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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 2 days ago

I had a great time with my first adventure on a zip line on 1 June 2017. Connor and Corey were the guides for our group, and they were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! They were fun to be with, caring for us first-timers (who were scared), helpful...More

Thank Kathy Elizabeth W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guides were Abby and Rainy, great guides!! Made it fun, always felt safe. Nine Zipline platforms, the last two are over the water, and while standing on platform saw whale,dolphins and bald eagle. This was an awesome experience.. DO IT!!!

Thank Sablebell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the zip line and challenge course tour as part of a cruise line shore excursion. Great fun was had by all as we crossed rope bridges, climbed rock wall (3 different levels), and zipped down 7 zip lines. Our guides, Murphy and Brian, did...More

Thank Swo89
Reviewed 4 days ago

My hubby and I went to SE during a recent cruise stop and I wanted to give props to Sophie, Rainy and Trevin our guides. A group of a dozen people set out on kayaks and prior to departure they made sure everyone was equipped...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first adventure in Alaska! Abby did a wonderful job of making us feel safe and secure in our Kayaking! We had a wonderful time saw Eagles and Sea Stars and even got to see a seal up close it was just a...More

Thank mamagans
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I decided to do some zip lining in Alaska while there and chose to do so with Southeast Exposure in Ketchikan. We had a blast. Our three guides, Kate the Great, Irene and Ren (who made a guest appearance) , were just...More

Thank 686erich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sasha and Kate were friendly, good personality, knowledgeable, and helpful getting the gear on and getting into the kayak. I did not want to go as a single so Kate took the controls in the rear seat and even told me if I got tired...More

Thank risingsun2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, great wildlife and a good workout after all the cruise food! Great guides Emma and Sasha!

Thank Joe444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the kayaks through the Holland America Cruise Ship MS Eurodam. If I'm ever in Ketchikan again, I will look Southeast Exposure up to book any other adventures. They do zip-lines, bikes, hikes, etc. The owner took us to an island via Zodiak raft on...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If stopping in Ketchican with a cruise be sure to make this choice. I would recommend kayaking. Jarod and his team will take you to places that you can only get by kayak. The scenery is breathtaking. There is certainly some work involved but it...More

Thank ANW65
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Hello, do any of your rooms have showers? It sounds like they all have tubs but no showers.
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
Do you allow the use of video cameras during the zipline?
7 June 2015|
Response from kiwikelvin |
Yes. They have GoPros for hire, or you can use your own
Ashleigh A
Which is the most popular kayak excursion to take? My fiance and I will be going on our honeymoon and would like to see as much wildlife as possible.
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