Ketchikan Kayak has been offering exceptional, intimate guided Sea Kayaking tours since 2003 and we’re excited to go into our 18th season offering guided tours into the Tongass National Forest.
We are a local, small, private tour business. We are not affiliated with any cruise lines and are completely independent. You’ll feel the difference in every aspect of your experience. And no, no one has ever missed their boat. Daily guided tours to match virtually every ship’s itinerary, with private transportation from downtown, right across the street from the cruise ships or your hotel.
What we'll do
We are excited to offer the first and only e-bike tour in SE Alaska. Join us for an easy and enjoyable electric-assist bicycle ride on the road to nowhere, the end of our paved road system. This road dead ends at the edge of extensive wilderness, where you will then take a guided hike on an enjoyable trail though dense rainforest, along a stream with waterfalls, rapids and calm sections.
We take a break at the stream's edge, which just may be the quietest and most relaxing place on your whole vacation. You will then return hike to the waiting e-bikes, and on the return bicycle ride we'll make another stop along the Inside Passage shoreline to check out the sea and beach comb a little bit on the rocky shore. Smoked salmon, picnic tables, and a great view are waiting as we return to our scenic oceanfront facilities. A convenience store with craft beers is on site.
All our tours provide round trip transportation from your cruise ship/hotel, and excellent gear is provided for all your needs.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4 hours
*No experience necessary.*
*Helmets, rubber boots, rain pants and rain jackets are provided. We also provide waterproof backpacks.
*We recommend that you wear clothing that would be appropriate for an outdoor hike through the forest with the weather on your given day.
*Our tours meet at our downtown office directly across the street from cruise ship berth 3. We are happy to offer our guests a centrally located meeting point featuring complimentary wifi and locally roasted coffee or hot tea for the early birds. Our Bright window signage makes us easy to find from the boardwalk and detailed directions, photos and a map are featured in your booking confirmation.
Full payment is due at time of online booking. Cancellations due to weather are rare, but are at the sole discretion of Ketchikan Kayak Co. If you miss your tour due to ship schedule changes (e.g. if your ship is late) or we cancel due to weather, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made prior to 60 days of tour/rental date receive a full refund. Cancellations made prior to 30 days of tour/rental receive 50% refund.
Cancellations made within 14 days of tour or rental receive no refund. This is our official policy, but we know things happen in life, so please call us with any changes and we'll do all we can for you. We're here to work with you on any changes!