Inside Passage Kayaking Tour

Inside Passage Sea Kayaking Tour

Paddle with knowledgeable tour guides just outside of Haines, Alaska along the longest and deepest Fjord in North America. Experience beautiful views and enjoy opportunities to see marine wildlife from your tandem kayak.

Tour Photos

  • Paddle tandem kayaks just outside of Haines, AK Paddle tandem kayaks just outside of Haines, AK
  • Returning after a fun paddle along the beach of the fjord Returning after a fun paddle along the beach of the fjord
  • Incredibly scenery and potential for marine wildlife sightings Incredibly scenery and potential for marine wildlife sightings
  • Guide admires the reflection on a calm day in May Guide admires the reflection on a calm day in May
  • We'll stop off at a remote beach to admire the views & wildflowers We'll stop off at a remote beach to admire the views & wildflowers
  • Guests paddle stable tandem sea kayaks Guests paddle stable tandem sea kayaks

Tour Notes

Port: Haines
Duration: 4 hours
Activity Level: Moderate.
Modes of Travel: Walking, kayak
Min. Age: 8 years
Min. Weight: None Max. Weight: 300 lbs.*
*Guests over 6'6" or 275 lbs. may not fit comfortably inside the kayaks.
Food: Picnic style lunch included.
Provided Equipment: Tandem kayak, paddle, spray skirt, life jacket, rubber boots.
Recommended clothing: Rain gear and dress in layers for warmth.
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. Any pertinent medical conditions must be disclosed to the tour guides.
Liability Waiver Required

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Tour Description

Upon arrival to Haines you will be greeted by your professional kayak guide for the ocean kayak trip of a lifetime. Your 2 person kayaks will be set up on the beach & will be a short 5-minute walk from the ferry pier. We’ll choose from a variety of beautiful ocean paddles depending on sea conditions and weather.

Your tour guides will outfit you with a PFD (personal flotation device), spray skirt & ponchos if needed. After a safety briefing and equipment introduction/fitting, you are off and paddling.

You will be on the water for about 2 hours. We have seen eagles, sea lions, seals, Dall porpoise, humpback whales or other marine wildlife along our way. Your guide is an expert naturalist and will share their extensive knowledge about the fjord, marine wildlife and local geography. We will likely stop off at a remote beach to stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Southeast Alaska. Once off the water, stay on the beach to enjoy a waterside picnic-style lunch.

In an instance where ocean conditions aren’t suitable, we’ll head to our backup location on Chilkoot Lake which is a 30-minute van ride along the Chilkoot River. This backup location is surrounded by mountains with alpine waterfalls and salmon spawning beds.

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

(~ 20 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 excursion and use the restrooms before a short walk to the adjacent beach where your 2-person kayaks will be waiting (1/3 km).
(~ 20 minutes) – Your tour guides will help you get fitted with a PFD (personal floatation device), spray skirt and paddle. You’ll then receive a thorough safety briefing and become familiar with your kayak and equipment before boarding your stable 2-person kayak
(~ 120-180 minutes) – We will spend the next 2-3 hours paddling on the ocean depending on the conditions and group preferences.
(~ 30 minutes) – Back at our private oceanside 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 we’ll take the short walk back over to our meeting point near the dock which is a short walk from downtown and nearby shops and restaurants.
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 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?
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 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 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.
Is there a charge for infants (0-18 months)?
No, infants are not allowed. The minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years old.
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.

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

Guest Comments:

Hello! Just took a tour last week with your company. My daughters and I did a shore excursion to Haines, AK from our cruise ship. Our guide was Farid and I just wanted to let you all know that he was fantastic. We had the best time and took home family memories we will never forget.
- Deb, Jessica & Diana C.

This experience was just wonderful! Paul gave very informative information about the geology and bird and animal life in the area. Kylie and the other guide were very helpful in getting the safety gear on and operating the kayaks. Excellent pace and quantity of information along with time and quietness to enjoy nature. Ronnie added 'local living' information and gave a great tour or the town. Questions were encouraged and thoroughly answered. Very personable and genuine interest by all!
- Beverly C.

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