Ketchikan Kayaking Excursion Reviews

Kayaking through Ketchikan's icy waters is an active way to experience Alaska's gorgeous scenery.
Very nice operation, not a very challenging kayak trip.
Very nice operation, not a very challenging kayak trip. Didn't go as far as I'd hoped.
Very nice operation, not a very challenging kayak trip. Didn't go as far as I'd hoped. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
An excellent, easy paddle.
An excellent, easy paddle. Skilled, and very informative kayaking guides. The bus guides driving us to and from the pier to the excursion site were also very entertaining and informative.
An excellent, easy paddle. Skilled, and very informative kayaking guides. The bus guides driving us to and from the pier to the excursion site were also very entertaining and informative. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sasha was a great guide - had a blast.
Sasha was a great guide - had a blast. First time in a kayak!
Sasha was a great guide - had a blast. First time in a kayak! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Knowledgeable guide.
Knowledgeable guide. Equipment in excellent condition. Scenic area with good wildlife. Southeast Exposure Kayak Tours and Rentals.
Knowledgeable guide. Equipment in excellent condition. Scenic area with good wildlife. Southeast Exposure Kayak Tours and Rentals. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We were a little biased due to excursion before cruise began in Homer.
We were a little biased due to excursion before cruise began in Homer. We had an overnight trip. She was knowledgeable and did have safety gear. We were hoping the "red light district" would be longer. However, the cool ... Read More
We were a little biased due to excursion before cruise began in Homer. We had an overnight trip. She was knowledgeable and did have safety gear. We were hoping the "red light district" would be longer. However, the cool waterfall is awesome, and we saw a Sea Lion. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The guides were very nice and everything was fine, but there wasn't much to see.
The guides were very nice and everything was fine, but there wasn't much to see. Recommend Juneau for kayaking or whale watching vs. Ketchikan
The guides were very nice and everything was fine, but there wasn't much to see. Recommend Juneau for kayaking or whale watching vs. Ketchikan Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Southeast Sea Kayaks gave us a wonderful kayaking trip in Ketchikan.
Southeast Sea Kayaks gave us a wonderful kayaking trip in Ketchikan. It was just us 4 and our knowledgeable, fun, and very patient guide. The water was calm, the weather beautiful, and we got to see bald eagles, an otter, and perfect ... Read More
Southeast Sea Kayaks gave us a wonderful kayaking trip in Ketchikan. It was just us 4 and our knowledgeable, fun, and very patient guide. The water was calm, the weather beautiful, and we got to see bald eagles, an otter, and perfect scenery from our sit-in double kayaks. Definite trip highlight!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour with Autumn, quiet and peaceful!
Great tour with Autumn, quiet and peaceful!
Great tour with Autumn, quiet and peaceful! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Best excursion we booked.
Best excursion we booked. From start to finish the tour was about 3 hours. I've never been kayaking before, but my husband has. The pace was slow enough that I didn't feel like we were behind or had to play catch-up and our tour ... Read More
Best excursion we booked. From start to finish the tour was about 3 hours. I've never been kayaking before, but my husband has. The pace was slow enough that I didn't feel like we were behind or had to play catch-up and our tour guide was very informational. He picked up a starfish from underneath one of the cliffs and passed it around for everyone to hold and told us a lot about the history of Ketchikan and the sea life that you would typically find in the area. We were lucky enough to see a few harbor seals swimming next to our kayak, about 30 bald eagles circling over us, jellyfish, and even got to see the first Orca sighting of the summer!! Highly recommend and the guides were great! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
1 1/2 hour kayaking trip - novices but thoroughly enjoyed it
1 1/2 hour kayaking trip - novices but thoroughly enjoyed it
1 1/2 hour kayaking trip - novices but thoroughly enjoyed it Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The company that provided us the tour did an excellent job.
The company that provided us the tour did an excellent job. Would do it again.
The company that provided us the tour did an excellent job. Would do it again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice small group (just our 4 and a local guide).
Nice small group (just our 4 and a local guide). Short tour across the channel and around the harbor, but good use of time. Wife and son went on a salmon fishing charter and had a great catch.
Nice small group (just our 4 and a local guide). Short tour across the channel and around the harbor, but good use of time. Wife and son went on a salmon fishing charter and had a great catch. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lots of fun, but bring waterproof jackets and a hat.
Lots of fun, but bring waterproof jackets and a hat. It poured for the first 40 minutes, and I was ill-equiped.
Lots of fun, but bring waterproof jackets and a hat. It poured for the first 40 minutes, and I was ill-equiped. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tatoosh Kayaking - 20-minute bus ride to business HQ, 20-minute boat ride to launch point ...
Tatoosh Kayaking - 20-minute bus ride to business HQ, 20-minute boat ride to launch point (friendly, knowledgeable drivers); 90-minute kayaking experience on still water that included numerous bald eagle sightings as well as one sea lion ... Read More
Tatoosh Kayaking - 20-minute bus ride to business HQ, 20-minute boat ride to launch point (friendly, knowledgeable drivers); 90-minute kayaking experience on still water that included numerous bald eagle sightings as well as one sea lion swimming a distance away. The guide were very friendly and fun but would have enjoyed the challenge of more turbulent water. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Perfect duration, not too strenuous, amazing guide, small group, lots of wildlife.
Perfect duration, not too strenuous, amazing guide, small group, lots of wildlife.
Perfect duration, not too strenuous, amazing guide, small group, lots of wildlife. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We started our morning with some sea kayaking booked through a local company (I never book cruise ...
We started our morning with some sea kayaking booked through a local company (I never book cruise ship excursions as they tend to be overpriced, over crowded and inauthentic). The sea kayaking was nice and we saw some bald eagles and sea ... Read More
We started our morning with some sea kayaking booked through a local company (I never book cruise ship excursions as they tend to be overpriced, over crowded and inauthentic). The sea kayaking was nice and we saw some bald eagles and sea lions, however it was raining for most of the day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Awesome!
Awesome! Our group was small so we got a lot of attention. We spotted jellyfish, starfish, an Eagles' nest with babies in it, seals and a mink! This was a fun excursion for the grownups!
Awesome! Our group was small so we got a lot of attention. We spotted jellyfish, starfish, an Eagles' nest with babies in it, seals and a mink! This was a fun excursion for the grownups! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Out to and around Eagle Island, nice paddle, good guides.
Out to and around Eagle Island, nice paddle, good guides. Fine for beginners but if you are experienced it is no longer than a warm up paddle.
Out to and around Eagle Island, nice paddle, good guides. Fine for beginners but if you are experienced it is no longer than a warm up paddle. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Probably the cutest of the ports we visited.
Probably the cutest of the ports we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed this sea kayaking, even getting close to a fishing trawler, which was pretty fascinating to watch, and had enough time for lunch and walking around town upon our return.
Probably the cutest of the ports we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed this sea kayaking, even getting close to a fishing trawler, which was pretty fascinating to watch, and had enough time for lunch and walking around town upon our return. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very friendly an knowledge tour guides.
Very friendly an knowledge tour guides. Unfortunately did not see whales, but did see unique sea creatures clinging to rocks.
Very friendly an knowledge tour guides. Unfortunately did not see whales, but did see unique sea creatures clinging to rocks. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider:
Viewed eagles and other wildlife.
Viewed eagles and other wildlife. Guides were passionate and informative.
Viewed eagles and other wildlife. Guides were passionate and informative. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Had a great time in our kayak.
Had a great time in our kayak. We were in small group of ten. We saw a few eagles, starfish, and deer. It was so relaxing to be out on the water in Alaska.
Had a great time in our kayak. We were in small group of ten. We saw a few eagles, starfish, and deer. It was so relaxing to be out on the water in Alaska. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There were only 4 of us that went on this excursion but it was perfect.
There were only 4 of us that went on this excursion but it was perfect. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient with us first timers. They were always friendly and polite.
There were only 4 of us that went on this excursion but it was perfect. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient with us first timers. They were always friendly and polite. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In general I wanted to get away from the touristy areas with our time in port, so for this port I ...
In general I wanted to get away from the touristy areas with our time in port, so for this port I booked a kayaking excursion with http://www.kayakketchikan.com/ We took the Orca Cove trip which was a short trip by water taxi to the cove, ... Read More
In general I wanted to get away from the touristy areas with our time in port, so for this port I booked a kayaking excursion with http://www.kayakketchikan.com/ We took the Orca Cove trip which was a short trip by water taxi to the cove, and about 2.5 hours of paddling. The trip was nice - our group was only 5 and the guide - in two person kayaks - and we were all alone in the area - very quiet and peaceful. We saw a bald eagle, mink and some seals. After all the paddling, we headed back to the water taxi and a smoked salmon snack before going back to town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Howard is awesome!!!!!
Howard is awesome!!!!! This is a wonderful excursion
Howard is awesome!!!!! This is a wonderful excursion Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International