Kayaking for Ketchikanians
We have world class sea kayaking right here at our doorstep in Ketchikan, Alaska. Kayaking is not just for visitors! Southeast Sea Kayaks runs 2 regularly scheduled locals paddles per week and offers special evening rates for groups. Diva Paddle is our women only Tuesday Evening paddle and on Saturday mornings we have a local paddle from 10:30am - 12noon. We also offer Evening Group Paddles at local rates which are a great fun and inexpensive way to get family, friends or co-workers out on the water together.
Saturday Morning Local Paddles
Saturdays 10:30am - 12noon
$20 adults/$15 children 6 - 15 yrs
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 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. Call or email our office 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, lifejackets and all paddling equipment. Please bring $20 in cash, dress in warm, loose fitting clothing and bring a rain jacket and rain pants if the weather is wet.
Local Group Evening Paddles
$150 per group of 6 ($20 per person over 6)
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 - only $25 per person if you have 6 paddlers. At least one participant must be a Ketchikan resident. Evening Group tours require a minimum of 6 participants, and we can handle groups of up to 12 at one time. We need at least 48 hours notice to run an evening tours, please call or email to book your group.