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Skagway Tour: Kayak Chilkoot Lake
Skagway Shore Excursion


This 6.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port in Skagway
  • Private Licensed Naturalist-Guide
  • Round trip Ferry (public) to / from Skagway & Haines
  • Private Chilkoot Lake kayak excursion
  • Picnic-style Lunch
Please see: special notes at the end of the tour description.

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2 People - $1098 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $732 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $548 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $548 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $548 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $548 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $547 Per Person (Private Tour)
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Skagway Shore Excursion

This Skagway shore trip explores the Chilkoot Lake State Park by kayak. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular including waterfalls, forests, mountains and wildlife.

When you disembark from your ship you will meet a local representative who will walk with you to the ferry landing where you take a high-speed catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords which connect Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from both sides of the boat.

Upon arrival in Haines, you will meet your wilderness guide and set out on a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. Once you arrive at the park, take in the scenery as you board your two-person sea kayaks. Your expert guide will show you the basics of paddling. Outfitted with the proper gear, you will soon be gliding silently along the shores of the lake.

Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds. Pause at the base of one of these waterfalls, where your guide will reveal the secret workings of the rainforest.

Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. Eagles and bears are often attracted to this spot, and you will be able to view all the activity from your kayak.

At the end of your kayak journey you enjoy a box lunch before driving back to Haines. From Haines you return to Skagway via the ferry filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

Dates of Operation
: May 3 - 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
Restrictions: Participants must be at least 7 years old. There is a max weight limit of 250 pounds per person.

Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote for your upcoming Skagway shore excursion.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet local representative and transfer to the ferry: 30 Minutes
  • Meet guide: 15 Minutes
  • Ferry from Skagway to Haines: 45 Minutes
  • Scenic drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park: 40 Minutes
  • Safety talk and gear distribution: 15 Minutes
  • Kayaking on Chilkoot Lake: 1.5 Hours
  • Lunch: 30 Minutes
  • Scenic drive back to Haines: 40 Minutes
  • Transfer to the ferry dock in Haines: 15 Minutes
  • Ferry from Haines to Skagway: 45 Minutes
  • Transfer back to the cruise ship: 15 Minutes