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Chilkoot Lake Canoeing

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A motor-assisted voyageur canoe journey awaits you on the gorgeous Chilkoot Lake, where you will be amazed at Alaska's striking beauty. Relax, take photos, and search for wildlife in the inlets and coves on this impressive adventure.

Chilkoot Lake Canoeing

Explore the wildlife and pristine beauty of Chilkoot Lake in Haines, Alaska. The lake is in the Tlingit region of Alaska, and its name means "big fish."

Meet your guide directly on the pier and depart by van for a short transfer to a small boat harbor. Catch a fast ferry from here and ride for approximately one hour to Haines, and listen to live presentations about local culture and natural history along the way.

Once in Haines you will take a guided driving tour through the town and Fort Seward. After approximately 30 minutes, the drive leads you up the Lutak Inlet to the Chilkoot River Valley. The Chilkoot corridor offers incredible wildlife viewing. Brown Bears, eagles, mountain goats, and spawning salmon are commons sights. Your guides are expert naturalists and enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness.

Once at the lake, you'll head out in stable motor assisted voyageur canoes. The canoes are built using similar dimensions as the canoes used by trappers and gold miners at the turn of the century. Powered by either paddle or motor, this Skagway tour offers guests the opportunity to paddle in the serenity of Chilkoot Lake, while also having the advantage of relaxing and taking photographs when it's time to take a break from paddling.

Explore for approximately 2 hours and see the inlets, coves, salmon spawning streams, and numerous waterfalls that spill off the mountains into the lake.

After enjoying the beautiful views on the lake, drive back along the coast to a private beachside location for a picnic-style lunch.

From here it is only a short ride from the beach to return to the fast ferry dock. Make your way across the water returning to Skagway Alaska, where your van will be waiting to take you to your cruise ship.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $199.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
6.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
A beach side picnic lunch is included. Dietary restrictions including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and food allergies may be accommodated with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice. Please include your request when placing your booking.
Special Instructions
Guests are encouraged to dress in layers for warmth and bring rain gear.
Guests must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. The maximum weight per person is 300 pounds. Guests should be in moderate physical condition and be able to paddle the canoe when necessary. All participants must sign a liability waiver.