Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise
Join an incredible adventure to discover the wildly scenic Sitka Sound on this small-group excursion! Guided by local experts, you'll explore remote islands and seldom-traveled passages by kayak and boat. This half-day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise is suitable for beginners and provides all the gear you'll need. Following a kayak skills and safety orientation, you'll head out for a leisurely paddle through the pristine waters and kelp forest. Your guide will help you identify the diverse marine life you're likely to encounter, which can include crab, sea stars, anemones, sea urchins, jelly fish, harbor seals, sea lions, and more! After about 2½ - 3 hours of kayking, you'll arrive at the island where you can enjoy some beachcombing and a hearty snack while taking in the serene environment and stunning views. You'll receive a wealth of information about the area from your local guide along the way, including how the native Tlingit people have utilized the ocean's harvest for centuries. Lastly, an exciting 30-minute cruise in a specialized boat takes you back to town! You'll leave this tour with fond memories of Sitka's majestic wilderness and fascinating marine life. Please note that this tour can run in reverse, with the boat ride to the island and kayaking back to town.