From start to finish
Common but not guaranteed
Includes salmon picnic and hot drinks
A High-Demand Tour
With small group size, book early!
Experience serenity and beauty as you explore secluded coves and islands by boat and kayak on the Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking tour! Cruise along Ketchikan Creek on the way out to Orcas Cove, where you’ll move from boat to sea kayak for a leisurely paddle along the shoreline. At this remote location, you’re away from the cruise ship crowds and in a prime location for viewing wildlife. Commonly spotted here are bald eagles, seals, deer, river otters, whales, and sometimes even black bears! Slow down to enjoy a peaceful paddle, accompanied by the sounds of birds singing in the rainforest and the salty smell of the delicate intertidal ecosystem. One of the top Ketchikan excursions for nature-lovers, the Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking adventure puts you up close and personal with the scenic Alaskan wilderness.
The Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking experience is suitable for both beginners and serious paddlers. And, all equipment including weatherproof outerwear and dry bags are provided. Your group of just 6 guests meets a short distance from the cruise docks to board a comfortable catamaran for the 20-minute ride out to Orcas Cove. This is the launching point for your almost two-hour paddle which will be followed by a delicious picnic in this beautiful wilderness setting. This picnic consists of delicious smoked salmon, hummus, crackers, hot drinks, and a complimentary Alaskan beer for those of age. Enjoy this treat aboard a floating Orcas Cove base at the conclusion of the sea kayak adventure! As you savor the peace & tranquility of your Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking adventure, keep an eye out for nearby wildlife. Additionally, your naturalist guide (who has led countless Ketchikan excursions) will share their knowledge of the native environment, making this adventure not only fun but a great educational experience! It’s no wonder why so many guests rate this as one of the best Ketchikan excursions for the whole family.