Chilkoot Lake Kayak Tour – Skagway Departure

6 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some kayaking in a true naturalist’s paradise – Haines, Alaska.

Board a high speed ferry across Lynn Canal from Skagway to Haines, where our expertly trained and experienced wildlife and kayak guides will escort you on a fully narrated scenic drive through a rich wildlife corridor. You will arrive at Chilkoot Lake - one of Southeast Alaska's most beautiful glacier-formed mountain lakes.  While paddling you will view massive waterfalls, glaciated peaks and abundant wildlife. We utilize the most stable and safe double kayaks in the industry, along with top level kayaking gear. After the tour, lunch is provided, and your guide will drive you back to the ferry where you will return to Skagway. 


  • Editor's Pick
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly
  • Excellent value for money



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 3 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Charlotte B, Sep 2018 Verified

Leaving the clouds and winds in Skagway, the ferry took us on a scenic ride to Haines were it was sunny and calm. Our bus stopped to let us watch a bald eagle trying to lift a heavy salmon out of a stream. Lake Chilkoot was calm and surrounded by lush forests and mountains so our kayaking adventure was pure joy. Our guide patiently taught us how to kayak and gave us a memorable tour.

Marc B, Aug 2016 Verified

Our weather was not so great, but the two tour leaders were fantastic and the lake was still beautiful. We would highly recommend this tour.

Virginia L S, Jul 2016 Verified

We had a great time on our kayak trip - it really couldn't have been better. As a first time kayaker I was a bit nervous about learning to kayak in such cold water, but our guides from Rainbow Glacier - Greg and Zephyr were really outstanding at teaching us what we needed to know and keeping us safe. I enjoyed meeting both of them and they provided excellent commentary on the wildlife and plants around the lake, as well as life in Alaska. I came back from the trip, not just having enjoyed the beauty of the scenery and it is a really lovely, peaceful place and great to be there with a small group but having learned that I really enjoy kayaking and will try it again! We were also provided with a good lunch of sandwiches on locally baked bread, fruit and cookies. For both my husband and myself, this was the best excursion of our cruise and if I was to sum up why - it would be respect. our guides had great respect for the environment and wildlife, and they demonstrated respect for the people they were teaching - I was a little afraid of feeling foolish for not knowing anything about kayaking - but the kindness and respectful attitude of both our guides allowed me to have a great day on the water. Another highlight was the fast ferry from Skagway to Haines and Adam, the ferry captain who provided a stellar narration for the 45 minute ride. He was more informative and entertaining than any other naturalist/ranger we heard during our cruise!

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