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.