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Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing - Haines Departure provided by Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC

Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing - Haines Departure

Chilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing - Haines Departure
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37841P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA Cruise ship guests: Walk past dock security and look for your guide with the RGA Logo on a sign. Guests in lodgings: Our guide will meet you in the lobby. Watch for a vehicle with the RGA Logo. If you do not find the guide by 5 minutes after the meet time, please call our RGA office at 907-766-3576.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for tour to run
  • At time of booking, please provide the name of your Cruise Ship or Hotel accommodation so we know where to meet you for the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour requires a certain amount of walking on uneven and rocky surfaces.
  • Motorized wheelchairs or scooters cannot be accommodated.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA Cruise ship guests: Walk past dock security and look for your guide with the RGA Logo on a sign. Guests in lodgings: Our guide will meet you in the lobby. Watch for a vehicle with the RGA Logo. If you do not find the guide by 5 minutes after the meet time, please call our RGA office at 907-766-3576.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for tour to run
  • At time of booking, please provide the name of your Cruise Ship or Hotel accommodation so we know where to meet you for the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour requires a certain amount of walking on uneven and rocky surfaces.
  • Motorized wheelchairs or scooters cannot be accommodated.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Haines
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tanani Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Chilkoot River
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Fort William H. Seward National Historic Landmark
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
16 reviews
Excellent
11
Very good
2
Average
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Poor
2
Terrible
1

Rasha A
1 contribution
Very relaxing drive with beautiful nature views , was very good with my in laws and my 2 years old baby. The lake and the river views was amazing .. saw bold eagle up close and enjoyed the lake view so much.
Written July 27, 2022
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Joe O
Thanks for this positive review. The views are amazing and Chilkoot Lake is truly a sight to behold.
Written July 29, 2022
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BoxBoy2324
Tustin, CA1 contribution
Friends
Jen was amazing, she went all out to make sure we not only saw a Bear, Jen found us a family of Bears up close and personal,and if that was not enough, Jen found us small rivers with Salmon swimming up stream and a fresh water spring that we filled our water bottles at, Then Jen found us the best Brewery in town 1-10 i give it a 10 -1/2 Thanks JEN you were awesome, Thanks from the ANDERFUNS Tustin California
Written November 11, 2017
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MGB999
Rio Verde, AZ268 contributions
Cindy was our guide and photography coach. She did an excellent job helping all levels on us photographers get the type of shots we were looking for. Never saw a bear, but lots of beautiful eagles and nature in general.
Written September 17, 2019
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KayTurk
Mesa, AZ6 contributions
Couples
I would rate this tour a negative One if I could. The ad is very misleading. The tour guide stated she had never seen a bear on this tour, ever. She grew up in Haines. The tour consists of a drive to a lake to take a picture. Unable to venture on your own. “Stay by the bus”. Same thing with a stop on the road to “look” at a river. We saw one bald eagle, one loon. Bald Eagles are spotted atop buildings and houses in town. That’s it. So… DO NOT waste your time or money on this so called “Wilderness tour”. False Advertising.
Written July 15, 2022
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Joe O
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this tour. There is a saying in business that “the customer is always right. “ So I have to agree with you that this was a terrible tour for you. It was terrible because the tour did not meet your expectations. But your expectations were not reasonable. There is another saying in business known as “caveat emptor” which is defined as “ the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.” Part of traveling responsibility is reading the tour description of any tour that you purchase. The tour description for this tour clearly states that ““Depending on the time of year that you visit, you are more likely to see different animals. In May, June and July, eagles care for their young in the nest and wildflower blooms peak. Migrating salmon arrive towards the end of July, filling the river and enticing brown bears to the water to feed. From early August through late September, bears are frequently spotted.” Your statement that our guide, who grew in Haines, has never seen a bear on this tour is simply untrue. Bear are frequently seen when the pink salmon are running, and any local person in Haines knows this. All you have to do is read the numerous 5 star reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor and you can see that our guests often see bears beginning in August. If you want to bear sightings guaranteed, there are other tours where the bears are in enclosures and you will definitely see them. In Haines, Steve Kroschel’s Wildlife Center has a bear in an enclosure. In Sitka there is the Fortress of the Bears tour where bear are guaranteed. Perhaps these tours would have been a better choice for you. You state that you were “unable to venture on your own.” This is true. Safety is our primary concern on all Rainbow Glacier Adventures tours. In an area like Chilkoot lake that is frequented by brown bear, we would be irresponsible to let you venture on your own. If you had wanted to go on your own, you could have made your way to Haines and rented a car. Then you would have been free to venture in bear country on your own. But on our tours, we require guests to stay by the vehicle, so that they can gather together and retreat to the vehicle if a bear approaches the group.
Written July 17, 2022
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NanLon
4 contributions
We did not see any wildlife on this tour ( i know there is no guarantee) but basically, we stopped about 3 miles from the port on the side of the road to look for wildlife at the Chilkoot River. We had specific instructions to stay in place, it would have been nicer to have had the opportunity to get a closer view of the river. The 2nd and only stop were at Chilkoot Lake, which was beautiful. However, not worth the time or money spent on this tour. the lake was about 8 miles away from the port,
Written August 8, 2022
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680susie
1 contribution
After a speedy ferry ride through the fjord to Haines, we met up with Barbara, our most excellent guide for the afternoon. She showed us beautiful rivers, picturesquely populated by fisherman and colorful little boats and kayaks, eagles galore - three or four that ascended majestically from the cliff right below where we stood! - and we learned so much about the area, and the history of Haines. It was a beautiful afternoon!
Written August 18, 2019
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Susan G
Tampa, Florida, United States21 contributions
Couples
This was our first stop on our cruise shore excursion and I was so looking forward to it. When we arrived 6 of us were put into an SUV which meant that we have to stuff 2 people in the back, 3 in the middle and put one up front. That would be ok, if your were getting in and out, in and out, in and out, in and out...like 5 or 6 times. After that, it just gets plain old. Our tour guide was painfully shy and although sweet as can be just didn't have that ol'tour guide spirit. She answered questions but didn't offer anything much more. Matter of fact, we all agreed to end out tour an hour earlier as we were all "done". I feel like we wasted an opportunity to do and see something else. We did see many bald eagles, but that's it. It wasn't worth the money sadly.
Written July 26, 2018
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I'm glad to hear that you saw many bald eagles on our tour. Haines is known as the " Valley of the Eagles" for a good reason. I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our excursion. Our goal with Rainbow Glacier Adventures is to exceed our guests' expectations and we clearly let you down. I personally train all our guides and each has a different style and level of experience. No guide is perfectly compatible with all groups. I believe in each employee but I also take constructive criticism seriously. Sometimes, additional training is required and its only through feedback from guests like you that I know which guides and what type of training would have the most impact. I stand by our reputation as a "five-star" company. I would like to talk to you more in person about your experience. Please give me a call at your convenience.
Written August 5, 2018
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catmolly
Springboro, OH4 contributions
The tour host was on time. Very friendly. We saw lots of bears and some bald eagles. I liked the size of the group in a large van vs a bus.
Written August 9, 2022
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ellen r
3 contributions
Great trip. Our guide, Kathy, was very knowledgeable about the area and very personable. You can tell she was a teacher! High recommend this low key trip.
Written July 22, 2022
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Joe O
Kathy has been guiding here for many years and she has much to share. She is mostly working in our office these days so it is nice for her to get out and guide now and again. I will be sure to share this review with her.
Written July 26, 2022
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CapallGlas
Baltimore, MD4 contributions
Excellent small group wildlife tour with photography emphasis. Learned about using my larger camera as well as how to take stunning photos with an iPhone. Beautiful sights, superb experience. Thank you, David.
Written June 7, 2022
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Joe O
Thanks for your kind review. David is a superb photography guide and also a wildlife expert. So you get the additional bonus of his photography expertise when he guides our wildlife tours. We hope to see you again in Haines.
Written June 9, 2022
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