Alaska Nature & Wildlife Expedition

3.25 hours | Haines | H N S - 4 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Fort William H. Seward
  • Chilkoot Lake
  • Outdoor Adventures
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your expedition bus to follow the route of returning salmon along the scenic Chilkoot River. Nestled between rugged glaciers and snowcapped mountains, the fertile Chilkoot Valley is home to generations of brown bears, bald eagles, mountain goats, river otters and salmon.

Inquisitive visitors, bird watchers and photographers are amazed by the migratory and resident birds. A stop at Deer Rock allows for a stunning photo opportunity and a fascinating depiction of Tlingit Indian legends and history by your guide.

The next stop is a fish weir, where technicians count migrating salmon as they return. You'll make your way to Chilkoot Lake, where you'll set up powerful spotting scopes for close-up views of mountain goats in alpine meadows, bears along the river and nesting eagles. You can actually take photos through the scopes. An invigorating nature walk beneath the canopy of magnificent trees and through an ancient muskeg invites you to experience the living tapestry within the temperate rainforest.

Your tour concludes with a narrated drive through Haines and historic Fort Seward before returning to your ship. Should you choose, you can stay in town and shop. Guides will orient you to downtown shops, the shuttle bus depot, and the cruise ship dock, all within a six block radius. Passengers remaining in town are responsible to return to the ship on their own.

Special Notes:

Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Seasonal wildlife updates are available at the onboard Tour Office.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Greeting & orientation

Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
125
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Journey along waterways with stops

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
02:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
180
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Forest & muskeg nature walk near Chilkoot Lake

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Journey back along waterways

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour through Ft. William H. Seward back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:05
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes