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Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

37 Potter Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-8929
+1 907-225-8829
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Southeast Exposure Ketchikan - Kayaking, Zipline & Zodiac Boat Tours. Welcome to Southeast Exposure. We started taking Kayaking Tours in 1986 from our home in downtown Ketchikan. Kayaks soon took over the yard. In 2005 we moved our operation north to beautiful Clover Pass, three miles from the end of the road. The protected waters here are dotted with evergreen islands. To realize our dream of having a zipline course and move the kayak tours away from the floatplanes, large boats, wind and the noise of the waters of downtown, we purchased an estate and started to renovate and add. We built a zipline course with 8 lines in the big cedars and installed transition elements as well as a zipline that zooms down to an ocean platform. We also installed an optional climbing wall with stairs to climb to the top platform. We support our Tatoosh Islands and Misty Fiords kayak tours with three vessels: Two 24’ Rigid Hulled inflatables (RIBs) and a 24’ landing craft. Our Zodiac Boatman Tour features three custom built 14’ rigid hulled boats. The kayak fleet would never fit anywhere in our two previous locations. What will you see out here in Clover Pass? Islands ringed by protected waters Seals, sea lions, eagles, intertidal life, jumping salmon, deer and possibly orcas on the hunt and transiting humpback whales.
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37 Potter Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-8929
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is definitely a highlight of our Alaskan cruise! Our guides Murph and Emma efficiently got the group outfitted and imparted the basics to expeditiously get us on the water. We were fortunate to experience a -4 tide, so a lots of sea stars (ochres...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Highlight of all of our excursions while on a 7 day Alaskan cruise was the "Alaska Boatman Adventure" we took on 7/16. We spent the time on the water with SASHA as our guide. He was amazing and shared so my knowledge of the area...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I had so much fun ziplining with this company! The instructors were so much fun and I could tell they enjoyed their jobs! I can't wait to come back next year to do it again! I would recommend this company for anyone looking for a...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took this kayaking excursion while on our Alaskan Cruise. It was a highlight of the trip for me. Our guide was Kate and she was wonderful. We saw a sea lion, harbor seal and many bald eagles while kayaking, along with some beautiful scenery....More

Thank Melanie L
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Although this was the first time kayaking for many of the guests, instruction on how to paddle a kayak was limited to identifying which side of the paddle faced aft. Until we got the hang of paddling, we had a hard time keeping up with...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My son (10) and I had a wonderful time during this excursion. I had done zipline courses in the past, but this was more thrilling and entertaining then I'd experienced before. The ziplines were longer and through a beautiful rainforest. The guides (Peter and Rainy)...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

First was the reservation experience. Southeast Exposure's website did not have a time available for when our ship came into port. We called and spoke to Betsy. She took our docking time and created a time slot for us on the webpage. Then, Murph (our...More

1  Thank Bill U
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

A great time on the water. Efficient pick up at the pier and fun time with Sasha as our guide. Saw whales, sea lions, fish, etc. Boats are fun to drive and you need no experience to catch on.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Irene and Trevin made this adventure even more memorable! Have fun but not at the expense of safety! Six zips and agility course from tree top to treetop was fun for all ages! Would recommend this to everyone

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a great time with Murph as our guide on our Zodiac boat ride. Our group had a large family so my husband and I had our own boat, which was nice because then he could drive the whole time. Murph did well to...More

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Julie_Gerard
29 June 2015|
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Response from caramello51 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think this operation has rooms, tubs, or showers. It is strictly kayaking, biking, and zipllining tours. I'm not sure where you got the idea it was a "hotel" type of operation?
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John L
7 June 2015|
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Yes. They have GoPros for hire, or you can use your own
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Ashleigh A
3 January 2015|
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Response from Jennifer H | Reviewed this property |
We did the Tatoosh Islands kayak tour. The 20 minute zodiac trip took us to the island where the second guide was waiting with the kayaks. It was very quiet and serene, with beautiful views, old growth forest, sea life, and... More
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