One of our favorite tours combines flightseeing of the Misty Fjords National Monument along with a guided sea kayaking experience out of Orcas Cove. The 5 hour combination trip allows you to make the most of your time in Ketchikan by taking two tours in one. Southeast Sea Kayaks picks up guests on the cruise ship dock and gets everyone outfitted for kayaking. We head straight out of town to Orcas Cove by boat, about 20 minutes away.
Flights can be custom tailored to meet your individual requirements whether you are interested in a guided afternoon with a little adventure or a multi week fishing or hunting expedition in remote wilderness.
No prior kayaking experience is required, after a basic lesson we take off paddling amongst numerous islands, immersing ourselves in the surroundings and keeping a lookout for wildlife. While it is impossible to predict what we will see on any given day, we often have the opportunity to observe nesting bald eagles or see playful harbor seals and we are always on the lookout for Orcas and humpback whales. Our kayaking time is about 2.5 hours after which we return to the mother-ship for a picnic of local caught and smoked salmon and hot drinks.
Watch as Jeff lands and taxis to the boat to pick you up. Our pilot helps you aboard the float-plane and takes off for the next leg of your adventure. In the floatplane, everyone has window seats and headsets so you can talk with your pilot as you fly to Misty Fjords National Monument. Viewed from the air, the 3000 foot granite cliffs and waterfalls of Misty Fjords are an incredible sight. A true wilderness with no roads or towns, the Misty Fjords National Monument is about the same size as the state of Connecticut. Ketchikan tour with Nooya Lake As you fly over Alpine lakes and old growth forest, keep an eye out for mountain goats and both black and brown bears on the ground. An exhilarating part of the trip is landing in the Misty Fjords and getting out of the plane to take photos and enjoy the extraordinary serenity of the Fjords. We drop you back at the cruise ship dock by van upon your return to town.
Due to the custom nature of this trip we require advance notification to arrange for the necessary logistics. You may contact us to get a no obligation quote. We urge you to inquire as we think you will be surprised at the value of this package.