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Haines Chilkoot Lake Nature and Wildlife Viewing Excursion

Haines, Alaska / USA (Excursion ID S1922)

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    2 hours 30 min
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    2 Years Old
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  • Round-trip transportation from your Haines cruise ship terminal!
  • English-speaking certified guide!
  • Guided visit to Chilkoot Lake State Park!
  • Keep your eyes open and camera ready for local wildlife sightings!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Haines and Alaska!

You will meet your expert naturalist guide right at the end of the cruise pier and set out along the Lutak Inlet on a drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. The drive is very scenic: on one side, you have glacier-clad mountains scraping the sky, and splashes of colorful wildflowers along the road. On the other side, you have the Lutak Inlet, which is home to many types of marine life.

This park has it all: a turquoise lake surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and important Tlingit cultural sites. Bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bears are often seen here. In May, June, and July, the wildflowers are at their peak and eagles are busy caring for their young in the nest. Beginning in late July, the river fills with migrating salmon, while brown bears come down to the river's edge to feed. As the number of salmon in the river increases, the likelihood of seeing bears down along the river increases, with a good probability of bear sightings from early August through late September.

As you drive through the park, your guide knows the best places to stop for scenery and the possibility of wildlife spotting. Your guide is equipped with a powerful spotting scope to bring the wildlife in close and will help interpret the behavior of the local various animals and explain how the animals fit into the Chilkoot's complex ecosystem. Make sure you bring your camera to take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities.

From here, you will return to downtown Haines along the scenic inlet road. Although wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, keep your eyes open as some animals can be spotted along the road and marine life in the nearby inlet.

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Get away from the crowd and join a small group with your expert naturalist sightseeing excursion guide who will show you the spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife of Chilkoot Lake State Park Alaska!


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North Charleston, SC
Nature lovers!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2019)
We really enjoyed our experience while cruising in Alaska. Our guide was amazing and very patient. But the scenery...OMG it was gorgeous. We got to stop to see bears along the way which was an incredible experience. Well run tour and super staff.
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Houston Tx
Unforgettable Experience!!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2019)
I had this tour during our last cruise to Alaska. The guide was very informative and he knew exactly the best places to go to spot the animals. The views of Alaska nature are simply indescribable. I liked this tour alot.
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Mexico City
what an experience..
     5/5  (Visited on July 2017)
It was just so beautiful to come across so much wildlife in natural environment and enjoy nature. It's a refreshing experience, to beautiful to describe with words. We will be coming for a second visit in August. Deb was our guide, we hope to get her as a guide again. The amount of wildlife we saw was great!
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Highly recommended for nature lovers
     5/5  (Visited on August 2016)
We had such an amazing time while on this tour, Alaska has such beautiful places... Thank you to all of the staff, they were very nice, hope to be back in the near future.
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San Francisco
A place beyond belief
     5/5  (Visited on August 2015)
Me and my family took the Golden Princess cruise ship last year to go to Alaska. We thought this was the perfect excursion for us to enjoy our day in Haines, our guide did his best to takes us where the last bear sightings have occurred. We all were mesmerized when a momma bear and her cub were spotted, took several pictures so we could treasure such a beautiful moment. Thank you Jimmy for this amazing excursion!
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