Enjoy a super fun excursion on this exhilarating kayaking trip, one of the best ways to see Alaska's marine wildlife up close, while immersing yourself in the beauty and history of this unique area.
Paddle along the Hoonah waterfront and watch for wildlife including whales, sea lions, eagles and deer
Two-person wilderness kayak, which is more stable and fun to share with your love ones. Single kayaks are available for guests with experience kayaking
Motorized safety boat will accompany the group, as well as a couple of guides in kayaks
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
2 hours 30 mins
Minimum age is 8 years. Guests must be between 4'10" (147 cm) and 6'6" (198 cm) tall and weigh between 50 and 250 lbs (23-113 kg).
If you're seeking fun and adventure, time spent exploring the protected waters around Icy Strait and Port Frederick in a kayak is not to be missed. Your adventure begins with a short walk along the dock to the kayak centre, where you will be given a safety briefing and outfitted with your spray skirt and life jacket, before slipping into your two-person kayak. Single kayaks are available for guests with experience kayaking.
Accompanying you will be a knowledgeable guide, who teaches you about native Tlingit culture and the authentic Alaskan village of Hoonah. While paddling to beautiful Pitt Island and around the Hoonah waterfront, you will have the chance to view humpback and killer whales, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife in their natural, pristine environment.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and wonderful opportunity to get close to some incredible creatures. However, not every animal you see will be in the water. Keep your eyes on the trees for resident eagles that live nearby and survive in and around these same waters. Remember to bring your camera, warm clothes, shoes that will keep your feet dry - and most importantly, your sense of adventure!
Included: Spray skirt, life jacket, bottled water
Remarks: Minimum age is 8 years. Guests must be between 4'10" (147 cm) and 6'6" (198 cm) tall and weigh between 50 and 250 lbs (23-113 kg). Participants must be prepared to sit upright and paddle for up to two hours. Guests with neck or back problems are not recommended to participate. Conditions are generally calm, but may change and calm water is not guaranteed. Single kayaks are available for guests with experience kayaking.
Walking information: Short distance on gravel beach