sea kayak in Alaska

Tour

OVERVIEW

Jump on to a small group 6 passenger 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, your only neighbors are the feeding humpback whales, curious sea lions, playful porpoise, and soaring eagles!

  • PRICE: $389
  • DURATION: 6 HOURS
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: EASY TO MODERATE
  • LOCATION: JUNEAU

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Tour

DETAILS

Having been picked up and transported to a boat harbor north of Juneau, you’ll board a small  boat and be whisked away to the Channel Islands State Marine Park while scanning the seas for marine wildlife. If a whale is spotted, have the option to jump into a kayak straight from the boat and join them in their journey.

Explore Southeast Alaska in an intimate small group with adventure, wildlife viewing, and more!  From both water and land, you may see humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, orca, numerous bird species including bald eagles and blue heron, and deer or river otters along the shore.

Throughout this trip, your expert guides and boat captain will share their local knowledge of the area and interesting information about the wildlife and their behaviors.

Be prepared to take in the beauty of glaciers off in the distance and the majestic mountains of the Chilkat and Coast Ranges. Once back at the harbor, a van will be awaiting your return to drive you back to Juneau.

Suitable for all experience levels, this eco-adventure is sure to provide a new perspective on what’s possible in the world of remote Southeast Alaskan island exploration and is the preeminent paddling and island adventure in Southeast Alaska.

  • INCLUDED: Professional guides and boat captain. Roundtrip van transportation & water taxi. State Marine Park permits. All Necessary Kayaking equipment including dry bags. Rain gear (hooded jacket, rubber boots and pants). Lunch and beverages included – Please note any dietary restrictions.

  • RESTRICTIONS: Minimum age 8 years old.  The kayaks can accommodate a maximum torso (waist-chest) diameter of 55 inches (140cm). The maximum weight limit is 600lbs (272kg) for double kayaks. People taller than 6’2″ (188cm) find operating the rudder challenging, as the pedals only adjust to a certain maximum distance; however, people as tall as 6’8″ have been able to paddle the kayaks.

  • CANCELLATION: cancellation of excursion more than 14 days from date of the excursion will receive a full refund.  7-14 days receive 50% refund, and if the excursion is canceled less than 7 days from date of departure, no refund will be given.

  • WHAT TO WEAR: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, it is recommended that you wear warm, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, and comfortable slip-proof shoes.

  • MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: The “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is the centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area, including the majority of cruise ship passengers.

Special Notes

  • Peak months to have a chance to see whales by kayak: July-September
  • Peak months to have a chance to see sea lions by kayak: May-June

The best chance to see whales from a kayak are July, August, and September during the prime humpback whale feeding season. Although we can see whales from the private boat charter during the months of May and June, we don’t typically see them from a kayak.

PLEASE NOTE, we cannot guarantee whale or wildlife sightings by kayak. This is Wild Alaska! Please do not book this trip if you want guaranteed whales or wildlife by kayak. Our goal on this trip is to guarantee you an awesome time packed with adventure, great guides, and fantastic food.

Passengers Arriving At AJ Dock

Because the AJ Dock is about a 20-minute walk away from the “C” Sign, clients off cruise ships docking at the AJ Dock with 30 minutes or less between their ship’s arrival time and ABAK’s trip departure time will be picked up directly from the AJ Dock.

Hotel Guests

Clients staying at major hotels in the Mendenhall Valley may be picked up directly from their hotel. Clients with their own transportation may meet their guides directly at the ABAK Office at 2767 Sherwood Lane Juneau AK 99801