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Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing - Haines Departure

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup at the cruise port, your guide drives you through Chilkoot Lake State Park to several scenic locations.

    Look through the powerful spotting scope for the possibility of seeing wildlife such as bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bears. Your guide explains how the animals fit into the Chikoot’s complex ecosystem and shares insights about their behavior.

    Depending on the time of year that you visit, you are more likely to see different animals. In May, June and July, eagles care for their young in the nest and wildflower blooms peak. Migrating salmon arrive towards the end of July, filling the river and enticing brown bears to the water to feed. From early August through late September, bears are frequently spotted.

    The tour includes lunch and bottled water, and concludes at the end of three hours with return to your starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from Haines, AK
    Departure Time

    The tour time varies daily. Tour operator will contact you with exact times.

    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup
    • Entry/Admission - Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    After a speedy ferry ride through the fjord to Haines, we met up with Barbara, our most excellent guide for the afternoon. She showed us beautiful rivers, picturesquely populated by fisherman and colorful little boats and kayaks, eagles galore - three or four that ascended...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 680susie
    Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

    Great way to spend the day when stopping in Skagway on a cruise. Enjoy a comfortable van ride to several stops along the Chilkoot river and the Chilkoot lake. We saw more bald eagles than we could count and two adult brown bears along with...More

    Thank bryan r
    Reviewed 6 September 2018

    What a great experience we had on this tour. I booked this instead of taking one from our cruise ship. Our ship docked in Haines. It was a very short & easy walk to the meeting point. Our group size was about 12-14 which was...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Virginia2002
    Reviewed 4 September 2018

    We had Jen as our guide and she was great. Very knowledgeable and good sense of humor. The scenery is breathtaking. We saw lots of eagles close up. We just missed the bears. (As we were driving up they were walking away) But the lake...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank OpusTheCat
    Reviewed 26 July 2018

    This was our first stop on our cruise shore excursion and I was so looking forward to it. When we arrived 6 of us were put into an SUV which meant that we have to stuff 2 people in the back, 3 in the middle...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
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    joeordonez, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

    I'm glad to hear that you saw many bald eagles on our tour. Haines is known as the " Valley of the Eagles" for a good reason. I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our excursion. Our goal with Rainbow Glacier Adventures...More

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