Eagle Island Kayak

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    Ketchikan may experience some warmer then average temperatures for Alaska, but don’t be fooled, that water is still icy. Feel for yourself!
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    Your Tandem Kayaks make this a great tour to adventure without completely wearing out the arms.
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    The Eagle Island Kayak gets it’s name for a reason! Keep your eyes to the skies for wildlife opportunities.
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    You’ll stick close to shore so you can experience the unique ecosystem where the Tongass Rainforest meets ocean waters.
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    This tour operates rain or shine, so remember your coat!
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    Grab a friend for this tandem kayak excursion that gets you away from the crowds.
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    A great way to escape the cruise ship crowds, the Eagle Island Kayak takes you to remote waters away form Ketchikan.
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    Easy loading from the docks means your feet stay nice and dry.
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    Your guides will be happy to snap pics of the group if you’re brave enough to bring your camera along for the trip!
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    This wildlife adventure lets you get up close and personal with the sea creatures of Ketchikan’s coast line.
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    A great adventure for the whole family! Kids as young as 6 can enjoy this tour.
One of the most budget-friendly Ketchikan excursions offered, the Eagle Island Kayak provides a wonderful way to experience Alaska’s First City like a local. An excellent choice for those wanting to get away from the downtown crowds and enjoy the tranquil environment that the north end of Ketchikan offers. This kayak adventure is a slow-paced journey along the shorelines of the Tongass National Forest. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area from friendly and experienced guides as you paddle to Eagle Island.

What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion

Your Eagle Island Kayak adventure begins with pickup at the cruise docks and a ride over to beautiful Clover Pass. At the waterfront facility, the guides will explain the safety requirements and basics of paddling as you gear up and board your tandem kayak. Then, take in the stunning sights in this serene environment as you enjoy two-hours on the calm waters around Eagle Island. The guides enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area and pointing out marine life along the way, providing a well-rounded experience. This tour is hard to beat for those looking for Ketchikan excursions that offer a fun adventure, wildlife opportunities, and a budget-friendly price!

  • Budget-friendly
  • 3.5 hour duration (2 hours on the water)
  • Wildlife opportunities
  • Away from the crowds

There’s no shortage of wildlife here, so have your cameras ready as you’re likely to spot seals, jumping salmon, and bald eagles! Don’t worry if it’s not a sunny day when you arrive, as Ketchikan experiences some of the warmest weather in all of Alaska! Additionally, wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced on cloudy or rainy days.

For an alternate tour at a similar price point and experience, check out the Rainforest Canoe & Nature Trail!

Experience the perfect Inside Passage package by pairing this excursion with the Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition in Skagway and the Icefield Helicopter Excursion in Juneau!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

KETCHIKAN TOUR DETAILS:

  • Minimum Age: The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old
  • Accessibility: No previous kayak experience is necessary, and you'll be equipped with all the gear and info you need by highly experienced guides. Guests will be in tandem kayaks and on the water for approximately 2 hours. Triple kayaks may be available for families with younger children; please let us know if you would like to request a triple kayak. Sea kayaking requires a moderate level of physical activity and is not recommended for guests with back problems or limited upper body strength. In addition to paddling, guests need to be able to climb short sets of stairs; walk to the departure point; climb on and off the transport boats and descend a short ladder to get into the kayaks. We have a maximum height of 6’7” and maximum weight of 255lbs.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Alaskan weather can be variable, so it's recommended to plan accordingly. Dress warmly and in layers, so that you can take off an extra layer when the sun is out or throw on an extra layer if it's a bit chilly. Wear shoes that will fit comfortably inside the space of a kayak. Be sure to have a waterproof layer with you. Dry bags are also provided for cameras and incidental items.
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  • Passenger Rate: $90.00
  • There are no child rates available for this tour.
    + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?
The total duration of this activity is 4 hours with about 1.75 hours on the water. Transportation is included. Of course, you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.
Q:Do I need previous kayak experience? Is it safe?
This tour is a great entry-level kayak tour and perfect for first-timers or those with experience. The kayaks are tandem and incredibly stable in the water. We are never ‘out to sea’ or at any risk of drift or currents.
Q:What should I wear and how should I prepare for this tour?
We provide all kayaking gear for our guests! Even in the summer, we wear 2 layers on most days. Please wear 1 or 2 layers under your coat (on chilly days), and be sure to bring a waterproof jacket with you. Fleece, wool and technical fabrics are ideal, but jeans or sweatpants and a sweatshirt will work just fine. On cold or rainy days, it is a good idea to pack a warm hat, gloves and an extra layer to put on after you kayak. A baseball cap is helpful on both sunny and rainy days. Despite Ketchikan’s reputation for rain, there are many days when sunglasses and sunscreen are needed on the water. Sneakers, sport sandals or rubber boots are the best shoes for kayaking: your feet will not get wet. Hiking boots can be too bulky to fit in the kayak and make it difficult to use the rudders.
Q:What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days. And don't forget that the wildlife doesn't care about the rain. Of a greater concern to kayakers is strong wind, and if the conditions are unsafe, we will cancel trips with a full refund.
Q:Is there a weight limit for the kayaks?
This tour has a maximum weight limit of 285 pounds, and a maximum height of 6'7".
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.
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