Auke Bay Guided Kayak Tour

In search of the perfect paddle.

Duration
Day Trip
3.5 hours

Activity
Kayak, Wildlife Viewing

Highlight
Kayaking

Price
$106 per person plus 5% sales Tax

Difficulty
moderate

Transportation
Meet at Main Office for tour transport

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.

As your group of up to 6 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 camp fire. All kayaking gear provided – rain gear available upon request at no additional charge.

The Trip Itinerary

3.5 Hour Trip

1:30

Meet at the Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop

 

2:00

Gear Outfitting and Orientation

Arrive at our rental shop in Auke Bay for gear fitting, safety briefing, and on-shore kayaking instruction

2:30

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,

3:00 - 4:30

Return to Kayak Shop to warm up by our fire and enjoy a snack.

4:30

All wrapped up! Thanks for joining us.

 


Practical Info

Client Pickup Information

In accordance with our COVID-19 mitigation policy, all 2021 guided trips will meet at our main office location at their scheduled tour start time for outfitting and transportation to/from tour site.  Please contact our office for meeting location details, parking and information. 

Our centralized downtown meeting location is the “C” Sign, located directly between the base of the Mount Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building near the cruise ship terminal. All clients cruising into downtown Juneau will be picked up here.

Clients arriving at AJ Dock:

Clients on cruise ships docking at the AJ Dock with 30 minutes or less between their ship’s arrival time and ABAK’s trip departure time will be picked up directly from the pier at AJ Dock.

Clients Staying Locally:

Clients staying at major hotels in the Mendenhall Valley, Downtown, or at an Airbnb or VRBO please contact us at 907-364-2333 for details on meeting location. Clients with their own transportation may meet us directly at the West Glacier Trailhead.

This is the "C" sign. Right by the tram.

Price

$106 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: 6 guests
Minimum: 2 guests
Total Time: 3.5 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

  • Boots! Clients must provide their own hiking boots for this trip.
  • 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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