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Half-Day Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour - Haines Departure

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US$ 132.00
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    What to Expect
    After port pickup in Haines, start your shore excursion with a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. With significant Tlingit cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the park is also abundant with wildlife; keep an eye out for bald eagles, brown bears, and migratory birds often seen here.

    Arriving at the lake, take in the scenery and board your double sea kayak. Your guide will show you the basics of paddling and, outfitted with the proper gear, you’ll soon be gliding silently along the shores of the uncrowded lake. Massive waterfalls spill off of the glaciated peaks and cliffs surrounding the lake, and lush green forests border the shoreline. Pause at the base of a waterfall where your guide will reveal the secret workings of the rain forest. Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. 

    After you paddle back to shore, lunch is provided. Your guide will drive you back to Haines, and if time permits, give a guided driving tour of downtown and historic Fort William H. Seward. Return to your ship filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Haines cruise port
    Departure Time

    Time varies daily. Local supplier will contact you with exact times.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area
    • Personal expenses
    • 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 5 August 2019

    We had a lovely morning driving up the valley and kayaking on Chilkoot Lake. We chose Rainbow due to the goid reviews and the two person kayaks versus three seaters and large groups with some other tour groups in Haines. Our guides were friendly and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank walkinwoods
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    The trip had everything we wanted. We chose Alaska for the wilderness and scenery (we live in Cambridge England) and we chose this particular excursion because we hoped it would give us some proper exercise after a couple of days on a cruise ship. So...More

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

    Thanks for this great review of Preston. Preston guides both our rafting and kayak tours so he has great boating skills and also lots of local knowledge. You came from a long ways away and I'm glad you were happy with our tour. Chilkoot Lake...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    Thank you Aly for making our day so special with all of your knowledge about the area. We really loved meeting you and hearing about your life in Haines. The lake was pristine and we so enjoyed the kayaking. thank you!More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank bsoeff
    RGAowner, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2019

    Yes you were lucky to have a day on the lake with Aly. She is an amazing person and guide with lots of great stories from her life in rural Alaska. Chilkoot Lake is perfect for kayaking and I'm glad you enjoyed your day. Please...More

    Reviewed 17 October 2018

    We really enjoyed our experience. Our guide was amazing and very patient (boarding kayaks takes a while!). The scenery was gorgeous. We got to stop to see bears along the way, which was an incredible experience (it was the only time we saw bears on...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Melissa S
    Reviewed 13 August 2018

    We had a great time kayaking with Zephyr and Nate. Even though it was raining / misting - they made the adventure fun and fascinating. This place is quiet and bordering on magical. Not to be missed.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Captain1226
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