Take a leisurely and stunning sea kayak paddle along the shorelines of a group of uninhabited islands, quietly taking in the grandeur of the scenery and observing an abundance of wildlife, on the Channel Island Marine Park Paddle, one of the best Juneau shore excursions for a true Alaskan eco-adventure. The Channel Islands State Marine Park, just a short distance from Juneau, consists of over a dozen islands covered in temperate rainforest and serves as a refuge for all manner of amazing wildlife, from humpback whales, porpoises, orcas, sea lions, and harbor seals in the water; to bears, otters, and deer along the shore and bald eagles soaring overhead. Gliding quietly in a sea kayak in a small group of just six people allows for a remarkable opportunity to experience the wonders of nature up-close in a pristine wilderness environment. You’ll also go ashore on one of the islands to do some beachcombing, explore the intertidal zone, and take in the majestic beauty of the icy peaks of the Chilkat and Coast Ranges in the distance. To truly experience wild Alaska in an intimate way, the small-group Channel Island Marine Park Paddle is among the Juneau shore excursions you won’t want to miss.
As with other Juneau shore excursions, your eco-adventure begins with pick-up right at the cruise docks and transportation to the kayak base. Here you’ll be fitted with kayaking gear and receive safety instructions before boarding a water taxi for stunning ride along the Inside Passage out to Channel Islands State Marine Park. From here, it’s into the sea kayaks for 2+ hours of paddling in the pristine Marine Park, including time for exploring uninhabited beaches and lush rainforest by foot. The Channel Island Marine Park Paddle is a family-friendly eco-adventure suitable for all guests 8 and older, with no previous kayaking experience required. It’s sure to be an outing you won’t forget! Note: A private group option is also available for parties of up to 12.
6 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
A Small-Group Tour
Not available through cruise lines
No kayaking experience required
Tour includes complimentary lunch