Maybe you've lived on Kodiak Island your whole life, or maybe you just touched down on the Emerald Isle for the first time. If there's one thing you don't want to miss out on while here, it's kayaking this beautiful archipelago. Seated comfortably in our expedition sea kayaks, prepare to see this small, coastal fishing town in a whole new light.
Relax as you take in the mountain vistas rising out of the sea. Spot bald eagles overhead while harbor seals pop up shyly just a little in front of your bow. Track through the water with grace and agility, no matter your experience level, easily navigating to hidden beaches that beg to be explored. Accept our invitation for an adventure.
Choose Your Adventure....
Guided Kayak Tours
U N P L U G. U N W I N D. P A D D L E O U T.
At Kayak Kodiak, we want to help you immerse yourself in the outdoors. Let your work and worries float out with the tide as we paddle the protected near-shore waters of Kodiak. Feel empowered as you grow comfortable and confident steering and guiding your boat around kelp beds and rocky shores. Fall into the rhythm of paddling, keeping your senses alert for the passing playful sea otter or a snorting sea lion in the distance.
There happens to be a completely BIO-logical explanation for why Kodiak is called the Emerald Island. And you can boil it down to just one word. RAIN!
In our part of Alaska, we get a lot of rain. But our island paradise
wouldn't erupt into its brilliant green each summer if it weren't for
this precipitation. So at Kayak Kodiak, we ask you to do as the locals
do- throw on your rain jacket and a pair of Extratuffs (Alaska's
favorite rain boot) and GET OUTSIDE!!
We know we don't melt, and we're pretty sure you won't either... So let's go paddle!
The dream of a marine biologist and kayak guide, encouraged by an adventurous islander, Kayak Kodiak is proud to serve as your local paddle expedition outfitter. We desire to help inspire in others, both tourists to the island and our local community, a love of the sea, its creatures, and our history-rich fishing town here in remote Alaska. In our own lives, we try to infuse as much outdoor adventure as possible and love that Kodiak offers an unforgettable, rugged landscape for learning about our interconnected realms of mountains and seas. Looking forward to seeing you on the water!
DISCOVER WHY THEY CALL KODIAK ONE OF THE PREMIERE SPOTS FOR KAYAKING IN ALASKA
-Private tours led by a marine biologist guide!
-Single expedition-style touring sea kayaks AND tandem touring kayaks!
-Kayak rentals for experienced paddlers to create their own itinerary!
-Stand-up paddleboarding instructional tours and rentals- try it out!
-Social Evening Paddles for locals!
-Women-Only Paddle ventures for our local ladies!
-Kayak demos- try it out before you buy!
There's nothing quite like experiencing Alaska from the water
Living on Kodiak Island, you gain a deep respect for the history of this land and its people. When we kayak, we experience an intimate association with these ancestors and first inhabitants of the island in a very real way. Kayaking in Alaska after all, is not a new recreational sport that simply popped up in the 21st century. Kayaks have a rich history that ties into our sea-surrounded home. We invite you to feel this native Alaskan connection to the sea by kayaking Kodiak.
Small, tight-knit communities like Kodiak don't exist just anywhere. From our skilled Alaskan natives to our strong Coast Guard, Kayak Kodiak is excited to help you get on the water. Whether you want to paddle out with your local family, or want to show off Kodiak to visiting relatives and friends, we have your best paddle interests in mind! From a sunny day excursion to a 15-year olds birthday celebration, we'd love to be a part of your adventure planning.
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