Auke Bay Guided Kayak Tour

In search of the perfect paddle.

Day Trip

Kayak, Wildlife Viewing

Sea Kayaking

$99 per person plus 5% sales Tax


Meet at Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop

Experience The Trip

Join us in Auke Bay for a coastal kayaking adventure featuring wildlife viewing opportunities, island destinations, and incredible ocean and mountain views.  After gear outfitting at our Kayak Rental Shop, we’ll coach you in paddling technique and safety procedures on-shore before launching our double kayaks directly from the shop.

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As your group of up to 8 guests and 1 guide navigate through the small harbor, you’ll cruise by commercial fishing vessels, sailboats, live-aboard boats, and the occasional private yacht. From there, your guide will select the best route for the day’s tides and weather conditions as your group kayaks down the coast to uninhabited islands. Throughout the summer, it’s common to be joined by jumping salmon and curious harbor seals – as you glide over shallow water, keep your eyes open for starfish and anemones. Look up to the sky as eagles soar overhead, searching for their next meal.

The Auke Bay Sea Kayaking Tour is an active kayaking experience on the outskirts of Juneau suited for novice kayakers, as well as those with experience. Upon your return, enjoy a light snack on the dock or around our campfire. All kayaking gear provided – rain gear available upon request at no additional charge.

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The Trip Itinerary

3 Hour Trip

30 min

Meet at the Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop for Gear fitting and Orientation


2 hours

Get on the water!

Launch double kayaks directly from our shop for 1.5-2 hour kayaking adventure. Keep your eyes open for harbor seals, sea lions, salmon, eagles, and other wildlife as you navigate out of the harbor into the open ocean. Route and destination will be determined by weather and marine conditions,


30 min

Return to Kayak Shop and enjoy a snack

We are all wrapped up! Thanks for joining us.

Practical Info

Client Pickup Information

All clients will meet at the Alaska Boat and Kayak Rental Shop located in Auke Bay/Statter Harbor.

This is a 20-25 minute drive from downtown, 5-10 minute drive from Valley hotels.

Contact our office for any additional meeting location question.



$99 per person plus 5% sales Tax

Minimum Age Public Departure: 8 years old

Minimum Age Private Departure: 7 years old – Children must be able to swim and confidently paddle a double kayak with an adult.

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests
Minimum: 2 guests
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Included In The Price

  • Professional guides
  • Double Kayaks
  • Paddles, PFD’s, Spray Skirt, Safety Gear
  • Rain pants and Jacket
  • Snack

Not Included In Price

  • Hot shower at the end of the day. But you can book your stay with us.
  • Professional Photography
  • Gratuity for your guide: If you feel that your guide went Above and Beyond to facilitate an exceptional experience, a gratuity is a welcomed way to show your appreciation.
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