Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


Take a 4-hour guided kayak tour to Clover Pass, (2 -2.5 hours in the kayaks) with scheduling to fit virtually every cruise ship. This is an amazing waterway with several rainforest islands, about 15 miles north of town. Your guides will get you away from the crowds and often to better weather where you'll paddle around 3 scenic islands where dense rainforest meets the sea. The Tongass National Forest is the largest National Forest in the U.S. and surrounds Clover Pass. Most tours encounter the resident Steller sea lions, seals, bald eagles and other birds, an immense array of intertidal life, and sometimes humpback whales, orcas, porpoises and jumping salmon along the route as well. Occasionally we even see Sitka deer or black bears down at the beach.

While specific wildlife viewing cannot be guaranteed, Clover Pass is second to none for wildlife viewing near Ketchikan and our micro climate, north of town, consistently provides dryer weather and calmer waters than downtown.


  • Local smoked salmon, dip, local vegan options and hot & cold beverages.
  • Our Guides are Locals or Professional Educators/Return Guides / No First Year Guides
  • Private Transportation from the downtown Cruise Docks & the new dock at Ward Cove.
  • Small-group tours. 6:1 guide to guest ratio.

What to expect


We drive you in private transportation to the Clover Pass Resort where we will paddle the calm waters of Clover Pass around small rainforest islands on Alaskas Inside Passage.

Stop At:

• Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, AK

Additional information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be at least 6 years old. There are some exceptions, so please call if you feel you qualify
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No experience is necessary
  • Rain pants and jackets are provided
  • Due to the size of the kayak cockpit openings, your hip/waist size should not exceed 52 inches (137cm) as measured while seated.
  • Near public transportation
  • Recommended that you wear clothing that would be appropriate for an outdoor hike through the forest, and footwear that will fit inside the space of a kayak. Large bulky boots or high heels are not recommended
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is a minimum of 2 people to run a tour
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, date.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

The tour guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the area and the wildlife. They provided all the gear and really simple instructions, we were very comfortable on the water. It’s so quiet and peaceful floating. A great experience.

April 2022

First time kayaker. So amazing! I was nervous to go out on the ocean but the water was so much calmer there then downtown and the kayak was really stable. The gear provided kept me warm and comfortable. Watching the seals was fun and we saw whales spouting and their tales as they dove. So magical!

April 2022

Our trip was amazing! We were worried we wouldn't be able to find someone who would take us paddling in the off season - but Devon took us on the most wonderful tour at low tide! He knew so much about the area and the ecology, and his expert advice on paddling and gear kept us comfortable in the ...

March 2022

Second time out with this company! This time in a sea kayak. The inter tidal creatures are amazing and the resident sea lions really put on a show. So much fun!

Sydney H
March 2022

Our guide Jake was absolutely fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable of all wildlife and plants. we were amazed how close the whales got to use and it was a nice relaxed paddle

November 2021

Best service, local knowledge, camaraderie, welcoming and friendly first class all the way! Exceptional guides with nature and local knowledge and skills. Highly recommend for all ages abilities.

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