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Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Boat Wilderness Adventure
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Owner description: Southeast Exposure Ketchikan - Kayaking, Zipline & Zodiac Boat Tours. Welcome to Southeast Exposure. We started taking Kayaking Tours in 1986 from our home in downtown Ketchikan. Kayaks soon took over the yard. In 2005 we moved our operation north to beautiful Clover Pass, three miles from the end of the road. The protected waters here are dotted with evergreen islands. To realize our dream of having a zipline course and move the kayak tours away from the floatplanes, large boats, wind and the noise of the waters of downtown, we purchased an estate and started to renovate and add. We built a zipline course with 8 lines in the big cedars and installed transition elements as well as a zipline that zooms down to an ocean platform. We also installed an optional climbing wall with stairs to climb to the top platform. We support our Tatoosh Islands and Misty Fiords kayak tours with three vessels: Two 24’ Rigid Hulled inflatables (RIBs) and a 24’ landing craft. Our Zodiac Boatman Tour features three custom built 14’ rigid hulled boats. The kayak fleet would never fit anywhere in our two previous locations. What will you see out here in Clover Pass? Islands ringed by protected waters Seals, sea lions, eagles, intertidal life, jumping salmon, deer and possibly orcas on the hunt and transiting humpback whales.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great Staff”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I screwed up the itinerary and booked on the completely wrong date and time. Betsy seems to be on call around the clock. Being that I was on the cruise ship, I had no cell service for most of my trip- she made sure to leave me detailed voice messages with my options, and was able to get me and my girlfriend on the appropriate tour without charging a change fee. She also arranged and paid for a cab to get us to the site. The guys running the zipline course were just as friendly and accommodating, allowing beginners to do what they were comfortable with, and experts to try the more daring parts. They were also pretty funny, making jokes along the way. We both had a great time on this excursion.

Visited August 2014
Thank Michael C
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Sugar Land, Texas
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55 reviews
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“This trip is good for the novice”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you are new to kayaking - this trip is great, however, being avid kayakers, this was not very interesting, slow and uneventful. The staff had there hands full with first time kayakers, which slowed the few remaining experienced kayakers down. I would only recommend this trip to those who have kayaking on their bucket list and this is a first for them. If you really want a great and unforgettable kayak experience, book with Paddler's Realm in Whittier, Alaska!

Visited August 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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“Excellent Zodiak Ride!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had a wonderful time on their zodiac tour! We ended up seeing a whale and bald eagle among other things. Our tour guide, Ethan, was enthusiastic and well educated in Alaskan wildlife. We had a great time!

Visited August 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews
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“We enjoyed our Kayak trip.”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

i am so glad we booked our trip through Southeast Exposure. In Ketchikan there was pouring ran but just 15 miles down the road at Southeast Exposure there were sunny skies. The guide we had took us to many great places to see ocean life, eagles and deer. We really enjoyed our time kayaking around Eagle Island.

Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great personalized tour”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

My partner and I were lucky to get our tour guide to ourselves, and paddled in singles at our pace. Got to explore a lot more than we would have had we been in a group tour. Was a gorgeous sunny day and we managed to see the eagles on eagle island. Betsy is a very cool owner/manager who also rents well serviced bikes in town for a very reasonable price ($20).

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