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CHILKAT JET BOAT ADVENTURE AND RAPTOR EXPEDITION

Per Person $247 USD
Child (Ages 2-11) $198 USD
Lap Child (Under age 2) $73 USD
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CHILKAT JET BOAT ADVENTURE AND RAPTOR EXPEDITION

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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. This Haines shore excursion is ideal for nature lovers and adventurers.

The farther you get away from the crowds, the better chance you will have of seeing some of that famous Alaskan Wildlife. What's the best way to do this? How about starting your tour with a beautiful glacial fjord ferry ride through the Chilkoot Inlet to Haines, known as Alaska's Adventure Capital?

Upon arrival in Haines, you will 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. 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. Your captain will stop the boat when water depths allow, so you can capture an Alaskan photo for the ages!

After the boat ride, you'll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Haines, during which a boxed lunch will be provided for your enjoyment.

Then, a stop will be made 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 inhabits the Chilkat Valley. Don't forget the gift shop for that perfect souvenir to remember your trip to Haines.

Finally, you'll return to the pier for the ferry ride back to Skagway.

This excursion is designed for small groups, ensuring comfort and maximum attention from your guide/naturalist. Warm and friendly staff provide exceptional customer service.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Round trip fast ferry to/from Haines
  • Haines city overview
  • Jet boat tour through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Lunch and beverages
  • A stop at the American Bald Eagle Foundation

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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.

Special Instructions

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR VOUCHER TO YOUR CAPTAIN/DRIVER.
• Jackets, gloves, earmuffs, and lap blankets are provided for the jet boat portion of the tour. Please dress in warm layers and wear comfortable shoes. Extra outerwear will be provided for inclement weather.
• A boxed lunch of chicken caesar wraps, a cookie, and water is included. If you need a gluten-free or vegetarian meal, please indicate this during the checkout process.

Restrictions

• The jet boat takes a maximum of 20 passengers.
• This tour operates until September 13th.
• This tour is accessible to guests with limited mobility who are able to walk down and up the dock ramp at steep inclines (200 yards distance). Guests cannot be confined to a wheelchair and the tour cannot accommodate fixed wheelchairs or motorized scooters.