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Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School, Inc.

Haines, AK 99827
+1 800-766-3396
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Chilkoot Trail

We had Alex lead the way along an amazing hike with even more amazing weather! Couldn’t have asked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adine O
Regina, Canada
via mobile
Kayaking Chilkoot Lake

On our 14 day SE Alaskan cruise we purchased this kayaking excursion and it was worth every penny... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Tucson, Arizona
via mobile
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If coming from Skagway your journey begins with a short walk from the pier where you'll board a high-speed ferry for a 45-minute cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Enjoy spectacular views and informative commentary from your guide on the wildlife, geology, and beautiful landscape. Watch for whales along the way, as you glide past breathtaking glaciers and cascading waterfalls. Upon arrival in Haines, enjoy a tour of historic Fort Seward before heading to your paddling destination at Chilkoot Lake. This incredible location is home to all five species of Pacific salmon, numerous bald eagles, waterfowl and one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in southeast Alaska! You will be outfitted in the necessary equipment, receive a water-safety briefing, a thorough introduction to kayaking, and then start out onto the water. No previous experience is necessary and the expert guides will quickly make everyone at ease in the kayaks. The triple kayaks are very stable, spacious, and make excellent viewing platforms. Everyone will enjoy the excitement of kayaking in the midst of towering mountains and spectacular scenery. You may also be treated to outstanding bear viewing during the riverside drive to the lake and while paddling. Multiple spawning streams enter the lake and offer frequent bear and eagle sightings. You'll have 1.75 hours to explore by kayak. The location is chosen to provide the best kayaking and wildlife-viewing conditions and there is no better way to fully experience the beauty of Alaska!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Alex lead the way along an amazing hike with even more amazing weather! Couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Alex was very knowledgeable along the trail, and we ate like kings compared to the other hikers we met along the way—they were...More

Thank Adine O
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

On our 14 day SE Alaskan cruise we purchased this kayaking excursion and it was worth every penny. My fiancé and I and couple we were vacationing with, took a ferry to Haines where we met our guide Jonathan (I think?..pictured below is his selfie...More

Thank jiwells88
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went kayaking as an excursion on our Alaskan cruise. Jonathan & Condor were our guides and they were really knowledgeable and friendly. Kayaking on the Chilkoot lake is so peaceful and a great way to see bald eagles & salmon, including spawning salmon.

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Easily the highlight of our entire trip. We traveled with the Emerald Princess cruise, and decided on a Haines excursion while we docked in Skagway. We kayaked on Lake Chilkoot in a small group of only about six. The scenery was breathtaking. We caught up-close...More

Thank Winston W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This review is based off of polling many of the other visitors who took this excursion, If you are up for being led on a very basic climb by adventurous college kids who are generally NOT from Alaska, then this may be for you. Most...More

Thank StefanOlouve
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Our 17 yo and 20 yo kids thoroughly enjoyed this rock climbing/rappelling excursion! So much so, that since we've been home, one of them has been climbing at our local climbing center in AR, where our fantastic guide, ANDREW, used to set routes before he...More

Thank ihike04
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had an absolute BLAST rock climbing in Skagway last week. We had a small group of all first time rock climbers and we all made it to the top of our climbs! Our guide Patrick was amazing, just what we needed. Whenever one of...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My husband loves to kayak so this was a great opportunity for us. The lake itself was very very peaceful. Didn't see another soul the whole time we went kayaking. The staff was also really helpful. We had Faith and a young guy whose name...More

Thank altrotte
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Amazing time rock climbing with this company. The Guides Bryce, Tyler, and Chad were very knowledgable, friendly and just an all around good time. From the pick up at the cruise dock to the drop off in town with suggestions for food spots these guides/...More

Thank bretwbr
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I went as part of a cruise with my brother and had a lot of fun. I frequently climb but went with others who had never before. Our guides Andrew and Christian were very informative and helpful for all skill levels. I would highly recommend...More

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