Private Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour from Haines
Escape the crowds for some down time in nature as you enjoy a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park boasts important Tlinglit cultural sites and a picture-perfect turquoise lake and salmon-filled river with a stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Once at the lake you will be expertly fitted with your gear, then take to the lake in a sturdy sea kayak for a memorable time on the water.
Glide past huge waterfalls and the lush, green forest full of wildlife including bald eagles, brown bear, migratory birds and more. Be sure to bring your camera! Depending on the season, the lake will wow visitors with wildflowers, bald eagles and sockeye salmon (June and July) to brown bears that come to the water's edge to feed (August and September). You guide will do his best to get you up close and personal to the wildlife in a safe manner for both you and the animals.
This kayaking tour is perfect for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike; newbies will take to the water quickly following a brief lesson on the basics, while more established paddlers can work on their stroke and canoe maneuvering skills.
After kayaking you will enjoy a scenic ride back to Haines and your ship. You will be treated to a delicious lunch of turkey sandwiches, fruit, cookies and bottled water during your 6.5 hour journey. Vegan and vegetarian options are available (an avocado and cheese or a hummus, onion and spinach sandwich) and every option can be made gluten-free. Go ahead, recharge your mind and soul when you book this 4 hour private tour now.