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Per Person (Minimum 2 people required to run tour.) $410 USD
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Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some kayaking in a true naturalist's paradise: Haines, Alaska. And this guide is extraordinary!

This tour begins with a 45-minute catamaran cruise along the steep-walled fjord which connects Skagway to Haines.

Upon arriving in Haines, you will meet your knowledgeable local guide for the drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. Here you will find Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as bald eagles, brown bears, and migratory birds are often seen here!

Next, you will board a sea kayak and your expert guide will show you the basics of paddling. Sea kayaking is easy to learn and outfitted with the proper gear, you will soon be gliding silently along the shores of the lake. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake; lush green forests crowd the shoreline; and wildlife abounds. Your guide will reveal the secret workings of the rainforest as you pause at the base of a waterfall. Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. Eagles and bears are often attracted to this spot.

After paddling back to shore, you will enjoy a picnic lunch before driving back to Haines. There you will board the high-speed catamaran for your journey back to Skagway and your return to your ship, filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transfers
  • 45-minute catamaran cruise through a steep-walled fjord to Haines
  • Transportation to Chilkoot Lake State Park
  • 1.5 hour guided kayak tour in Chilkoot Lake
  • All necessary equipment including double kayak, paddle & floatation vest
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Small group size
  • Boxed Lunch

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 6.5 hrs - The departure time will be determined by ShoreTrips. Times vary due to ferry schedule.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.


• Minimum age 7 years old.
• A minimum of two people required to run this tour.
• Maximum weight is 250 lb per person.