6 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Pick-up at your cruise ship
Brown Bears, Eagles, and Mountain Goats are common
A picnic lunch will be provided for you
For a pristine wildlife viewing experience, the Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari is one of the top Skagway shore excursions. On this stunning tour, venture from Skagway to Haines for a glimpse of pristine wildlife in Alaska. Upon reaching the Chilkoot River Valley, you will have the opportunity to experience Alaskan wildlife, including bears, eagles, mountain goats, and even spawning salmon. Though we cannot guarantee wildlife on any tours, the Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari will provide you with one of the best chances to glimpse these incredible creatures in the wild. Hop aboard this 6.5-hour tour to experience wild Alaska, the historic Fort Seward, and the beauty of the Lynn Canal.
If you are docking in Haines rather than Skagway, please contact us for Haines pricing.
This breathtaking tour first takes you from your cruise dock in Skagway to Haines, by way of the Fast Ferry. From here, you will be taken on a short tour of the historic Fort Seward, on your drive up to Lutak Inlet and the Chilkoot Valley, where you will find amazing wildlife viewing opportunities! Your naturalist guide will be along with you to point out the wildlife and share their knowledge of wild Alaska with you. When you arrive at the lake, you will head out in a motor-assisted canoe for approximately 2 hours of serene paddling, surrounded by stunning landscapes and photo opportunities. From here, the Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari will return to Haines for a picnic lunch on the beach, before you travel back on the same Ferry that took you from Skagway to Haines previously.
Interested in a a wildlife adventure, but with a more active component? See our scenically inspiring Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Tour along the historic 1898 Gold Rush path.