Private Chilkat Photography Tour
Maximize your opportunity to take amazing landscape and wildlife photographs while visiting one of the most scenic and inspiring locations in Alaska - Haines and the Chilkat Valley.
Your professional photography guide will select his favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up the best shots.
A great tour for all skill levels! Your guide will assess your skill level and provide practical tips that will immediately improve your photography. He will discuss topics such as creating great compositions, utilizing depth-of-field, and when and how to use a tripod. The theme is flexibility, fun and learning rather than adherence to a rigid schedule. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera or iphone will work. But by all means, bring all your photo gear.
Depending on the lighting and weather, different locations in the Chilkat Valley boast specific photographic highlights. May, June, and July feature wildflowers and nesting bald eagles. Beginning in August, pink salmon—the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon varieties—begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This is the best opportunity to see brown bear as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. When bears are present, every effort will be made to give you safe bear viewing and photography.
- This is a light activity, but is not considered accessible
- Must be fit enough to walk over uneven terrain for about 1,000 feet
- To reserve this tour you will need to provide any pertinent information regarding allergies or medical conditions
Trip Activities: Scenic drive, stops at various spots for nature and wildlife viewing
Duration: 4 hour from Haines, 6.5 hours from Skagway including transportation.
Tour Operator Provides: Professional photgrapher guide, required permits, transportation from/to ship or hotel, light lunch (turkey sandwich, fruit, bottled water) vegetarian and gluten free options available.
You Bring: Your camera, dress in layers, sunscreen and sunglasses
- This trip operates in all safe weather conditions.
- This trip has a 2 person minimum.
- Payment is due at the time of reservation. Refunds provided only if trip is cancelled by the tour operator.