- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take a 4-hour guided kayak tour to Clover Pass, with scheduling to fit virtually every cruise ship. This is an amazing waterway with several rainforest islands, about 15 miles north of town. Your guides will get you away from the masses as you paddle scenic island shorelines where dense rainforest meets the sea. The Tongass National Forest is the largest National Forest in the U.S. and surrounds Clover Pass. Most tours encounter the resident Steller sea lions, seals, lots of eagles and other birds, a huge variety of inter-tidal life, and sometimes humpback whales, orcas, porpoises and jumping salmon along the route as well. Depending on the time of year we even see the occasional Sitka deer or black bears down at the beach.
- Popular choice with kids
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Free snacks included
- Light refreshments, local salmon snack, cold and hot beverages.
- Mostly Local, Professional Guides / No First Year Guides
- Private Transport to and from our downtown office at the Cruise Docks.
- Small-group tours. 6:1 guide to guest ratio.
- Entry/Admission - Tongass National Forest
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
540 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
We depart from our downtown office directly across the street from the cruise ship docks at berth 3. We can drop you off at your ship or anywhere in town after your tour.
Returns to original departure point
We drive you in private transportation to the Clover Pass Resort where we will paddle the calm waters of Clover Pass around small rainforest islands on Alaskas Inside Passage.
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, AK
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Children must be at least 10 years old. There are some exceptions, so please call if you feel you qualify
- No experience is necessary
- Rain pants and jackets are provided
- Due to the size of the kayak cockpit openings, your hip/waist size should not exceed 54 inches (137cm) as measured while seated.
- Recommended that you wear clothing that would be appropriate for an outdoor hike through the forest, and footwear that will fit inside the space of a kayak. Large bulky boots or high heels are not recommended
- There is a minimum of 2 people to run a tour
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, date.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My two early 20's sons and I greatly enjoyed our recent experience kayaking with Ketchikan Kayak. The service, knowledge, food, and fun provided by both Lou and Grayson were all top-notch. Would definitely use them again. I booked the 4 hr "Eco-Tour" via Viator, which was really easy to do. We ended up just being a group of four, which made the tour all that much more special. We saw lots of animals up close, which was really cool--- including eagles (both juveniles and mature), seals, and other birds I'm forgetting names of, etc. Lou was very knowledgeable and informative about the flora and fauna so we learned a lot of interesting stuff. I specifically picked Ketchikan Kayak because of their good reviews and because I didn't want to be part of the huge masses, typically found with cruise ship excursions (we were on a cruise, but I booked all excursions on my own, not through the cruise ship). Ketchikan Kayak's location was a short, easy walk from the ship. From there, they promptly transported us to the water (maybe 15 min van ride). After the tour, we were treated to some yummy snacks and sodas/local beers, which really hit the spot (thanks, Grayson!). Then we were transported back to our starting point, where we were able to explore local restaurant(s) and shopping before getting back on the ship. The only thing that could have made it even better was if it hadn't rained for about 1/2 hour of the tour (... but who can control the weather?, and in Ketchikan, it rains a lot, apparently!); it really wasn't much of a damper though, as Ketchikan Kayak provided helpful gear for those who wanted it (rain jackets and pants) to layer over our clothes. This worked well and minimized any negative effect of the rain. Highly reco!
Highly recommend this for anybody wanting to be on the water and have a good chance of seeing some wildlife.
We arrived in the morning to a warm greeting from the guides. After a short van ride we were kitted out and taught the basics of a kayak. We then spent a most informative morning observing wildlife in and out of the crystal clear water. Our guide made the day most interesting together with a great sense of humor. A wonderful day and a great company to support. Excellent experience.
Headed out on the bay to see the sights. Very small group - 2 kayaks plus the guide. Guide was terrific. It was high tide so the shoreline was not exposed but we saw plenty. Eagle nest and eagle, baby Harbor seal and mom, plus a group of Harbor seals hidden in a protected cove. All in all, a fun adventure.
What an amazing adventure!! Ryan and Simon were wonderful tour guides and so knowledgeable. We actually encountered 5 hump back whales that were bubble feeding while we were kayaking. Got to follow them around a bit! Weather was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Highly recommend this group to anyone. Very personable and wonderful group of guys. Also offered the bike tours, but we opted for the kayaking!
This was the best kayak tour I have been on. Amanda was a great paddling partner and I really feel awful but I can't remember our other guides name......but he was just as wonderful as Amanda!!!! both were very informative with some great stories. would definitely do this again should I ever get back to Ketchikan!!!!
None of our party had our own kayak gear/clothing, but they outfitted us completely for safety and comfort. Among the six of us, all middle aged women, we had different levels of experience and skill, and they treated everyone with respect. The guides were knowledgeable, , skilled, funny, and well-informed about local eco-issues. Great trip!
What an amazing tour...Ryan, our lead tour guide, was passionate, knowledgeable, and very easy-going. He and Derrick, our other guide also passionate, knowledgeable and easy-going taught us how to maneuver the kayaks and we took off in the ocean for our tour. Our first stop was at the tidal wall where we learned about starfish, chilton and limpets. We then paddled over to a bald eagle's nest and saw mom flying around the nest while the fledgings were deciding whether or not if they should take their first flight...unfortunately, they weren't quite ready to venture out of their huge home! Just past the nest, a massive sea lion and his ladies came by to check us out. They didn't get too close - except for the one that swam directly under Ryan's kayak! It was a blast paddling around the ocean...I think I want Ryan's job! We ended up back at the tour site for smoked salmon, dip and hot drinks...the tour was a highlight of our entire cruise!
My family and I had a great time on this tour. It was just our group of four and we were led by Ryan who was knowledgeable about the wildlife and sealife in the area. We had clear skies but they outfitted us with rain gear just in case. The kayaks we used could be steered
with foot pedals so it was very easy to navigate. Very friendly guides and great salmon dip at the end!
This was an excellent tour....Lots of info...thanks Devon and Ryan....
great tour! small group size made sticking together easy. super friendly and knowledgeable. saw lots of eagles, starfish, seals and a mink.
Don't miss booking this Tandem Kayaking Tour . We booked this tour from home, before getting on Cruise ship to Alaska in Vancouver. On June 15th 2017 we were met by Devon as we came off Cruise. He shared some interesting facts about area as we headed to base and Marina to start Tour.Weather was raining ,cold and 40-45 degrees. Don't let the weather deter you from experiencing this Tour. Ketchikan is the rain capital of Alaska, rainfall avg,200 a year.We were provided with Amazing rain gear. Coats and pants designed to keep you warm even with getting wet.I managed to get arm soaked up to my armpit with waves and was not cold during this whole tour. Gloves, boots for those that had on sandals !! and of course ,adjustable life jackets. Our guides Ryan and Derek helped each of us in getting dressed and ready for out in the elements. My husband and I are experienced paddlers and there were first time kayakers as well. Lots of facts and laughs shared with us by both Ryan and Derek. We learned about Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers ,other marine life. It was surreal floating in quiet cove sitting under an 8 foot Eagles nest with chicks 10 days old chirping away and a lone inquisitive Harbour Seal popping up investigating our Kayak group. So much wonderful information shared with us. We returned to base hut for warm drinks and small salmon appetizer snack.
Ryan and Derek made this a unique and wonderful excursion for my husband and I can't say enough about our guides.
This kayak tour was fantastic! There were only three in our group, plus the guide. We spent several hours on the water at low tide, and our guide showed us all kinds of creatures on the rocks and in the water. We saw dozens of eagles. At one point our guide took a long piece of bull kelp and made a long trumpet out of it, so we were out on the sea in kayaks blowing on our kelp trumpet. It was just a wonderful morning exploring nature and looking at stunning scenery.
My niece and I took this tour a couple of weeks ago. Tim was our guide and he was fabulous! He was very knowledgeable and laid back. It was our first time kayaking and it was great! I have a new sport!! We saw sea lions, eagles, harbor seals, lots of intertidal critters. I would highly recommend this tour.
We had a beautiful day in Ketchikan - sunny skies and a bit cool but we dressed for it. The kayak tour was enjoyable and Devon was very accomodating to our group of 6 women. We held starfish in our hands and saw bald eagles along the way. I would recommend this excursion!
very relaxing and with a small group. Ryan is an excellent guide. Saw lots of wildlife including eagles, sea lions, harbor seals and a number of other sea creatures. Highly recommend.
My family thoroughly enjoyed this trip! We were picked up right on time and had a very nice drive up to the kayaking site. Once at the shore it was an easy transition out on to the water. Our guides were friendly and informative. We had kids in our group and the guides were fantastic for all of us.
I was looking for a more private excursion from the cruise crowds when I came across this little gem. My friend and I were thrilled there was only 1 other couple joining us on the trip. Devon, Ryan and Tim were awesome!!! Devon picked us up at the cruise port and Tim drove us back. All the guys were fun, friendly and personable. Ryan was our kayak guide for trip. He told us a few stories as well as highlighted several areas we came to. Saw a couple of seals put their heads up out of the water as well as several American bald eagles. The Alaskan topography is so beautiful to see. We even got to handle a sea star as well as a couple of other rock critters during the kayak tour. If you are wanting to experience a pristine and beautiful Alaskan coastline and little islands, this is definitely the tour for you!!