Walker Cove, located just 41.8 miles from Ketchikan, extends about 8.5 miles into the mainland. The scenery is stunning with towering rock walls on both side and hundreds of waterfalls plunging down into the fjord. There is always the possibility of seeing bears, Harbour Seals Bald Eagles along the shoreline. The British explorer George Vancouver noted this bay on his chart in 1793, although there was no mention of it in his log. It was named after Dr. William Walker, the physician on board the HMS Chatham. View more
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Your adventure begins with an on-board equipment and safety orientation by your guides. You'll then depart from the ship by Zodiac, and embark your kayak in a sheltered location.
Rudyerd Bay is also often referred to as "mother nature's playground". You will begin your tour by paddling around the coast of the bay. You will have the opportunity to view the incredible intertidal ecosystem from right beside your kayak, and experience all the tranquility the Misty Fjords National Monument has to offer. The tour will take you along the granite cliff faces, which rise 3000+ feet straight up from water. Enjoy the calming sound of running water, as it flows over the rock faces and plunges down into the sea below.
The sheer scale of the mountainous terrain that encapsulates the fjord is truly mind blowing, and you will feel dwarfed by the steep, towering cliffs which line the bay.
Your expert guide will help to point out wildlife and anything else of interest, and talk to you about the ecology of the region.
All tours are led by expert drivers and guides, using stable and very reliable MK6 zodiacs. With a maximum of only 12 guests per boat, there is plenty of room for everyone to view wildlife and other features of interest from all angles.
Upon departing the ship, you Zodiac tour will start by cruising along the coast of the fjord and exploring the intertidal zone for marine life. Take in the stunning scenery, which consists of towering rock walls that reach up to 3000+ feet high on both sides of the fjord, with dozens of waterfalls plunging down.
As you continue deeper into the fjord, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Towards the head of the fjord you may have a chance to see brown bears wandering along the coast, especially if the tide is low. There is also the possibility of seeing Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Sea otters and a plethora of sea birds.