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    What to Expect
    Your adventure starts in Skagway, Alaska, where you will board the Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry. It is a scenic and naturalist-narrated 45-minute ferry ride over to Haines. 

    Upon arrival in Haines, you will be greeted by your professional kayak guide for the ocean kayak trip of a lifetime. Your 2-person kayaks will be set up on the beach, a short 5-minute walk from the ferry pier.  You’ll choose from a variety of ocean paddles depending on sea conditions and weather.

    Your guides will outfit you with a PFD (personal flotation device), spray skirt and ponchos, if needed.  After a safety briefing and equipment introduction/fitting, you are off and paddling.

    You will be on the water for 2-3 hours.  Once off the water, stay on the beach to enjoy a waterside picnic-style lunch. (Allergies and meal preferences can be accommodated).

    In an instance where ocean conditions aren’t suitable, you’ll head to a backup location on Chilkoot Lake, which is a 30-minute van ride along the Chilkoot River.  This backup location is surrounded by mountains with alpine waterfalls and salmon spawning beds.

    Meet on pier, complete waivers and answer any questions.

    Depart pier by van for a short transfer to the small boat harbor.

    Short walk to fast ferry, board ferry for trip to Haines (100 m).

    Catamaran ferry ride to Haines includes live presentation about local cultural and natural history.

    Short walk to beach adjacent to fast ferry dock where your 2-person kayaks will be waiting (1/3 km).

    Kayak orientation, safety briefing and equipment fitting.

    2-3 hours of paddling based on conditions and group preference.

    Beach-side picnic lunch.

    Short walk back to the fast ferry (1/3 km).

    Fast ferry ride back to Skagway.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    End of Pier
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Skagway Small Boat Harbor
    • Lunch
    • All activities (catamaran ride to/from Haines and kayaking)
    • Professional guide
    • Kayaking instruction
    • Kayak paddles, PFD's, spray skirt, and rubber boots
    • Rain gear (if necessary)
    • Gratuities
    • No van transfer back to ship
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • A minimum of 2 is required to book this tour
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • It is recommended to dress in layers
    • This is a physical activity and it is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity
    • Guests over 275 pounds or 6’8” in height may not fit comfortably in kayaks
    • The primary tour location is on the ocean; if the weather prevents the tour from operating on the ocean, our backup location is on Chilkoot Lake, a scenic freshwater lake
    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 20 June 2019

    Thanks to Ryen and Ben for a fun adventure yesterday. They were super patient with my 11 year old learning how to maneuver the kayak. It was a great day and a fun adventure. We even had a couple of bear viewings!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Rachel P
    Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

    Cody guided us on a beautiful kayak trip on Chilkoot Lake. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend!

    Thank Crystal_AUBURN
    Reviewed 29 August 2018

    Sean, thanks for the fun day outdoors in Alaska. It was a great experience kayaking on the water, observing bald eagles in their natural habitat. We were also fortunate to see Speedy feeding fish to her three young cubs along the river. The sandwiches and...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Christopher S
    Reviewed 20 July 2018

    My partner and I did this tour for her birthday last week, and it was definitely worth it. Even the ferry ride from Skagway to Haines was nice. Zach and Katy were our kayak guides and they were great! The picnic lunch was lovely and...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    2  Thank Halley K
    Reviewed 5 July 2018

    Me, my husband and son took a sea kayaking trip in Haines with Josh. We had a great time. I would highly recommend this trip if you are in Haines. Josh was very helpful and provided a lot of good info about Haines and the...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Ian H
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