Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Skagway

Paddle Through the Pristine Scenery of Chilkoot Lake!

Travel from Skagway to Haines on a scenic ferry ride for your private guided kayaking exploration of Chilkoot Lake State Park.  This lake is surrounded by scenic waterfalls, lush green rainforests, and attracts a myriad of wildlife. Spend your day gliding over the waters and keep an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles and other migratory birds, and bears.

Your cruise excursion adventure begins here...

Day 1

Arrive in Haines where you will meet your private kayaking guide and set out on a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all from Tlingit Indian cultural sites to a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Upon arrival at Chilkoot Lake State Park, your kayaking guide will show you the basics of paddling and outfit you with the proper gear.

Take in the scenery as you board your 2-person, tandem sea kayaks, and glide silently along the shores of the lake. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Beginning in July, sockeye salmon spawn in one of the clear streams that feed into the lake. Bald eagles and bears are often attracted to this spot, and you will have a front-row seat to all the activity from your kayak. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds. Learn about the ecology of this rainforested area as your guide reveals the secret workings of this special place in Alaska.

Paddle back to shore and enjoy a boxed lunch before continuing back to Haines and Skagway filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

  • Meet and greet at the cruise terminal
  • Roundtrip ferry transportation between Skagway and Haines
  • Private transportation in Haines
  • Services of professional wilderness guide
  • Privately guided kayaking tour with all necessary gear
  • Picnic lunch

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