- Per Person (with promo code plan2save) Ages 5 and Up
Enjoy the serenity, wilderness, and wildlife of Orcas Cove!
If you imagine Alaska as a place to get away from it all and enjoy the serenity of the wilderness, then the Orca Cove sea kayaking tour is perfect for you. Our three-hour excursion tour is a kayak and boating adventure that allows you to escape the crowds in Ketchikan. Orcas Cove is a 20 minute fast boat ride away from downtown Ketchikan. While we don’t see killer whales everyday, spending the entire three hours on the water provides excellent chances to spot marine wildlife throughout the entire excursion.
Our orcas cove sea kayaking excursions are top-of-the-line and with a maximum of 6 guests, you’re guaranteed to have an intimate sea kayaking experience with us!
The true highlight of the Orcas Cove tour is exploring the secluded coves and rainforest islands by sea kayak with friendly, knowledgeable guides, although the snack of local smoked salmon onboard the mothership is ranked a close second by many of our guests.
- Small boat cruise to and from Orcas Cove
- 1.5 – 1.75 hours of wilderness sea kayaking
- Explore islands and watch for wildlife.
- Friendly, professional and knowledgeable guides
- Only 6 guests per group
- Smoked salmon picnic and hot beverages
- Kayaking paddle, jackets, and pants
- Dry bags for cameras and binoculars
- Snacks and beverages
- Warm, comfortable layers
- Hat or cap and sunglasses
- Camera and binoculars
We understand that vacation time is precious, and it can be difficult to choose from the many tour options throughout Alaska. Here are the top 5 reasons to make a kayaking tour with Southeast Sea Kayaks in Ketchikan part of your Alaska vacation.
1. We’re kayaking in Alaska!
If kayaking in Alaska is on your bucket list, then you have come to the right place. Paddling a sea kayak is a great way to slow down and enjoy the wilderness and wildlife without engine noise or crowds. Ketchikan is the perfect place to sea kayak because we are located on the protected Inside Passage. We are not exposed to the open sea, and the water is generally calm. We also have hundreds of miles of rainforest shoreline that are accessible only by boat to explore.
2. Small Groups
During the summer, there are up to 10,000 visitors in Ketchikan each day, but there will only be 6 on your Orcas Cove Tour. Small groups make our tours safe and personal. If you have a larger group, we will be delighted to run a private trip for you. Our tours are not sold onboard cruise ships because we prefer to cater to small groups. Being independent doesn’t mean we won’t get you back on time! In over 20 years, no one on our tours has ever missed their cruise ship.
3. Tour Local
Greg Thomas started Southeast Sea Kayaks over 20 years ago, and he still owns the company today. We live year-round in Ketchikan and are closely involved in our community. When you kayak with us, you support free and low-cost kayaking programs for Alaskan youth and organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Distinguished Young Women, and Southeast Alaska Independent Living. Whether you are from Australia or Alabama, when you are in Ketchikan, we are your local kayak company.
4. Designed for Beginners, Enjoyed by Experts
Never been kayaking? Not a problem. In fact, many of our guests have never kayaked before. We are experts at creating fun, safe and enjoyable kayaking experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Expert kayakers will also enjoy the extraordinary experience of kayaking in Southeast Alaska, and because our groups are so small, we can tailor each tour to suit the group.
5. We are passionate about what we do.
We love Alaska, and we love to kayak. Everyone at Southeast Sea Kayaks has their own “Alaska story,” and we are passionate about creating unique and memorable Alaskan experiences for every one of our guests