Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska  by Jim Howard

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska Guide Book

by Jim Howard (The Globe Pequot Press)
Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska  by Jim Howard
This guide lets kayakers of all skill levels explore 41 trips in SE Alaska including Misty Fjords National Monument, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Chilkat Peninsula & Islands, and Sitka Sound. Inside you'll find information on trip planning, safety guidelines, weather & tides, and camping, lodging, & transportation. Each trip includes launch points, detailed route descriptions & maps, and what to see along the way.

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Trails from the "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 41.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.

A number of half-day, full-day, and overnight trips can be made conveniently from Pelican Harbor. Just paddling along the waterfront and among the small islands in front of the harbor is enjoyable. ...
Pelican, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
Auke Bay is a good locale for beginning paddlers. It is relatively easy to put in at the boat harbor, and the bay is big enough and sufficiently varied to allow interesting paddling. These are general ...
Juneau, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11
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Even though Bartlett Cove is the location of park headquarters, the lodge, and a boat mooring area, it is also a popular place for kayaking day trips. The cove generally offers protected paddling and ...
Gustavus, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 2
Behm Canal is the ultimate Ketchikan Area trip. The canal is a natural waterway that surrounds the west, north, and east sides of Revillagigedo Island and includes some of the trips so far described p ...
Ketchikan, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 150
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Berners Bay can be considered a destination or a place to kayak. There are several places along Lynn Canal to put in or take out on the way to or from Berners Bay. Take Glacier Highway the 39 miles fr ...
Juneau, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 17.5
In the Chilkat Inlet area there are a variety of paddling destinations in a very scenic setting of forests and glaciers and snowy peaks in the background. Along shore there is the possibility of seein ...
Haines, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
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This is a fascinating trip into Chilkoot Inlet and upper Lynn Canal. It is wilderness kayaking on seldom-visited islands. It offers remote camping with incredible scenic views of the Chilkat Range and ...
Haines, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 18
In settled weather, partial and full-day trips can be made spontaneously in this area, launching from Chilkat State Park or from Portage Cove in Haines. Overnight and longer adventures can also be pla ...
Haines, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.5
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Chilkoot Lake is Haines’s most unique kayaking venue. Chilkoot Lake almost always offers protected paddling and is an excellent place for inexperienced kayakers to practice. There is camping at Chilko ...
Haines, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
Clover Passage, 15 miles northwest of Ketchikan, is a nice area for a variety of day trips or longer kayak-camping excursions. Even on breezy days you can usually find protected water in the lee of th ...
Ketchikan, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
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Dundas Bay is a special place that relatively few kayakers visit. Its upper reaches are definitely off the beaten track. It is part of Glacier Bay National Park, but since it lies 18 miles west of Bar ...
Elfin Cove, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 40
Paddling in the cove, to the nearby islands, and into Port Althorp makes for some pleasant day trips in generally protected waters. The directions here are for those staying in Elfin Cove or camping o ...
Elfin Cove, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
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George Inlet lies a few miles southeast of Ketchikan and is easily accessible from town by road. Much of the time George Inlet offers protected waters for kayaking—especially in its upper reaches. Tr ...
Ketchikan, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 17
The Haines to Skagway trip appeals to a lot of folks, but it should only be attempted by experienced kayakers. The distance is not great, only about 17 miles, but the way is not always kayaker friendl ...
Haines, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 17
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The trip from Hoonah to Point Adolphus is not outstanding but the destination is. Point Adolphus is arguably the best place in Southeast Alaska to watch humpback whales. I don’t think there is any sum ...
Hoonah, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 17
This is a fascinating trip to the head of Port Frederick, where you make a short portage before continuing down Tenakee Inlet. It ends with the compelling option of soaking in a hot spring at the town ...
Hoonah, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 42
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On the southwest side of the West Arm of Glacier Bay is one of the park’s most scenic areas. There are no tidewater glaciers here, but there is great scenery—plus a lot of serenity and wildlife to wat ...
Gustavus, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
Idaho Inlet, a deep bay that extends 12 miles south from South Passage, is “just around the corner” from Elfin Cove. In this remote location you are sure to see a lot of sea otters, Sitka black-tailed ...
Elfin Cove, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
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Exploring around and among the Inian Islands can make for a nice day trip or even an overnighter with camping on the islands. There are sure to be a lot of waterfowl in this area, along with sea lions ...
Elfin Cove, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13
Juneau and Douglas line the northeast and southwest sides of Gastineau Channel. Paddling around the town docks is of only questionable interest. On the Juneau side there are huge cruise ships alongsid ...
Juneau, AK - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 20
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