Kayak. Pick. Give.
Kayak Adventures is proud to use our business to give back to Alaskan non-profits that support the local community, environment & wildlife. We work hard each year to expand our environmental stewardship efforts so that we can help protect the places & wildlife we visit.
Kayak. Pick. Give. is one way we invite guests to join us in reclaiming an active stewardship of our natural world. For every person we take kayaking, we donate $2 to a non-profit of their choice.
Over the past 5 years we have donated over $40,000!
Take a minute and learn more about these incredible non-profits. Where will you donate your $2?
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Founded in 1980, the Alaska Conservation Foundation is the only public foundation dedicated to conservation in Alaska, connecting thousands of committed donors and businesses worldwide with more than a hundred grassroots conservation organizations in Alaska.
ACF serves as funder and supportive resource for a diverse community of nonprofits working to protect and wisely manage Alaska’s natural resources. Over the last 35 years, ACF has awarded more than $50 million in grants to hundreds of Alaskan organizations and individuals. Through strategic funding, ACF supports Alaska’s most critical issues, fosters problem solving and innovation, and protects Alaska’s incredible yet vulnerable ecosystems, communities and economies.
Alaska Whale Foundation
Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) is a non-profit organization that has been studying humpback whales in Southeast Alaska for over 20-years. Their research provides insight into remarkable foraging behaviors like cooperative “bubblenet” feeding, the role of diverse vocalizations, and the importance of social bonds. AWF also studies the prey species that attract whales to this region in order to understand the role of large marine mammals in coastal ecosystems.
AWF recently established a multi-use field station on the remote forested coast of Baranof Island. The field station is a permanent base for scientific study, and also supports regional conservation efforts. A key threat to humpbacks in this region is fishing gear entanglement, which can lead to infection, starvation or drowning. As part of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, AWF maintains a whale disentanglement team and gear cache at our field station and is ready to dispatch vessels to aid distressed whales.
Viewing whales on a kayaking trip can be a life changing experience. We are so grateful to be working with AWF!
Renewable Energy Alaska Project & Tour Green
We've teamed up with Tour Green / Alaska Wind for Schools to help fund wind turbine installations and renewable energy education at schools across Alaska.
We, as a company, believe renewable resources are an important key to the future of the planet, and we're hoping to do all we can to promote this technology and progress in Alaska and elsewhere. Together, one step at a time, we can all make a difference. One day, we'd love to get a wind turbine of our own to help run the kayak shop!
Thank you for kayaking with us - and therefore helping to support the environment, the wildlife we visit and these incredible resources! We take our commitment to our employees, environment, and community seriously. From our extensive guide training to supporting local nonprofits, we continually strive towards sustainable practices that are good for our planet!