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Southeast Sea Kayaks

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Ketchikan's local kayak company. Sea kayak tours of Ketchikan, Orcas Cove and kayak/hike at Icehouse Cove. Small groups and fun, friendly guides. First time kayakers welcome!
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3 Salmon Lndg, Alaska Fish House Marina, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6567
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Had a great time with my wife and guide Kussandra. The whole crew was friendly and inviting. Was like have guides as buddies!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We went kayaking through Orcas Cove when we visited Alaska in August. It was a lovely, peaceful excursion. As we were getting set up with our kayaks, a black bear ambled out of the forest and came right down to the waterline. I've never had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We booked this through Alaska Shore Tours as a cruise excursion. Our guide Shaun was very friendly and knowledgeable, as were the other crew members we met. We saw eagles, purple starfish and many seabirds, but sadly no orcas. The post-kayaking "snack" was delicious smoked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Hubby and I had a great day kayaking in Orca Cove. Our tour guide was Chloe, and she was fabulous. We were met at the port and walked to the nearby “office” to get suited up and hear the safety speech. We then traveled by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Had a nice time on our kayak tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and we enjoyed going up the river and hearing a bit about the town's history! No whales sited but we did see some cool starfish during low-tide. Would have like to do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We loved our kayak trip. It was a great way to see the natural environment near Ketchikan, and the talk was fun and interesting. The tour is so well organised and tailored to everyone's ability and interests. All the staff are great at their jobs....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Went Sept 4th. Had an amazing time with Brandon as our guide. Dude...we tried to find you on FB to no avail. Sad face....we laughed so much that trip. Sadly no orcas that day but we plan on coming back next year and will definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kickitin1969
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a great morning on the water with Gillian from Southeast Sea Kayaks who was supported by Greg on base boat and transported by Mary. What an experience would recommended this business if visiting Ketchikan, great people and first class gear and equipment.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We had the best time!!! Our trip was September 6 and Angel was our guide and Mary was our Captain! The boat ride out to the cove was extremely foggy and Mary was awesome navigating us safely! Angel was the sweetest guide and very informative....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Whitney B
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy spending Port time with the Orca's Cove folks. They take out only 3 kayaks at a time. Shaun and the other staff are well informed. BEST salmon (6 cans this year) post-paddle snacks. We kayak at several Alaska ports and these folks are...More

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April 9, 2016|
Response from highgater |
Have answered my own question with online research, which I should have done before of course. Booked for a July trip and very much looking forward to it!
March 21, 2016|
Response from Ketchikankayaker | Property representative |
Yes. Anyone with an average level of physical fitness can join the kayak tours. You don't need any previous experience, just to be an active person with a spirit of adventure. The guides will teach the basics and the pace is... More
February 16, 2016|
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Michael about the timing; it was the same for us, and we had time for perusing Creek Street after our tour. For us, finding our guide was a little trickier. As long as you are aware that you may have to do some... More
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Kayaking Ketchikan - Tour Advice needed (1 Replies)
I'm taking the NCL pearl in June. They list this as an excursion option. Has anyone been on it? Do you know who the operator is? TATOOSHISLANDS SEA KAYAK - $179 – 7:30am – 4.5hrs Enjoy a 25 minute van ride tothe takeoff site. After gearing up with layers, take a fast boat ride to theremote and protected Tatoosh Islands. Have your camera handy for themagnificent scenery and wildlife sighting opportunities on the fast and fun boatride. Ancient cedars, spruce and western hemlock trees add to...More
April 22, 2018|
Response fromrainbirdreader|
I think the first tour description is waxing a bit optimistic. Given the time the boats are in port, and where you can possibly kayak, you are still in a relatively populated area no matter where they drive you on the island to put your boat in the water. Dial down the wildlife expectations and just enjoy the sea life, crystal clear waters and expert guides. There are deer in my driveway....sometimes...and sometimes not....whales all around us and tons of otters and sea lions around....bear...More
2 Week Itinenary Comments Please (11 Replies)
Itinenary Comments for 2 People 4-Jun Board Ship (Spirit) Vancouver 5-Jun Ship Cruise Day 6-Jun Ship Ketchikan "Southeast Sea Kayaks Pennock Paddling Kay (TourSaver) - Morning 7-Jun Ship Juneau Photo Safari by Land & Sea - 09:30 - 14:15 7-Jun Mount Roberts Tramway (?) 8-Jun Ship Skagway Chilkoot Horseback Adventure (TourSaver) - Morning 9-Jun Ship Sitka ??? 10-Jun Ship Cruise Day 11-Jun Disembark Ship in Whitter 11-Jun Transfer Whittier to...More
February 14, 2008|
Response fromNomadicKiwi|
The REI Store in Anchorage rents camping equipment. I don't have any up to date info on prices, but the basics are available: tent, sleeping bags, campstove and such. Have a great trip.
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Something to think about? (3 Replies)
Our cruise north on the Inside Passage out of Vancouver sets sail two weeks from tomorrow. We have booked a Major Marine Glacier tour out of Whittier, the Bennett Scenic Journey, and the Orca Cove trip with Southeast Sea Kayaks. Would rain gear and gloves be a good idea for the Glacier tour? What about thermals and/or fleece for the Orca Cove kayaking trip? What am I not thinking about? Where would a person prone to motion sickness need to take precautions? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
May 11, 2014|
Response fromr0t0mu|
Layers are the key in Alaska. For the sea kayaking and glacier, I would start with a thermal layer, then add from there. Rain gear is also key and can also be used as a final wind proof layer even if it is not raining. With light layers, you can always peel off a layer and store it in a backpack. Tough to warm up after you get cold. Light gloves are also always handy. For motion sickness, we start a couple of days before we get on a boat with Bonine at bedtime and ginger Tablets in the...More