Kroschel Wildlife Refuge - an Animal Planet Exclusive

6.25 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 3 7 0
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Points of Interest

  • Haines
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

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

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 and ice-sculpted peaks as your guide points out marine wildlife.

Upon arrival in Haines, the towering Cathedral Peaks and Chilkat Mountains provide a scenic backdrop as your bus follows the route of the Chilkat River into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Your guide acquaints you with the unique human and natural history of the area as you journey to the Kroschel Wildlife Park.

Steve Kroschel, founder of the center, has a lifetime of experience working with wild animals for movies such as "Never Cry Wolf" and the PBS "Wild America" series. His center provides a home for orphaned and rescued wild animals including a Kodiak bear, moose, wolves, Arctic fox, lynx, porcupine, pine marten, mink, reindeer and wolverines to live out the rest of their natural lives.

This is an interactive wildlife center at Steve's private property, allowing you to touch many of the animals while you learn about their habits and gain an understanding of the time and trust required to train them. The park makes for the best photo opportunity with Alaska animals. Shopping will also be available after the tour if time allows.

Your tour concludes as reboard your bus for the scenic drive back to the Haines, where you'll transfer to the catamaran back to Skagway. A snack will be served to or from the park (meal time appropriate). With Haines behind you, you leave with a myriad of unforgettable memories of a lifetime.

Special Notes:

The trip requires walking a quarter mile on groomed trails, some with gentle slopes. Tide conditions can make ramp to dock very steep, guests with limited mobility not recommended.

Provided: Roundtrip cruise to Haines

Snack: Nutrition bar, chips, box of raisins, cookie, bottled water

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

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour briefing and board ferry

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:45
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:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour Wildlife Park

Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
650
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to Haines 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

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