Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking


Approximately 4½ Hours
Strenuous Activity 
$$$

Join this memorable trip into the Tongass Rain Forest to the Tatoosh Islands, to paddle with Ketchikan's most experienced local sea kayaking company among magnificent scenery and wildlife sighting opportunities.

Take a 25-minute van ride; then, a fast and fun boat ride brings you to a world of ancient cedars, spruce and western hemlock trees.

At the remote and protected Tatoosh Islands, your guides greet you and present a quick but thorough orientation. Get into your double kayak and set off, beginning with some practice strokes as you approach the sheltered islands. Surrender to the peacefulness of the setting as you glide along the wild rocky shoreline.

Bald eagles peer down from overhead while seals often pop up to take a peek. The intertidal zone includes mink, river otter, orange and purple starfish, red and white jellyfish, mussels and seaweeds. Further out in the floating bull kelp, watch for harbor seals, who watch back with a shy and curious disposition. Keep an eye out for humpback whales, sea lions and orca. Black bears and wolves have been sighted here as well.

Notes:

No kayaking experience is necessary. Tour operates with a limited number of guests under special use permit with the US Forest Service. Minimum age is 6 years. Maximum weight is 265 lbs. Maximum height is 6'6". Not advisable for guests with back or heart problems.

Notes:

This excursion is led in English