Haines

N. Suryamega
We did the SK23 Haines Wilderness Kayak Adventure & Cruise. We cruised the fjord on a catamaran (horrible cruise : really boring guide, and the catamaran was moving too fast for us to notice animals. The view was great). The kayaking part was much better. All the kayaks were 3 people kayaks, so we shared with another woman. We were given gears and taught how to paddle and steer the kayaks. Pretty easy! Then, we kayaked the Chilkoot Lake in groups of 3-4 kayaks with a guide. We were originally supposed to kayak in the river, but it was too windy that day. The kayaking was a nice experience, but don’t expect to see much wildlife here as advertised by the shore excursion book. There were probably 10-15 kayaks that day, and as you can imagine, we weren’t that quiet. We did see lots of eagles though, and that was great. You could really get and feel close to them. I would highly recommend the kayaking part. Even with the other people/crowd, you can still feel serene and peaceful, kayaking along a calm lake surrounded with mountains and soaring eagles. And you don’t get wet! We heard SK22 Glacier Point Wilderness Safari was also really good. Skagway itself was a nice city. It felt like a movie set for a Western movie almost.  

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