Your journey begins with a short walk from the pier where you'll board a high-speed catamaran for a 45-minute cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Upon arrival in Haines, enjoy a tour of the town followed by a water-safety briefing and introduction to kayaking. Once you're outfitted in the necessary gear, we'll put you in. No previous experience is necessary and expert guides will make everyone at ease. Chilkoot Lake - the setting for this leg of your adventure - is home to 2 species of Pacific salmon, numerous bald eagles, waterfowl and one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in southeast Alaska. You'll have 1.75 hours to explore by kayak. The location is chosen to provide the best kayaking and wildlife-viewing conditions and many visitors to Alaska feel there's no better way to fully experience the beauty of Alaska. A picnic-style lunch is served before you return to the fast ferry for the ride back to your ship.
Minimum age is 8 years old. This is an active tour and guests should be in good physical condition. Tour duration includes transfer via fast ferry from Skagway to Haines, 40 minutes each way. Maximum weight is 300 lbs. with maximum height of 6'8" (203cm). Dietary accommodations can be made when requested 48 hours in advance.