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Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari

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Hop aboard the Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari for a pristine paddle and wildlife viewing experience! With a local expert guide you'll travel from Skagway to Haines for a breathtaking tour of Chilkoot Lake and the surrounding wilderness. Look for black bears, bald eagles, mountain goats, and spawning salmon that are all common in the area. The motor-assisted canoe allows you to speed along the beautiful lake to see all that it has to offer, while also letting you have peaceful moments of paddling.

Your wildlife safari starts when you meet your guides on the docks in Skagway, for the 45-minute fast ferry ride to Haines. This portion of the tour gives you a unique glimpse at the Lynn Canal, the widest and deepest fjord in all of North America. Wildlife opportunities begin here; watch for whales, seals, and eagles. When you arrive in Haines, you'll journey over to Chilkoot Lake, including a quick stop at the historic Fort Seward and a drive through Chilkoot River Valley. Upon reaching Chilkoot Lake, you'll hop in the traditional and spacious canoe for two hours of exploration on the lake. Keep your eyes out for stunning waterfalls, salmon spawning streams, and coves on your journey through the calm water. After, you'll head back to Haines for a small picnic on a beautiful beach! Your Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari concludes with the ferry ride back to Skagway.

If you are docking in Haines rather than Skagway, please contact us for Haines pricing.

Looking for more wildlife opportunities on the water for your Inside Passage itinerary? Check out Juneau's Paddle With Whales Kayak Adventure and Ketchikan's Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking!

What's Included

Guests are supplied with a personal floatation device, rubber boots, paddles, and ponchos if needed. A picnic style lunch is also included.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lunch included on this tour?
Yes! This tour includes a picnic lunch on a private beach in Haines.
Is this excursion suitable for guests of all ages?
The minimum age to participate on this tour is 6 years old and participants must weigh at least 50 lbs.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
Where is the meeting location for this tour?
You will meet your guides just outside your cruise gates. Please provide accurate cruise details when booking for pick-up purposes.

Quick Facts


6h 30min

The minimum age for participants is 8 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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