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“Fabulous kayaking excursion!!”

Southeast Sea Kayaks
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US$99.99*
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Ketchikan Kayaking Tour
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US$169.99*
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Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking
Ranked #6 of 97 Tours in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ketchikan's local kayak company. Sea kayak tours of Ketchikan, Orcas Cove and kayak/hike at Icehouse Cove. Small groups and fun, friendly guides. First time kayakers welcome!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We are in our 70s and had never been in a kayak! Rain gear was provided, but we had blue skies and sunshine. Our guide, Brendan, was very patient as he taught us the skills we needed before we paddled along the shoreline of Ketchikan and across the main channel to an island in Tongass Narrows. Brendan shared interesting info. and facts about the wildlife and the history of the area as we saw breathtaking scenery. Terrific experience! By DG

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I took my family (three nephews (6, 12, 17), brother, sister-in-law, and mother (who had never so much as been in a kayak!) on the Orca's Cove trip. Totally worth it!

A great family activity!

Thank C_Faris
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

From start to finish the whole experience was perfect. Mary our guide was fantastic and was really great with our two teenage daughters. Well run organization and the sights are beautiful. Also, the equipment is newer and is good condition. I highly recommend this trip and Southeast Sea Kayaks.

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Greg and Gillian have a fantastic company! We were lucky to have a sunny day in Ketchikan. Meeting up with the company off of the cruise ship was really easy. There were only 4 of us in the group so it was a very intimate tour. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Orca's Cove tip is very scenic, you can see a ton of different wildlife, especially eagles, many types of starfish, seals, otters and tons of moon jellies. We were outfitted with rain suits and life jackets. Gillian took us on a quick boat ride to the cove and we were ready to kayak. The scenery was beautiful and we kayaked for almost 3 hours. After the kayaks, Greg had snacks of smoked salmon and crackers and it was great to chat with him! This is the way to go and the company to use, it was a great experience!!!

Thank tandih21
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I enjoyed my first time kayaking on the sea at Orcas Cove. The sea swells was not bad, and the winds was calm to slight windy. Be sure to dress comfortably, depending on the 2 to 4 hour tour.
They accommodate 6 people in a group, but larger groups can be arranged if necessary. I feel a group of 6 is much better, as our guide (Mary) took the time to tell us the geology, wildlife, and marine life in and around Orcas Cove.

They serve salmon snacks once your back on the main boat, before heading back to town. My only disappointment, no marine mammals showed up for this adventure.

I hope you and your family experience kayaking with Southeast Sea Kayaks, when you visit Ketchikan, AK for the summer.

This is not recommended for anyone with chronic low back pain, or frequent bladder issues.

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