Bear & Eagle Quest

6.25 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 4 2 1
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Points of Interest

  • Haines
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

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

Experience a quintessential Alaska adventure with the opportunity to view brown bears foraging along a scenic river during a visit to Haines. This tour is only offered during the peak of the salmon spawning (late August through September) and has limited availability.

Naturalists take you to the sheltered valley of the Chilkoot River, for centuries a favorite fishing site for the Tlingit people and brown bears. As the sun slowly sets, bear families may descend on the river, leaving the cover of the forest to forage along the grassy banks.

From the protection of your bus, you may witness the food chain in action as thousands of salmon swim past the hungry bruins. Spotting scopes bring the action up close, as bald eagles, gulls, ravens and ducks hover over the spawning fish. Following this foray into the wild Alaska night, guides share stories of life in a quaint Alaska fishing village while driving back through downtown Haines and historic Fort Seward before departing to Skagway.

Special Notes:

Bear sightings are not guaranteed. Seasonal wildlife updates are posted at the onboard Tour Office. Tide conditions can make ramp to dock very steep, guests with limited mobility not recommended. Some departures may enjoy lunch at the beginning of the tour. Afternoon departures have the meal in the evening. Vegetarian meal available upon request. Please notify Tour Office onboard at least 24 hours prior to tour. Tour operates only during salmon spawning season - typically late August through September.

Provided: Spotting scope, binoculars, bird and wildlife checklists, roundtrip ferry ride to Haines

Meal: Chicken Caesar wrap, whole-grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie, bottled water or juice pack

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.

Tour briefing & board ferry

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • 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

Cruise to Haines

  • Transport type: Catamaran
  • Transport Capacity: 150
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Greeting & orientation in Haines

  • 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: 40
  • Travel time: 02:00
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 180
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Forest & muskeg nature walk near Chilkoot Lake

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 400
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Journey back along waterways

  • Transport type: Mini Bus
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:55
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour through Haines & Ft. William H. Seward

  • Transport type: Mini Bus
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Cruise back to Skagway & enjoy meal

  • Transport Capacity: 150
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 3
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Walk back to cruise ship pier

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 125
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes