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Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Skagway Departure

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US$ 208.00
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    What to Expect
    The trip begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords, which connect Skagway to Haines.


    Arrive in Haines and enjoy a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all–important Tlingit cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We’ll keep an eye out for wildlife; bald eagles, brown bear, and migratory birds are often seen here.

    Once at the lake, take in the scenery and board your sea kayak. Sea kayaking is easy to learn and your expert guide will show you the basics of paddling. Outfitted with the proper gear, you’ll soon be gliding silently along the shores of the lake. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds. Pause at the base of one of these waterfalls where your guide will reveal the secret workings of the rainforest. Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. Eagle and bear are often attracted to this spot, and you’ll be able to view all the activity from your kayak.

    Paddle back to shore and enjoy a snack before driving back to Haines. Once back in Haines, enjoy a guided driving tour of downtown Haines and historic Fort William H. Seward. Board the high-speed catamaran for your journey back to Skagway. Return to your ship filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from Skagway, AK
    Departure Time

    Tour time varies depending on the catamaran departure time to Haines. The local service provider will contact you with the times available on your tour date.

    6h 30m
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Local 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
    • Minimum age 7 years
    • Maximum weight 250 lbs.
    • 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. Hotel guests, please provide name of hotel for pick-up.
    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 15 August 2019

    Beautiful views and a mild tempered lake made for an excellent day. You will either be in a 2 or 3 person kayak depending on the size of your group. No solo kayaks (only the guides) which we thought we would be bummed by but...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank erinbchi
    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    Really organized connection from our cruise ship to the ferry from Skagway to Haines where we were met by our guides Aly and Liz for an informative drive to Chilkoot Lake. They were both extremely helpful and fun. They outfitted us and helped the novice...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SmithsTravel
    RGAowner, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

    I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Aly and Liz. They are both great guides with lots of unique experience in Alaskan living. I'm glad you mention the organized connection from your ship. It is important to us that guests arriving in...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    My wife and I really enjoyed this excursion. It was a great way to get away from the tourist shops and crowds of Skagway and see some real beauty in a quiet and less frantic setting. Our guide Aly was professional and a pleasure to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Tom B
    Joe O, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

    Thanks so much for your kind review. It really is a good idea to break away from the crowds of Skagway and come to Haines. For those who active, the kayak excursion is a good choice. You get away from the road and out on...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    This was an amazing experience for my family. If you are not too adventurous or looking for a peaceful nature excursion, this is perfect! We were a family of 2 young adults and our mom. There was 2 college age girls on one boat and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank BritneyStar
    RGAowner, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

    Hi Britney, This sounds like a great trip. I don't recognize the names of any of these guide, so either this tour was with another company or the names of the guides are not correct. Either way, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Joe

    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    I highly recommend this if you want to do something active while still getting to enjoy the beauty of Alaska and learn about the area's natural and town history. We saw lush forestry, waterfalls falling down mountains and bald eagles in the trees. Our guides,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank rockcosmi
    RGAowner, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

    This sounds like a trip with another company. These guides do not work for Rainbow Glacier Adventures. We offer small group tours with high quality guides. Regardless, I'm glad you enjoyed Chlkoot Lake. It really is a fantastic location for kayaking. Joe

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