Kayak Tour Alaska in Tenakee Springs

Kayak Tour Alaska in Tenakee Springs

Welcome to Tenakee Springs on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.

My name is Tuck Harry and I have been doing what I love for over 30 years now! This beautiful emerald island, located between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, is the home of Fishing Bear Charters.

There are 26 miles of protected inlet with 13 river drainages many with bays. Each drainage holds a unique ecosystem that can be explored.

The Tenakee Inlet offers super-smooth waters for kayaking, which are available at the lodge. We are the local dealer for NuCanoe. The kayaks that we provide are actually hybrids between a canoe and a kayak, so they are very stable. We also provide hydraphones that you may drop over the side of the kayak into the water, allowing you to listen whale song, which is an enchanting experience.

Our NuCanoe boats enable you to truly get "up close and personal" with whales, sea lions, seals and eagles. Don't worry, no one has ever been eaten by a whale or taken off by an eagle.

Brown Bears are the largest animals you will encounter on land. Whales at sea. You can be with both of them the same day in your kayak.

We have the safest sit on top kayaks. These kayaks are so stable you can actually stand up and fly fish if you choose. They are also equipped with rod holders and can be configured in many ways for passengers or equipment. These can be rented on there own.

Guides are recommended with the number of bears around if you are planning on camping. We also have a full support boat that can provide you with anything from supplies to hot meals. We can drop you and the kayak off anywhere in the inlet and pick you up or you can paddle back to Tenakee.

Instruction in basic kayaking will also be available.


Guided Tours $350/day per person (includes food and accommodations.)

Rentals are available upon request.


Tours are available only during April, May June, and September.

Services we provide include:

  • Guided wildlife tours at our remote wildlife location
  • Whale watching w/ hydrophones (Humpbacks and Orcas)
  • Brown bear viewing and photography (Families welcome)
  • Hike in the Tongass Forest (Families welcome)
  • Birding (Families welcome)
  • Hotsprings
  • Professional photographers and documentary crews
  • Easy in-and-out sit-on-top kayaks (Kayaks are supported by the 35' camille)
  • Deluxe Charter boat

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Fishing Bear Charters
P.O. Box 56
Tenakee Springs, AK 99841

(907) 736-2350