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Haines Summit Tundra Trek

Haines Summit Tundra Trek

A challenging full day adventure on an invigorating hike in the alpine tundra of British Columbia. Explore the strenuous off-trail alpine terrain of wild north with fantastic views.

Tour Photos

  • Setting out across glacially fed streams and tundra Setting out across glacially fed streams and tundra
  • Early season offers great views of snowy peaks and glaciers Early season offers great views of snowy peaks and glaciers
  • From higher on the shoulder of a mountain From higher on the shoulder of a mountain
  • soaking up the view on a sunny day soaking up the view on a sunny day
  • Later in the season its possible to ascend higher on the shoulder of nearby peaks Later in the season its possible to ascend higher on the shoulder of nearby peaks
  • Overview of the Haines summit area Overview of the Haines summit area
     

Tour Notes

Port: Haines
Duration: 8 Hours
Activity Level: Strenuous
Min. Age: 7 years
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: None
Food: Picnic style lunch and water provided
Provided Equipment: Trekking poles
Recommended clothing: Hiking boots, small backpack, layers for warmth, and bring 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. Guests must disclose pertinent medical history to tour guides.
Valid Passport Required
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Description

As we depart the dock in Haines on a tour van, 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.


Passing through the Canadian border we gain elevation and travel above tree-line before arriving at our trailhead. Passports are required for all guests. After covering a safety talk with guests, we’ll head out amidst the tundra landscape. Towering peaks loom above in all directions. There are fantastic views of glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and wide-expanses of alpine tundra.


During the peak of the summer, there are a multitude of wildflowers. Golden eagles, ptarmigan, snowshoe hares, grizzly bears, and other wildlife frequent the area. Your guide will choose from a variety of trails and routes to best fit guest abilities. Typically, the hike will range from 2 to 6 miles in duration and ascend/descend about 500’ of vertical throughout the hike. Along the way, we’ll stop for a picnic lunch with a view. Snacks are provided to keep the energy going for the extended hike. During the early part of the season, we may encounter patches of snow.


After an invigorating hike in the alpine tundra of British Columbia, we’ll return to our vehicle and head back across the U.S. border for the drive back to the dock in Haines.


*Passports required for this tour Equipment/Clothing: Guests should wear layered clothes to dress for a variety of weather including wind, rain and sun. Sturdy/comfortable hiking shoes or boots are essential. We recommend a small backpack for toting water, camera, and extra layers for the day.
(~ 15 minutes) – Your friendly tour 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 hike and you’ll have the opportunity to use the restrooms before departing.
(~105 minutes) – Enjoy a 50-mile scenice drive that will leads you through the US/Canada border, and up above tree line to the Haines Pass.
(~240 minutes) – Set out on a 4-hour hike. Exploring the tundra region, scenic views, stream crossings and more. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way.
(~105 minutes) – Here you will head back to Haines, clearing customs back into the US.
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 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 tour guides?
You 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 for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
Is there a bathroom?
Restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour. There are pit toilets at the start and end of the hike. While out on the hike, we'll be in the great outdoors.
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 is the trail like?
You’ll be hiking over uneven, natural terrain. There are exposed roots, rocks and sometimes muddy sections. The trail has relatively little elevation change but has sections taking place on loose rock.

Booking Options

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


Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing Tour

Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing Tour

Visit Haines and the wildlife rich corridor of the Chilkoot River on this bear viewing tour. Experience the natural world of Alaska with an experienced naturalist.

Tour Photos

  • Brown bears frequent the Chilkoot River for easy fishing Brown bears frequent the Chilkoot River for easy fishing
  • Eagle fishing on the banks of the Chilkat River Eagle fishing on the banks of the Chilkat River
  • Brown bear paw print Brown bear paw print
     

Tour Notes

Port: Skagway
Duration: 6.25 Hours
Activity Level: Easy
Min. Age: none
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: None
Food: Picnic style lunch
Provided Equipment: shared spotting scopes & binoculars
Recommended clothing:layers for warmth, and bring rain gear
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: Guests need to be able to get in and out of the van & walk on uneven surfaces.
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Description

Haines is home to magnificent wildlife and breathtaking views of the natural world! With an experienced naturalist as your guide, you will see and learn about the plants and animals that make up the ‘wilds’ of Alaska.

Your excursion begins from Skagway on a 45 minute high speed catamaran ferry to small town of Haines, Alaska. Upon arriving in Haines, we'll start with a narrated driving tour through historic Fort Seward, the first military base in Alaska. Leaving town, we will journey through the amazing Chilkoot Valley. On our journey to the Chilkoot River corridor, we take in coastal views along the longest fjord in North America, we may spot seals, sea lions, porpoise and whales feeding in these rich waters.

The Chilkoot River is home to some of the best bear viewing in Alaska! The river’s huge salmon runs bring good numbers of bears every year. Situated among rugged glaciated peaks, it is home to numerous brown bears, mountain goats, salmon, river otters, and innumerable bald eagles. This area is a birdwatchers paradise with abundant local and migratory birds. Powerful spotting scopes or binoculars will often allow close-range views of mountain goats grazing in high alpine meadows and nesting eagles on this tour.

After capturing images and experiencing the incredible natural beauty and wildlife of the Chilkoot River corridor, we’ll enjoy a seaside picnic of sandwiches, chips, fruit, and cookies. Following lunch, we will head to the mouth of the Chilkat River, home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. Our final stop of the tour is habitat to all five species of wild Pacific salmon, drawing all of Alaska’s predators to its shores. The four ice-capped mountain ranges that surround the Chilkat River provide an unparalleled photography opportunities. A short drive back to town brings us to the ferry for the return journey to Skagway.

Do not forget your camera!!!!

Notes:
This tour only operates July - September to maximizes our potential to view bears and eagles feeding on the spawning salmon. Bear and other wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The tour stops can vary slightly according to maximum wildlife viewing potential.

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..
(~30 minutes) – Once you board your bus in Haines, we’ll depart for an interpretive driving tour of of Fort Seward & Haines.
(~30 minutes) – We will continue to Picture Point, where there will be a photo opportunity of the town of Haines. We will contunue toward the Chilkoot River.
(~ 180 minutes) – Visit the Chilkoot River and the Chilkoot Lake and look for wildlife! There will be time for a beach picnic with beautiful panoramic views of the Lynn Cannal and the surrounding mountain ranges.
(~ 60 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) – trAfter completion of the excursion, and 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 tour guides?
Your 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 on the dock once you arrive in Haines.
Do you cancel due to weather??
Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our excursions 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 food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Just let us know when you are making your reservation. We have alternative lunch options to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advanced notice at no additional charge on all of our tours.

Booking Options

Use our online system to book your tour:

Or use our online booking system:

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

Guest Comments


The Wildlife Safari in Haines was a highlight of our cruise. We saw a mama bear and her cubs fishing in the river, along with several bald eagles. Scott was a great naturalist and we really enjoyed learning about the local geography and natural history of Alaska!
- Susan R.


Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing Tour

Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing Tour

Visit Haines and the wildlife rich corridor of the Chilkoot River. This tour experiences the natural world of Alaska with an experienced naturalist as we keep an eye out for brown bears, eagles, salmon, mountain goats and other wildlife of Alaska.

Tour Photos

  • Brown bears frequent the Chilkoot River for easy fishing Brown bears frequent the Chilkoot River for easy fishing
  • Eagle fishing on the banks of the Chilkat River Eagle fishing on the banks of the Chilkat River
  • Brown bear paw print Brown bear paw print
     

Tour Notes

Port: Haines
Duration: 4 Hours
Activity Level: Easy
Min. Age: none
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: None
Food: Picnic style lunch
Provided Equipment: shared spotting scopes & binoculars
Recommended clothing:layers for warmth, and bring rain gear
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: Guests need to be able to get in and out of the van & walk on uneven surfaces.
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Description

Haines is home to magnificent wildlife and breathtaking views of the natural world! With an experienced naturalist as your guide, you will see and learn about the plants and animals that make up the ‘wilds’ of Alaska.

We'll start with a narrated driving tour through historic Fort Seward, the first military base in Alaska. Leaving town, we will journey through the amazing Chilkoot Valley. On our journey to the Chilkoot River corridor, we take in coastal views along the longest fjord in North America, we may spot seals, sea lions, porpoise and whales feeding in these rich waters.

The Chilkoot River is home to some of the best bear viewing in Alaska! The river’s huge salmon runs bring good numbers of bears every year. Situated among rugged glaciated peaks, it is home to numerous brown bears, mountain goats, salmon, river otters, and innumerable bald eagles. This area is a birdwatchers paradise with abundant local and migratory birds. Powerful spotting scopes or binoculars will often allow close-range views of mountain goats grazing in high alpine meadows and nesting eagles on this tour.

After capturing images and experiencing the incredible natural beauty and wildlife of the Chilkoot River corridor, we’ll enjoy a seaside picnic of sandwiches, chips, fruit, and cookies. Following lunch, we will head to the mouth of the Chilkat River, home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. Our final stop of the tour is habitat to all five species of wild Pacific salmon, drawing all of Alaska’s predators to its shores. The four ice-capped mountain ranges that surround the Chilkat River provide an unparalleled photography opportunities.

Do not forget your camera!!!!

Notes:
This tour only operates July - September to maximizes our potential to view bears and eagles feeding on the spawning salmon. Bear and other wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The tour stops can vary slightly according to maximum wildlife viewing potential.

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

(~30 minutes) – We’ll depart for an interpretive driving tour of of Fort Seward & Haines.
(~30 minutes) – We will continue to Picture Point, where there will be a photo opportunity of the town of Haines. We will contunue toward the Chilkoot River.
(~ 180 minutes) – Visit the Chilkoot River and the Chilkoot Lake and look for wildlife! There will be time for a beach picnic with beautiful panoramic views of the Lynn Cannal and the surrounding mountain ranges.
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 tour guides?
Your 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..
Do you cancel due to weather??
Our tours embrace Southeast Alaska’s unpredictable weather. Our excursions 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 food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Just let us know when you are making your reservation. We have alternative lunch options to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advanced notice at no additional charge on all of our tours.

Booking Options

Use our online system to book your tour:

Or use our online booking system:

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

Guest Comments


The Wildlife Safari in Haines was a highlight of our cruise. We saw a mama bear and her cubs fishing in the river, along with several bald eagles. Scott was a great naturalist and we really enjoyed learning about the local geography and natural history of Alaska!
- Susan R.


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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Eagle Preserve Float & Klukwan Native Culture Tour

Eagle Preserve Float & Klukwan Native Culture Tour

Experience the remarkable history of the Tlingit people from their Knowledge Camp in the village of Klukwan. Next travel from the Tlingit mother village the way they did - by river. Revel in the beauty that surrounds you in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve as you float down the Chilkat River on this unique tour.

Tour Photos

  • Rafting on the Chilkat River and through the Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting on the Chilkat River and through the Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Drumming and dance at the Tlingit village of Klukwan Drumming and dance at the Tlingit village of Klukwan
  • Bald eagles are often spotted in abundance on the river Bald eagles are often spotted in abundance on the river
  • Knowledgeable guides share their love of the river Knowledgeable guides share their love of the river
     

Tour Notes

Port: Haines
Duration: 5 Hours
Activity Level: Easy
Min. Age: 7 years
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 350 lbs.
Food: Picnic style lunch included
Provided Equipment: Life vests, rubber boots, ponchos
Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: No expectant mothers past 20 weeks. Guests must be in good health and must be able to walk over loose gravel and dry river delta to board the rafts.
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Description

Watch for Eagles and Wildlife and experience the native culture of the Tlingit people on this spectacular combination of a river float trip and cultural experience. Leaving the dock, we’ll explore the historic Fort Seward Dock in the picturesque fishing village of Haines on our way up the Highway and into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. There, you meet your naturalist guides and board heavy-duty 18 foot rafts to float quietly through the heart of the Preserve. The eagle preserve boasts the largest congregation of Bald Eagles in the world. Eagles, bears and wolves all frequent the preserve to feed on the plentiful salmon making their way upstream to their spawning beds. Often moose are spotted crossing the river or feeding in the ponds of the valley.

After the scenic float down the river, we’ll come to the native village of Klukwan the mother village of the Tlingit nation. Located at the confluence of three rivers, this historic village has seen a multitude of generations. For hundreds of years the Tlingits have lived off the bounty of this special place. And still today you will see them fishing and smoking their catch at the river's edge. We’ll unload the rafts and have the opportunity to learn and experience the fascinating cultural history of the Tlingit people. Guests will enjoy a native cultural performance and orientation which includes a visit to a Tlingit long house and a visit to the Adze shed to see totem and canoe carving. You’ll experience the salmon smoke and salmon drying houses.

This is an adventure of a lifetime so bring your family and friends rafting through the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve!

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

(~15 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 drive up the highway.
(~35 minutes) - From here we’ll depart for a breathtaking drive up the Haines Scenic Byway through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to the native village of Klukwan.
(~40 minutes) - Upon arriving at Klukwan you’ll meet your local guides who will lead you through the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center to view the Whale House Collection and other exhibits. Your tour guide will educate you about the native Tlingit culture through storytelling and interpretation of the native artifacts.
(~30 minutes) - When our time at the Heritage Center wraps up, your guide will walk you through the Traditional Knowledge Camp. Here you’ll see the traditional adze carving shed, a salmon drying smokehouse. Your visit to the Traditional Knowledge Camp culminates at the hand-crafted plank-style clan house for traditional storytelling and drumming.
(~25 minutes) - After your time in the clan house we will head to the river where you’ll swap out your shoes for rubber river boots. Your raft guides will provide you with a thorough safety briefing and you’ll don a PFD before boarding our stable 18’ rubber rafts for the float down the river.
(~90 minutes) - You’ll spend the next 90 minutes quietly exploring the scenic Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by raft.
(~30 minutes) - Upon arrival at our river take-out you’ll be treated to a picnic-style lunch with lemonade, hot cocoa and tea.
(~35 minutes) - A short drive back down the Haines Scenic Byway will bring you back to the quiet town of 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 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 tour 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, on the ferry during your travel to Haines and on-site at Klukwan.
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 lunch options to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advanced notice at no additional charge.

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Guest Comments


My wife and I enjoyed and experienced the Chikat river of today via a delightful 8-person-raft trip. We saw bald eagles perched along the river as we floated by. The scenery was magnificent. Our group consisted of 16-people, so we were split into two (2) rafts. We were the 2nd raft and it was fun to watch the raft in front of us make its way down the river. The other raft also helped to show a sense of scale when photographing surrounding mountains. Once we arrived at the Klukwan village, it was like stepping back into time. I could feel how it might have been to live in pre-historic times along the bank of the river -- just sunshine, water, trees, wind, a few simple tools, and lodgings. Excellent marriage of present and past!
- Greg

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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.

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


Eagle Preserve Float Tour

Eagle Preserve Float Tour

This award winning excursion tours through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by raft. 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. This tour offers an immersive wildlife excursion with abundant eagle sightings and a small group interactive experience with your tour guide.

Tour Photos

  • Floating the Chilkat River through the Bald Eagle Preserve Floating the Chilkat River through the Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Abundant Bald Eagles feed on Salmon in the rivers. Abundant Bald Eagles feed on Salmon in the rivers.
  • Guide gives a safety talk before loading the rafts. Guide gives a safety talk before loading the rafts.
  • Professional & knowledgeable Guides Professional & knowledgeable Guides
  • Scenic Views of glaciated snow-capped peaks. Scenic Views of glaciated snow-capped peaks.
  • Great wildlife sightings & photo opportunities Great wildlife sightings & photo opportunities
  • Fun for the whole family! Fun for the whole family!
     

Tour Notes

Port: Skagway
Duration: 6.5 Hours
Activity Level: Easy. Guests must be able to walk over loose gravel and dry river delta to board the rafts.
Min. Age: 7 years
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 350 lbs.
Food: Picnic style lunch provided.
Provided Equipment: Life jackets, rubber boots and ponchos
Recommended clothing: Layers for warmth, rain gear and an extra pair of socks.
Wheelchair access: No
Medical Restrictions: No expectant mothers past 20 weeks. Guests must be in good health.
Liability Waiver Required

Tour Information


Your tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran for a scenic 45-minute 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 along the fjord.

Upon arrival in Haines, you'll board a motorcoach for a relaxing 40-minute drive up the Haines Highway, a National Scenic Byway, to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. You'll see historic Haines and Fort William H. Seward on this narrated drive from expert naturalists. Watch for moose and swans in the marshlands as you head up the Chilkat River Valley on this excursion.

At the preserve, experienced raft guides await to begin your rafting adventure (not whitewater). You'll float silently down the river aboard 18' inflatable rafts - the best way to observe eagles drawn to feed on the plentiful salmon. Bears and wolves are also frequent guests at the feast. Not only rich in wildlife, the preserve is also a place of incredible beauty, with towering mountains, hanging glaciers and lush forests. Your tour will float past the Native village of Klukwan where the Tlingit people have lived for centuries on the bounty of this beautiful wilderness.

After your float, you'll enjoy a riverside picnic. Your tour concludes with a return cruise aboard the catamaran back to Skagway. With Haines behind you, you leave with a myriad of unforgettable memories.

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

(~30 minutes) - Sign waivers, learn about tour and walk down to small boat harbor to catch fast ferry.
(~45 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 45-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 one of our rafting put-in’s.
(~40 minutes) - When you arrive at the put-in you’ll meet up the remainder of your guide team and swap out your shoes for rubber river boots. Your guides will provide you with a thorough safety briefing and you’ll don a PFD before boarding our stable 18’ rubber rafts for the float down the river.
(~90 minutes) - You’ll spend the next 90 minutes quietly exploring the scenic Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by raft.
(~30 minutes) - Upon arrival at our river take-out you’ll be treated to a picnic style lunch with lemonade, hot cocoa and tea.
(~30 minutes) - A short drive back down the Haines Scenic Byway will bring you to the ferry for your comfortable and scenic ride back to Skagway.
(~10 minutes) - Arrive boat dock in Haines to board boat to Skagway.
(~45 minutes) - Scenic boat ride back to Skagway at the end of the excursion.
(~20 minutes) - Depart from the ferry and head to your boat.
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 your tour.
Who are my tour 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 for us both in Alaska and throughout the world.
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 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 excursion for the day.
What wildlife will I see?
Though wildlife can never be guaranteed on tour, 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 on the excursion.
Will there be any whitewater on the tour float?
No – there will be no whitewater or rapids on the float.
How much will I paddle?
None, you will enjoy your float aboard an 18’ oar rig raft. Your tour guides do all of the rowing which enables you to sit back and enjoy the float. The raft makes a very stable platform for photography and enjoying the views with your family.
Is there a charge for infants (0-18 months)?
No, infants are not allowed. The minimum age to participate in the tour is 7 years old.

Booking Options

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

Guest Comments


This float trip was as advertised. We had fun and saw so many eagles and even a Grizzly. The Guides were informative; helpful for the handicapped; good food. If you want to see our national bird and like gentle float trips---this is the one for you!!
- Stan

We had a fantastic time- all 3 generations of my family truly enjoyed the trip. Weather was beautiful, food was yummy, and we saw numerous Eagles. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend this to everyone!
- Mandy

My husband and I had such a great time with this company. From Steve, our bus guide, Dana our sweet bus driver, to Bryce, our rafting guide, we were encouraged by how kind and knowledgeable they all were. But Bryce stole the show with his rafting skills and great story telling. This is a top notch company and was our favorite day on our trip.
- Dena

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