Chilkoot Lake Freshwater Fishing

6.25 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 5 5 0
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$ 229.95
Min. age: 6 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Haines
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

Your adventure begins aboard a high-speed catamaran for a scenic cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Enjoy spectacular views of waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks as your guide provides informative commentary and points out marine wildlife.

From Haines, enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive to Chilkoot Lake, one of the most picturesque locations in southeast Alaska. Go fishing aboard a 30-foot pontoon boat surrounded by waterfalls, forest, snow-clad mountain peaks and Sitka spruce. Chilkoot Lake offers some the best fishing in southeast Alaska with four salmon runs a year from June to October. The lake is home to four of the five salmon species found in Alaska waters as well as Dolly Varden (a type of char) and cutthroat and steelhead trout. The unique waters of Chilkoot Lake are the perfect habitat for these fish. The cold, clear waters of the swiftly moving creeks created by melting ice fields on the surrounding mountains are ideal for salmon spawning beds. The salmon average 5 lbs. to 15 lbs. depending on species and Dolly Varden are plentiful. Steelhead and cutthroat trout catches, though rare, are always an exciting event.

Spin cast rod/reel, tackle, rain gear and snacks (soft drinks, bottled water, granola bars, candy bars, nuts, cheese and crackers) are provided. Every fisherman is in control of his or her own spin-cast rod and reel. There is a maximum of six guests per boat and the tour operator is the only fishing company on the lake. Your experienced guide assists with everything from new fishing methods to untangling your lines while you relax and absorb the grandeur of the surrounding snow-clad mountains. Fishing is conducted on a catch-and-release basis.

It's an experience suitable for fishermen of all skill levels and a time to truly commune with nature.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 6. Rubber-soled shoes and warm clothing are recommended. Boats will carry a maximum of 6 guests. Tide conditions can make ramp to dock very steep, guests with limited mobility not recommended. Please remember you are purchasing the opportunity to catch fish, not a guarantee of doing so. Tour starts May 16.

A fishing license is required and can be purchased onboard your boat for $25 per person. Children under 16 are not required to purchase a license. All safety equipment and fishing gear is provided.

Each guest will be in charge of their own pole, and will be holding and casting it throughout the trip. Guides will re-bait and change tackle when needed. The casting is done from the deck of the boat, usually toward the pools along the shoreline. Bait fishing is done by letting the bait drop to the bottom of the lake. Fishing is conducted on a catch-and-release basis.

Provided: Fishing gear, roundtrip cruise to Haines

Lunch: Sandwich, chips, smoked salmon, granola bar/cookie, bottled water

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 16 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour briefing and board ferry

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
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

Disembark ferry & drive to Chilkoot Lake

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Fishing in Chilkoot Lake

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Time at site:
03:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to Haines dock

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cruise back to Skagway

Transport type:
Catamaran
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

Arrive in Skagway & walk back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes