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Inside Passage Kayak

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6½ Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Wildlife Opportunities
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Eagles, seals, and whales are seen often!
Transportation Included
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From the cruise ship pier/downtown
Lunch Included
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Picnic-style lunch


Hop in a tandem kayak and paddle through the beauty of wild Alaska, on the exclusive Inside Passage Kayak, the best shore tour Skagway offers to see the Lynn Canal up close and personal. From the quaint but stunning town of Haines, you will kayak along the stunning shores of the Inside Passage, for opportunities to see everything from hanging glaciers in the distance, to the local wildlife that calls the Lynn Canal home. Ending with a picnic lunch on a private beach, this is the perfect shore tour Skagway has for exploring the Lynn canal and seeing what Wild Alaska has to offer!

Start your Inside Passage Kayak when you meet your guides and hop on the Fast Ferry to Haines, a beautiful zip through the northernmost part of the Lynn Canal. From here, the launch beach is just a 5 minute walk from the dock, where your guide will walk you through everything you need to know about kayaking and the area. Once you begin your paddle, you will have the opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the water and landscape around you, but don't forget to keep your eyes out for wildlife: eagles, seals, sea lions, Dall porpoises, and humpback whales have all been spotted on this tour previously.

Throughout the tour, your guide will spend their time filling you in on Southeast Alaska, the geography, and the wildlife that make the area so special. The guides are a wealth of knowledge, so don't be afraid to ask questions, this one of the best shore tours Skagway has for learning all about the area and what makes it tick! Once you arrive back to land, you will be treated to a picnic feast on your private launch beach. And don't forget, your Inside Passage Kayak ends with the same gorgeous Fast Ferry ride that got you to Haines in the first place, so keep your cameras ready!

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgeable Guides
Lunch & Beverages
Equipment & Gear - tandem kayak, a personal floatation device, spray skirt, rubber boots, and ponchos if needed.
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I meet my guides?
Your guides will meet you at your cruise docks. More detailed instructions will be included in your confirmation email, but be sure to provide proper cruise information in your reservation.
Do I need previous kayaking experience?
Nope! This trip is rated as 'Easy' or 'Moderate' and we can accommodate even beginner kayakers. There is a recommended fitness level with the ability to paddle 4 miles and to be seated in a kayak for about 2 hours.
What about restroom facilities?
Restrooms are available on the dock before you leave for your tour, on the ferry to Haines, and on the dock upon arrival in Haines.
Will the trip still operate if it is raining?
All of our tours operate rain or shine. Much of SE Alaska lies in a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for rain! With that said, if weather conditions are unsafe, the trip will be canceled, and we will provide a refund. This can happen on kayaking or canoeing trips from time to time and will be typically related to sea or lake conditions, not rain.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 8 years old • Maximum Weight: 300 lbs • Minimum Height: 78 inches
Participants must be able to paddle for 2 hours and be under 300lbs. Guests over 6'6" or 275lbs. may not fit comfortably inside the kayaks
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


6h 30min

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Itinerary • 6h 30min • 6 activities

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You will make your way over to the Small Boat Harbor in Skagway, just a short distance from the cruise docks, to meet your guides and begin your tour.

25 minutes
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You'll hop on the local Fast Ferry for transfer from Skagway to Haines, a scenic boat ride with beautiful views of the Lynn Canal.

45 minutes
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Once in Haines, you'll end over to the beach to gear up, use the restroom if necessary, and get a brief orientation on safety and sea kayaking from your guides.

30 minutes
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You'll then enjoy sea kayaking for 2 full hours. You will kayak along the Lynn Canal. If you are lucky, there will plenty of wildlife opportunities including seals, porpoises, eagles, and more.

2 hours
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Return to the private beach for a picnic style lunch. Be sure to bring your camera along to take photos of your group and the stunning scenery around you.

30 minutes
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From the beach, your guides will escort you back to the Fast Ferry dock for transfer back to the Small Boat Harbor in Skagway, just a short walk from your cruise dock.

1 hour

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