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Glacier Bay Flightseeing Charter Tour

Glacier Bay Flightseeing Charter

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.

Tour Photos

  • Heading out over the mountains with some fresh snow on the upper peaks Heading out over the mountains with some fresh snow on the upper peaks
  • Fueling the 206 at the Haines airport Fueling the 206 at the Haines airport
  • Incredible photography of mountains and glaciers Incredible photography of mountains and glaciers
  • East Arm of Glacier Bay East Arm of Glacier Bay
  • An unnamed peak rising above the cloud layer An unnamed peak rising above the cloud layer
  • 360 degrees of snow-capped peaks and glaciers 360 degrees of snow-capped peaks and glaciers
  • Medial moraine near Glacier Bay Medial moraine near Glacier Bay
     

Tour Notes

Port: Skagway
Duration: 1.75 hours
Activity Level: Easy
Modes of Travel: Bush Plane
Min. Age: None
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: Some restrictions may apply
Food: Bottled water
Provided Equipment: None
Recommended clothing: Jacket for warmth in the plane and sunglasses
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: Any pertinent medical conditions must be disclosed to the guide
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Description

Join renown local pilot Drake Olson on a 1-hour private flightseeing tour over the East Arm of Glacier Bay National Park. With over 20 years of mountain flying experience in this terrain, Drake has the skills and the knowledge to make sure that your flight excursion will make memories that last a lifetime. Whether you are a professional photographer, curious to see massive glaciers up close or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the view, this excursion will certainly deliver. It is difficult to describe in words the grandeur of this magical place, home to endless mountains and giant glaciers spilling slowly into the sea. Because it is one of our least accessible National Parks, flightseeing is a great way to experience the scope and awe of Glacier Bay National Park.

Drake’s hangar includes a Cessna 206, a Cessna 180 and a Piper Super Cub bush plane. Each plane has been rebuilt and is maintained under FAA regulations. Your tour would likely explore in the 206, since it has a 5 person capacity.

The tour includes ground transportation to and from the Skagway cruise ship dock. Charters can be arranged on most days, although the departures may be cancelled due to high winds or inclement weather. However, even if it is cloudy in Skagway, the weather can be clear over the ice cap and glaciers of Glacier Bay. Please call or email for availability. Group weight restrictions may apply.

• Passengers should always bring sunglasses, even when it is cloudy in town.
• The plane will be warm, but bring a jacket just in case.
• Photography is encouraged, although long lenses may not fit well inside the airplane cockpit.
• Tour departures may be cancelled due high winds or inclement weather.

(~20 min) – Meet up at the dock, and drive out to the airport to meet up with your pilot.
(~10 min) – Meet with Drake, your Alaskan Bush Pilot, and get an orientation with the aircraft and safety briefing.
(~1 hour) – Flightseeing over the glaciers and mountains. Typically we'd travel to Glacier Bay East Arm, but exact area will vary depending on the weather and conditions. Drake is sure to make it a memorable flightseeing experience.
(~15 min) – Land back at the airport, and drive back to the cruise ship dock
Where will I meet my guide?
Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Skagway and Haines Excursions".
Who is my pilot?
Drake Olson as been an Alaskan bush plane pilot for over 20 years. He has extensive experience flying throughout the region, and intimate with the local mountains and glaciers.
Is the plane loud?
Everyone will be offered stereo headsets on the plane to allow for easy conversation and noise reduction. This makes it easy to speak with the pilot and learn about the surrounding scenery.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes - there is a bathroom at the cruise ship dock, and at the airport. There are no restrooms on the plane.
Do you cancel due to weather?
In the instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day. Often times, the weather may seem cloudy, but a short distance away, the sky is clear, and there is great flightseeing. Safety is our number 1 priority, and if the weather doesn't accommodate safe flying, your tour would be cancelled.
What wildlife will I see?
Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, it is common to spot mountain goats or the occasional bear from the airplane.

Booking Options

Each booking is for a single chartered flight, up to 5 guest maximum. The cost is $800 USD + tax, and this tour in not eligible for any discounts.
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    *Pilot's Choice allows Drake to watch the weather and choose a time that has the best flying conditions. He will contact you a few days prior to your trip to let you know approximately what time that is.

    Guest Comments:

    Incredible Scenery! The glaciers and mountains were jaw dropping! Flying with Drake is not to be missed. It was the highlight of our Alaska vacation.
    - Jessica D.


    Historic Gold Rush Scenic Driving Tour

    Historic Gold Rush Scenic Driving Tour

    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.

    Tour Photos

    • Driving along the Taiya Inlet near Dyea Driving along the Taiya Inlet near Dyea
    • Aerial view looking over the town of Skagway Aerial view looking over the town of Skagway
    • Trailhead for the Historic Chilkoot Trail Trailhead for the Historic Chilkoot Trail
    • City of Skagway overlook City of Skagway overlook
    • Bald Eagle flying over the fjord Bald Eagle flying over the fjord
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Skagway
    Duration: 2 Hours
    Activity Level: Easy
    Min Age: None (Children under 2 are free.)
    Min Group Size: 3 Max Group Size: 12
    Food: Water bottles provided.
    Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain jacket.
    Wheelchair access: Yes. Please request it at booking time.
    Medical Restrictions: It is the guest’s responsibility to determine if they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity. Pertinent medical conditions must be disclosed to the guide.
    Liability Waiver Required

    Tour Description

    Your tour begins at the pier where you’ll meet your knowledgeable guide. Your small, intimate group will board a van and drive through Skagway’s historic district and residential district en route to the backcountry and the gold rush era town of Dyea. On this excursion in Skagway, hear tales about Skagway’s time as a gold rush boom town as your guide points out some of its historic buildings. Driving through Skagway’s residential district you’ll learn all kinds of interesting facts about this wonderful town.

    Once out of town, your tour leads over a mountain road to what was once the gold rush city of Dyea. Along the way you’ll stop at the Naku Bay overlook and peer down the inside passage – North America’s longest and deepest fjord. Next, head to the trailhead of the Chilkoot Trail. This world-famous trail was the main route to the riches of the Klondike during the gold rush over 100 years ago. Now a tranquil place of incredible beauty, the trail winds through a lush rainforest alive with birds, animals and wildflowers. Here, your guide weaves an entertaining mix of natural history and Klondike folklore.

    Next, your tour heads out to the abandoned gold rush town of Dyea. The spruce and hemlock trees grow along what were once the streets of a bustling town full of stampeders seeking fortune. Before returning to Skagway, you’ll get some more great photo opportunities at the Taiya River overlook and a fantastic look at Skagway from above at the Skagway overlook. This tour is a great way to discover and learn about Skagway – A small town with a lot to see.

    (~15 minutes) - Your friendly guide will meet you near the Skagway Small Boat harbor sign and restrooms. Here they will take the opportunity to get to know you and provide answers to any questions that you might have about your upcoming excursion and complete any necessary paperwork.
    (~10 minutes) - Tour of historic Skagway and residential District.
    (~20 minutes) - We'll head out of town and stop at the Naku Bay overlook.
    (~25 minutes) - We'll make our way along the coast towards the Chilkoot Trail trailhead, and learn more about the Gold Rush. (bathroom stop)
    (~25 minutes) - We'll journey to the historic townsite of Dyea.
    (~15 minutes) - As we retrace our steps back towards town, we'll stop at an overlook of the Taiya River.
    (~25minutes) - Before returning to Skagway, we'll stop at the Skagway overlook, and then return to the dock.

    Where will I meet my guide?
    Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Skagway and Haines Excursions".
    Who are my guides?
    You guides are experts in the industry. They are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway, Alaska with you! Our staff all go through extensive training and hold current first-aid (mostly WFR and WEMT) certification. Many of our guides also lead courses and guided expedition trips for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes – restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing, and at the Chilkoot Trail trailhead.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.

    Booking Options


    Or use our online booking system:
    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.

    Guest Comments:


    Our guide was super knowledgeable and fun. We visited the historic townsite of Dyea and the Chilkoot trail. A great short driving tour that was a great complement to our train ride!
    - Jared G.


    Yukon Extended Summit Drive Tour

    Yukon Extended Summit Drive Tour

    This tour explores the natural wonders of the Yukon as your tour guide takes you to the crossroads of the Klondike - The city of Carcross. This excursion visits photo stops along the way to take in the sweeping landscapes, towering mountains, alpine lakes and hanging glaciers..

    Tour Photos

    • Bove Island on Tagish Lake, just south of Carcross, Yukon Territory Bove Island on Tagish Lake, just south of Carcross, Yukon Territory
    • Abundant photo opportunities Abundant photo opportunities
    • Alpine Tundra and boreal forests of northern BC Alpine Tundra and boreal forests of northern BC
    • Fireweed blooming on a summit drive into the Yukon in mid-July Fireweed blooming on a summit drive into the Yukon in mid-July
    • We'll make a series of scenic spots throughout the tour; here at Summit Lake. We'll make a series of scenic spots throughout the tour; here at Summit Lake.
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Skagway
    Duration: 5 hours
    Activity Level: Easy
    Modes of Travel: van transportation
    Min. Age: none
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: none
    Food: Picnic style lunch included.
    Provided Equipment: None
    Recommended clothing: Rain gear and dress in layers for warmth.
    Wheelchair access: Yes. Please request it at the time of booking.
    Medical Restrictions:Any pertinent medical conditions must be disclosed to the guides.
    Liability Waiver Required
    Valid Passport Required


    Tour Description

    *Passports required for this tour

    At the dock in Skagway, you'll meet up with your tour guide, and be escorted to our 15-passenger van. Your excursion will begin with a drive through historic downtown Skagway which is a part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. You’ll learn about the town’s gold rush history and enjoy stories about the stampeders who passed through town in hopes of striking it rich in the Yukon.

    From town we’ll head up to the town overlook to get a different perspective on present day Skagway. Once you’ve had a chance to take photos your tour will continue north up the Klondike Highway toward the summit of the White Pass. On the way we will pass through lush rainforest and drive by multiple waterfalls. There are many photo opportunities of beautiful alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, and towering snow-capped peaks on this excursion.

    At the summit you’ll be able to get out and stretch your legs and take in the dramatic alpine landscape. Our ride then continues through Canadian customs into British Columbia. We’ll make multiple tour stops throughout the ride ensuring ample photo opportunities including the “Yukon Territory” sign.

    After about an hour on the road we’ll reach Carcross, Yukon on the banks of Lake Bennett, and a highlight of the tour. Here you’ll have free time to explore the small local shops and enjoy great view of the lake made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush. From Carcross, we’ll start our journey back south toward Skagway. We’ll make a stop at the “Welcome to Alaska” sign for photos and then return through the U.S. Border station on our way back to Skagway. *Passports required for this tour

    (~15 min) – Driving town tour of Skagway and visit to Skagway overlook.
    (~10 min) – Photo opportunities at the Skagway overlook (10 minutes).
    (~35 min) – Tour up the Klondike highway to White Pass summit and the “Welcome to Alaska” sign (5-10 minutes at the sign).
    (~2 hours) – Drive to Carcross, Yukon stopping along the way for photo opportunities at Tutshi Lake, the “Welcome to the Yukon” sign, and the Bove Island overlook – Stops vary depending on group goals and changing photo opportunities as they present themselves.
    (~30 min) – Free time in Carcross, Yukon and Lake Bennett (20-30 minutes).
    (~1.5 hours) – Drive back to Skagway stopping along the way for photo opportunities
    Where will I meet my tour guide?
    Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign that says with the name of you tour.
    Who are my guides?

    Your tour guides are experts in the industry. They are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway, Alaska with you! Our staff all go through extensive training and hold current first-aid (mostly WFR and WEMT) certification. Many of our guides also lead courses and guided expedition trips and excursions for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes - Restrooms are located throughout the trip. Flush toilets available in Skagway and Carcross, primitive toilets available every 20-30 minutes along the drive.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
    What wildlife will I see?
    Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, bald eagles, ravens, squirrels and harbor seals are frequently seen in Skagway. In the Yukon there is a possibility of seeing larger mammals such as the occasional black bear or coastal brown bear, or possibly moose.

    Booking Options

    Use our online booking system:

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.

    Guest Comments:

    Incredible Scenery! Our guide Ken was fantastic. We were a small group he was really able to customize the experience for us!
    - Priscilla R.

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    Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari Tour

    Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari Tour

    Travel to Haines to 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.

    Tour Photos

    • Both paddling & motoring offer great options to explore the lake Both paddling & motoring offer great options to explore the lake
    • Great photo opportunities -  mountains, waterfalls & wildlife Great photo opportunities - mountains, waterfalls & wildlife
    • Explore the turqoise blue waters of Chilkoot Lake Explore the turqoise blue waters of Chilkoot Lake
    • Excellent Bear viewing on the Chilkoot River Excellent Bear viewing on the Chilkoot River
    • Get out into the Alaska wilderness Get out into the Alaska wilderness
    • Fun for the whole family! Fun for the whole family!
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Skagway
    Duration: 6.5 Hours
    Activity Level: Moderate
    Min. Age: 8 years
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 300 lbs.
    Food: Picnic style lunch included.
    Provided Equipment: Life vests, rubber boots, ponchos, paddles
    Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: This is a physical activity and it is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
    Liability Waiver Required

    Tour Description

    After meeting your tour representative in Skagway, you'll board a high speed catamaran for a 45 minute boat ride to the town of Haines. Upon arrival into Haines, we'll take a short tour of Fort Seward, a 30 minute drive from downtown Haines and then head up the Lutak Inlet to the Chilkoot River Valley. The Chilkoot corridor offers incredible wildlife viewing.  Brown Bears, eagles, mountain goats, and spawning salmon are commons sights. Our guides are expert naturalists and enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness.

    Once at the Lake, we’ll head out onto Chilkoot Lake in stable motor assisted Voyageur Canoes. Our Canoes are built using similar dimensions as the canoes used by trappers and gold miners at the turn of the century. Powered by either paddle or motor, this tour offers guests the opportunity to paddle in the serenity of Chilkoot Lake, while also having the advantage of relaxing and taking photographs when it’s time to take a break from paddling. We’ll be out on the water for about 2 hours and explore the inlets, coves, salmon spawning streams and numerous waterfalls that spill off of the mountains into the lake. 

    After enjoying the beautiful views on the lake, we’ll return to Haines and serve a picnic-style lunch at a private ocean beach location. Following lunch, we'll load up back onto the fast ferry for the return trip to Skagway.

    (~75 minutes)
    Your friendly dock representative will meet you near the Skagway Small Boat harbor sign and restrooms. We will provide answers to any questions that you might have about your upcoming excursion and get you ready to board the ferry to Haines. We’ll help you board the comfortable ferry for the 50-minute narrated, scenic journey to Haines.
    (~60 minutes)
    Upon arrival in Haines, restrooms will be available and you’ll meet your guide and driver. From here we’ll depart for an interpretive drive through historic Fort Seward and continue to Chilkoot Lake. Along the way, we’ll drive along the shoreline of the Lynn Fjord and the wildlife-rich Chilkoot River.
    (~15 minutes)
    When we arrive at Chilkoot Lake you’ll have the opportunity to meet your other guides and take in the stunning views of the pristine lake. Your guides will help you get fit with a PFD (life jacket), rubber boots and canoe paddle. You’ll then receive a thorough safety briefing and orientation before boarding the 31’ long voyageur canoe for your adventure.
    (~90 minutes) –
    We’ll spend the next hour and a half experiencing Chilkoot Lake while our stable voyageur canoes. It is an excellent way to take in the fantastic views by water and if the wind picks up or you’re ready to relax, we will use the quiet 4-stroke motor to move around.
    (~15 minutes) –
    Once back at the put-in we’ll trade your rubber boots and PFD’s back in for your shoes and you’ll have time to enjoy our private deck and spotting scopes to take in the views of the lake and surrounding mountains and waterfalls one more time.
    (~40 minutes)
    We’ll then board our transportation and head down to the ocean for lunch.
    (~30 minutes)
    At our private ocean side picnic area, you’ll enjoy a picnic-style lunch provides great views of the Lynn Fjord in a private setting.
    (~50 minutes)
    Once we wrap up with lunch we’ll head over to the ferry dock where you’ll have the opportunity to use the restrooms and take additional photos of Haines before enjoying the scenic ride back up the fjord to Skagway.
    (~15 minutes)
    Upon returning to Skagway, a short walk will bring you back to our original meeting point, just a few minutes’ walk or shuttle to downtown Skagway and all three cruise ship docks.
    Where will I meet my guide?
    Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign with the name of you tour.
    Who are my guides?
    You guides are experts in the industry. They are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway, Alaska with you! Our staff all go through extensive training and hold current first-aid (mostly WFR and WEMT) certification. Many of our guides also lead courses and guided expedition trips for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes – restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour, on the ferry during your travel to Haines and non-flushing restrooms at the start/finish of your paddle or float.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
    How much will I paddle?
    Everyone in the canoe will be provided with a paddle. Paddling is optional and each boat is equipped with a quiet 4-stroke outboard motor so if the wind picks up or you need a rest you can sit back and let your guide and motor do the work.
    What kind of wildlife will I see?
    Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, bald eagles, moose, all five types of Pacific salmon, brown and black bears frequent the area. Wildlife sightings depend on the time of the year and area within Haines where the excursion takes place. Your guides will choose the best locations to help you maximize your wildlife viewing opportunity.

    Booking Options

    Use our online booking system:

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.


    Last Frontier ATV Adventure Tour

    Last Frontier ATV Adventure Tour

    Explore the Alaska wilderness while driving 2 or 4 person side/side sport UTVs on this fun-filled excursion! This tour provides great wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic views. Enjoy over 16 miles of backcountry travel.

    Tour Photos

    • Drive fun sport UTV side-by-sides through the Alaska Backcountry Drive fun sport UTV side-by-sides through the Alaska Backcountry
    • A selection of 2 and 4 person machines A selection of 2 and 4 person machines
    • all guests wear helmets, and drivers must be 21 years old all guests wear helmets, and drivers must be 21 years old
    • Beautiful alpine meadows & wildflowers Beautiful alpine meadows & wildflowers
    • Great country for wildlife viewing potenital - Eagles, Bears, moose & more Great country for wildlife viewing potenital - Eagles, Bears, moose & more
    • Explore routes off the beaten path Explore routes off the beaten path
    • Fantastic mountain views & overlooks Fantastic mountain views & overlooks
    • Cross several salmon spawning streams Cross several salmon spawning streams
    • Enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the high points along the route Enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the high points along the route
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Haines
    Duration: 4 Hours
    Activity Level: Easy [Occasional load & unload of UTV]
    Mode of Travel: Van or Bus, UTV/Side-by-side
    Min. Age: 8 years (Drivers must be 21 yrs w/ valid license)
    Min. height: 4' 10" or 58"
    Min. Weight: 50 lbs. Max. Weight: 300 lbs. (or 52" waist size)
    Food: Lunch included (sandwich, chips, fruit, water, coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade.
    Provided Equipment: Helmet, goggles and UTV
    Recommended clothing: Stable closed toed shoes required for drivers. Dress in layers, bring rain gear.
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: None, however is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
    Liability Waiver Required (Parent/guardian signature required for minors.)

    Tour Description

    Your knowledgeable tour guide will meet you at the dock upon arrival in Haines. A scenic 26 mile drive along the National Scenic Byway and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve brings you to our remote staging area.

    At the staging area, you’ll receive an orientation and safety briefing on our sport style UTVs (side-by-sides) from your tour guides. Guests wishing to drive must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid driver's license. There are a combination of 2-person and 4-person machines to accommodate varying group sizes and families. There are several spots along the tour where we can swap drivers to give everyone some time at the wheel. The UTVs are automatic transmission and drive similar to a car for ease of operation. These high performance UTVs are fun to drive and a great way to explore the Alaska wilderness.

    Over the next 15 miles of gravel road & packed trail, your tour guide will lead you through a series of remote areas, and we’ll explore the wilds of Alaska! As we drive along beaver ponds and mountain meadows we may spot swans, salmon, eagles, bears or moose along the way. We’ll cross over Little Salmon creek and ascend to a series of viewpoints overlooking the Klehini, Tsirku and Chilkat River Valleys. The area is surrounded by 360 degrees of snow-capped glaciated peaks and there are many incredible viewpoints for photo breaks.

    Along the way, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch while we bask in the surrounding mountain views. After lunch, we’ll descend the mountain and make our way back to our private staging area before returning by bus back to Haines.

    Note: We are able accommodate dietary restrictions with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice, including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, allergies, etc.

    (~10 minutes) – Your friendly tour guides will meet you near the Haines Cruise Ship Dock. Before departing you’ll be able to ask any questions that you might still have about your upcoming excursion use the restrooms before the short drive up the highway.
    (~40 minutes) – From here we’ll depart for a breathtaking interpretive drive through historic Fort Seward and the town of Haines then up the Haines Scenic Byway (a national scenic byway) to our UTV base. The Haines Highway passes through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which was established to protect critical habitat for the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles here in Haines.
    (~30 minutes) – Once we arrive at the UTV base, your guides will get you oriented with the area and help you into your safety equipment. You will then receive a thorough safety briefing and orientation on the machines.
    (~90 minutes) – Your adventure continues as you head out by UTV for a 1.5 hour exploration of over 15 miles of trails that run through a variety of landscapes and ecosystems that personify Southeast Alaska. Along the way, if the weather cooperates, we’ll stop for lunch at one of the many scenic overlooks on the trail. You’ll travel past beaver ponds, views of sweeping mountain landscapes and lush coastal rainforest.
    (~25 minutes) – Back at the UTV base we’ll help you de-rig from the drive and have some hot cocoa and lemonade.
    (~40 minutes) – Your time in Haines comes to and end with a leisurely ride back through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to the small town of Haines.
    (~5 minutes) – Say goodbye to your guides as we drop you off back where your tour started, just a short walk from downtown Haines.
    Where will I meet my tour guide?
    Our guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. You will meet your tour guide on the Southeast corner of the main cruise ship dock in Portage Cove. CLICK HERE to see a map pointing to this location.
    What type of UTVs do you use?
    We use the following UTVs: 2-seat Wildcat Trail EPS, 4-seat Arctic Cat 4x and the 4-seat Kawasaki Teryx.
    Will I be able to drive?
    Our tour is structured to give everyone who is eligible to drive an opportunity to do so. We have several 2-seat and 4-seat machines, and you will have the opportunity during the check-out process to mention your preference of vehicle. We will do our best to provide as many guests as possible with their preferred option. Guests must be 21 or older and possess a valid drivers license to be eligible.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and non-flushing restrooms at the start/finish of your UTV drive.
    Can I book this tour from Skagway? Yes. Simply click on the "Skagway Tours" tab to check for availability. Tours booked from Skagway include the cost of a ferry ticket to and from Skagway.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.

    Booking Options

    Use our online booking system below!

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included. See tour details for child pricing and further details.


    Last Frontier ATV Adventure Tour

    Last Frontier ATV Adventure Tour

    Travel by fast ferry to Haines, and explore the Alaska wilderness while driving 2 or 4 person side/side sport UTVs and this fun filled excursion! This ATV tour offers great wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic views. Enjoy over 16 miles of backcountry travel outside of Haines, Alaska.

    Tour Photos

    • Drive fun sport UTV side-by-sides through the Alaska Backcountry Drive fun sport UTV side-by-sides through the Alaska Backcountry
    • A selection of 2 and 4 person machines A selection of 2 and 4 person machines
    • all guests wear helmets, and drivers must be 21 years old all guests wear helmets, and drivers must be 21 years old
    • Beautiful alpine meadows & wildflowers Beautiful alpine meadows & wildflowers
    • Great country for wildlife viewing potenital - Eagles, Bears, moose & more Great country for wildlife viewing potenital - Eagles, Bears, moose & more
    • Explore routes off the beaten path Explore routes off the beaten path
    • Fantastic mountain views & overlooks Fantastic mountain views & overlooks
    • Cross several salmon spawning streams Cross several salmon spawning streams
    • Enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the high points along the route Enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the high points along the route
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Skagway
    Duration: 6.5 Hours
    Activity Level: Easy [Occasional load & unload of UTV]
    Mode of Travel: Fast Ferry, Bus, UTV/Side-by-side
    Min. Age: 8 years (Drivers must be 21 yrs w/ valid license)
    Min. height: 4' 10" or 58"
    Min. Weight: 50 lbs. Max. Weight: 300 lbs.
    Food: Picnic style lunch included.
    Provided Equipment: Helmet & UTV
    Recommended clothing: Stable closed toed shoes required for drivers. Dress in layers, bring rain gear.
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: None, however is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
    Liability Waiver Required (Parent/guardian signature required for minors.)

    Tour Description

    Your Skagway ATV tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran for a scenic 45-minute narrated cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Along the way, you'll witness spectacular views of waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks as your guide points out marine wildlife. Your knowledgeable guide will meet you at the dock upon arrival in Haines. A scenic 26 mile drive along the National Scenic Byway and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve brings you to our remote staging area.

    At the staging area, you’ll receive an orientation and safety briefing on our sport style UTVs (side-by-sides) from your tour guides. Guests wishing to drive must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid driver's license. There are a combination of 2-person and 4-person machines to accommodate varying group sizes and families on this excursion. There are several spots along the tour where we can swap drivers to give everyone some time at the wheel. The UTVs are automatic transmission and drive similar to a car for ease of operation. These high performance UTVs are fun to drive and a great way to explore the Alaska wilderness.

    Over the next 15 miles of gravel road and packed trail, your guide will lead you through a series of remote areas, and we’ll explore the wilds of Alaska! As we drive along beaver ponds and mountain meadows we may spot swans, salmon, eagles, bears or moose along the way. We’ll cross over Little Salmon creek and ascend to a series of viewpoints overlooking the Klehini, Tsirku and Chilkat River Valleys. The area is surrounded by 360 degrees of snow-capped glaciated peaks and there are many incredible viewpoints for photo breaks throughout the tour.

    Along the way, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch while we bask in the surrounding mountain views. After lunch, we’ll descend the mountain and make our way back to our private staging area before returning by bus back to Haines and onto the ferry for our return ride to Skagway.

    Note: We are able accommodate dietary restrictions with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice, including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, allergies, etc.

    (~75 minutes) - Your friendly tour dock representative will meet you near the Skagway Small Boat harbor sign and restrooms. We will provide answers to any questions that you might have about your upcoming excursion and get you ready to board the ferry to Haines. We’ll help you board the comfortable ferry for the 50-minute narrated, scenic journey to Haines.
    (~45 minutes) - Upon arrival in Haines, restrooms will be available and you’ll meet your guide and driver for a breathtaking drive up the Haines Scenic Byway to our UTV base tucked away in the forest.
    (~30 minutes) - Once we arrive at the UTV base, your guides will get you oriented with the area and help you into your safety equipment. You will then receive a thorough safety briefing and orientation on the machines.
    (~90 minutes) - Your tour adventure continues as you head out by UTV for a 1.5 hour exploration of over 15 miles of trails that run through a variety of landscapes and ecosystems that personify Southeast Alaska. Along the way, if the weather cooperates, we’ll stop for lunch at one of the many scenic overlooks on the trail. You’ll travel past beaver ponds, views of sweeping mountain landscapes and lush coastal rainforest.
    (~25 minutes) - Back at the UTV base we’ll help you de-rig from the drive and have some hot cocoa and lemonade.
    (~35 minutes) - Your time in Haines comes to and end with a leisurely ride back through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to the small town of Haines.
    (~60 minutes) - You’ll have the opportunity to use the restrooms and take additional photos of Haines and the Chilkat inlet at the ferry dock before enjoying the scenic ride back up the fjord to Skagway.
    (~15 minutes) - once back in Skagway, a short walk will bring you back to our original meeting point, just a few minutes’ walk or shuttle to downtown Skagway and all three cruise ship docks.
    Where will I meet my tour guide?
    Your excursion guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Skagway and Haines Excursions".
    What type of ATVs do you use?
    We use the following ATVs: 2-seat Wildcat Trail EPS and the 2 or 4-seat Kawasaki Teryx.
    Will I be able to drive?
    Our tour is structured to give everyone who is eligible to drive an opportunity to do so. We have several 2-seat and 4-seat machines, and you will have the opportunity during the check-out process to mention your preference of vehicle. We will do our best to provide as many guests as possible with their preferred option. Guests must be 21 or older and possess a valid drivers license to be eligible.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour, on the ferry during your travel to Haines, and non-flushing restrooms at the start/finish of your ATV drive.
    Do you cancel the excursion due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative excursion for the day.

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    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included. See tour information for further details.


    Summit Lake Canoe Adventure

    Summit Lake Canoe Adventure

    Feel the seclusion and beauty on this North Country wilderness canoe tour on Summit Lake in British Columbia. This excursion paddles or motors through virtually untouched alpine landscapes and the grandeur of towering glaciated peaks of White Pass.

    Tour Photos

    • Navigating the waters of Summit Lake with the motor assisted canoe Navigating the waters of Summit Lake with the motor assisted canoe
    • We'll explore the granite bluffs and hidden coves of Summit Lake We'll explore the granite bluffs and hidden coves of Summit Lake
    • A short trail winds down through the alpine terrain to our launch area A short trail winds down through the alpine terrain to our launch area
    • The tent offers a place to swap out shoes for rubber boots The tent offers a place to swap out shoes for rubber boots
    • The group prepares for some paddling along Summit Lake The group prepares for some paddling along Summit Lake
    • Exploring one of the narrow inlets surrounded by granite. Exploring one of the narrow inlets surrounded by granite.
    • Paddling south along Summit Lake. Paddling south along Summit Lake.
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Skagway
    Duration: 4.5 Hours
    Activity Level: Moderate
    Min. Age: 8 years
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 300 lbs.
    Food: Light snack, water and hot chocolate.
    Provided Equipment: Canoe, paddles, ponchos, rubber boots
    Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear, extra pair of socks.
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: This is a physical activity and it is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
    Liability Waiver Required
    Passports are required for all participants.

    Tour Description

    Passports are required for all participants

    Departing the dock in Skagway, guests on this tour will enjoy a town tour of historic Skagway on our way towards the Canadian border. It is about a 40 minute drive from Skagway to the shores of Summit Lake. Along the way, we'll enjoy spectacular views of the Denver Glacier, the White Pass and the numerous snow-capped peaks. We'll check in with the Canadian customs before arriving at the lake.

    Once the groups arrives at Summit Lake, we'll take a short walk along a winding trail through rocky, alpine terrain, to where your large, motor assisted 12 person voyageur canoes are waiting along the shore. These large 12 person tour canoes are similar to the ones used by trappers and prospectors during the gold rush era. You'll be outfitted with life jackets, boots, and ponchos (if needed). After a short safety talk and paddling instruction, we'll launch out onto the water to explore the alpine lake.

    The rocky glaciated landscape of coves and islets make for stunning paddling in a pristine setting. Snow-capped glaciated peaks surround the narrow, intricate waterway of Summit Lake. If guests are feeling tired, or the winds pick up, we have a small outboard motor on the canoes to assist us on this tour. We'll explore narrow channels and have the chance to walk around to explore secluded shores of the lake. After a short break, we'll board the large canoes explore more of the aquamarine colored waters of Summit Lake. After about 1.5 hours on the water, we'll return to our bus and back to Skagway to finish off the excursion.

    Passports are required for all participants
    (~10 minutes) Your friendly tour guide will meet you near the Skagway Small Boat harbor sign and restrooms. Here they will take the opportunity to get to know you and provide answers to any questions that you might have about your upcoming excursion.
    (~60 minutes) We’ll depart from our meeting point by van for an interpretive driving tour of historic downtown Skagway on our way up the Klondike Highway and the White Pass to Summit Lake. Along the way to Summit Lake we’ll make a brief stop at Canadian Customs. (passports and appropriate VISA’s will be verified here)
    (~10 minutes) Once we arrive at our parking area of the canoe excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to use the restroom before we make the short hike downhill to our canoe staging area on the lake.
    (~10 minutes) At the staging area your tour guides will assist you with getting fitted with rubber boots a PFD and rain gear if necessary.
    (~10 minutes) Your guides will then provide a thorough orientation, paddling instruction and safety briefing as we prepare to head out on the water.
    (~90 minutes) We’ll spend the next hour and a half exploring the alpine environment surrounding Summit Lake by voyageur canoe.
    (~25 minutes) Once back at the put-in we’ll trade your rubber boots and PFD’s back in for your shoes and you’ll have time to enjoy a smoked salmon snack and some hot cocoa on the sandy beach.
    (~10 minutes) We’ll hike back up the trail to our transportation.
    (~55 minutes) From the parking area we’ll head back toward Skagway. Along the way we’ll make a photo stop at the “Welcome to Alaska” sign on the White Pass summit followed by a brief stop at US customs. The scenic drive back down the Klondike Highway transitions back from the alpine environment to lush rainforest and the gold rush town of Skagway.
    Where will I meet my tour guide?
    Your guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. If you are arriving by cruise ship, your guide will meet you at the end of the pier that your ship docks at. Otherwise the meeting location is the Small Boat Harbor sign. CLICK HERE to see a map detailing these locations in Skagway. Your guide will be holding a sign with the name of your tour.
    Who are my guides?
    Your tour guides are experts in the industry. They are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway, Alaska with you! Our staff all go through extensive training and hold current first-aid (mostly WFR and WEMT) certification. Many of our canoe guides also lead courses and guided expedition trips for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes – restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and a non-flushing “outhouse” style restroom on-site.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative excursion for the day.
    How much will I paddle?
    Everyone in the canoe will be provided with a paddle during the tour. Paddling is optional and each boat is equipped with a quiet 4-stroke outboard motor so if the wind picks up or you need a rest you can sit back and let your guide and motor do the work.

    Booking Options

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    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.

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    Haines Scenic Byway and Summit

    Haines Scenic Byway and Summit

    Go beyond the town of Haines and above tree-line on Haines’ National Scenic Byway. Awe-inspiring views and wide-expanses of alpine tundra follow you into northern Canada as you make your way through the Chilkat Valley and up the Haines Pass. Cameras are a must on this picturesque bus tour.

    Tour Photos

    • At the top of the summit, guests enjoy a picnic lunch At the top of the summit, guests enjoy a picnic lunch
    • Alpine tundra of the Haines summit in early summer Alpine tundra of the Haines summit in early summer
    • We'll drive through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve We'll drive through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
    • Photo opportunity upon returning to Alaska from the summit Photo opportunity upon returning to Alaska from the summit
    • Beautiful glacier views looking back towards Alaska Beautiful glacier views looking back towards Alaska
    • The historic Dalton Trail mirrors our route along the scenic byway The historic Dalton Trail mirrors our route along the scenic byway
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Haines
    Duration: 5 Hours
    Activity Level: Easy
    Modes of Travel: Bus
    Min. Age: 8 years
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: None
    Food: Picnic style lunch included
    Provided Equipment: None
    Recommended clothing: Dress in layers for warmth
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: Guests need to be able to get on and off the bus.
    Liability Waiver Required
    Passports required for all guests on this tour.


    Tour Description

    Passports required for all guests on this tour.

    As we depart the dock in Haines on a tour bus, your expert cultural and naturalist guide will welcome you to the town of Haines and its fascinating geography, culture and natural wonders.

    First, you will be treated to a narrated driving tour through historic Fort Seward, one of the first US military bases in Alaska. As we drive up the Haines Highway towards Canada, we pass through the world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which boasts the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world. We drive along the National Scenic Byway through the awe-inspiring Chilkat Valley to the heart of the preserve and make a few stops to watch for bald eagles, moose, and other wildlife commonly sighted in the area.

    Passing through the Canadian border we gain elevation and travel above tree-line. Towering peaks loom above the highway. There are fantastic views of glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and wide-expanses of alpine tundra. Along the way, we’ll stop for a delicious picnic style lunch with a dramatic mountain backdrop. As we make our way back to Haines, we’ll make several stops to look for wildlife and take photos of the dramatic scenery.

    Passports required for all guests on this tour.

    (~10 minutes) - Your friendly guides will meet you near the Port Chilkoot Cruise Ship Dock in Haines. Before departing you’ll be able to ask any questions that you might still have about your upcoming excursion and use the restrooms before you embark on your sightseeing adventure up the Haines Scenic Byway.
    (~120 minutes) - Your expert guide and driver will lead you on a narrated drive up the Haines Highway (a National Scenic Byway) and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Along the way there will be stops for photo opportunities and access to restrooms. We will make a brief stop through customs to check your passport and any necessary VISA’s before heading up into the alpine environment of the Haines Pass. Here you’ll be surrounded by towering mountains and dramatic glacier views.
    (~45 minutes) - We will also enjoy a picnic-style lunch at the summit or one of many of the picturesque pull-outs along the way depending on the weather conditions.
    (~90 minutes) - From the Haines summit we’ll descend the highway and pass through US Customs on our way back into the Chilkat Valley and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. In the preserve we will make another stop for photos and restrooms will be available here.
    (~35 minutes) - Once you’ve had time to take in the views we will re-board the coach and head back to the small town of Haines. Our adventure will wrap up back at our meeting point near the dock which is a short walk from downtown and nearby shops and restaurants.
    Where will I meet my guide?
    Our guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. You will meet your guide on the Southeast corner of the main cruise ship dock in Portage Cove. CLICK HERE to see a map pointing to this location.
    Who are my guides?
    One of our professional naturalist guides will host the tour and narrate the drive from the port in Haines to the village of Klukwan. Once in Klukwan, local villagers with expert personal knowledge of their native culture will share their history and traditions with you.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes – restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and non-flushing restrooms are available at various overlooks along the drive.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
    What if I have a food allergy?
    Just let us know when you are making your reservation. We have alternative snack options available to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advanced notice at no additional charge.

    Booking Options

    For increased availability and convenience, book through your cruise line today:


    Or use our online booking system:

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.

    Guest Comments


    Very much enjoyed this excursion; guide and driver were local and well informed.
    -Dixon

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    Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari

    Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari

    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.

    Tour Photos

    • Both paddling & motoring offer great options to explore the lake Both paddling & motoring offer great options to explore the lake
    • Great photo opportunities -  mountains, waterfalls & wildlife Great photo opportunities - mountains, waterfalls & wildlife
    • Explore the turqoise blue waters of Chilkoot Lake Explore the turqoise blue waters of Chilkoot Lake
    • Excellent Bear viewing on the Chilkoot River Excellent Bear viewing on the Chilkoot River
    • Get out into the Alaska wilderness Get out into the Alaska wilderness
    • Fun for the whole family! Fun for the whole family!
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Haines
    Duration: 4 Hours
    Activity Level: Moderate
    Min. Age: 8 years
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 300 lbs.
    Food: Picnic style lunch included.
    Provided Equipment: Life vests, rubber boots, ponchos, paddles
    Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: This is a physical activity and it is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity.
    Liability Waiver Required

    Tour Description

    After a short tour of Fort Seward, a 30 minute drive from downtown Haines, leads us up the Lutak Inlet to the Chilkoot River Valley. The Chilkoot corridor offers incredible wildlife viewing.  Brown Bears, eagles, mountain goats, and spawning salmon are commons sights.   Our guides are expert naturalists and enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness

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    Once at the lake, we’ll head out onto Chilkoot Lake in stable motor assisted Voyageur Canoes.  Our Canoes are built using similar dimensions as the canoes used by trappers and gold miners at the turn of the century.  Powered by either paddle or motor, this tour offers guests the opportunity to paddle in the serenity of Chilkoot Lake, while also having the advantage of relaxing and taking photographs when it’s time to take a break from paddling. We’ll be out on the water for about 2 hours and explore the inlets, coves, salmon spawning streams and numerous waterfalls that spill off of the mountains into the lake. 

    After enjoying the beautiful views on the lake, we’ll return to Haines and serve a picnic-style lunch at a private ocean beach location at the end of the trip.

    Note: We are able accommodate dietary restrictions with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice, including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, allergies, etc.

    (~50 minutes) – Your friendly guides will meet you near the Port Chilkoot Cruise Ship Dock in Haines. Before departing you’ll be able to ask any questions that you might still have about your upcoming excursion and use the restrooms before you embark on an interpretive drive through historic Fort Seward and continue to Chilkoot Lake. Along the way, we’ll drive along the breathtaking shoreline of the Lynn Fjord and the wildlife-rich Chilkoot River.
    (~15 minutes) – When we arrive at Chilkoot Lake you’ll have the opportunity to meet your other guides and take in the stunning views of the pristine lake. Your guides will help you get fit with a PFD (life jacket), rubber boots and canoe paddle. You’ll then receive a thorough safety briefing and orientation before boarding the 31’ long voyageur canoe for your adventure.
    (~90 minutes) – We’ll spend the next hour and a half experiencing Chilkoot Lake while our stable voyageur canoes. It is an excellent way to take in the fantastic views by water and if the wind picks up or you’re ready to relax, we will use the quiet 4-stroke motor to move around.
    (~15 minutes) – Once back at the put-in we’ll trade your rubber boots and PFD’s back in for your shoes and you’ll have time to enjoy our private deck and spotting scopes to take in the views of the lake and surrounding mountains and waterfalls one more time.
    (~35 minutes) – We’ll then board our transportation and head down to the ocean for lunch.
    (~25 minutes) – At our private ocean side picnic area, you’ll enjoy a picnic-style lunch provides great views of the Lynn Fjord in a private setting.
    (~10 minutes) – Once we wrap up with lunch, a brief trip will bring us back to our meeting point near the dock which is a short walk from downtown and nearby shops and restaurants.
    Where will I meet my guide?
    Our guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. You will meet your guide on the Southeast corner of the main cruise ship dock in Portage Cove. CLICK HERE to see a map pointing to this location.
    Who are my guides?
    You guides are experts in the industry. They are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway, Alaska with you! Our staff all go through extensive training and hold current first-aid (mostly WFR and WEMT) certification. Many of our guides also lead courses and guided expedition trips for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes – restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and a non-flushing “outhouse” style restroom on-site.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
    How much will I paddle?
    Everyone in the canoe will be provided with a paddle. Paddling is optional and each boat is equipped with a quiet 4-stroke outboard motor so if the wind picks up or you need a rest you can sit back and let your guide and motor do the work.
    What kind of wildlife will I see?
    Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, bald eagles, moose, all five types of Pacific salmon, brown and black bears frequent the area. Wildlife sightings depend on the time of the year and area within Haines where the excursion takes place. Your guides will choose the best locations to help you maximize your wildlife viewing opportunity.

    Booking Options

    For increased availability and convenience, book through your cruise line today:


    Or use our online booking system:

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.


    Haines Highlights

    Haines Highlights Bus Tour

    Explore the history, culture, and beauty of small town Alaska. Drive through Alaska’s first US military base, visit Alaska’s oldest working cannery, and witness a live flight presentation at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. This photo and family friendly tour is as Alaska as it gets!

    Tour Photos

    • A stop a Picture Point for a stunning view of Haines A stop a Picture Point for a stunning view of Haines
    • The Letnikof Cannery - oldest working Cannery in Alaska The Letnikof Cannery - oldest working Cannery in Alaska
    • The American Bald Eagle Foundation - Alaska's Natural History on display The American Bald Eagle Foundation - Alaska's Natural History on display
    • The Foundation hosts Red Tail Hawks & other Birds of Prey The Foundation hosts Red Tail Hawks & other Birds of Prey
    • Bald Eagle at the Foundation waiting for lunch Bald Eagle at the Foundation waiting for lunch
    • Guests are invited to experience a Bald Eagle Feeding Guests are invited to experience a Bald Eagle Feeding
    • Crab pots staged nearby the Cannery Crab pots staged nearby the Cannery
    • Visitors experience the seafood processing area at the Cannery Visitors experience the seafood processing area at the Cannery
         

    Tour Notes

    Port: Haines
    Duration: 3.5 Hours
    Activity Level: Easy
    Min. Age: 8 years
    Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: None
    Food: Light snack and water included
    Provided Equipment: None
    Recommended clothing: Dress in layers for warmth
    Wheelchair access: No
    Medical Restrictions: Guests must be able to board the bus.
    Liability Waiver Required


    Tour Description

    Explore the fascinating city of Haines with some intriguing visits to the area’s best attractions. Your knowledgeable guide will meet you at the dock and escort you to the bus.

    Climb aboard and begin your exploration of Haines’ Native culture, fascinating history and magnificent mountain and ocean views. First, you will be treated to a narrated driving tour through historic Fort Seward, the first US military base in Alaska. Then, you’ll stop at the American Bald Eagle Foundation’s Raptor Center—an interpretive wildlife education center—to watch a training session with this beautiful bird that is the symbol of America and learn more of the other native wildlife. You will also be treated to a live presentation with one of the Foundation's resident ambassador raptors, and savor a tasty smoked salmon snack. Next you will drive south of town along the Chilkat Peninsula, where glaciers, towering peaks, rivers and the sea all converge in amazing scenery.

    You’ll visit the oldest working cannery in Alaska, owned and operated by the Haines Packing Company. The smokehouse was built in 1917 but it is now a state-of-the-art facility complete with pinbone extractors, blast freezers and vacuum packing machines. After the cannery you will be transported back to the cruise ship pier.

    Please note: The cannery may or may not be in operation at the time of your tour depending upon season and salmon catch.

    (~10 minutes) - Your friendly guides will meet you near the Port Chilkoot Cruise Ship Dock in Haines. Before departing you’ll be able to ask any questions that you might still have about your upcoming excursion and use the restrooms before you embark on your sightseeing adventure up the Haines Scenic Byway.
    (~20 minutes) - From our meeting place we will take a driving tour through the Historic Fort Seward on our way south along the Chilkat peninsula to the Haines Packing Company in Letnikof Cove.
    (~45 minutes) - At the cannery you’ll be guided through the fish processing facility and explore oldest fish processing cannery in Alaska. You will also have time to explore the nets and the traps on the loading dock or to view some of the local catch if in season.
    (~20 minutes) - We’ll depart from the cannery back along the scenic Chilkat peninsula towards Haines and the American Bald Eagle Foundation.
    (~105 minutes) - Upon arrival at the American Bald Eagle Foundation you’ll be greeted by the expert bird handlers. You will be guided through the facility that has been training and caring for raptors for over 20 years. During your time at the foundation you will experience a live training session with America’s national bird the Bald Eagle and a live presentation of one of the many other raptors who call the facility home. There are also numerous interpretive displays at this wildlife education center. You will also enjoy a delicious smoked salmon snack here at the foundation.
    (~10 minutes) - Once our time at the American Bald Eagle Foundation wraps up we’ll re-board our bus for a short trip back. Our adventure will wrap up at our meeting point near the dock which is a short walk from downtown and nearby shops and restaurants.
    Where will I meet my guide?
    Our guide will meet you 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed. You will meet your guide on the Southeast corner of the main cruise ship dock in Portage Cove. CLICK HERE to see a map pointing to this location.
    Who are my guides?
    One of our professional naturalist guides will host the tour and narrate the drive from the port in Haines to the village of Klukwan. Once in Klukwan, local villagers with expert personal knowledge of their native culture will share their history and traditions with you.
    Is there a bathroom?
    Yes - restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and on-site at the cannery and American Bald Eagle Foundation.
    Do you cancel due to weather?
    Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our tours run rain or shine. If in a rare instance weather does cause us to cancel the tour you will be refunded in full and provided with assistance with finding an alternative activity for the day.
    What if I have a food allergy?
    Just let us know when you are making your reservation. We have alternative snack options available to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advanced notice at no additional charge.

    Booking Options

    For increased availability and convenience, book through your cruise line today:


    Or use our online booking system:

    *Price is per adult in USD, taxes not included.

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