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.