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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Last Frontier ATV Adventure

Price: $218*

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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

Eagle Preserve Float

Price: $202*

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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

Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing

Price: $189*

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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:

Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari

Price: $182*

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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

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