Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Haines

Paddle Through the Pristine Scenery of Chilkoot Lake!

Meet your private wilderness guide in Haines for a half-day of fun as you set out on a seaside drive to 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. You’ll kayak in 2-man sea kayaks along the lake’s waterfront scoping for bears, eagles, waterfalls and rainforested landscapes.

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Day 1

Upon arrival at Chilkoot Lake State Park, your guide will show you the basics of kayaking, from paddling techniques to safety as well as outfit you with the proper gear.

Take in the scenery as you board your tandem sea kayak, and glide silently along the shores of the lake. This pristine lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds. Take a pause at the base of one of these waterfalls to learn from your experienced guide about the ecology of the rainforest.

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 action in your kayak.

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

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

  • Meet and greet at the cruise terminal
  • Private roundtrip transportation in Haines
  • Services of a professional wilderness guide
  • Private kayaking tour with all necessary gear
  • Picnic lunch

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