Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

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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.
Ketchikan, Alaska

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Tours and Tickets by Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center
Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$125.00
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 95% of travelers
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$99.36
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Dawn V
Winter Park, CO4 contributions
Jun 2022
We met Rainy and her husband who geared us up for a fantastic up close and personal encounter with Orcas. We were outfitted in wet gear suits and boarded a 4 person zodiak..think heavy duty blow up boats with motors…sturdy boats ! We were sight seeing along the way until we arrived in a peaceful cove with two pods of orcas. We floated in the peaceful beautiful natural setting until they swam closer and we got to observe them while they fed. We were always safe, completely comfortable and dry. It was one of the most fun things we did on our Alaskan adventure.
I highly recommend it!
Dawn VF
Written July 4, 2022
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Jamie B
Wylie, TX16 contributions
Jul 2021
My husband and I did this tour on 7/19 and it was just the two of us. Jared picked us up at our hotel since we flew in and were not on a cruise. A lot of other companies cancelled our tours since there were no cruise ships and we did not mean their minimum occupancies. I found these guys and booked with them directly and am so glad we did. It was the best excursion/experience we did. Since it was just my husband and I, Jared took us on a different route than normal. We got to zip up the coastline and go see the Oyster Farm, and some pretty magical bays and inlets. Jared made sure we knew what we were doing with our boat and then just let us follow him at speed. He would stop to point out seals, deer, and eagles. Even though we didn't see a bear (he tried his hardest to find them) he did give us a lot of infomation about Ketchikan and the surrounding wilderness. He picked us some wild salmonberries that were very tasty. We were lucky enough to have a sunny day and gorgeous weather. Had we had longer than a week in town we probably would have booked this tour again and asked for Jared specifically.
Written July 25, 2021
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Margaret M
2 contributions
Aug 2022
We had are great time on our zip line adventure. The guides were very knowledge and entertaining. We zip to 6-7 platforms, 2 which were over water. They also had an obstacle coarse between one the platforms that was great fun even though it was challenging. We'd highly recommend it for those people who are adventurous and enjoy the outdoors.
Written August 15, 2022
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Neil
Hudson, NH1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We took the motor boat tour with Rainy. It was a great way to see the area, we had a lot of fun and Rainy did a great job coaching us on driving the boats and giving very interesting information at several stops we made along the way. On a scale of 1 to 5 I rate both Rainy and the excursion as 10s.
Written July 31, 2022
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archie59
Colbert, WA71 contributions
Sep 2022
We have been here two times and had a wonderful time. In 2015 we choose the sea kayaking with Billy as our guide. We had such an amazing time. Whales, sealions, eagles, and loads of starfish and sea cucumbers. In 2022 we choose the ziplining adventure. Our group all said they had a great time. Our guides made such a difference. Fun, informative, and kept us all safe. We highly recommend Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center for a great experience in Alaska.
Written September 27, 2022
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Stan E
Matthews, NC14 contributions
Jul 2022
Our group was searching for an activity to do in Ketchikan, and boy did we find it!
Eight of us, that ranged in age from 45 - 75, took the challenge and went zip-lining with Southeast Exposure. It didn't take long for us to overcome our nervousness because we had 2 GREAT Guides in Rainy & Keenan. They are wonderful and patient young ladies who not only made it fun, but kept us safe as well. It was a fun activity and a great way to start winding down our Alaskan Cruise. YES, we would definitely do again! Who says zipping is only for the youngsters!
Written July 19, 2022
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plusk2021
Port Townsend, WA1 contribution
Jul 2021
This was a nice kayck adventure for two relatively inexperienced paddlers. It was safe and fun to be on the water, and my wife and I had an excellent guide to ensure we saw the wildlife and the abundant natural beauty of Alaska. I appreciated the excellent customer service as well.
Written July 13, 2021
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Jeanette campbell
Solsberry, IN1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Clem and Ali were the best. They make everyone feel comfortable and at ease, especially first time kayakers. We saw a bunch of eagle, sea lions and Star fish. Just a great time and the weather was good defect.
Written September 22, 2022
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eanddmake3
1 contribution
May 2021
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.
Written May 25, 2021
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Lanelle S
2 contributions
Jun 2022
We were first time kayaker's and Clemy and Mikki did an excellent job of educating and instructing. They were great at working with the experience differences in our group. Not only were they great instructors, but the knowledge they had regarding the area was very informative. They were excellent guides!
Written June 20, 2022
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