Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour from Skagway

Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour from Skagway
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From $262.00/person to $662.00/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 12 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic
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 We recommend wearing layered clothing that is appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. The outside layer should be waterproof. Sensible waterproof walking shoes/boots with traction are highly recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle as water refills will be provided periodically throughout the tour.
Restrictions 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.

Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour from Skagway

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 area and then take a scenic 45-minute ride on 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. Wildflowers bloom profusely in May, June, and July, while bald eagles nest along the verdant river. The pink salmon flow up the Chilkoot River to spawn starts in August. Pink salmon are the smallest and most common variety of Pacific salmon. This is the best opportunity to see brown bears as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. Bring your camera so you can take advantage of all the photo opportunities.

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 are 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 the guide's discretion.

Once you have captured 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: Brown bear sightings are unlikely to occur until the salmon begin running in August. Although this tour passes through excellent wildlife habitats sightings of wildlife, including brown bears cannot be guaranteed. This tour requires a minimum number of 2 guests to book and can accommodate 14 guests in total.

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Private Chilkat Valley Photography Tour from Skagw
August 04, 2022
I had a great time and benefitted from Joe's guidance and information. Although we didn't see a great deal of wildlife the scenery was stunning and I would like to return to Alaska at some point in the future.
Reviewer: Margaret Cefferty
5 Stars