Haines Shore Excursions
Even though Haines is one of the few towns in Southeast, Alaska on the road system, most visitors still arrive by cruise ship! It’s a convenient (and often cost-effective) way to see multiple towns along the Inside Passage in a short amount of time.
Cruising limits the amount of time you can spend in Haines, but there are plenty of experiences to introduce you to the people, culture, and landscape during the short window you’re in port. Most cruises are in Haines for around 11 hours – enough time to pack in one, if not two tours!
There are even experiences available for guests on ships that only port in Haines for about 4 hours in the evening. Rainbow Glacier Adventures offers shorter versions of a few of their tours, like their Chilkoot Wildlife Tour. Takshanuk Mountain Trail will offer a "Twilight" tour on those evenings, except for in the month of September when it starts to get too dark.
And – did you know, you don’t have to book your shore excursion with the cruise line? Below is a list of companies you can work with directly to secure your tour in Haines.
With bald eagles, bears, and gorgeous scenery, as well as fascinating culture and history, these tours out of Skagway and Haines offer an up-close experience with insights from knowledgeable local guides. There are several options, including wildlife and nature tours that focuses on finding and learning about wildlife, a photography tour where you get the chance to enhance your photography skills, rafting, and some fun sightseeing tours ...more
Guided sea kayaking in Alaska’s Southeast opens up the magical world of water-based touring. Glide through a marine environment with gorgeous views in every direction, and many opportunities to spot wildlife – from eagles and salmon to bears, whales and sea lions. Options include day tours for busy schedules and multi-day immersions, all under the expert guidance of naturalists who help you understand the complex workings of a unique and amazing ...more
Drive yourself on this guided off-road ATV tour in Haines and experience pristine wilderness, unforgettable views, and a delicious meal! And at the top, 1,500 feet above sea level, you’ll take in the sweeping vista of shimmering Chilkoot Lake, set in the stunning Chilkoot Valley.
Some people love the view of Alaska from the side of a ship, or from above in a bush plane. But this cycle shop and tour operator based in Haines and Skagway proves that there’s nothing quite like the view of Alaska from atop two wheels, as you glide through the gorgeously unique scenery. Its day trips are a fabulous way for independent travelers and cruise passengers to take a detour on their voyage, enjoying a different pace and perspective on ...more