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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
+1 907-225-8829
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After a chilly boat ride to an island (our tour started at 7:15am on the cruise ship), our family of 4 split up into 2 double kayaks - parents in one and teens in the other. We kayaked in a group with 2 guides around...More

Thank DebiPrice
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well organized. There's about a 20 minute drive from the cruise ship pier to their seaside location, then a 20-minute ride in Zodiac boats to a deserted island where the kayaks are waiting. Equipment was top-notch and in good shape; guides were helpful and...More

Thank HSLinNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely sunny day, which made our kayaking experience even better. We had a choice of single, double or triple kayaks depending on your skill and size of your party. The waters were fairly calm, so paddling our 3-person kayak was not difficult....More

Thank diane_notes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun experience! Trevin and Rainy were awesome guides and lots of fun. We had a small group of 6 which was great. Our family of 4 had lots of fun along with another couple ziplining for the first time. Our guides made sure...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this zipline tour. I had never ziplined before, and I am so glad I chose this experience to be my first. Sasha and Trevin were amazing, making sure we were safe yet having so much fun!. It is great for all...More

Thank paigebaird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our daughter's first ziplining experience. She absolutely loved it! Our guides were Brian and rainy. They were awesome! Ziplining over the ocean and seeing whales in the background was amazing. Something I could not have done anywhere else. Great experience! Only downfall is...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time ziplining with Brian and Peter. These young men were quite a bit younger than I but they made me feel at ease with this new experience. They explained things well and made sure that we understood the safety requirements. I...More

Thank myk9rex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four (2 adults, 2 teens) took the Tatoosh Islands kayaking tour in mid July. The tour exceeded expectations in terms of fun, nature viewing, and being immersed in the beauty of Alaska! Tour started with a comfortable coach bus ride from the...More

Thank TravelMommy88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brim and Sasha led our group of kayakers from a Holland America cruise on a sunny Alaska day on an adventuresome paddle around Eagle Island. As a beginner kayaker, along with my two sisters much more familiar with kayaking, the facilities and instructions were wonderful!...More

Thank dsmccurry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank DurkinPhD
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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?
John L
8 June 2015|
Response from kiwikelvin |
Yes. They have GoPros for hire, or you can use your own
Ashleigh A
4 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