Day Tour

Chilkoot Lake & Wildlife Kayak Tour (6.5-hours) (6 Hours 30 Minutes)

Entrée Alaska

Skagway, AK United States

Valid for Travel Now Through: 29 Sep 2019

Chilkoot Lake & Wildlife Kayak Tour (6.5-hours) (6 Hours 30 Minutes)

Skagway, AK United States

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some kayaking in a true naturalist’s paradise—Haines, Alaska. The trip begins with a 45-minute shared fast ferry ride along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines. Your guide will acquaint you with the history of Lynn Canal as you look for humpback whales, harbor seals, and bald eagles.

Upon arrival in Haines, you’ll drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park, which boasts important Tlingit cultural sites, a salmon-filled river, and a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Keep an eye out for wildlife; bald eagles, brown bear, and migratory birds are often seen here.

Once you arrive at the lake, take in the scenery and board your sea kayak. Sea kayaking is easy to learn and your expert guide will show you the basics of paddling. Outfitted with the proper gear, you’ll soon be gliding silently along the shores of the lake. This pristine lake is uncrowded and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests crowd the shoreline, and wildlife abounds. Depending on the season, sockeye salmon may be spawning, eagles may be nesting, wildflowers may be at their peak, and brown bears may be feeding. Your guide will do their best to give you the wildlife-viewing opportunity of a lifetime, all from your kayak.

Afterwards, relax and enjoy lunch at the Pilot Light Restaurant, where owner, Cambria Goodwin, featured on “Cupcake Wars”, serves a tasty meal featuring her signature salmon bisque soup, Caesar salad, home-baked bread, and of course, dessert.

Return to town and board the shared fast ferry for your journey back to Skagway with memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

About Us

In a region so undiscovered that it’s known as the ‘Last Frontier’, the team at Entrée Alaska are passionate explorers. We’re anglers, dog mushers and float plane enthusiasts. Alaska is a vast and complex region, and we specialize in making sense of it all, creating a meaningful connection between our guests, the local people and the land. We know the finest corners to fish, the remote regions to spot feeding grizzlies and the best lodges where the hosts live and breathe Alaskan hospitality. We live and breathe ‘wild’, giving our guests an insider’s glimpse into the some of the most unspoiled wilderness on earth.

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Perfect Alaska Itinerary

By: Jeff52


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Entrée Alaska put together the perfect week long Alaska trip for my brother and me. Everything was taken care of and it was a stress free experience. Each activity was exactly what we wanted to do and perfectly planned out. I still can’t believe we got to see Denali national park, fish for silver salmon, hike on a tundra, race Iditarod dogs, and have a helicopter tour of Prince William Sound all in six days. When our kayaking tour had to be cancelled last minute by a supplier, because of dangerous glacier conditions, we were contacted immediately. Entrée Alaska booked the helicopter tour for us in replacement, and it ended up being our favorite activity of the trip. Look no further when trying to decide how to put together a great Alaska vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Great Trip Coordination

By: RandyU


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Entree Alaska handled the middle part of a 3 week adventure we just returned from. They handled transferring us from our cruise ship to Winterlake Lodge, then on to Redoubt Bay Lodge, and finally back to Anchorage for our flight out of Alaska. Everything came together very smoothly, we very much appreciated how they made it all so easy!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Exciting Excursions

By: SheWilt


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

This team knows Alaska. All their recommendations were exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Alaska adventure

By: Tina


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Entree crafted an excellent trip around all our wishes. They chose excellent accommodation, fishing trips, train trips and other activities and the timing was all important too. I couldn't have managed it on my own without the specialist knowledge. We especially appreciated their app which enabled the whole family to look at what we were doing each day and when, which kept us organized for our busy trip.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger
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Highly professional

By: fun traveler


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Everything was taken care of for us. By the time we were ready to leave we didn't have to think or worry about anything. Everything, down to the smallest detail was thought of and worked beautifully. Our experience was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton
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Entree Delivers

By: Tripp


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Entree is top class. It was great to have a friendly face meet us at each destination. We really enjoyed their support ! I would recommend them to everyone !!!!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce
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Entree Destinations

By: Bet


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

We booked 6 excursions for a family of 9 at considerable expense. We were told we would have to supply our own car seat for one operator which was very inconvenient No one at Entree or Coastline we’re able to do anything to remediate this. Our excursions were wonderful except for Gastineau Guiding and I would not recommend . The guide was not interesting and they told us a car seat was not required in Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Entree Alaska

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

We had a great experience with Entree. They were very approachable as we designed the trip, answering all questions quickly and completely. They prepared very complete travel documents which ensured that we were prepared. And, they were in touch with the various service providers along the way to make sure our trip went smoothly and answered my questions quickly when they arose during the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Entree Alaska Sheehan Family

By: Sheehan Alaska


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Our experience with Entree Alaska was fantastic - everyone we met was warm, friendly, professional and every detail was attended to.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman

Alaska

By: Grams


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

BAC driver did not speak much English and had no information on the places we passed on the way to Anchorage. Wildlife Conservation Center a disappointment. 2 bears, 2 mangy dogs, and not much else. Aerial Tram view was excellent. Recommendation on above reserved.
Travel Advisor:  Peter Herff