Haines Chilkoot Lake Kayaking
Enjoy a seaside drive Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Your naturalist guide will show you the basics of paddling and get you properly outfitted while you take in the amazing scenery. Soon you will be in a 2-person kayak, gliding silently along the shores of the lake with the sounds of nature surrounding you.
This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill from the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds.
Pause along the shore, where your guide will reveal the secret workings of the rainforest. Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. Eagles and bears are often attracted to this spot, and you will be able to view all the activity from your kayak.
Enjoy a box lunch after paddling back to shore and before driving bac to Haines filled with memories and pictures from an unforgettable adventure!the Chilkoot River fills with migrating salmon, while brown bears come down to the river's edge to feed. As the number of salmon in the river increases, the likelihood of seeing bears down along the river increases, with a good probability of bear sightings from mid-August through late September.
- 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. Approximately 1.5 hours on the water.
Tour Operator Provides: Professional naturalist 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.