Explore the Most Beautiful Port in the Inside Passage

Search beneath the beautiful Chilkat Mountains, between two river valleys, and you will discover the small town of Haines. This is one of the most beautiful ports in Alaska, with milder weather compared to others in the region. So go ahead, and venture into the ‘sunny spot of the Southeast’ for Alaskan history, scenic beauty, arts, culture, wildlife, and lifestyle.

During the summer months, cruise ship visitors can take part in a vast array Haines shore excursions that are suitable for a variety of abilities. Stretch your legs and stroll around the town for world-renowned art galleries and museums. If you have limited time, don’t forget about a visit to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve—home to the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles.

Highlighted below are some of the most popular shore excursions in Haines.  Please feel free to browse these shore excursions and let us know which one interests you most, or jump right in and fill out our Shore Excursions Proposal Form.

Guests taking a photo of a brown bear in water by their phones.

3 Hours

An Evening With Bears

Wolverine standing on a dead tree trunk

4 Hours

An Intimate Wildlife Encounter

Guests biking along the road in Haines.

4.5 Hours

Bike, Hike, and Brew

Guests taking photos and wildlife viewing in Haines.

3.5 Hours

Chilkat Rainforest Nature Hike

A group of kayakers posing for their photo on Chilkoot Lake.

4 Hours

Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour

4 Hours

Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Tour

The panoramic view from the top of Mt Riley in Haines.

5 Hours

Mt. Riley Hike

Rainbow Glacier hanging in the mountains with waterfall

4 Hours

Photographing the Chilkat Valley

An eagle perched on a branch in Haines.

3-4 Hours

Valley of the Eagles Nature Tour