Glacier Flightseeing Wildlife Tour and Scenic Cruise - Haines

Davidson & Rainbow Glacier Flightseeing and Wildlife Excursion in Haines
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $554.00
Minimum of 2 participants required for this tour.
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Tour Details

Sail Along the Steep Fjords of Skagway

Leave the crowds of Skagway behind on this unique combo excursion. This Skagway port trip uses three modes of travel - public catamaran, 12-passenger van, and Alaskan bush plane - to explore Alaska's best glaciers, scenery, and wildlife.

This Skagway excursion begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords connecting Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from the cliff sides on both sides of the boat. Learn about Tlingit culture, marvel at the scenery and look for humpback whales, harbor seals, and a variety of seabirds. Upon arrival in Haines, you will meet your expert guide and enjoy a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park, approximately 45 minutes away.

This park has it all--a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, important Tlingit cultural sites, and a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea. Throughout this Skagway tour, keep an eye out for bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bears here. Your guide will pick a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Board one of Alaska's famous bush planes for a 50-minute glacier tour. Soar past the face of the Rainbow Glacier, a hanging glacier with an immense waterfall pouring from its face. Continue to the Davidson Glacier to look down upon the Davidson Icefall, crisscrossed with crevasses and ice towers. This is a great opportunity to look for mountain goats as you glide over a sea of ice on your way back to Skagway.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Wildlife
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier area (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Box lunch
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.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests will need to step on/off boat and climb into van and plane. Walking in park is over uneven terrain. Guests who weigh more than 250 lbs must purchase an additional seat on the plane. Maximum participation per departure is 5 guests (based on one seat per person on the plane)
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
A great decision to book this particular excursion
June 15, 2015
Initial contact at Skagway port delayed by late arrival of contact! All other aspects of excursion worked well and proved very interesting and some excitement with flight from Haines. A good experienced pilot in his Otter aircraft.
Reviewer: Bob
4 Stars