Located 75 miles north of Juneau and 14 miles south of Skagway, Haines is only 45 miles from the United States-Canadian border. This city has one of the most scenic beauties, wildlife, and culture.
Being such a beautiful place, it should not be surprising the several tours available that offer you a way to get to know its stunning views. Continue reading to get to know some of the best tours available on your next visit to Haines.
The Focus on Haines Private Tour
This tour lets you see the best Alaska offers (away from the city). Whether you are a photographer or want to get to know the quiet corners of America’s last frontier, you will find Haines to be the Alaska you came to experience.
This tour lasts around 4 hours. You will visit The Historic Fort Wm H Seward, The Chilkat River, Letnikof Cove, Chilkat State Park, and Chilkoot State Park. Stories of cultural and natural history that make each location unique are shared at every stop.
Chilkoot Lake Kayaing
This lake is popular for wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, and more. Your tour guide will provide instruction and all necessary equipment for this adventure, which uses stable double kayaks and affords a memorable experience of Alaska’s pristine wilderness. This tour is suitable for both beginning kayakers and experienced kayakers. Your tour allows for great photo ops of forested mountains and waterfalls and the chance to spot brown grizzly bears, bald eagles, and more. Includes lunch, guide, and round-trip transportation from the Haines cruise port.
Alaska Wildlife Voyageur Canoe Safari
Explore this beautiful scenery of southeast Alaska on a canoeing trip. Experience the beautiful waters in a voyageur canoe. Your tour guides will take you along the coastline past the salmon-rich Chilkoot River to the scenic Chilkoot Lake. You’ll receive all of the necessary equipment and instruction before heading out onto the wilderness to explore the far reaches of the lake with your guide in a motor-assisted voyageur canoe. Your adventure will wrap up with a beach-side lunch before returning you to the pier.
Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing
Board a high-speed catamaran in Skagway and travel through the water to Haines, admiring steep fjord walls and beautiful waterfalls. This is a 45-minute journey with a specialist on board to highlight the sights. Meet your tour guide at the park entrance, and discover a lake rimmed by snowy mountains, a river bursting with salmon, Tlingit cultural sites, and wildlife, including bald eagles, brown grizzly bears, and harbor seals.
Tours begin at the Skagway Cruise Ship Docks; however, tour guides can also pick you up from local hotels and most bed-and-breakfasts in the town site.
Full-Day Chilkat Inlet Coastal Hike
Discover the marvelous scenery of the Chilkat Lake State Park during a thrilling hike along the Chilkat Inlet. Set out on a full-day guided hike, look out for wildlife in the Alaskan rainforest and Moose Meadows, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with spectacular views over the Chilkat glacier.
Enjoy the beauty of Haines on your way to Chilkat State Park. Along the way, your guides will teach you local natural history, geology, and Gold Rush tales as they point out snow-capped peaks, thick timber forests, and abundant wildlife.