Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour from Skagway

Chilkoot Lake State Park Kayak Day Tour from Skagway
Price: $215.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion 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.
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested. Please bring a reusable water bottle as water refills will be provided periodically throughout the tour.
Restrictions Tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is walking over uneven terrain, and steps to board transportation. Minimum age is seven years old.

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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  26 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing Alaskan experience
August 23, 2019
We loved the kayaking on Chilkoot Lake. It was a beautiful mountain setting with abundant nature and wildlife.
Reviewer: Nicole Horder
5 Stars
Chilcoot Lake Kayak Tour
August 11, 2019
A really fun trip...breathtaking views! Our guide Aly was an awesome young lady, very knowledgeable and competent. She was especially helpful to us older folks getting in and out of the boats. Would absolutely do it again!
Reviewer: dave Shippy
5 Stars
A little underwhelmed
August 02, 2019
First, let me start by saying that Chilkoot lake is gorgeous, so peaceful and a great way to escape the cruise crowds. The process was easy for meeting the tour company and getting to the lake. Unfortunately, a guide can make or break a trip and our guide, though thorough and safety conscious, wasn't very charismatic or accommodating when we wanted to take photos of the many eagles on the creek. We had to ask for information instead of her offering it up, like most guides do. We just feel like for the amount of money we spent and based on the reviews here, we were underwhelmed.
Reviewer: Amy Hale
4 Stars
Kayak tour
July 08, 2019
Our experience with the kayak tour was amazing. Our tour guide was very personable and informing. This was one of our favorite parts of the trip
Reviewer: SHERI SIRMANS
5 Stars
Quiet and nice place
July 04, 2019
That day the place was for only our group of 4 people. All view were unforgettable.
Reviewer: Jitinard Wongwaiwit
4 Stars
Absolutely beautiful!!
June 25, 2019
I loved this excursion, it was remote and the scenery was breathtaking! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and personable. If you are looking to get away from the crowd and see the beauty of what Alaska has to offer, this excursion is for you!
Reviewer: Ashley Berning
5 Stars