Wildlife Tours


The upper Lynn Canal and the areas surrounding Haines and Skagway offer incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.  While Skagway has good potential to see some wildlife, Haines, just a short ferry ride from Skagway, is a wildlife viewing mecca.

Haines is home to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which hosts the largest concentration of Bald Eagles anywhere in Alaska.  Whether driving through the valley or floating gently down the river, the area offers unrivaled eagle viewing potential.  The Chilkoot River, also located outside of Haines, is a river famous for its frequent bear sightings and sockeye salmon run.   Once the salmon are running at the beginning of July, it is often a daily occurrence to see bears catching salmon the clear flowing river.   There is also abundant marine wildlife that visit the waterways between Skagway and Haines.  On the catamaran fast ferry ride between Haines and Skagway, visitors will often sight humpback whales, sea lions or dall porpoise feeding in the fjord.

Alaska Mountain Guides and Chilkat Guides leading guided wildlife tours in Skagway and Haines for over 30 years!  Our appreciation and love for Alaskan wildlife through in our enthusiasm for sharing these wild places with our guests.  Our guides are expert naturalists and enjoy sharing their knowledge of our local wildlife.

Photos

  • Moose and her calf spotting along the banks of the Chilkat River Moose and her calf spotting along the banks of the Chilkat River
  • The Chilkoot Lake area offers fantastic wildlife viewing The Chilkoot Lake area offers fantastic wildlife viewing
  • The Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines offers great Bald Eagle viewing The Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines offers great Bald Eagle viewing
  • A Brown Bear emerges from the grasses outside of Haines A Brown Bear emerges from the grasses outside of Haines
  • Baby moose grazing the early summer vegetation Baby moose grazing the early summer vegetation
  • Humpback whales our sometimes spotting while kayaking in the Fjord Humpback whales our sometimes spotting while kayaking in the Fjord
  • Bear paw print along the Tsirku River Bear paw print along the Tsirku River
  • Eagle feed on the plentiful salmon of the Chilkat River Eagle feed on the plentiful salmon of the Chilkat River
     

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  • Activity Type

Chilkoot Trail Hike, Float & Summit Drive

Price: $196*

Retrace the footsteps of the Klondike Gold Rush stampeeders over the historic Chilkoot Trail and float back down on the beautiful Taiya River. Then experience the spectacular views of alpine lakes, towering snow-capped peaks, and pristine forest on a drive to the summit of the picturesque White Pass.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Cultural Historical, Hiking, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Food: Snack and water

Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing

Price: $190*

Visit Haines and the wildlife rich corridor of the Chilkoot River. Experience the natural world of Alaska with an experienced naturalist.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Scenic, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food:

Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Ziplining

Price: $165*

Climb your way up and rappel your way down the smooth granite walls of the White Pass. The excitement continues with five exhilarating zip lines through the coastal temperate rainforest.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Food: Snack and beverages

Yukon Extended Summit Drive

Price: $119*

Bask in the natural wonders of the Yukon as your guide takes you to explore the crossroads of the Klondike - The city of Carcross. Visit amazing photo stops along the way to take in the sweeping landscapes, towering mountains, alpine lakes and hanging glaciers.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Cultural Historical, Motorized, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Historic Gold Rush Scenic Drive

Price: $49*

See the historic town site of Dyea, visit the trailhead of the famous Chilkoot Trail, and the beauty of the Taiya River on this scenic driving tour of Skagway and its' historic highlights.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Cultural Historical, Motorized, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Food: Water

Best of Haines

Price: $285*

Discover the captivating history of the Tlingit People, experience eagles and wildlife while rafting on the Chilkat River, and visit the American Bald Eagle Foundation on this 8.5 hour tour to Haines.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Cultural Historical, Scenic, Water Based, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 8.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch provided

Last Frontier ATV Adventure

Price: $225*

Travel by fast ferry to Haines, and explore the Alaska wilderness while driving 2 or 4 person side/side sport UTVs! Great wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic views. Enjoy over 16 miles of backcountry travel outside of Haines, Alaska.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Motorized, Scenic, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Inside Passage Kayaking

Price: $185*

Paddle with knowledgeable guides just outside of Haines, Alaska along the longest and deepest Fjord in North America. Experience beautiful views and enjoy opportunities to see marine wildlife from your tandem kayak.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari

Price: $182*

Travel to Haines and paddle and motor on the gorgeous Chilkoot Lake and be amazed at Alaska’s striking beauty. Relax, take photos, and search for wildlife in the inlets and coves on this magnificent canoe adventure.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Motorized, Scenic, Water Based, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

White Pass Mountaineering Adventure

Price: $325*

A challenging full day adventure to climb to the top of a peak along Skagway's White Pass. Explore the strenuous off-trail alpine terrain of wild Alaska with fantastic views.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Hiking, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Food: Lunch, Snack & Water

Haines Native Culture Experience

Price: $210*

Discover the captivating history of the Tlingit People, visit the “Eternal Village” of Klukwan and experience its rich cultural treasures. Guests travel through the Bald Eagle Preserve and learn about the town of Haines and the Chilkat Valley along the way.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Cultural Historical, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Eagle Preserve Float

Price: $202*

Float through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Enjoy a scenic float trip through the Chilkat Valley with great photo opportunities for Eagles and other wildlife amidst the grandeur of Glaciated snow-capped peaks.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Scenic, Water Based, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Wilderness Kayak Adventure

Price: $179*

Immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of wild Alaska on a kayaking adventure to Chilkoot Lake. This exciting paddle provides opportunities to see breathtaking glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife with knowledgeable guides.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Picnic style lunch

Valley of the Eagles Golf

Price: $164*

Hit the links on one of the world’s most scenic golf courses. Professionally and ecologically designed to maintain the wetlands and vegetation, this 9-hole course provides amazing riverfront and mountain vistas.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: Snack and beverages

Alpine Lake Canoeing

Price: $135*

Feel the seclusion and beauty of North Country wilderness as you canoe on Summit Lake in British Columbia. Paddle through virtually untouched alpine landscapes and marvel at the grandeur of towering glaciated peaks of White Pass.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Motorized, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Food: Snack and beverages.

Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float

Price: $129*

Follow the footsteps of the 1898 gold rush stampeeders. Hike the beginning of the historic Chilkoot Trail and experience Alaska’s majesty with a gentle float down the Taiya River.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Cultural Historical, Hiking, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 4.25 hours
  • Food: Homemade cookie & bevearges

Adventure Park & Zipline

Price: $101*

Excitement awaits you in the treetops. Experience the thrill as you zip from tree to tree in our adventure park. Enjoy the challenge of three Adventure Park elements and six ziplines. Fun for the whole family!
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Food: Snack and water

Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Price: $97*

Scale the granite walls of the White Pass! With over a dozen routes, there are climbs for all ability levels. Join professional climbing guides on this incredibly scenic and fun outdoor rock climbing adventure.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 3.25 hours
  • Food: Snack and water

Skagway Adventure Hike

Price: $86*

The perfect blend of active adventure with mesmerizing viewpoints. Hike with a naturalist guide up the hills of the White Pass. Take in incredible views of the alpine forest from the snow-capped mountains down to the ocean.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Hiking, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 2.75 hours
  • Food: Snack and water

Scenic River Float

Price: $79*

Combine sightseeing and rafting on this intimate, small group excursion into the Alaskan wilderness and through its Gold Rush history.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Food: Snack and water

Glacier Bay Flightseeing Charter

Price: $800*

Soar through the clouds over an unimaginable, jagged mountain ice world far away from the rest of the world on this private flightseeing charter of Glacier Bay National Park outside of Haines, AK.
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Motorized, Scenic
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 1.75 hours
  • Food: Water

Haines On Your Own

Price: $71*

Haines, Alaska is a one-of-a-kind destination rich with history, amazing scenery, and wonderful culture. Only a small percentage of guests who visit Alaska's Inside Passage get to experience this authentic town. Escape the crowds and explore this peaceful town at your own pace!
  • Port: Skagway
  • Tour Type: Active, Cultural Historical, Scenic, Water Based
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Food: None

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*Prices are per adult in USD, taxes not included. Please see tour details for further information.