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Sitka Sound Kayak Adventure

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Experience the remote and wild beauty of Sitka on this sea kayaking excursion! The Harbor & Islands Guided Paddle is the perfect tour for beginners and anyone looking for a relaxing kayak adventure in the stunning Alaskan wilderness. Discover the maze of narrow passages and countless islands of Sitka that are only accessible by kayak or expedition boat! Join our expert local guides on a peaceful paddle, passing by the fishermen and sailors tending to their vessels at the docks as you head to secluded harbors and coves. Sitka is home to diverse and abundant wildlife, so keep your eyes out as you explore the beautiful remote island shores and kelp forests! If it's the right time of year, you may even witness salmon preparing to spawn at the stream! Throughout your kayaking adventure, your friendly guide will share their vast knowledge of Sitka and it's amazing flora and fauna. This small-group tour is a great way to discover Sitka off the beaten path and immerse yourself in nature with an easy, gentle paddle guided by local experts. Looking to add a boat ride to this excursion? Check out the Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise!

What's Included

Expert guides, kayaks and paddle gear, snacks and bottled water are provided on this tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have never kayaked before?
This tour is especially well-suited for beginners, and we'll be paddling at a leisurely pace along calm waters. Additionally, everyone will receive a safety and gear orientation along with a paddle lesson so you’ll feel comfortable, safe and ready to have a great time.
Are there height or weight restrictions?
The maximum height that the kayaks can accommodate is 6 feet 6 inches. The maximum weight is 275 lbs to safely fit into the kayaks and participants must also be able to fit into our 3XL PFD’s (life vests). Children must weigh at least 40 pounds to properly fit into our child-size PFDs.
Where is the meeting location?
Sitka is a small town and easy to navigate. From the cruise ship dock a complimentary shuttle will take you downtown where our 'Big Blue Bus' will be waiting. Detailed meeting instructions will be provided on your voucher upon booking.
What should I wear/bring?
We provide all the paddle gear as well as rain gear if necessary, and you'll want to wear layered clothing ideally made of quick-drying material (non-cotton), comfortable shoes with a flexible sole, and a warm hat. We also provide bottled water and a light snack.
What if the weather is bad?
Rain is common in Southeast alaska but fortunately it does not diminish the beauty, fun, or safety of sea kayaking. We will outfit you with the proper rainproof gear if necessary. We will cancel guided tours and provide a refund if we determine paddling conditions to be unsafe: strong wind, very choppy seas, greatly reduced visibility, or a combination thereof. These conditions don’t occur often, but when they do, the safety of our guests is our highest priority.

Quick Facts


2h 30min

The minimum age for participants is 6 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.