Kayaking for Ketchikan Locals

Everyone is welcome on our local paddles!

Saturday Morning Local Paddles 

When: Saturday Mornings 9:30am - 11am - beginning May 26th 2018

Where: Southeast Sea Kayaks, on the water at the Alaska Fish House Marina, 3 Salmon Landing.

Wear: Warm layers, loose fitting comfortable clothing. We have rain gear available to borrow. 

Bring: Camera, water bottle. 

Price: $20 Adults/$15 Children 6 - 15 yrs

How to Sign Up:  Sign up online the week prior.  

Local paddle is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy time out on the water with family and friends. We depart from our dock downtown and take a route that will make the best of the prevailing wind and tide conditions. We may kayak the Ketchikan creek, explore Pennock Island, or head north to Bar Harbor. We use double kayaks and have some triple kayaks available for families. First time and experienced paddlers are welcome. Local Paddle is not a tour: we aim to improve our paddling skills, get some exercise and enjoy the time on the water. Please sign up online by 5pm on the Friday before the Saturday that you would like to paddle (we don't take reservations weeks ahead.) We will post on our Facebook Page when all spaces have filled and if we need to cancel for weather. If you have a group of more than 6, please consider scheduling a group evening paddle instead. We provide spray-skirts, life-jackets and all paddling equipment. Please bring $20 in cash, dress in warm, loose fitting clothing.

Group Evening Paddles

When: 5:15pm - 7pm Monday, Thursday or Saturday

Price: $150 groups up to 6 or $300 groups of 7 - 12

How to Sign Up: Call us at 907-225-1258 or email to book your group.

When the cruise ships disappear down the channel it's the perfect time for locals to take to the water. We love evening paddles: it is quiet, the light is beautiful and we have the Narrows almost to ourselves. Our local evening paddles depart from our downtown dock and, depending on tide and weather conditions, explore the Ketchikan Creek, Pennock Island and the Tongass Narrows. Group paddles are great fun for family re-unions, visiting friends, corporate team building or birthday celebrations. It is your trip so you can set the pace and relax on the water or choose to paddle hard and get a good workout.

Our special local group paddles are an exceptional price and they are a great way to show visiting friends and family the town; at least one participant must be a Ketchikan resident. Evening group tours are a flat rate of $150 for groups of up to 6 and $300 for groups of 7 - 12. We need at least 48 hours notice to run an evening tour, and availability depends on our schedule for the day. Please call us at 907-225-1258 or email to book your group. When you book a group paddle, we will take a credit card to hold the reservation and charge your card on the day of the trip.

Kayakers head back to Ketchikan from Pennock Island

Looking for More Local Kayaking Programs?

We also teach Lessons in the pool and on the ocean; ladies can join our Wednesday evening Diva Paddle and kids love our summer Youth Programs.