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Haines, Alaska

Haines is your gateway to the spectacular wilds of Southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage. Take to the water - by kayak or boat - and look for seals, orcas, bald eagles, bears and other wildlife. The area is also home to five species of salmon and is therefore a fishing paradise. Or journey inland to explore hiking trails for all fitness levels and discover pristine landscapes. Downtown boasts a thriving arts community, delicious cafes and restaurants serving up the freshest seafood, boutique shops and museums. Whether you're seeking to go wild or dive into the region's unique history, Haines offers something for everyone to enjoy.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Haines. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Alaska Standard Time (AKST) UTC/GMT-9
  • Language
    The local language spoken in Haines is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The U.S. Dollar is the local currency used for shopping.
    Fort William H. Seward National Historic Landmark was a fort built in the early 1900s that has since been transformed into an art centre where you meet artists and artisans whilst browsing a variety of handcrafted products.
    Shop for local gifts from Haines here.
    • Famous For
      Haines is known for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife, vibrant arts community and numerous outdoor activities.
    • Important
      Bring layering clothes to wear on outdoor adventures as the temperatures are mild and can vary depending on your location.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Both a state park and wildlife refuge, the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve offers a unique opportunity to see these birds, as it boasts one of the world’s largest number of bald eagles.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Glacier Bay National Park extends over three million acres and encompasses dramatic fjords, rugged mountains, magnificent glaciers and temperate rainforest — an outdoor-lover’s paradise.


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