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Haines Alaska Shore Excursions

Haines | Ketchikan | Skagway | Juneau | Sports Fishing
     
Haines is unlike any destination. Fascinating rich history, intriguing culture, scenery that will take your breath away and exciting adventures to last a lifetime, your time spent in Haines will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.

Haines

Valley of the Eagles Nature Tour
3 to 4 Hours: $83 per person without meal
$95 per person with meal

Revive your sense of wonder on this comprehensive bus and walking exploration of the area known for the greatest winter gathering of bald eagles on earth! This unique tour explores six spectacular wildlife habitats including ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg, and rain forest. Perfect for the inquisitive traveler and your best opportunity to photograph bald eagles in the wild.

Follow the route of spawning salmon, from ocean to fresh water. Frequent stops allow guides to spot even the most reclusive animals. Watch for migrating waterfowl and marine mammals along the fjord. At the estuary, see eagles soaring, diving for salmon and raising their young in nests. Marvel at wildlife through powerful spotting scopes, essential for observing our nation's symbol eye-to-eye and mountain goat families in the alpine meadows. You can actually take photos through the scopes.

Your journey continues beside the enchanting Chilkoot River, the ancestral fishing grounds of the Tlingit people, where brown bears may be seen meandering along the flowered banks. Stop along the shore of a picturesque mountain lake before walking under the old-growth trees where you'll experience the sights, sounds, scents and even tastes of the world's largest temperate rain forest.

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through the Valley of the Eagles to experience Alaska’s magnificent nature and wildlife in 6 different habitats

Bring: cameras, binoculars and layered clothing with waterproof outer layer
Wear comfortable sturdy walking shoes/boots. Wear shirt with hood or hat.
Provided: spotting scopes
Activity level: light
Requirements: ability to enter/exit vehicle and walk short distances
Meal: Chicken-Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie and bottle water or juice pack.

Meal is optional:

Chilkat Rainforest Nature Hike
4 Hours: $ 90.00 per person
TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2013. WILL NOT OPERATE

Discover a lush Alaskan rain forest, coastal meadow and beach on this three-mile hike complete with a picnic lunch. Your guides will introduce you to Haines and the historical Chilkat Peninsula trailhead. Oxygen rich air and thick mossy carpet entice you along a path deep into the forest. Your senses will be awakened by the subtle smells, alluring sounds of birds and the play of delicate light patterns under the canopy of old-growth trees. You will learn about the coastal ecology, wild edibles and the varied uses of indigenous plants.

Wild Irises, Shooting Stars, and Chocolate Lilies are some of the wildflowers of the coastal meadows. Relax and enjoy lunch on a beautiful black pebble beach. View the panorama of Chilkoot and Taiya Inlets framed by the rugged Coastal Mountains. Investigate tidal pools and the marine life living in the intertidal zone. Your guides pack spotting scopes for viewing bald eagles, mountain goats, waterfowl, shorebirds and the occasional seal or whale.

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through lush wilderness in the world’s largest temperate rainforest. You will see how the forest that you are exploring is shared with bear, moose and other mammals and birds. In this area’s meadows you will be surrounded by abundant wildflowers.

Lunch will be enjoyed at a scenic point.

Note
: participants must be at least seven years old, in good health and be able to easily walk over uneven terrain.

Provided: Spotting scope, belt pack, walking stick, lunch, water and, if desired, raincoat.
Distance (hike): 3-6 miles (RT)
Activity level: moderate
Elevation: fairly flat
Meal included: Chicken-Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie and bottle water or juice pack.

Twilight Bear Viewing - August and Septembe
3 Hours: $83 per person without meal
$95 per person with meal

Naturalists take you to the sheltered valley of the Chilkoot River, the ancestral fishing grounds for the Tlingit people and brown bears.

In late summer the river is teaming with spawning pink salmon. Just before the sun sets, brown bear families leave the cover of the forest to forage along the grassy riverbanks. Marvel at close-up views through powerful spotting scopes, essential for safely observing wildlife.

Bald eagle sightings are guaranteed. Although bears are not guaranteed, on these evening excursions, they have been sighted frequently.  Eagles and salmon are abundant.

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through the Valley of the Eagles to experience Alaska’s magnificent nature and wildlife in 6 different habitats

Bring: cameras, binoculars and layered clothing with waterproof outer layer
Wear comfortable sturdy walking
shoes/boots. Wear shirt with hood or hat
Provided: spotting scopes
Activity level: light
Requirements: ability to enter/exit vehicle and walk short distances
Meal: Chicken-Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie and bottle water or juice pack.

Meal is optional:

 

 

 

 

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