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Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour in Haines

From $539.00/person to $539.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to book and accommodates groups of up to 14 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
This tour operates from May through September.
Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour in Haines
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Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour in Haines

Escape the crowds of Skagway and focus on photographing the stunning scenery of the Chilkat Valley in Haines, Alaska. Cradled at the base of the Chilkat Peninsula, flanked by the Lynn Fjord and Chilkat River, Haines is filled with natural wonders. Your expert photographer/guide will assist you in capturing the best of the Chilkat Valley's unique attractions.

This private tour begins after you meet your representative at the pier area in Skagway. You will be escorted to the ferry landing are and then take a scenic 45-minute ride via a 100-passenger shuttle catamaran along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines. Arrive in Haines, and meet your local, professional photographer/guide.

Your guide will select their favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up the best shots. Depending on the lighting and weather, different locations in the Chilkat Valley boast specific photographic highlights. Your professional photographer/guide will have previously scouted out the best areas for the day's photo shoot. May, June, and July feature wildflowers and eagles. Beginning in August, pink salmon - the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon varieties - begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This is the best opportunity to see brown bear as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. When bears are present, every effort will be made to give you safe bear viewing and photography.

The theme is flexibility, fun and learning rather than adherence to a rigid schedule. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera will work, but by all means, bring all your photo gear. Your private tour includes a boxed lunch so that you can eat when you want to and focus on getting the shots that you desire.

This tour requires a moderate amount of walking to reach the best vantage points, some of which is over uneven or unpaved terrain. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. This tour, designed with an emphasis on photography, is led by a local, professional photographer. Participants must provide all photographic equipment; experience in photography is not necessary. Capturing wildlife on film is one of the goals but cannot be guaranteed. Actual locations visited and sequence of locations will be determined based on current conditions and guide's discretion.

Once you have capture the incredible memories of the day on film, you will return to Skagway via the shuttle catamaran and to the pier area and your waiting ship.

Please Note:This tour requires a minimum number of 4 guests to book and can accommodate 14 guests in total.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
This tour departs from your hotel lobby (hotel must be within a 3-mile radius of downtown Skagway) 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.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing clothing 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.
Guests will need to step on/off boat and climb into van. Tour requires a moderate amount of walking to reach the best vantage points, some of which is over uneven or unpaved terrain. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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