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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 3 weeks ago

Had such a great experience at Southeast Exposure with our tour guide, Abby! From the moment she picked us up at the dock, she was full of information and guidance for our trip that made us feel like we were at home! We saw the...More

Thank Carissa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this excursion. We had never kayaked and it was much easier than we expected. Our guide was awesome and in the way home they took us to see sine whales. We loved it so much we're buying a kayak for home. Don't...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Sorry every penney. We saw every animal imaginable. Special thanks to our tour guide Sasha for a great trip! Highly recommended.

Thank Ronandchristy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a fantastic very private time on the water in our own boat. Was all that we wanted and more!!!! 13 year old had great time. Saw whales.

Thank Joaquin G
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The family had a wonderful time. It was a bit rainy but did not stop the fun and excitement one bit. We loved every minute. The thrills we great through the forest over water and easy climbing. Rainy and Murph assisted all that where hesitant...More

Thank David821966
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I love kayaking thru Michigan, our native state; so we were determined to try the Islands around the Tongas National Forest ! We booked the Island Kayak Tour offered by Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure thru our Cruise. Weather was a little iffy...More

Thank A6433HDbrucep
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our experience with Sasha and Jerry It was exciting, challenging, and rewarding. We even had people on our tour who were deathly afraid of heights and they ultimately lived the experience.

Thank Aimee W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Again, I booked this tour thru our cruise ship and we lucked out again, except for the weather. Rainy and very windy day but that didn't stop us from having a great time. Our guides were Sasha, Emma, and Cade. They were very friendly and...More

Thank Minnesotagirl62
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic experience ziplining in Ketchikan! We were met off our cruise by Murph, who's friendly and knowledgeable way may our drive to the site very enjoyable. Then Greg and Sophie gave us an awesome adventure on the ziplines. Don...More

Thank Gmoroney333
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is an excellent place for an adventure. Our grandchildren (7 & 9) enjoyed it very much. The many zip lines were were very exciting for them. They loved the rock climbing wall also, The guides were very helpful and very experienced. Next tie we...More

Thank 2ketchikan
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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