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With an abundance of islands, bays, and coves, Alaska is made for sea kayaking—one of the best ways to explore the state’s great outdoors. Here are some of the top reasons to get out on the waters of the Gulf of Alaska or the Inside Passage, known for their wildlife and glacier scenery.
 
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  • Paddle around the icebergs of Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park on a tour from Seward.
  • Watch for bald eagles and bears, as you explore Chilkoot Lake on a tour from Haines or Skagway.
  • See Mendenhall Glacier from the vantage point of Mendenhall Lake on a tour from Juneau.
  • Set off from a floating base camp to spot harbor seals and black-tailed deer on a tour from Sitka.
  • Admire the lush greenery of Tongass National Forest and paddle around Eagle Island on a tour from Ketchikan.
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Premier Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo
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Premier Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo

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Whale watching and visiting the Mendenhall Glacier are two of the most popular activities around Juneau. Check them both off your list on this half-day combo tour that includes flexible departure times and round-trip transportation from Mt. Roberts Tramway, making it ideal for a shore excursion or quick trip.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

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While your ship is docked in Ketchikan, kayak around Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest, on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. Enter the protected waters of Clover Pass and as you paddle around the island, spot wildlife including bald eagles, seals, salmon, and perhaps even humpbacks and orcas. The tranquil waters provide a perfect opportunity for beginning kayakers and the more experienced alike to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise: afternoon departure

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise: afternoon departure

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Experience up-close views of glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this cruise. Enjoy 100 miles (round-trip) of jaw-dropping scenery as the captain and crew explain the surrounding geology and wildlife. Sail past the majestic Holgate Glacier and witness chunks of glaciers break off and crash into the water. Get your camera out near Chiswell Islands, home to thousands of nesting seabirds. In addition to the sights, enjoy a complimentary brunch or deli lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour

Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour

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Navigate the waterways and islands of Clover Pass on a small-group kayak eco-tour from Ketchikan. Along the way, spot native Alaskan wildlife that inhabit this protected region where the thick foliage of the Tongass National Forest meets the sea, from sea lions and migratory humpback whales to eagles' nests and exposed starfish colonies. Paddle with two guides and a small group of no more than eight people for a more personalized wildlife-watching journey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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The Mendenhall Glacier is one of Juneau’s most impressive natural wonders, stretching over 13 miles (21 kilometers). On this half-day tour, enjoy spectacular views of the glacier from the viewing platforms and walkways, and learn more about the mighty glacier at the Visitor Center. Then, set sail on a thrilling whale-watching cruise along the coast and look out for humpback whales, as well as other wildlife such as bald eagles and blue heron.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2.5-Hour Denali Wilderness ATV Adventure Tour

2.5-Hour Denali Wilderness ATV Adventure Tour

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Explore the Alaskan wilderness on a 2.5-hour tour by ATV from Denali. Stop to view Denali National Park landmarks such as Otto Lake, Healy Valley, and the Alaska Range, and look for wildlife such as moose. Ride either an automatic single or double ATV through rugged terrain, splashing through water (weather permitting) and traversing rocky creek beds on an ATV that can reach speeds of up to 30 mph (48 kph). Includes guide, use of equipment, and pickup and drop-off at select hotels.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Denali Park Zipline Adventure

Denali Park Zipline Adventure

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Experience Alaska from the only zipline course in the Denali National Park region. Soar over the trees during a 3-hour ziplining experience just outside Denali National Park, with expert guides who lead you along a course with six suspension bridges and eight ziplines. Fly through the boreal forest and over the tundra on this memorable tour that promises exhilarating thrills, incredible scenery and a fun challenge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Denali ATV Trailblazer 3.5 Hour Tour

Denali ATV Trailblazer 3.5 Hour Tour

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Discover the Denali area on a 3.5-hour ATV tour that takes you through the boreal forest of Alaska. Have the option to tackle the rugged terrain in a single-rider ATV or a multi-passenger side-by-side ATV. Reach speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/hr) as you ride for about 2.5 hours on trails that are challenging for all experience levels. Stop periodically for photo ops and wildlife sightings on a tour that includes guide, use of equipment, and transport from select locations in Denali.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Denali Hiking Tour

Denali Hiking Tour

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Hike with an experienced, naturalist guide and small group through the wilderness trails of Denali National Park. The 5-hour experience showcases the tundra, taiga and boreal forest that has made Denali a mecca for wilderness adventurers the world over. Listen to narration to understand the parks botany, geology and history as you focus on the nature all around you — not the logistics or your map.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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Alaskan Back Country Side by Side ATV Adventure with Meal

Alaskan Back Country Side by Side ATV Adventure with Meal

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Kick up your adrenaline with this guided ATV adventure in the backcountry of Denali National Park. Hop aboard a Polaris Side by Side ATV, accommodating two passengers, and rev off along the Alaska Range, speeding through stunning mountain scenery up to 25 miles per hour. On Black Diamond Peak, marvel at views of Healy Valley. After the ride, enjoy a full-service backcountry meal. Hotel transport is available for this 3.5-hour outing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.95
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Resurrection Bay Kayaking Adventure

Resurrection Bay Kayaking Adventure

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This is your opportunity for us to show you first-hand the beauty of Seward, Lowell Point, and Resurrection Bay. While making our way to our kayaking location, learn about life in Seward, both past and present, from your driver-guide, who will narrate as we make our way through town. As we leave the paved streets of Seward, we’ll travel along the shoreline of Resurrection Bay on the gravel surface of Lowell Road. We’ll view turquoise blue waters and beautiful mountain vistas while we travel comfortably by van to our private beach. Upon reaching our launch location, you’ll meet your kayaking guides for a quick briefing before heading out onto the water. It’s common to encounter sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon as we kayak. We may stop to take a short walk on the beach along Tonsina Creek to view a salmon spawning stream (active mid-July to early-September). This the perfect trip for those experiencing kayaking for the first time or for those short on time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Inside Passage Sea Kayaking in Haines

Inside Passage Sea Kayaking in Haines

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Kayak the waters of southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage without worrying about equipment. Let your guide provide you with all the gear you need and offer a safety-briefing orientation suitable for all skill levels. Photograph and take in the scenery of the Inside Passage as you paddle in your 2-person kayak. After several hours on the water, finish this tour with a beach-side lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

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Experience Mendenhall Glacier by land and water on this 6.5-hour combo-adventure tour from Juneau. First, hop into a canoe at Mendenhall Lake and paddle around luminescent blue icebergs and past cliffs and waterfalls toward Mendenhall Glacier. Step onto the glacier and explore the area with trekking poles. No matter what level of paddling or glacial-trekking experience you have, a guide is there to prepare you for each step of the journey. Look for wildlife sightings and expect personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
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Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking

Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking

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Wilderness areas near Ketchikan are ideal locations to see the wildlife and old growth rain forests of south eastern Alaska. With this tour, take a short boat ride to the Orcas Cove launch point, get in a kayak, and spend a few hours exploring the shoreline and spotting wildlife—bears, whales, eagles, and more—waterside. Finish the tour with a snack of local smoked salmon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking

Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking

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Kayak in the waters around Mendenhall Glacier on this guided tour from Juneau. Get a paddling primer, then follow your guide through Fritz Cove and the protected Mendenhall Wetlands for possible views of bald eagles and humpback whales. All equipment, instruction, snack, and round-trip transportation from the Juneau cruise port included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

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See the Mendenhall Glacier up close on a half-day tour from Juneau. You'll ride across the waters of Mendenhall Lake in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe that permits unobstructed viewing of the glacier, icebergs, Nugget Falls, and perhaps some Alaskan wildlife. Includes all equipment, snacks, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour

Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour

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Hit the Alaskan waters on this 3.5-hour Mendenhall Lake kayak tour in Tongass National Forest. Journey across the lake in a kayak with group members in your same expertise level. Maneuver around glaciers as you take in stunning sights of the lake’s natural beauty, and catch sight of wildlife as you go. Paddle by Nugget Falls and the 3,000-year-old Mendenhall Glacier.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tonsina Point Kayak and Exploration

Tonsina Point Kayak and Exploration

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Experience the beauty of Resurrection Bay, its abundant marine life and beautiful glacial vistas on this Seward kayaking excursion from Lowell Point. On this trip we paddle the shoreline of Resurrection Bay, where encounters with sea otters, sea birds, bald eagles and leaping salmon are common. Our day will include a paddle along the coastline and walking through a temperate rain forest. We’ll explore Tonsina Point with its ghost forest, late season salmon stream and beautiful mountain views from its beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch and possibly a visit to a waterfall.
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  • 7 hours
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Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

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Experience the rugged beauty of Alaska on a guided kayak tour in the town of Hoonah. Join your guide and small group for a paddle past an old logging camp and towering mountains. Then, move on to a rural area the locals call Long Island for a chance to spot wildlife.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Skagway Departure

Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Skagway Departure

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Explore Chilkoot Lake by sea kayak on this excursion from Skagway. Enjoy a 45-minute catamaran ride along the fjords to Haines. Travel to Chilkoot Lake State Park, an incredible spot with Tlingit cultural sites, a river bursting with salmon, and wildlife including eagles and brown bears. Paddle through the lake, taking in views of waterfalls and rainforest. Tour downtown Haines and Fort Seward before heading back to Skagway.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Haines Departure

Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Haines Departure

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When your cruise ship docks in Haines, discover the wildlife of Chilkoot Lake on a half-day kayak tour. Your guide provides instruction and all necessary equipment for this tour, which uses stable double kayaks and affords a memorable experience of Alaska's pristine wilderness. Suitable for beginning and experienced kayakers, your tour allows for great photo ops of forested mountains and waterfalls, and the chance to spot brown bears, bald eagles, and more. Includes lunch, guide, round-trip transportation from the Haines cruise port.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

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The vibrant Inside Passage is one of the best places for spotting humpback whales in Alaska, and on this two-part adventure you not only travel up the passage on a small boat but also have the opportunity to kayak alongside the massive creatures. While most whale watching tours only include spotting whales from a distance, this intimate tour allows adventurous travelers to experience the whales up close.
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  • 6 hours
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

Juneau Shore Excursion: Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

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Jump on our small intimate boat and travel up the Inside Passage to the richest Humpback Whale feeding ground in Alaska. See the lush and vibrant temperate rainforest, exquisite snow-capped peaks and flowing glaciers, where your only neighbors are the feeding humpbacks, curious sea lions, playful porpoise, and soaring eagles! We will launch in the small boat and head up into the State Marine Park, there we will pull up to a remote island where we will gear up and start paddling! We will kayak paddle through the humpback whale feeding ground, looking for signs of wildlife and whales. Once you have completed your kayak exploration, be treated to a high quality delicious snack on the private island beach. Stretch your legs, grab a snack, and explore the island's tide pools! Suitable for all experience levels, this eco-adventure is sure to provide a new perspective on what’s possible in the world of remote Alaskan island exploration and is the preeminent paddling and island adventure.
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  • 6 hours
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Inside Passage Sea Kayaking from Skagway

Inside Passage Sea Kayaking from Skagway

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Paddle Alaska's Inside Passage on a sea kayaking trip from Skagway that explores a dramatic coast lined with towering peaks. Watch for bald eagles, moose, and whales as you paddle a 2-person kayak, then come to shore for a picnic on an Alaskan beach. For even more time on the water, you'll make the round-trip journey between Skagway to Haines aboard a high-speed catamaran, a 17-mile trip that traverses scenic Lynn Fjord.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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