Shore Excursion Details

Haines Wilderness & Nature Exploration

Skagway, Alaska

Haines Wilderness & Nature Exploration


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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 wraps, 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!

Need to Know:

Note: Wildlife sightings, although common, are not guaranteed, and in the event that no sightings of bears, or wildlife in general, no compensation is provided. Guests must be able to negotiate steps to enter & exit the motorcoach and a steep ramp to/from ferry boat. Bring rain gear and wear layers for warmth. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Tour panoramici e della città
Tour flora e fauna selvatica

Activity Level:

Titolo immagine
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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