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Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour From Skagway

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Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some kayaking in a true naturalist's paradise: Haines, Alaska. The trip begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines.

Chilkoot Lake State Park Kayaking & Wildlife Trip from Skagway AK

Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some unforgettable kayaking in a true naturalist's paradise: Haines, Alaska.

From Skagway, you will take a 45 minute trip on a motorized catamaran to Haines, where you will meet your wilderness guide. You will set out on a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has many highlights including Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. During this Skagway cruise tour, keep an eye out for bald eagles, brown bears, and migratory birds.

Once you arrive at Chilkoot Lake State Park, take in the scenery as you board your Easy Rider Beluga two-person sea kayaks. The kayaks hold up to 500 pounds total and are easy to learn to handle. 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. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. 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. Total time on Chilkoot lake is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Paddle back to shore and enjoy a box lunch before driving back to Haines. Once back in Haines, board the high-speed catamaran for your journey back to Skagway. Return to your ship filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

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from $239.00 (USD)
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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Active
 
Tour Duration
6.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
If you are arriving by cruise ship, this tour departs from the Skagway Fast Ferry Terminal, which is an approximately 15-minute walk from the cruise ship pier. If you are staying in a hotel, custom pick-up is provided from hotels within a 3-mile radius of downtown Skagway. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
A turkey sandwich on organic whole wheat bread, fruit, and a freshly baked cookie are included. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available with advance notice.
 
Special Instructions
We recommend dressing in layers, with the top layer being waterproof, as this tour operates in all weather conditions. We also suggest wearing sensible walking shoes that may get wet. Please bring a reusable water bottle as water refills will be provided periodically throughout the tour.
 
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible, as it includes walking over uneven terrain and ascending steps to board the transportation. The minimum age to participate is seven years old and the maximum weight per passenger is 250 lbs.
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