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Haines Tour: Chilkoot Lake Wilderness & Wildlife
Haines Shore Excursion


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port in Haines
  • Private Licensed Naturalist-Guide
  • Private Round trip Transportation
  • Private Chilkoot Lake State Park Driving Tour
  • Picnic-style Lunch
Please see: special notes at the end of the tour description.

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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $786 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $524 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Haines Shore Excursion

This Haines shore trip explores the Chilkoot Lake State Park with a private guide and vehicle. During the excursion you will see and learn about Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

In May, June, and July, the wildflowers are at their peak and bald eagles are busy caring for their young in the nest. Beginning in late July, the Chilkoot River fills with migrating salmon, while brown bears come down to the river's edge to feed. As the number of salmon in the river increases, the likelihood of seeing bears down along the river increases, with a good probability of bear sightings from mid-August through late September.

As you drive through the park, your guide knows the best places to stop for scenery and the possibility of wildlife spotting. Your guide is equipped with a powerful spotting scope to bring the wildlife in close, and your they will help interpret wildlife behavior and explain how the animals fit into the Chilkoot's complex ecosystem.

After departing Chilkoot Lake, your guide will select a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic lunch on your way back to Haines. Make sure you bring your camera to take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities.

At the end of your Haines excursion you return to the cruise ship in Haines.

Dates of Operation: May 2 - September 27
Walking: Moderate
Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK (advance notice required)
Recommended Clothing: Comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, rain jacket
Weather: This tour operates in all weather conditions

Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote for your upcoming Haines shore excursion.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet Guide: 15 Minutes
  • Scenic drive through Chilkoot Lake State Park: 3 Hours and 15 Minutes
  • Lunch: 30 Minutes
  • Transfer back to the cruise ship: 15 Minutes