Sea Kayaking in Wild Sitka
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore wild Alaska, and there isn’t a better place to launch your boat than the inlets of Sitka. Your adventure begins on the downtown docks, where a fast moving Seahawk motorboat invites you on board.
You'll cut through the scenic waters en route to a floating base camp, enjoying a guided tour along the way. Riding in this roomy transport vessel, you and your fellow kayakers are treated to views of a lush spruce forest and its native wildlife, as fresh mountain air whips through your hair and fills your lungs. Some say this part is just as fun as the kayaking.
The basecamp experience makes you feel like a kid again back at camp. You'll get a fun tutorial on how to expertly man your two-person kayak, and navigate along the Alaskan coastline. You'll follow a local guide through tranquil waterways, while learning about the spectacular marine environment that surrounds you. Cut a path with your oars through a vibrant rainforest, home to a wide range of Alaskan birds, bears and deer, if you are a nature lover you may as well book right now.
There's so much to see, both on land and in the water, that the vantage point of a kayak is just perfect. The puffy white clouds and mountains seem close enough to touch; the water is as calm as glass, save for your kayak lightly cresting its surface. Living below that surface are playful sea lions, whales and at least five different varieties of salmon that your guide loves to point out.
Your guide will direct your attention to amazing sights in Mother Nature, like active eagles' nests and other defining characteristics of Sitka's inlands and bays. It's a lot to take in, and you'll get hungry so the kayaks are pulled up on shore for some hearty snacks to warm the soul. Locally made clam chowder is perfectly accompanied by piping hot apple cider, your body and soul will love this grass roots adventure.
The bloody battle of Sitka
Sitka was settled by the Tlingit people over 10,000 years ago; however, the Russians lay claim to it after a series of 19th century wars against Tlingit warriors. This killed many, with only a few Russians managing to escape. Their governor, Alexander Baranov, paid a hefty ransom for the safe return of the surviving settlers, and just two years later waged war against the Tlingit, ultimately winning the Battle of Sitka.
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