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Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)

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Overview
Spend a few hours experiencing Alaska’s nature and wildlife on this small group boat tour. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide at Alaska Kayak Company, embark on a journey through the Inside Passage. Then hop in a kayak and go exploring for black bears, humpback whales, orcas, bald eagles, and other animals. Enjoy a delicious snack of wild smoked salmon before returning to Ketchkian.
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    What to Expect
    Itinerary

    About 10 minutes before your reserved departure you’ll find us on Berth 2, holding an Alaska Kayak Company sign, beside the Liquid Sunshine Gauge, in front of the Visitors Borough, and beside of beautiful bronze sculpture called “The Rock”. This location can be a 1 minute to 15 minute walk from your cruise ship depending on where it docks. Please allow time to find us before tour departure time

    Stop At:

    • Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, AK
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional local guide
    • Transportation by boat to and from remote kayaking destination
    • Weather appropriate outer layer
    • Snacks
    • Wild Alaskan smoked salmon
    • Premium kayaking gear is supplied
    Exclusions
    • Base layers, please wear something warm and comfortable. At a minimum we suggest 2 layers under our paddle jackets, they are water & windproof but do not provide any insulation. Technical or quick dry materials are best but you’ll have a great time in jeans, sweatshirts, or leggings.
    • A brimmed hat is great for rain or shine.
    • Wear active footwear not big heavy boots.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise ship passengers, when booking please provide your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and all aboard time
    • Operates rain or shine
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • We are glad to stow a collapsible wheelchair for guests but it cannot be used on-board.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • We love to adventure with all levels of paddlers. We teach everything you need to know about having a fun, safe kayaking experience at the start of our trip.
    • Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions!
    • We are happy to accommodate groups of 6 traveling together. Please contact us so that we can arrange this for you!
    • If you are traveling via cruise ship please book a departure at least an hour after your arrival and allow yourself roughly an hour to re-board afterwards.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and a I had the great pleasure of going on this excursion on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. "Going on this excursion" is way too formal and antiseptic for what we experienced. A better description is that we went out on a boat with our friends Tim and Mary, and Tim kayaked
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    Response from AkKayakCo, Owner at Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)
    Responded 02 Nov 2019
    Thank you for the high praise! Mary and I are glad you both had an excellent time out with us on the water. If you ever wander back through Ketchikan please say hello! Best, Tim
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    Tim and Mary are wonderful host! Trip was easy to coordinate. Communication was excellent. Day was a great experience. We took short boat ride and then launched Kayaks. Finished kayaking at black beach/ Nation Forrest and went on lovely guided hike through an amazing ecosystem.
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    Response from AkKayakCo, Owner at Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Susan, we really enjoyed being able to share the area and the day with Greg and yourself. Thanks for coming out adventuring with us and for the lovely book suggestions for Noah! Best of luck on your new adventure/job back home! Tim & Mary
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    Spent a fantastic couple of hours with Tim and Mary a young couple with great enthusiasm for what they are doing. They only take a maximum of four people. On our trip it was just my wife and I. Top quality equipment and a good safety briefing. Our first ever sea kayaking trip
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    Response from AkKayakCo, Owner at Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Mary and I love being able to introduce people to a sport and a place that we love. Thank you for coming out with us! Best, Tim
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    There are 5 of us in the family, the 3 kids are youngest 12, and oldest 17, and we hike and backpack a bit. Tim and Mary take the time to understand a bit about your background and tailor the trip to it. For those who want a mellower, more sterotypical cruise ship tour, they
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    Response from AkKayakCo, Owner at Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to compliment us so heavily Paul! It was a pleasure to have you all out on the water and in the woods for a day! Best, Tim
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    As you read through some of the other reviews, you may notice a recurring theme: the owners, Tim and Mary, are simply some of the most welcoming and personable guides around. We booked this trip as part of our Ketchikan stopover from our cruise, and we thoroughly enjoyed every
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    Response from AkKayakCo, Owner at Paddles & Propellers (Combo Boat & Kayak Adventure)
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Ryan, you and your family were a treat to have out! The conversation/exploration with you all is a great example of why Mary and I love what we do. We are glad that you all made us a part of your experience here in Southeast Alaska. Best, Tim
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    About the operator
    By: Alaska Kayak Company
    39 reviews
    cpabobby
    10
    Fantastic Value; Most Memorable Excursion
    My wife and a I had the great pleasure of going on this excursion on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. "Going on this
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    Susan G
    20
    Fabulous day kayaking and hiking in beautiful Ketchikan
    Tim and Mary are wonderful host! Trip was easy to coordinate. Communication was excellent. Day was a great
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    418FionaB
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    9049
    Good kayaking, great local hospitality
    Tim & Mary made a good kayaking trip great. We enjoyed the kayaking which was very professionally done, not
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    Donna B
    10
    5 Hour Kayak, Hike and Lunch
    Tim and Mary provide an excellent excursion! Our cruise was in Ketchikan on my birthday 9/4. My family of 5 had
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    simonw912
    Troon, United Kingdom
    243
    Kayak tour
    Spent a fantastic couple of hours with Tim and Mary a young couple with great enthusiasm for what they are doing.
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    Paul D
    10
    Above and Beyond the typical Cruise Ship Tour
    There are 5 of us in the family, the 3 kids are youngest 12, and oldest 17, and we hike and backpack a bit. Tim
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    Ryan P
    20
    Amazing and completely recommended!
    As you read through some of the other reviews, you may notice a recurring theme: the owners, Tim and Mary, are
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    5gregk
    10
    Amazing experience!
    If you are having trouble deciding which excursions in Ketchikan to book, look no further. This is a perfect way
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    Niketa L
    10
    Wonderful Adventure!
    Tim and Mary’s tour was an amazing experience. The boat and kayaks are super nice. They are both very
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    nborson
    Gustavus, Alaska
    30
    Huge assist for independent paddlers
    I'm sure their regular tours are great, but Tim and Mary also offer custom services. They launched our personal
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    Patti J
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    89
    Unforgettable Experience
    We booked this excursion months before our Alaskan cruise in July. My husband, father and sons went salmon
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    204henryo
    30
    Once in a lifetime experience!
    As someone who would never classify himself as outdoorsy I was initially apprehensive about participating in a
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    JollyMenkins
    Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    10
    Wonderful Experience!
    Mary and Tim lead my family’s kayak adventure and hike. We didn’t quite know what to expect, as we had never done
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    Becky V
    40
    Best. Excursion. Ever!!!
    This was like having our own private Alaskan tour guides! Tim & Mary were awesome and we really enjoyed
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    rawblong
    Norman, Oklahoma
    10
    Exceeded our expectations!
    Felt like we'd known Tim and Mary forever. Just a great couple. Took us on an awesome route and Tim was very
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