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Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

Ketchikan, AK, USA
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About Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center
Southeast Exposure Ketchikan - Kayaking, Zipline & Zodiac Boat Tours. Welcome to Southeast Exposure. We started taking Kayaking Tours in 1986 from our home in downtown Ketchikan. Kayaks soon took over the yard. In 2005 we moved our operation north to beautiful Clover Pass, three miles from the end of the road. The protected waters here are dotted with evergreen islands. To realize our dream of having a zipline course and move the kayak tours away from the floatplanes, large boats, wind and the noise of the waters of downtown, we purchased an estate and started to renovate and add. We built a zipline course with 8 lines in the big cedars and installed transition elements as well as a zipline that zooms down to an ocean platform. We also installed an optional climbing wall with stairs to climb to the top platform. We support our Tatoosh Islands and Misty Fiords kayak tours with three vessels: Two 24’ Rigid Hulled inflatables (RIBs) and a 24’ landing craft. Our Zodiac Boatman Tour features three custom built 14’ rigid hulled boats. The kayak fleet would never fit anywhere in our two previous locations. What will you see out here in Clover Pass? Islands ringed by protected waters Seals, sea lions, eagles, intertidal life, jumping salmon, deer and possibly orcas on the hunt and transiting humpback whales.
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NM2 wrote a review Jun 20
Loveland, Colorado5 contributions
This was our first time ziplining and it was so much fun! Our guides were friendly, focused on safety, and made sure we had fun and were comfortable.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Collett C wrote a review Jun 9
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Our family went zip lining with Southeast Exposure in June 2021. We had so much fun!! It was raining in downtown Ketchikan so we almost canceled the excursion, but our guides reassured us that we would be more dry under the canopy. I’m glad we went even though the weather wasn’t the best. We ziplined over water and through the rainforest and then a few of our kids climbed the rock wall.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Annie K wrote a review Jun 3
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Chris and Shane did a fantastic job at being our guides! They always put safety first and we had a lot of fun on the zip lines as well as just talking with Chris and Shane. We will definitely come back again!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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eanddmake3 wrote a review May 2021
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Southeast Exposure took the time to make sure my sister and I had a blast and were safe in the process. We were given adequate instructions on safety and operating the vessel. We were also given the proper gear to be out on the cold waters surrounding Ketchikan. Our guide, Jared was a wealth of information as he pointed out things to us along our route. He was patient, kind and funny. Jared was awesome.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Elker wrote a review Nov 2019
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This excursion made our Alaskan cruise! We kayaked with whales and it was amazing! We booked our excursion before we left on our cruise. We knew we wanted to kayak in one of the ports and after reading the reviews chose wisely with Southeast Exposure. Finding our way to our guide Jay, our guide was no problem. He was right off our boat to meet us. The drive was scenic and fairly short to the facility. After a quick kayaking lesson Jay helped us in our vessels. I agree with one of the reviews...this was the trickiest part ( getting in the kayak ) but not that bad. Then we paddled out in the water to the whales that were luckily swimming and feeding around Eagle Island this day. The experience is one I will never forget. I would suggest to bring a camera in a waterproof bag because you are going to want to take lots of pictures of this beautiful place and wear water resistant pants or bring an change of pants for after because you may get a little damp paddling around. Thank you Jay for sharing with us all your knowledge and insight to these amazing creatures and their beautiful habitat.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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