Children (Ages 4 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A boxed meal of chicken Caesar wraps, a cookie, and water. A vegetarian option is available with advanced notice at least 24 hours prior to your tour. This includes a boxed meal veggie Caesar wrap, a cookie, and water.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, warm layered clothing, a jacket, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle and jetboat. This tour can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, but guests cannot use them in the vehicle, nor on the jetboat. This tour cannot accommodate motorized scooters.
Travel the Chilkat River in a Jet Boat
Explore miles of tributaries on the stunning, glacially carved Chilkat River system. A local professional guide/naturalist ensures your comfort every step of the way and provides entertaining, informative narration about living in Haines and why they love it. This Haines shore excursion is ideal for nature lovers and adventurers. When you arrive to Haines, be sure to enjoy the amazing scenery around you. From the mountains to the Chilkoot Intel, to the quaintness of Haines. This town is known as Alaska's Adventure Capital, ask any local and they will agree!
Start your Skagway day tour with a beautiful glacial fjord ferry ride to the town of Haines, known as Alaska's Adventure Capital. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Jet Boat Facility where they have all the amenities for your comfort. The adventure part of your tour is next!
The adventure part of your Skagway tour is next. Your friendly local guide/naturalist and certified Captain, will assist you for your jet boat journey through a small portion of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on a powerful, yet quiet and uncovered boat for the best views of wildlife, scenery and amazing photo opportunities. Moose are often the highlight of the tour along with bald eagles and their massive nests dotting the river banks.
The captain will stop the boat when water depths allow, so you can capture an Alaskan photo for the ages! This Haines excursion is designed for small groups, ensuring comfort and maximum attention from your guide/naturalist. Warm and friendly staff provide exceptional customer service. A boxed lunch will be provided for you to take onboard the bus on your scenic drive back to Haines where you will make a stop at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a must visit while in Haines. Live Raptors are available for viewing plus a great display of all the wildlife that inhabit the Chilkat Valley. Book today for an Alaskan experience of a lifetime and leave with an appreciation for this beautiful place that the Locals love to call their home.
Chilkat River Adventures
September 18, 2019
Guide Rustin Gooden, Naturalist provided an excellent narrative exploring the Chilkat River basin.
Close up and personal to eagles, bears and moose in a gorgeous setting. Nesting Eagles as well as spanning Salmon. Enjoyed a much smaller group on the tour and it was less expensive than operated by the cruise line.
Reviewer: Bernie Wharton
Jet Boat Adventure
July 09, 2018
We had the best time. If you don't have enough warm clothing don't worry, they had warm waterproof jackets to put on top of your own, blankets too. We got to see many bears and other wild life. Our captain CP was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Shelly Schwartz
July 09, 2018
Our guide (CK) was fun and full of information not only about our sightings on the river, but on Haines and the surrounding areas in Alaska. Great trip
Reviewer: Sarah Rands
Great Boat Ride
July 03, 2018
Our Jet boat adventure was a hit-and-miss for the local wildlife, mostly a miss because almost no wildlife was around. We saw a bear, a baby moose, some swans and a couple of ducks. The boat ride was real fun because the river was so low we thought we were going to get stuck on a sand bar at any time, but we had a great navigator and he made it exciting. After the boat ride they served us a hot dog lunch. A good day.
Reviewer: Douglas Peters
Excellent!! Highly Recommend this one.
June 29, 2017
This was truly a highlight of the trip. Our boat commander was knowledgeable and he made it a point to take us where we would surely see bears. That was awesome. The people waiting back on land had a wonderful lunch waiting for us and treated us absolutely wonderful. Lunch was such a treat. All were so helpful to my husband who is partly handicapped. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Leonard & Mary Scott
August 24, 2016
Definitely could've done without the additional van tour of Haines City. Guide was nice and knowledgeable. Boat ride and scenery nice. No wildlife other than eagles which we can see at home.