Southeast Sea Kayaks in Ketchikan, Alaska offers exceptional sea kayaking trips on the protected waterways of the Inside Passage. The Tongass National Forest is on our front doorstep and the Misty Fjords National Monument is our ‘backyard.’
Our guided sea kayak tours offer a unique Alaskan experience to independently spirited travelers who seek to escape the mass marketed shore excursions offered on board the cruise ship.
Explore Ketchikan’s historic waterfront and the Tongass Narrows on the Pennock Paddling Adventure or experience true wilderness and seek out wildlife at remote Orcas Cove. Combine Orcas Cove with a flight seeing trip in a traditional float plane to the Misty Fiords for the ultimate shore trip.
Full day trips and overnight trips will plunge you into the heart of the Misty Fjords National Monument. The Fjords, sometimes spelled Misty Fiords, offer pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, plunging sheer granite cliffs, intimate waterways, waterfalls, hiking trails and crystal clear alpine lakes. Arrange a guided trip with us or use our outfitting services to rent a kayak and organize charter transportation for your own Alaskan sea kayaking adventure.
Read What Southeast Sea Kayaks Says:
“Sea kayaking is a unique way to experience Alaska’s wilderness. The protected waters of the Inside Passage and the sheltered fjords of the Misty Fjords National Monument provide exceptional opportunities for kayaking adventures in and around Ketchikan. Sea kayakers often find themselves paddling with seals, sealions, whales and eagles while the crystal clear water allows paddlers to view the colorful array of inter-tidal life just beneath surface. Guided tours with local kayaking companies allow visitors of all ages with no prior kayaking experience to enjoy their first kayaking adventures in safety. Overnight trips, unguided kayak rentals, local trip planning advice and charter boat transportation are also available in Ketchikan for those who seek to create their own Alaskan sea kayaking adventures”.
– This article contributed by Southeast Sea Kayaks.
Read What Jim Howard of the Globe Pequot Press says about Misty Fjords National Monument:
“This beautiful area is still one of Alaska’s secrets. The most famous—and therefore most popular—places within Misty Fjords National Monument are Rudyerd Bay and Walker Cove. But don’t overlook the rest of the area. There is a lot of scenic grandeur in other inlets and bays that few of Misty’s visitors ever find. Most of Misty Fjords is remote and wild country, a haven for ducks, brown and black bear, Sitka deer, mink, river otters, and in a few places, moose. Humpbacks and orcas, porpoise, sea lions, and seals ply the waters of Behm Canal and the inlets. The steep and sometimes sheer fjord walls are keys to the area’s scenic allure, but they also make camping sites hard to come by. It is possible to reach Misty Fjords by paddling to and/or from Ketchikan. However the round-trip distance to Walker or Rudyerd is more than 40 miles, and paddling will add at least two days on each end of your trip. Many kayakers therefore choose to use one of the delivery and pickup services from Ketchikan.”
– Jim Howard Published by The Globe Pequot Press.
Email Southeast Sea Kayaks at: [email protected] or stop by and visit us just a short walk from the cruise ship docks.
Southeast Sea Kayaks
1621 Tongass Ave., Suite 101 B
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Toll Free 1-800-287-1607
Phone (907) 225-1258