship or more in town. For it being my first time up to Alaska I thoroughly enjoyed myself on this part of the trip. They really helped me relax from the constant rushing I was doing from my previous activities which was really nice. I kayak at home regularly so they trusted me enough to handle myself & let me have a single person kayak + spray skirt. Once they saw my skills in the water I was free to drift off from the group for short periods of time, still in view for the guide & as to not worry him. So if you're a kayaker already & your skills are up to par for their comfort level, you may get a bit more freedom like I did. I cannot recommend these guys enough. Thank you Eric, Grayson, Lindsey, Danielle & most of all Devon for making this all happen & for giving me one of the best experiences up in Alaska. Will definitely be booking with you guys again in the future on my next trip up there! Cheers to all of you!
Written August 23, 2021
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Phillip T
San Diego, CA3 contributions
Apr 2022
First time kayaker. So amazing! I was nervous to go out on the ocean but the water was so much calmer there then downtown and the kayak was really stable. The gear provided kept me warm and comfortable. Watching the seals was fun and we saw whales spouting and their tales as they dove. So magical!
Written April 15, 2022
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Brittany C
9 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Amazing trip out on the water during the low tides today!!! They made sure we got to see all the wildlife possible. Very knowledgeable about the sea creatures and surround areas. Best part was the guide extending the tour to see the whales breach from the water and bubble feeding!!!!! Would 10/10 recommend these guys for your next adventure here in Ketchikan, Ak.
Written May 28, 2021
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Sandy I
Greenbelt, MD1 contribution
Sep 2019
I took my trailer up the Inside Passage on the Alaska ferries in June 2019, and one highlight was the kayak tour I took one morning, around the bay north of Ketchikan. Once I got used to steering (which seemed backwards to me!), I thoroughly enjoyed poking around the shoreline and local islands with our guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and surprisingly enthusiastic, given that he does it a lot. He described the forest and marine environment, and answered all our questions; we saw eagles' nests, eagles, and spent some time hanging out with and photographing a few curious seals (at a respectful distance). Good exercise, but not too strenuous (I'm 70), and some delicious smoked salmon to finish things off.
Written August 25, 2020
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Richard S
Oakland, CA58 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a great half day kayak trip around Clover Pass with Ketchikan Kayak. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the launch site. There were a total of nine of us so they split us into two groups, making for a small group. We paddled to several nearby islands and at each spot examined the marine and bird life. We were fortunate that it was low tide, so we had the opportunity to view much of the marine life in the tidal zone. Eric, our group leader, was very knowledgeable and pointed our many interesting features and explained how they fit into the ecosystem. Not only was it very enjoyable being out on the water, but I also learned a lot. The area around Clover Pass is beautiful and dotted with numerous small islands for exploring. After the paddle we went back to the shop for a light snack and were driven back to the hotel. Everyone at Ketchikan Kayak was extremely nice and helpful and it was clear that their main concern was that we were safe and we enjoyed our trip. I highly recommend this trip for both the novice and experienced paddler.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelsey C
6 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
Devon took us out for an amazing kayaking experience! He was so knowledgeable and told us all about the local animals and sea creatures. We were lucky to see so many sea lions!

He provided everything we needed - rain gear, life vests, dry bags for phones, even hot chocolate at the end. It is apparent that they will tailor the experience to what you are looking for. Would highly recommend this company!
Written January 18, 2021
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Christina F
Sacramento, CA3 contributions
To say this was the most memorable experience of my life would be an understatement. From the very beginning with the guides helping us choose the correct gear for the trip to actually training us on how to grow was exceptionally professional. Once we were on our trip it was clear that our guides knew exactly what to do and when to do it. We were not oversold on our expectations but I must say that this trip went so beyond what I ever expected. With the talents and experience of the guides we witnessed a performance of a whale that not even the guides have experienced in all of their years on the water. We may have been just extremely lucky or the guides knew exactly what they were doing. In either case you must take a trip with this company. Devin, the owner, and David, our guide, are nothing short of perfection!
Written June 11, 2022
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Alaskajen
7 contributions
Devon was amazing he took us out and showed us where to find the creatures on the rocks and took some out and let the kids touch. He explained interesting facts about each creature he showed us. It was a beautiful day and the kids enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommend this tour for a family outing! A really great way to really be immersed in nature and you can’t beat the photos you’ll have after!
Written April 12, 2021
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dennis
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Our family had a great time. Our guide, Eric, engaged each of our kids during the excursion. He knew a lot about the different creatures and kept everyone’s interest. The gear is great quality and we all felt very comfortable even in the rain. The staff are friendly and provided nice snacks and were helpful with the gear. They dropped people off at their different hotels and provided a lot of info about the area- from history, to recommendations, to nature.
Written August 18, 2021
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Amazing Experience
The entire excursion was awesome! From pick to drop off. We booked via Tripadvisor not the cruise ship. We are Pe
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Ketchikan eBike Ecotour
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Outstanding Tour with Exceptional People
Outstanding tour and company. We booked directly, rather than go through the cruise line, because we enjoy small
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Great tour
This tour is great! The company meet us promptly on the docks and were easy to reach and arrange a trip. They shut
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Don't Miss This!!
I learned so much on this trip it's hard to believe it was just for fun. I really gained a higher respect for the
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Awesome Excursion
This was an excellent way to see a partsof the Tongass National Forrest. Austin and Cheka were fantastic and very k
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A Transformational Experience
I can not even begin just say how exciting this tour was and mostly because of our guides checca and Logan. I thin
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Ketchikan adventures
We had a wonderful trip to Ketchikan. Great weather. We did the ebike and nature walk. Fascinating facts about the
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Bike and Hide was a wonderful experience
Wonderful guides who were very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and freely shared their knowledge. Bik
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Into the Forest
Start off saying, we had this trip cancelled in 2020 and 2021 but Devon, the owner, kept us on the books so when we
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Fabulous adventure in Ketchikan
Wonderful time trying e-biking and hiking in the tropical rainforest by the sea, multiple waterfalls. Excellent g
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Beautiful and informative
Nice bike/electric bike ride. The rainforest was beautiful and the tour guide Francesca was very knowledgeable. Bik
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Easy ride and Beautiful rain forset
Daniel is the best. We have one of the family members who had to skip the Bike ride and Daniel did an extra step to
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Don't Miss It
Fantastic local tour. Walking through the rainforest after an E-bike ride was unique and a real treat. This is a be
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Great hike in Sutter’s
We were picked up downtown and brought to well organized base camp to get rain gear, bikes, helmets. E bikes were i
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