Alaska Guided Sea Kayaking Excursions on your cruise
Alaska kayaking is one of the more popular activities for passengers to partake in while cruising with Custom Alaska Cruises. We are equipped with kayaks and kayaking equipment suitable for all kayakers – from first timers to seasoned veterans. Regardless of your past kayaking experience (or lack thereof) you'll absolutely love your Alaska kayaking adventure.
Alaska's Inside Passage offers one of a kind opportunity for Alaska sea kayaking. The Inside Passage is world renowned for its coastal glaciers. Take advantage of the spectacular sights and sounds of these glaciers as huge sections periodically break off and plummet into the sea. Navigate icebergs as you scout out your own niche from which to enjoy the magnificent sights.
Alaska guided Sea Kayaking Cruises
on the M/V Sikumi
Alaska sea kayaking offers simply amazing chances to view wildlife as well. Find yourself at water level among the many species of whales, sea otters, sea lions, and birds that inhabit the area. Take advantage of the mobility afforded by kayak and embark on excursions to shore.
For anyone who doesn't feel up to the kayaking experience, don't worry, you don't have to miss out on a thing. The M/V Sikumi has a small motorized inflatable excursion boat, also know as 'The Skiff' , in which the Captain can take you wildlife viewing, glacier viewing or to the shore for hiking, beach combing, campfires and many other shore activities which are available.
We have 5 Single and 2 Double Sea Kayaks. Sea Kayaks are wider and therefore more stable than a normal kayak making them the perfect sturdy ocean going craft. We launch off a specialized Aqua port and all Kayaks have tight-fitting protective skirts, so there is very little chance of getting too wet.
Glaciers and Wildlife are experienced up close as you paddle through the clear, cool waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Or perhaps we will go on a shore excursion to hike in the Tongass National Forest, visit Natural Hot Springs or simply to beach comb and explore the tidal pools on the shore.
If you have never kayaked before, there are some considerations. Kayaks are small, low to the water crafts that can be difficult to maneuver. A minimum level of fitness is required.
If you are not able to kayak we have a stable inflatable skiff boat that still lets you explore with the kayakers.
Kayaking for Families
A Kayaking Adventure can be enjoyed by all the family young andold, and if there is anyone too young or not too confident, they can either go in a double kayak with someone more experienced or on the skiff, so nobody misses out
Kayaking for Couples in our double kayaks
Kayaking can be an adventure shared or just a good plain old fashioned romantic experience. You can either go side by side in single kayaks or you can paddle together in a double. You can get amongst wildlife and glaciers, or take a picnic for two to the shore and find the perfect spot to enjoy it.
Kayaks are also used for beach combing and land exploration.
Mother ship supported kayaking lets
you explore the Alaska
without the crowds.
Wildlife viewing opportunities from the safety of our kayaks
Custom Alaska Cruises puts you in the position to enjoy the immense and magnificent Alaskan wilderness up close and personal. From Alaska sea kayaking to whale watching to deep-sea fishing, our cruises are designed with you and your personal tastes in mind.
Contact Us with questions or for information on booking your Alaska kayaking cruise adventure today!
Operating under Special Use Permit for Tongass National Forest
We participate in 'Wilderness Best Management Practices" program
in conjunction with the US Forestry service.
Aimed at preserving and protecting Alaska's natural wilderness through sustainable practices.