ORCA/Recreation Services

 ORCA Adaptive Recreation Program

  ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) is the adaptive sports and recreation program of SAIL. Our purpose is to promote inclusive recreation and adaptive outdoor pursuits for Southeast Alaskan’s who experience disabilities. We maintain three offices–one in Juneau, one in Ketchikan and one in Sitka. Services include community access and inclusion opportunities, an adaptive ski and snowboard school, youth and transition recreation services, adaptive outdoor pursuits, adaptive equipment for loan, classes and courses, and multi-day domestic and international trips.


News and Updates

ORCA Summer Trips!

Sign-up for a quick adaptive trip this summer with ORCA!
  • Haines SE Alaska State Fair - July 30-Aug 2 - $300
  • Kluane Bike & Hike Trip - Aug 2-6 - $400

Call ORCA for more information or to sign-up: 907-586-0104


Juneau ORCA Hiking Course & Zipline!
Join ORCA as we explore Juneau's exceptional hiking trails! The course location will vary based on trail conditions and ability levels. Participants will increase endurance, learn hiking safety and packing skills, and peer-to-peer support. The Course Capstone will be an (optional) 5-day Hike & Bike trip through Kluane National Park in Yukon, Canada in August. Call ORCA to sign-up: 5


Juneau ORCA Whale Watch Tickets, Now on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for Juneau's annual Whale Watch and Wildlife Cruise. A big thank you to Allen Marine for graciously sponsoring this event each year. There are limited seats available and this cruise sells out every year. For tickets and info, click here. Can't go? Donate a ticket to a consumer who can!
Juneau Learn-to-Adapt Series: Adaptive Kayaking & Cycling
Saturday, May 9th - Drop by SAIL's new Learn-to-Adapt Series: Adaptive Kayaking & Cycling Event for people experiencing physical disabilities and Disabled Veterans at Twin Lakes Shelter from 10-2pm. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Try out hand-cycles, tandem side-by-side bikes, recumbent cycles, and learn about adaptive kayak gear, safety, and technique! Call SAIL for more info, or just sring by! Cost: $FREE.

ORCA Juneau Summer Calendar Published!

The ORCA 2015 Juneau Summer Calendar (May-Aug) has been published, and can be viewed on Facebook, Twitter, Google Calendar, and on the SAIL website under the "Services & Programs"/"ORCA" tab. Sign-up for one of the many exciting Adaptive Courses, Multi-day Trips, Youth Day Camps, and Special Events including Ziplining, Annual Wildlife Cruise, and the new Learn-to-Adapt Series: Adaptive Kayaking & Cycling specifically for people experiencing physical disabiliies. Contact ORCA Juneau Office to sign-up or for more information: 907-586-0104.
ORCA Whitehorse Ski Trip!
A group of ORCA Skiers from Juneau and Haines will be headed to Whitehorse, Yukon for the weekend, to ski at Mt Sima Resort. Check out the SAIL Facebook page as we document our adventures!