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Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing Tour

Price: $159.00
This tour operates from May through September.
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Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing Tour

After disembarking your cruise ship in Haines, your small group will meet your expert naturalist guide for a drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park.

This park has it all: a turquoise lake surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and important Tlingit cultural sights. Bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bears are often seen here.

In May, June and July, the wildflowers are at their peak and bald eagles are busy caring for their young on the nest.

Beginning in late July, the river fills with migrating salmon, while brown bears come down to the river's edge to feed. As the number of salmon in the river increases, the likelihood of seeing bears down along the river increases, with a good probability of bear sightings from mid-August through late September.

As you drive through the park, your guide knows the best places to stop for scenery and the possibility of wildlife spotting. Your guide is equipped with a powerful spotting scope to bring the wildlife in close, and your guide will help interpret the behavior of the various wildlife and explain how the animals fit into the Chilkoot's complex ecosystem. Make sure you bring your camera to take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
This tour departs from your hotel lobby (hotel must be within a 3-mile radius of downtown Haines) or the ship pier. Please enter the name of your hotel at the time of booking if you require hotel pick up services. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Turkey sandwich on organic whole wheat bread, fruit, freshly baked cookie and bottled water. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available with advance notice.
Dress
Dress in layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. The outside layer should be waterproof. Sensible waterproof walking shoes/boots with traction are highly recommended.
Restrictions
Tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is walking over uneven terrain, and steps to board transportation.
5 Stars5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
5 Stars Wildlife Viewing TourOctober 14, 2019

Reviewer: Bill Kostuk
Amazing Beautiful country & wildlife Excellent guide

5 StarsBest wildlife viewing of our cruiseOctober 04, 2019

Reviewer: Jeri
Bears and bald eagles

5 StarsFantastic driverSeptember 27, 2019

Reviewer: Carol Kinnear
What a wonderful trip. A very knowledgeable driver/escort. Saw a lot of wildlife with many stops for picture taking. I also have dietary restrictions and these were met when lunch was presented. A very enjoyable trip.

5 StarsWonderful tourJuly 09, 2018

Reviewer: George Farley
Our guide narrated our trip very well. We were able to see bald eagles, and a brown bear close up. Loved Lake Chilkoot-serene. Enjoyed being in a small van with great fellow travelers.

5 StarsGreat excursionSeptember 22, 2017

Reviewer: Joni Plourd
We had a great time with our excursion, despite rainy weather on our way there on the ferry. The guide for our special trip Nate was really great and we loved his enthusiasm and knowledge. We saw eagles, bears and salmon. Would highly recommend!

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