Natural Beauty

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Craft Beer Brewery

Enjoy Craft Beers at a Sitka Brewery after a Paddle to Rockwell Lighthouse

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts who also appreciate a cold one, this kayak tour takes you from the bay to the brewery! We’ll combine adventure with nature and history and a visit to Harbor Mountain Brewery, post-paddle, where you can try some of Sitka’s best craft beers.

We’ll paddle to reach one of Sitka’s most iconic landmarks, the Rockwell Lighthouse, situated on a rocky outcrop and only accessible by water, making kayaking the perfect way to reach it. Along the way to reach the lighthouse, you’ll discover stunning views of Alaska’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife.

Why Pick This Tour?

Our certified and experienced guide is a Sitka local, passionate about kayaking and the city's hidden coastal gems. He’ll make sure you have a safe trip and keep you entertained with fun stories and facts about the area.

Kayaking in Sitka is a rewarding experience that will allow you to discover and observe Alaska’s nature from a whole new perspective. Paddling along the tranquil waters you’ll observe stunning views and spot an array of animals living their best lives in the wilderness.

Enjoy a cold one after the paddle adventure has ended! After the kayaking tour, you’ll pack up and journey to Harbor Mountain Brewery with your tour group and instructor, where you can try some of Sitka’s best craft beer and chat about the day’s highlights and share fun moments from the trip.

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Tour Details

Tour Details


$150 per person

Difficulty level


Departure time

9am or 2pm

*Semi-flexible: start times can be adjusted to accommodate cruise ship arrival times

Meeting point

Harrington Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835


May 15th – August 31, Monday – Friday

*For weekend bookings please call 817-291-9323


4 hours (approx. 1.5 hours in water, 1.5 hours at the brewery and 1 hour transition time)

Group size

Minimum 2, maximum 6


– Pick-up and drop-off at Harrigan Centennial
– Kayak, paddle, spray deck, PFD, signaling whistle
– Water bottles and snacks

Not included

– Rain gear
– Gratuity for guides
– Unfortunately, the beer is not included

What to bring

– Do bring rain gear as it frequently rains here
– Do bring extra layers as it is often cooler on the water

Participation requirements

The minimum age requirement for this tour is 21

About your guide

ACA-certified kayak instructor

What You'll Do On This Tour

From our launch point at Eagle Beach, near the mouth of the Indian River, you will paddle through the Galankin Islands to reach the Rockwell Lighthouse. Your experienced guide will provide instruction on kayaking techniques and safety procedures, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. You’ll also learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region, as well as the rich history and culture of the area.

As you paddle through the serene waters surrounding the Galankin Islands, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the chain of small islands and encounter a diverse array of wildlife, such as sea lions, sea otters, eagles, and whales. The breathtaking scenery includes towering mountains, rocky shorelines, and lush forests that will provide a stunning backdrop to our adventure.

When you approach the lighthouse, you’ll be struck by its dramatic location and the stunning views of the surrounding coastline.

After exploring the islands and surrounding areas, you’ll paddle back to the launch point at Eagle Beach. From there, you will pack up and move to the Harbor Mountain Brewery, where you can enjoy a flight of craft beer and share highlights of the trip with the other tour guests along with your friendly instructor.

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Please Keep In Mind

This tour is suitable for beginners with little to no previous kayaking experience.

To participate in this tour, you must be of the age 21+.

No alcohol will be served before or during the tour. After you have completed the paddle, the tour group will transition to the brewery, where participants will have an opportunity to purchase beer.

For groups larger than 6 people, please contact us at least one month in advance to make arrangements. We can accommodate up to 12 participants but require a co-guide to be on the trip with us.

We embrace cold and rainy weather on all our tours, so please be sure to bring appropriate clothing, including extra layers and footwear, to have a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

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