Haines Wilderness Odyssey by Jet Boat

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-700
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$ 209.95
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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.

This is a great opportunity to visit two ports in one day. Your tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran for a scenic 45-minute cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Along the way, you'll witness spectacular views of waterfalls, ice-sculpted peaks and glaciers. Be sure to keep an eye out for marine life and bald eagles dotted along the shoreline.

Upon arrival in Haines, board a bus for a 30-minute ride on the Haines Scenic Byway into the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to the river dock. On your narrated drive you will enjoy stories of the history of the valley. Where the road ends, the real Alaska begins and so does your adventure.

Board your boat and part company with civilization. During your time on the Chilkat River, traverse many different channels and travel at least 20 miles into the wilderness. Your vessel is specially designed for navigation on this silt-laden river which is the only access to a remote, roadless portion of the preserve. Your open-topped boat allows you to view and photograph the majestic scenery and animals seen in an unhindered fashion. Warm outerwear and blankets will be provided. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and will entertain you with tales of their backcountry lifestyle and some "real Alaska" stories.

View bald eagles and their massive nests in their natural habitat. The preserve has the best moose habitat in the valley an although there are no guarantees, chances of spotting moose and bears are very good. Have your cameras ready in case the wildlife provides a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

Relax and enjoy a sack lunch of chicken Caesar wrap, chips, homemade cookie and bottled water on the return drive to Haines for the catamaran trip back to Skagway. You'll leave the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve with a myriad of unforgettable memories of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Special Notes:

Wear warm clothing and dress in layers. Your meal may be served before or after the river tour, whichever is meal time appropriate. Tidal conditions can make ramp to dock very steep, guests with limited mobility not recommended.

Provided: Rain jacket, life jacket, blanket, headband, gloves, roundtrip cruise to Haines

Meal: Chicken Caesar wrap, chips, cookie, bottled water

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

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

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour briefing and board ferry

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
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 through Eagle Preserve

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
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

Jet boat tour through Eagle Preserve

Time at site:
02:00
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy meal & prepare for river tour

Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Get sack lunch, board bus and tour back to Haines through Eagle Preserve

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Board ferry and cruise back to Skagway

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
150
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
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